This picture was made out of pure reflex and instinct. A couple of birds that appeared behind one of the apartments in Ballymun and I noticed in the corner of my eye, a practiced move that takes the camera from the waist to its place in front of my eyes, intuitive focusing combined with composition at the same time, click.
The fact that Claudia is calling my name yet again is something I notice only seconds after. Once again we're standing behind a large format camera in Bullymun in the north of Dublin photographing abandoned apartments. This time it is a lot warmer than last Friday and the light appears to be gracious, too. For 20 minutes now Claudia is trying to get the front of the building straight on the back of the camera. Carrying the tripod three centimeters to the left, lowering one of the tripod legs for a few millimeters, moving the front of the camera upwards by a bit she ultimately gets it right. My intuition was right as the place she's standing right now is almost the same that I suggested half an hour earlier - but she found it herself and thats fine. Its her picture after all, not mine.
Meanwhile I am taking pictures with my dslr. The light is wonderful and the solitary crooked trees are quite nicely against the backlight that the sun creates. One could even use the flower beds for a picture, the ones that are now filled with rubbish and remains.
Claudia calls me. Oh, birds, in the corner of my eye. The reflex takes over.