Last Sunday marked another year of documenting the Old Port Festival. Besides photos of food, entertainment, and merchants, I enjoyed photographing the visitors, some in costume, and some not in costume. I even found Obi Wan walking around.
Out of all the photos of people, I found one particular shot to be especially compelling. It was towards the end, and I stopped to take a breather on a grass mound, with another photographer. In all directions there was a sea of people; no one seeming to stand out. From around the corner of one of the buildings, a man walked with his daughter on his shoulders, holding a balloon, and looking miserable. I had no idea if her mood had to do with the noise, the crowds, or just hurt feet, but her position, and expression made her This week’s shot of the week.
Before I forget about it, she was the only one looking in the camera’s direction.