We made a road trip to Burke, Virginia to District Camera, my favorite place to shop for all things photography. I purchased a used Canon 85mm, f 1.8 lens with this project, 100 Strangers, in mind. I’ve read the reviews and done my research, and I think this lens will be a good fit for my shooting style and photographic vision.
As we walked the grounds, I was immediately drawn to a lovely woman wearing a green chartreuse rain jacket. She carried her art supplies and awaited the time for her painting class to begin. With little fanfare, I explained my project and told her how much I loved her jacket, her quiet smile and her blue eyes. I asked if I could take her picture and suggested a spot for her to stand.