Where: Catalina Island, CA
Between Meeting: Company Outing
For an outing we took a ferry to Catalina Island, which is just off the coast from Los Angeles.
Once there, we boarded a bus for a tour. Our driver was the happiest person I ever met and delivered a steady stream of laughter via the PA system on the bus. When we stopped for a break at a scenic overlook, my colleagues poured out of the bus and headed straight for the view.
Knowing the view would be just another view, I focused on the extraordinarily happy bus driver, who of course was thrilled that I was paying attention to him.
There were a lot of distracting elements in the background so I wanted to get in tight. Then I remembered the advise of world renowned travel photographer Bob Krist, “When you think your tight try going 3 steps closer”. My lens must have only been a few inches from the man’s chin, and by being this close and at a low angle, I completely eliminated all the distracting elements.