Sometimes, when I’m working with wide lenses, people enter my shots without realizing it. When this happens, usually I wait patiently for them to leave. But sometimes I feel they add to the shot and I include them. I had set up this shot on a back street in Rovinj because I liked the lines and the textures and the composition as a whole. Behind me, two boys were playing with a ball. The ball came into my shot, followed by the boy. And for a few seconds he stood there, playing with the ball at his feet, seemingly oblivious to my presence. But I knew he added a strong component to the image, and he was standing exactly where I would have placed him. So I took the picture, he went back to his friend, and I went on my way.
Nikon D700, 24mm-70mm