Old Street, London | 13:50 pm

This is about as spontaneous a shot as you will ever see on the blog. I was walking around the Shoreditch area of London with Dave, one of my co-hosts and our mutual friend, Anne. Dave had asked how I was able to execute some of my signature street candid shots. As we walked along, I explained a few functions on my Sony camera; at the same time the woman above happened to be walking several paces in front of us. I moved to take a throwaway shot of her just as a demonstration, but she stopped and turned back just as I took the frame. Just as quickly she turned and dashed across the street for an oncoming bus. Had the bus not been there, I would’ve followed her and asked for a more appropriate portrait. As it was, I don’t think she ever knew that I took this shot.