Photographer ep_jhu has a penchant for catching moments that seem to require funny captions. This time the lucky subjects are visitors driving by the tidal basin trying to snap the compulsory shot of the cherry blossoms. The family dynamic captured here is pure gold.
Great photographs leave you wanting to know more, and if this photograph does anything, it begs a question or two. We have no idea if this woman is clued into what is happening behind her, but either way it is very interesting. Could these be two homeless men wrestling in the park? Possibly. Could the man in the trash bag be offering free pony rides to any man carrying a sheet of foam? Also possible. Is this the best live reporter camera bomb we’ve seen in a long time? Gosh I hope so.
Aside from the funny content, photographer John Ulaszek does a nice job of framing the image. He shows us enough to set the scene, but not so much that it would give away what is actually happening. While I’m sure that John would be happy to tell us what’s going on in this shot, it’s sometimes better to let the imagination wander.
The timing of this image by Chris Suspect is wonderful, as are the contrasts. Yes, the man is much larger than the door frame but the color of his bright clothing pops out from the red, white, black and beige background. He also forms a large upside down V shape in the center of the photograph, while almost every other shape in the frame is a square or rectangle. The composition works for all of these reasons, but the most important may be that this is just plain funny.