25 September 2012

Photo Walk | Marble Road (North Point)



Further to the photos I’d shared in my Sunday post, here are some more from my photo walk last week.

 

I love taking pictures of the elderly.  Their faces are so interesting, so marked with the many stories they’ve lived through. Oftentimes when I ask to take their pictures, they would usually smile gummily, waving me off,

 

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asking why would I even want to take photos of someone as old as they are,

 

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that I should go off and take pictures of younger, more beautiful people.

 

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When my friend and I went for a photo walk in North Point, we had no prior plans of shooting only elderly people, but in my case, that’s mostly what I got.

 

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I basically stood in one spot, settings adjusted, eye to viewfinder and snapped away. 

 

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I felt more comfortable doing this, as people would already see me with my camera, knowing that I’d be taking photos. They could either choose to walk into my view range… or not.

 

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Yes, there were the few shots that I had to sneak around to take, though.

 

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(I just had to keep this shot in color!)

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Marble Road, where we went, is basically a busy stretch with lots of little street stalls. 

 

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There are also butcher shops,

 

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shops that sell fresh fish and other seafood,

 

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and shops selling fresh veggies and fruits,

 

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so pretty much on any morning, you’d see people going about their daily shopping.

 

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What do you do when you have to shoot strangers?

 

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