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Being a solo photographer in a foreign country and out of my comfort zone, I realise how to be alone and how to be comfortable with that situation which then leads me to the feeling of complete independence. When life is on my terms, I feel that I can then take on the world and motivates me to achieve more. Maintaining a low profile by keeping people from reacting to a camera being around, has great advantage as the case here, somewhere in Tunis medina.

This is a quick triggered guesstimate close hip shot at 4fps without looking at the viewfinder to centralize my subject of interest, a cactus pears seller serving his customers. As much as I was trying to preserve the natural moments in life of people immersed in their environment, the vivid colours of stuff on display was of my great interest - not the usual kind of fruit but surprisingly sweet and juicy almost similar to the taste of dragon fruit commonly found in Singapore.

Camera was on manual pre-focus using smaller aperture at widest angle keeping the camera level to fill a decent portion of the frame. The greatest fun was when they did not notice my chunky lens under my jacket that they were being photographed. From out of four frames, this was only one usable shot as seen by the sensor uncropped. Admittedly, part of the enjoyment, is not knowing what an image will look like until we get home. I believe, a smile and a friendly attitude go a long way in an unfamiliar territory....

Setting: 16mm, 1/100, F13, ISO raw 200, 1100hrs

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