For the past two weeks I’ve been wanting to shoot some sunrise photos. Last week, I woke up late and the sky was gloomy. Today, cloudy skies but still no beautiful sunrise. The place where I was supposed to shoot was fenced, and a little accident at the narrow street just spoiled the mood. I guess I wasn’t really prepared. There’ll be some other time, I’m sure. So it’s back to taking photos of people doing their thing on the streets.
I’ve spent the last 3 weekends driving around and looking for people to photograph. Once again I have been driving too fast and missed a scene of a small boy wearing blue rubber boots sitting on a bench outside a small store by the roadside. I stopped at a distance and walked back only to find him gone. Last week it was a small shed with a lady sitting there and a bicycle parked in front of it. I spun the car around but the subject jumped out and didn’t want to be photographed. I should have shot the scene from the car window. I’ll have to remember that whenever a great scene presents itself while I’m driving, first check the rear view mirror if anyone is following close, and then slam the brakes if it’s clear.