Street Shot Sundays Story & Stats
This Sunday’s Street Shot of the Week was taken at the Đồng Xuân Market in Hanoi, Vietnam. Chợ Đồng Xuân is the largest covered market in Hanoi. Its multiple levels are filled with wholesale traders selling clothes, household items, food and more. While you can have fun shooting inside, I much prefer the area surrounding the market. It can get pretty busy and you can find some colorful backdrops to play with along the market complex.
I was walking around the parking lot side of the complex where locals keep their motorbikes. There’s a lot of foot traffic here with the bright blue and purple tarps covering the market stalls adding color. The parking lot attendee was moving a woman’s bike out for her when I noticed the reflections showing on the bike mirrors. The woman’s bright red outfit added even more color to the scene and I tried to see if I could compose a shot out of it all.
Everything in the frame was constantly moving, with people walking by, the bike being moved, and the angle of the mirrors constantly changing the reflection. So I had to constantly move and rearrange the composition to keep the mirrored reflections, while also timing the active scene. It took a few shots, but with this one I was able to put something together.
- Camera: Fujifilm Xpro1
- Lens: Fujinon XF 18mm
- Focal Length: 18mm (27mm full frame equivalent)
- Aperture: f/13
- Shutter Speed: 1/500
- ISO: 800