I wanted to add to my St. Paul collection and thought that the Blair Arcade and W.A. Frost buildings at the Western & Selby intersection would make great backdrops. I tried a few different characters and scenarios but wasn't completely satisfied with the results.
I realized that the best angles were from the middle of the street. Obviously that is a problem due to the high volume of traffic during rush hour, which also happens to be the best time of the day for the type of light I want. Its an accident waiting to happen.
Then it occurred to me that I should create an accident scene. I didn't need to be in the middle of the street to get the shot, just a couple feet from the curb :)