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The Decisive Moment
(chances to repeat it and take another shot were and are minimal)

So - like every May - I brought my car to my favorite local car mechanic shop to have the vehicle checked and registered, and I was waiting for the owner's brother to drive me home. I was sitting in the shop office when I heard bits of conversations going on in the adjacent room. One of mechanics spoke about getting the boss to have his hair cut and how difficult it was catch him at his spare time (he has none!) Then I heard a female voice...
It was so intriguing that I peeked there and that's what I saw :o
So I grabbed my little camera and pleaded: "Can I take a shot of you two? Please..."
They agreed so I leaned against a door frame and clicked the shutter hoping that my faithful XA would manage exposition in spite of harsh light conditions.
And that was it. They were finished by the time when I rewound the film.
So no another shot then. And effectively no means to predict when the next session will occur.
Was it the Decisive Moment? I think so!

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Olympus XA + Kodak T-Max 400 + Kodak HC-110 (Dil. B)

kiiti, Krzysiek, Stephen Blanchard, Fred Fouarge and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
What a great journalistic and story telling moment in time, Marta!! WOW! Black and white good choice (though it seemed you had no choice).
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Frank J Casella
Thank you, Frank!
Actually I had a choice: I could have used my smartphone... ;)
6 months ago.
 Typo93
Typo93 club
Did he have hair?
;o))
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Typo93 club
Allegedly... ;)
6 months ago.
 Richard T. S. Wilson
Richard T. S. Wilson club
THE moment!!!
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Richard T. S. Wilson club
For me ta least ;)
Thanks!
6 months ago.
 Peter G
Peter G club
Great!
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Peter G club
Lucky me :)
6 months ago.
 Frode
Frode club
Excellent shot Marta.
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Frode club
Thank you, Frode!
6 months ago.
 Damir
Damir
Marta, this is a splendid image, (even if that is made in hurry) and all white & black tonalities are nicely rendered........
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Damir
Thank you, Damir!

You can imagine how happy I was after I had developed the negative and seen the frame :)
6 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
Super!!
i Uwaga ;-)))))
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Zwłaszcza UWAGA! :D
6 months ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
Piękny letni krój!
6 months ago.
Marta Wojtkowska club
has replied to Léopold club
:D
6 months ago.

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