Chinatown Girl


I saw this adorable little Asian girl before she noticed me, so I framed the shot and waited for her to look up. She was so cute. Another Saturday in Chinatown, Toronto. Hope you like it.

On another note, I’ve noticed for the past while my Fujifilm X Pro 2 has gotten a lot slower at auto focusing, and will often miss focus. I didn’t know what to make of it. I thought perhaps the latest firmware update might have put a strain on the processor, I don’t know. Then it dawned on me it might be the electronic contacts on the body and lens that allow the lens to communicate with the camera. So I bought a cleaning fluid from Amazon and cleaned the contacts on my camera and my three prime lenses, and voilà, the problem was solved and the auto focus is behaving much better again. Thank baby Jesus.

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7 Responses to Chinatown Girl

  1. milkayphoto says:

    LOVE this shot!! BUT I do feel it could be even better with cropping. I would cut off a good chunk of the right side to just past the strong vertical line of the corner of the wall, cropping righg in between the dead space of the front wall and where that sign on the bottom starts (I hope that makes sense). This will yield a square photo and place the girl in the perfect far 1/3 position. Her body position, girly dress, arm and leg placement are so nicely juxtaposed amongst the hardscape and all the strong vertical elements!

    Glad you were able to fix your focusing. 👍🏻

    • Thanks Tracy. I actually tried exactly what you proposed and ended up liking it just as much. In the end I decided to go with this, but now that you’ve brought it up I’m going to revisit the photo for a second look. Hope you’re keeping well. Cheers.

    • I cropped it and I have to admit I’m coming around to it. I think I agree that the sq. crop works better. Thanks Tracy.

      • milkayphoto says:

        Glad to hear!! As always, it’s YOUR image and therefore, YOURS to do as you please (of course!). I rarely comment on cropping someone’s image but for some reason, felt drawn to do so on this one. The “stuff” on the right isn’t adding anything significant (tho I did consider if that arrow was providing any value and came to the conclusion that it was not). This shot is ALL about THAT girl so cropping it to reinforce that makes it that much stronger, and IMHO, a timeless image.

        You have such a great eye for street photography. How you even KNEW to wait for this girl is a gift! 😊

  2. amen — natrual mechanic!

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