Looks like a simple sidewalk chess game, but the image is more complex than it appears, certainly much more than I noticed when taking the shot. I was attracted by the pattern of the fallen leaves, and the texture they give to the sidewalk. Inside the window sits a couple playing a relationship game. Behind them, the slanted face of the pastry display case captures the bright yellow leaves that remain on the tree above me, which are matched by the pattern of fallen leaves at the feet of the chess players. And in the window's reflection of the street behind him, the photographer (that would be me) commits an unaware selfie: his own image appears on the store window above the head of the woman inside. When I took this shot, I had no idea that the image would turn out to have so many layers.
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