SHAM SHUI PO, HONG KONG: I was drawn in by the steady stream of locals pushing through a beguilingly narrow entrance. Stumbling into it I wasn't ready for what was inside the fish market...
A mildly ichthyophobic man simply has no place in a fish market. Especially one where things which have been sliced in half continue to jump and slither! It's hard to explain the visceral nature of a proper wet market in full swing. It is easy to explain though that its far, far, worse if you happen to be wearing sandals. Especially wearing them properly, without socks.
My OM-4Ti partnered with a fast 1.2/50 Zuiko lens was the ideal combination.
Concentrating on the task in hand, spot metering was the way to go in the challenging light. Kodak's TMax 400, the fastest film I had, provided *just* enough headroom.
In the end to counter the busy environment, I simply set the elegantly simple metering system to memorise a value and shot with that.
It was a lot of fun though in the end, and the vendors were very obliging!