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Washing down the streets at the end of the morning; Tsukiji, Tokyo

I was teaching one of my photography students down in Tsukiji this morning and after we parted company, I did some shooting of my own. 12.30 during August is not the ideal time to be shooting in Tokyo as the sun is directly overhead, very strong and very contrasty. Hence it was tricky to get the tone on this shot right and the light and shadows in the guy's face are extreme. However, without that sun the little bokeh rainbows wouldnt have come out. He was aiming the hose right at me, with the water landing just a few inches away when I shot this.... little did he know I have no fear when it comes to shooting in torrential rain or at the business end of a hosepipe! :-)

Nikon D300

Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF D

I was knelt-down in the street shooting with the DR6 right-angle finder, as I do with 99% of my street shots.