Going back through some old files - in this case my sister-in-law's college graduation a few years back - and I thought this particular forum might enjoy this shot.
RSL went about 400% over his newly self-designed guideline of 6 words. So, I can at least go 300% over mine, right?
I wish I hadn't read the thread because now I know too much about the people in the photograph. But, I can work around that.
I have a number of similar photographs, so I can relate my interest in taking them to this photo. They look interesting - period. The idea behind photographs is to have the object to look at. There's a phenomenon called people watching, right? This is that. We are endlessly fascinated with others of our species and as photographers we enjoy finding compositions or groups of them that form on the one hand an abstract collection of darks and lights, and on the other hand some memory or mental stimulation about the specifics. Putting aside these are family members, they are an interesting group. Every mountain is not the Matterhorn.
There's a few technical issues like washout on the building and such, but nothing awful. I think the subject here is the legs and footfalls and shoes (one is even wearing sandals in the rain). I would think the photo might be more effective with the bottom pulled up a little bit ( I have no ill-feeling about cropping).