The couple at the bus stop

A couple waiting for the bus in Dublin. She has a bunch of flowers and a red handbag she's looking in, he is carrying a Dunnes Stores bag

Dublin is full of interesting moments to capture with a camera, and one of my recent favourites was photographing a couple waiting for the bus. They weren’t posing or even aware of my presence, but the scene was too good to pass up. The woman had a bunch of flowers and was rummaging through her handbag, while the man was peering down the road, likely keeping an eye out for the bus.

What struck me about the scene was how mundane and yet how full of detail it was. The woman’s red handbag was a vibrant pop of colour against the otherwise drab surroundings, and the man’s Dunnes Stores bag hinted at what their day might have involved. They weren’t speaking to each other, but their body language suggested a comfortable familiarity. It was a moment of everyday life, but one that felt worth capturing.

Focal length6.7mm
Shutter speed1/750s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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