Nothing captures better the glorious alchemy of patience, skill, vision, and timing than this offering by the street photographer Andrew Turner. He says he had been noticing the subject of his photograph in various locations in Oxford for at least three years before securing the spectacular image below.
‘I was fascinated by this chap. He was mostly seen on his scooter up and down the Woodstock Road. Somehow I was always either too far away or without a camera every time he passed by.
‘Then, totally unexpectedly, one day while I was sat in traffic on Hythe Bridge Street I spotted him in the distance coming towards me. Miraculously I had my camera on the passenger seat of the car. There was no time to set up the camera or frame the shot properly. I just pointed the camera and perhaps had a second or two while I waited and guessed when he might come into frame. I took only this one single shot.’