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Street Shooting

So I went to the city and did some street shooting. It's always fun as you can expect something totally unexpected from it. All the photos were taken by X100.

"Poem on the Glass"

The poem (maybe ...?) written on the glass wall of Hyde Park Barracks. I am not quite sure what it is about but it looks pretty awesome. I couldn't really see myself and my wife in the EVF at the time but during the post processing the details came out nicely. It's amazing what light can do.


I'm still very timid to point my camera to people. I was pretending shooting something else when they walked into my frame. I just love the display back in EVF feature after I shoot, so I can pretend shooting something else. I know that I need to get over it but it's not that easy still.

"Ice Cream 1"

"Ice Cream 2"

"Ice Cream 3"

Ice cream just works for most of people. What can replace the sweetness of it?


If you are stroding around the Sydney city, you would very often encounter a group of tourists from various places in the world. These visitors from Asia were heading to the major department stores in the city. They look like ordinary gang from your neighbours but you will be surprised once they open their wallet.


Another typical findings in the Sydney CBD. Young and adventurous backpacker from somewhere looking for his way.

"Wedding 1"

"Wedding 2"

"Wedding 3"

Finally weddings. I was resting on the bench at Hyde Park and from this one spot I met 3 different couples doing wedding photo shoot. Getting married is the most popular thing to do during weekends. Whenever I see couples falling in love and getting married (including myself) I wonder how come this society ended up that much divorces :)

Anyway they all look happy and joyful and it's always better to see happiness then misery.

All the images were published under the "Creative Commons" licence.


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