Out in a Break by Jose Juniel Rivera-Negron

This photo I took while on vacation for a few days. It was on May and it was still a little chilly out, it was almost summer so the temperature was perfect. Walking through the streets of China Town, New York and surrounded with its beautiful people, I saw this gentleman standing, it looked like he was just resting or taking a small break from his job. I think he saw me taking his picture; he was staring straight at the camera. I just hope he was smiling behind that mask.

Nikon Z 50 with 50-250mm | Exposure 1/160sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 250mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
September 27, 2021



Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 17
Style 11
Skill 12

Award Category
Portrait Photography

Photograph Location
China Town, New York, the United States

Jose was born in the small tropical Island of Puerto Rico. Since a child he always had dreams, dreams to become a someone and travel the world. Then when he came to the USA, he confronted hard situations where streets, alcohol, and drugs was always there. However, after many years, one day he woke up and said “this is not for me”, so that’s when he went and completed rehabilitation. He thinks it is life that makes him to love photography, He wishes he had a camera in those crazy days to show the world how people are destroying their lives today. He wants to thank Light and Composition and its staff for letting him follow his dreams and achieve his goals and travel the world to show everyone that its possible even if you are 37 years old, is never to late for anything.

Current Location
Tampa, Florida, USA



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