It was an early morning in the city, around 7:30 when I arrived and the sun was just rising and casting its light through the buildings. I begin by finding one of these patches of light where the contrast is strong. Next is waiting for the right subject to step into the light. Such technique really makes a subject pop from the image while the background area remains dark. It's a good way to remove the distractions that could be lying behind.
I try different angles, shooting with the light or against the light, close to the ground or above my head. Once I've tried enough at one spot I move to the next. By this time a different area will receive a good lighting. It's important to act fast - this beautiful, sporadic morning light doesn't last long, it quickly becomes even throughout the street and my interest is gone.
I also try to compose in the frame eye-catching architecture of the buildings and street lights and avoid what does not look good as much as possible.
After about an hour of shooting I went to the fortress to do my morning Qi Gong practice. It is much more enjoyable to practice while in such a beautiful and historically significant place, overlooking the city, than in the comforts of my home.
Took a few captures on my way back but at that point the light was already too harsh so I packed the camera and ended my photo walk. Thanks for looking! Equipment: Fuji X-Pro2 + 35mm F/2.