There are often interesting things to photograph in the traditional market downtown. Unfortunately, many of the market stalls don’t always follow city regulations and the owners can be very sensitive about people photographing their place of business. I’ve been told a number of times not to make photographs. If I wanted to do a collection of market photographs I would probably have to show up often over a number of weeks and just walk around until the stall owners became used to me. Then maybe they wouldn’t mind the camera so much.
Anyway, I do make the odd photograph now and then if I’m not being stared at. Here are a few I came home with a couple of weeks ago.

If there’s a fire, maybe they can use the water from the tubs to put it out.
Plastic colanders in front of a closed shop. Not much use for putting out fires.
Box for measuring Chinese dates.

Well, a pretty poor haul. Partly because I need more practice photographing markets and partly because I rush when I’m nervous about people watching me.  But it’s now full on tourist season so maybe the vendors are a bit more tolerant of cameras these days. I’ll have to give it another go and try to take my time.

6 thoughts on “Market Photographs

  1. Oh yes! Great compositions and absolutely lovely colours as well.
    I’m not quite sure why taking photos is something they would not be happy with to be honest… as I’m quite sure the guys dealing with city regulations knows quite well what is going on anyway? I mean there might be a nearby 24/7 surveillance camera, or maybe one or two police officers have been passing at some point? Or some tourist may unknowingly have been taking a picture or two? :))
    Well… I can understand that they don’t want to get into trouble, but if they do I would say it’s their own fault, and not the poor street photographer who is just taking a few photos anyway 🙂


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