ONE A DAY CHALLENGE – 3 SEPTEMBER

There's no point in explaining this image too much, it should be immediately apparent, if not I've kind of failed. What I saw was the circularity of life, how we all eventually end up, exactly where we started.

From a photographic perspective, there's lots wrong with this image, the first little girl looking straight down the lens, the dad's head being cut off and the general lack of any sort of dynamic structure to the composition, it's very square on and from a slightly dull head-height viewpoint. If I had been more on-the-ball I would maybe have crouched down, taken more time over the composition but that's street photography, fleeting moments present themselves and you have to be ready, more than ready, you have to see them unfolding ahead of time and grab them.

My settings were a bit off too, a total rookie error, walking into the shopping centre from shooting outside and not quickly enough adjusting for the indoor lighting conditions – I know better than that but that's what this month is all about, practice and learning.

We all end up exactly where we started.

We all end up exactly where we started.