Photo by Juan Diego Velasco
This is next to a (not-so-pretty ) caño that goes parallel to ‘Calle 80’. What you see in the picture is a ‘cicloruta’ (bike path) that goes around the stream.
This photo was taken in Juan’s previous work. He got there at 6:00 am, the office’s alarm went off and he could not get in so he had to wait outside for someone else to arrive. Time went by and he got bored. He got off his car with his camera and he started to shoot taking advantage of the light at that moment. When he was trying different angles in his camera he saw that the sun created a beautiful flare. He kept shooting from that same place where he could capture the flare until this cyclist appeared.
Perfect moment perfect place and here you have it!
Juan considers the picture to be a good documentary piece that describes a place in the city. It shows the hills in the back, characteristic of Bogota; a couple of trees and it could even say something about people’s lives. It just explains how the city looks from a specific place at a specific moment.