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 Post subject: Northern India
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:23 am 
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I've been to New York City many times. Love that place! At the start of the month, I went with a friend for an extended weekend. It was his first trip there, so I was playing tour guide more than photographer, but I did make a few photos.

The Grand Staircase at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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One World Trade Center (on the left)

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WTC Memorial

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Father & Daughter performing under Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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These are amazing Mike. The second one has a Dorothea Lange feel to it. Live the lonely silhouette, too!


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Stunning series, 2&3 would be my favourites but especially 3- just an excellent moment you've captured there. Amazing light as well.

Do you find working with the smaller Fuji's over an SLR for this kind of work has changed the way you shoot at all?

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These are flawless. Everything from composition, execution, to processing is nothing short of perfection. I don't even know how to pic favorites from this set. Not sure if you sell prints/books but I would definitely be very interested in something like that.

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Thanks all.

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Do you find working with the smaller Fuji's over an SLR for this kind of work has changed the way you shoot at all?


I don't think it changes my approach, but it definitely changes potential subjects reaction to the camera. The smaller Fuji's are much less intimidating than the big dSLRs. People seem to be a little more relaxed in front of them.

It definitely changes the amount of pain in my neck and back after a 2.5wk trip spent walking around in the mountains all day. It also makes the carryon bags a lot easier to manage on the airplane, with less possibility of being forced to gate check.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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Not sure if you sell prints/books but I would definitely be very interested in something like that.

Thanks Pali. I don't actively sell prints, but I have sold prints on request a few times. I've never sold a book.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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Mike, I am blown away with these and I keep coming back to look at them hoping to find more words to describe them. All I can tell you is that these bring a weird happy sad feeling in me. Sad because some people really have so little in life and it really hits my heart when I see kids in these situations. However, there is great happiness in your images because the smiles are worth a million bucks.

Please know that I am more than serious about getting a book with your photos. I don't think I can just pick one of two that I would like in posters. Please PM or email me on how you think I could get prints of some your work.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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Amazing set, but the third is my standout favourite. I know you are a big fan of black and white, but the colour shot really makes a difference here in my opinion. Just beautiful.

Terrific composition on that last shot too. The fact the whole bottom half is in complete silhouette really works.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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Thanks TimmyG

The 3rd shot is easily proving to be the most popular among viewers. The funny thing is I almost passed it over. It was only on my 2nd pass over the photos that I picked it out as one worth selecting. There is something about the image that really bugs me about it, which is why I passed over it the first time, but nobody else seems to see it, so I won't point it out.

I agree with you about it needing to be in colour. I actually did convert it to B&W, and it looks good to me that way, but the colour version is better.

For me, the 4th shot of the school girl is my favourite. Those eyes just grab me and hold on. I seem to be alone in that though, but it may be my experience of being there that is influencing my choice.

BTW, the alternating colour/B&W sequence of the photos above is purely coincidence. They are posted in chronological order.

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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The 3rd shot is easily proving to be the most popular among viewers. The funny thing is I almost passed it over. It was only on my 2nd pass over the photos that I picked it out as one worth selecting. There is something about the image that really bugs me about it, which is why I passed over it the first time, but nobody else seems to see it, so I won't point it out.


The only thing I can possibly think you are referring to is the position on the tent poles and ropes behind the subject. For me this is eclipsed by the moment captured and doesn't detract at all (although if you are looking for faults, no doubt you will find something...)

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 Post subject: Re: Northern India
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Yes, you got it. The tent poles and ropes going through the subjects heads. I see them right away. I could remove them I suppose, but that's what was there.

Here is another of the same mother and child, another nice moment, but the cut off foot kept it out of the selection.

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