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Into the Fold

(Sony A99 with Minolta 50mm f/1.7)

To street shooters, the Mongkok pedestrian precinct is sort of what water is to fish.  They will love it for the place epitomises the essential opportunities that could present themselves to make shooters into street photography feel just right.  This is as true as it goes for those who haven't been to maybe New York.

I haven't been to New York yet.  But Hong Kong is more than good enough.

If you wonder what the three Chinese characters in the foreground mean, it is a sexist derogatory expression against women which however is mostly used as a blessing in a joking way.  Literally, it reads, "beg you to bring me into the fold and keep me" or otherwise, "please make me your mistress".  Yes, a blessing in a cheeky sense: be a mistress, have everything paid for and be happily worry-free ever after.

Get your camera out and train your eye for any interesting scene that may emerge around the corner. I will be surprised if you couldn't find lots of amusing stories on the street to discover and brighten up your day.  Well, sorry, this doesn't apply to you folks living in a small city or township.  But you have the whole empty mountain or jungle to shoot. Hah!

Honestly, I admire landscape photographers a lot.  Happy shooting!

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