Purr For The Course
Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
You know the feeling, don't you? You're on foreign soil, concentrating on photographing one particular object - and another passes by at speed. I was in Singapore in December when that I experienced precisely that situation.
I was walking down a street, taking shots of some vibrant colours in a doorway, when I looked to my right and saw this taxi drive past. On top of the taxi was a prominent sign with a painting of a cat and the exhortation: "Save Lives, Sterilise."
The taxi was about thirty metres ahead of me when I realised there was a traffic intersection ahead. I had my fingers crossed that the cab would be caught at the intersection if the lights didn't change before that.
Could I sprint the distance and draw level with the cab before it started off again? As you can see, I did - but the focus isn't great on the shot. Just blame it on my Carl Lewis impersonation, okay?
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