Wandering around Guildford castle came across this lady sitting on a park bench looking out over the gardens and the horizon. I was struck by her mood, contemplative but quite solemn. She looked lost in thought, I wanted to capture this emotion in the shot, but at the same time felt like asking her if everything was OK.

I think the challenge for photographers in certain situations is capturing their environment in it's natural form without interfering with it. Had I spoken to her would I have taken this shot? Would it have changed her mood? This is tough though as my humanity was crying out to see if she was OK. Something I am sure many photo journalist and documentary photographers must wrestle with through their careers.

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