Sampaguita vendor, Quiapo and the Sony RX100V

Sampaguita vendor, Quiapo and the Sony RX100V

A sampaguita vendor takes a moment to relish the sweet, thick fragrance of the fresh flowers that she sells at the plaza right outside of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila.

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I took the plunge and downgraded my gear from full frame to 1-inch sensor. A few months ago, I sold my Sony A7SII and now I’ve taken in this Sony RX100V, a very tiny compact camera that has a lot of potential for what I do. I took this tiny and very stealthy camera for a spin, taking photos in and around Quiapo and Sta. Cruz, Manila yesterday late afternoon. Now I am down to this RX100 and my Sony A6000 as my only digital cameras (besides my smartphone), but I am soon also selling the A6000. I enjoy not having to carry too much and since this camera is so small, I can literally put this inside my shirt pocket, walk everywhere and take pictures without catching much attention.

BTW, this photo is also my submission to LensCulture’s Street Photography Awards 2017.