Since it was still some time before the departure time of the train to Bangkok, I continued to wander around in the shopping district in Mahachai. This is a normal shopping street that is not a tourist attraction or anything. All the people walking around are locals, and there were no tourists in sight. I was probably the only foreigner walking down the street at this time. Store salespersons were taking it easy, and shoppers were slowly coming and going on the street. Even though I was walking down the street with a camera in hand, not many people showed any interest in me. The shopping street was filled with an idyllic atmosphere.
Still, there were some people who paid attention to my behavior, and they approached me unreservedly. For me, this is the moment I've been waiting for. The old man in the floral shirt in the photo was one of them. As he approached me, he started to pull out a playful pose, as if to say it would be fun to take a picture like this. When I looked through the viewfinder to respond to his enthusiasm, I saw his sparkling eyes. This old man seemed to really enjoy having his photo taken.
July 31, 2018
SONY ALPHA 7R II
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA