This fence keeps visitors at the Trinity Site (where the atom bomb was exploded in 1945 in New Mexico) from wandering out onto White Sands Missile Range. I like the photo – it’s what I wanted it to be. I had to wait a few minutes because there was a boy with a geiger counter checking the fence post. I rarely photograph people so I waited for him to move on. My friend watching asked if I got a picture of the boy. THEN it dawned on me that it would have been an interesting shot to have this child checking the radioactivity. The photography lesson presented: allow folks into my shots. This doesn’t come naturally to me, but I hope to learn it. There was no reason I couldn’t have had this shot both ways.
This one links to Friday Fences.