Jackie and I took a trip to China Town today. After driving around for about 10 minutes looking for a parking spot or parking garage, we finally found one. It's alway an experience trying to find parking in Honolulu that's reasonably affordable.
We just walked around. We. Were. Totally. Obvious!
I'm not usually too self-conscious when doing street photography, but today I was.
There we were....two haole women with camera bags on our shoulders and obviously
good expensive cameras in our hands. Jackie has an "L" series lens, and you know how they stick out like a sore thumb. Most people think, "white lens = professional photographer". And to top it off, I was schlepping my tripod, which, by the way, I never even used.
Thankfully we didn't get mugged, annoyed, bothered, questioned or shooed away.
And then there's the other face of Hawaii....the homeless.