I have always been fascinated by the overly verbose quote by Diane Venora‘s character Justine when talking to Al Pacino‘s character Vincent in the movie ‘Heat‘ when she says:
You don’t live with me, you live among the remains of dead people. You sift through the detritus, you read the terrain, you search for signs of passing, for the scent of your prey, and then you hunt them down. That’s the only thing you’re committed to. The rest is the mess you leave as you pass through.

It always seemed to stand out as something that would never be said in normal conversation. The word detritus was so specific and has been etched in my brain since then – making me almost seek out this shot.

Crop, Rotate, Levels, Vignette, Dodge and Burn, Shadow recovery.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D2X
  • Taken: 23 June, 2007
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

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I’ve been wondering if anyone ever clicked that thing, now I know – thanks!

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