Camera: NIKON D3S
Shutter: 1/125 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Spot Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 17 mm
White Balance: Auto
There wasn't much to photograph for this story, but it was so interesting I really wanted to make an interesting photograph to go along with it. I met Detective Lyon downstairs and he took me up to the second floor to chat in a conference room.
The elevator we took up had such character and dramatic lighting and it really caught my eye when he looked down at the NCIC report. After talking with him for a bit, he mentioned we could get access to the stolen gun card, but it was downstairs.
I mentioned the elevator shot and he liked the idea. I hoped we would use the same elevator, which we did, so when we went in he went to the back wall and I was able to get three shots before we got down to the first floor with my 17-35mm lens. I framed it in such a way to include the lights. It added a sense of drama to an otherwise mundane photograph.
- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist