Street photography can be an obsessive endeavour…
One day, I was walking around and I saw this.
And I did another take just in case.
And I went, oops, oops, there’s a bit of condensation on the lens.
Hence the slight foggy effect.
And again, after wiping the lens.
Hmm … the left leg is slightly out of frame.
And again, after zooming out with my feet …
Better, I think.
Check out the stark clarity of the pavement.
Hmm … that’s a Minolta Af-C camera loaded with Neopan 400CN.
Let’s see what my Contax TVS camera loaded with Venus 800 would look like.
Here we go again, after I’ve rummaged through my bag for a bit.
One last time, I promise.
The image reminds me of a line I wrote in a poem: “It takes ten years to cultivate a tree, a century for a human being”.
It’s from a Chinese proverb “shi2 nian2 shu4 mu4, bai3 nian2 shu4 ren2”.
The things we do in the name of art …