Personally I find silver painted street performers as visually interesting as grey pigeons, and almost as numerous. Hence why I've never been moved to capture one. The difference with this performer was his choice of location. Inside the ferry terminal which has grey floors, silver columns and white walls, and bright sunlight streaming in behind him from the huge windows, it created an almost monotone color pallet which was eye catching. His red rose made for a nice accent to the scene.
The only problem was all children coming up to get their picture taken with him, and the numerous people walking in front and behind him. With the ferry doors already open and my next boat getting ready to depart any minute, I initially gave up trying to isolate him after hastily walking in a semi-circle around him. Turning around one last time I slowed to see if there might be one last opening of emptiness around him, and fortune decided to smile down on me.
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