Street lamps and shadows in downtown L.A.

Rinzi Ruiz was walking around downtown looking for photo ops when he stumbled upon this building. "[I] was inspired by the light bouncing from other buildings and the shadows that surrounded it," Ruiz said.

He knew the scene wasn't complete yet, though. He focused on the light and framed the scene, "waiting for the right character to come across."

Ruiz took the photo with a Samsung NX30.

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