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The Boy with the Baloon; Ginza, Tokyo

I shot this almost a month ago, in Ginza, whilst out with one of my students. She was just asking me how I deal with people whose shots I take in the street and whether I need permission. Seconds after I shot this, the father walked towards me and made eye-contact. I could see he was maybe a little concerned about me shooting the photo of his son. I swung the camera round, showed him the photo and instantly he said - in a very excited voice: "Wuaaaahh..... hoshi!!" [Wow, I want it!"]. We swapped contact details. One happy daddy.

Nikon D300

Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED IF @ f/2.8