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Trio, Kairouan, Tunisia, 2008

Trio, Kairouan, Tunisia, 2008

A tourist stops to photograph the ancient arcade at Kairouan’s Great Mosque. His smiling guide walks on ahead, while a young girl, relaxing on a mat between the pillars, watches the photographer work. I saw a three-way relationship here, and made this image, linking the gaze of the girl to the photographer and the vantage point of the photographer to the guide. That relationship creates a triangular flow that pulls the entire image together.

Leica V-Lux 1
1/250s f/5.6 at 73.8mm iso100 full exif

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Phil Douglis28-Nov-2008 22:19
Thanks, Carol -- I am always looking for triangular relationship as I shoot. It was fortunate that the little girl was resting there, and that the photographer and his guide walked into the image as I was shooting her sprawled among the columns.
Carol E Sandgren28-Nov-2008 22:16
The perfect triangle between 3 random subjects!
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