Is it just luck or the observant eye that affords the photographer the chance to end up with today's shot? Probably both, I'd say. I actually walked past the clock but in the next second my mind was visualising a similar final image. So back a few steps I was standing on a ramp, holding up my camera and waiting until this man ran towards the clock. "Click" went the camera. The X1 was said to have its clicking sound recorded from the old mechanical Leica, which is interestingly a draw for the photographer to use it.
That's a kind of fetish for sure.