I learned my lesson from the previous day - I stupidly believed in the forecast that it was going to rain the entire day so I didn't head to the city as soon as I woke up (just for the context, I prefer photographing in rainy conditions). Of course, it stopped raining as soon as I got out of the bus, so this time I wasn't joking around - went out before 7am and when I got there, the umbrellas where still up and working.
This early in the morning pedestrian streets are ghost towns compared to the afternoon. Except a store workers washing the windows and occasional early bird person walking the streets, it is pretty empty. So I usually stay closer to bus stations, big crossroads, spots where people pass by on their way to work.
I first stumbled on these two workers welding the draining grid under the Branko's bridge and made few shots there with nice light from the machine. September is generally the time when condensation starts becoming prominent on windows which gives extra dimension to the images. Instead of a simple clean shot through glass, you now get interesting textures that can enrich the image and make it more abstract, like a painting.
The vibe in the morning is so much different - it's quiet, people are contemplating on the day ahead and not ready to talk. They go through their rituals hoping to receive enough energy to complete the day. It's sad but beautiful in a way.
Photos are taken with Fuji X-Pro2 and 35mm F/2 lens.