Street Shot Sundays Story & Stats
This Sunday’s Street Shot of the Week was taken by Nguyen Hue Street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Also called Walking Street, Nguyen Hue is the first pedestrian-only street in Ho Chi Minh City. The French colonial styled City Hall and Ho Chi Minh statue sit here, which brings tourists during the day, but at night is when it gets busy. Especially on weekend nights, it becomes a gathering place for young locals, tourists, and street performers.
In addition to the activity Nguyen Hue Street attracts, the area is lined with restaurants and cafes. I was a block away from Walking Street, just as the the sun was about to set, when I saw how the low light was hitting this restaurant. The bright red chairs against the black shadow first caught my eye, with the subtle reflection of the buildings in the string curtains, but then this lady holding a colorful duster started cleaning the window sill. I took a few photos, but liked this one where she shortly glanced at me the best.
- Camera: Fujifilm Xpro1
- Lens: Fujinon XF 18mm
- Focal Length: 18mm (27mm full frame equivalent)
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/500
- ISO: 800