My eyes are immediately drawn towards the boy because of the contrast in motion. All of the motion in the picture is moving away- the buildings and the road in particular. When the arm is added it brings a sudden and drastic change because it contradicts the prominent motion. This correlates to the meaning of the photograph to me.
The line composition works very well in this photograph and adds to the emotion as well as bringing a strong movement to the picture. The most smooth and eloquent lines of the picture are the buildings, and street on which the boy stands. The next most pr