Street Photography and the days you can do no wrong

Candid on the MTR West Rail Line
Candid on the MTR West Rail Line

We’ve all had the days: You go out to shoot Street Photography and get a single image you’re happy with. You get disappointed, frustrated. You see a thousand would-be photos but can’t capture them correctly. You want to put the camera away and start a new hobby, like knitting or river dancing – both of which are more socially acceptable than street photography (maybe not river dancing).

But then there’s the days when everything is gold. Every time you press the shutter you get pure gold. The sun is shining, the shadows are perfect, subjects are abundant and you are one with your camera¬† in some strange symbiosis. I’ve had a couple of days like that. There the days that keep you going when your sensor records only useless shite during an afternoon spent on the streets.

It started with the image above on a trip from Hong Kong to Shenzhen via MTR train. This little sweetie sitting across from me in first class was dozing. It took several shots, from the hip using the LCD, to get a nice pattern in the window beside her. I holster the camera and thought nothing else of it.

On the train from the border to north Shenzhen I shot this couple using the Fuji Camera Remote App with my Nexus 7 Tablet. Another nice little candid.

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While waiting for a friend later in the day it was golden hour and two sweet images presented themselves from the bench I was sitting on. Again with the Fuji Camera Remote App.

Taken with the Fuji Camera Remote App.
Taken with the Fuji Camera Remote App.

And another.

Taken with the Fuji Camera Remote App.
Taken with the Fuji Camera Remote App.

All in all, a good day, by complete random chance. Do you ever have days like this? Days where you can do no wrong? Shout out in the comments below.

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