My recollection is vague but I believe that this was taken on the outskirts of Jaipur. Several generations under one, not so sturdy, roof.
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Nikon D300s. Don’t remember the lens.
I usually don’t take cat photos but at the end of a steep ally in Taormina, I couldn’t resist this shot. I had seen a family of feral cats in the area in the previous days but on this day one little kitten was on his own, at eye level, checking out the scenery.
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Nikon D200, 20mm @ f1.8
Looking over from one bus to another.
This was in New Delhi. The other bus wasn’t moving and by the weary look of the passengers, I think it had broken down. I felt bad for those stranded faces as I focused and shot. Click the image for a BIG version.
Leica M9, Zeiss 50mm Sonnar @f1/5.
Walking along the sidewalk near Astor Place in New York, this couple just appeared from around the corner. No time to focus – they were close to my prefocused zone, but not quite there – so I caught what I could and this is it. I kind of like it.
This is one of the rare times I was using the 35mm Summilux, which is fortunate since I would have been too close for the 50mm.
Leica M9, 35mm Summilux, F1.4.
A Boston photowalk had been organized by Dave Powell of ShootTokyo and I planned to join the group halfway through as they moved down Newbury Street in to the Public Garden. But the weather was uncooperative. As the skies opened up the group took shelter in a Back Bay bar and ended up spending most of the afternoon there. I chose to stay out in the rain and shoot.
The above shot came about when while walking around the frog pond as the rain came down. Admittedly, I was looking for romantic umbrella scenes. I spotted this couple and moved in for a shot before they noticed me. I used the Zeiss 50mm wide open at F1.5.
When the rain let up for a minute I positioned myself at the spot above to shoot this classic Back Bay view. Also with the Zeiss, but stopped down to 5.6.
Leica M9, Zeiss Sonnar 50mm.
On the sidewalk, 42nd Street on a warm morning. Focus is a bit off but I like this young woman’s expression enough to overlook that. A typical street shot, zone focused, quickly composed. I added a bit of grain in post to compensate for the soft focus.
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Leica M9, 50mm Summilux @f1.4
In India, on the road between Agra and Jaipur, I looked over and saw this girl carrying a bowl walking up to the main road.
This was a drive-by shot. The vibration reduction on the Nikon lens really delivered here. There is good detail in the shot even though I was fully zoomed and traveling at about forty mph.
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Nikon D300s, 18-200 Nikon lens.
We stayed in Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. It was a birthday present. Very posh.
I was in the sitting room waiting to check out and I noticed this woman reading the paper. The scene struck me. It seemed like something from another era.
I did my best to be discreet as I raised and focused the Leica. Not sure if she saw me. (Later, reviewing the image, I noticed that the back page headline on the paper she was reading was “Being Screwed by the Elite”.)
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Leica M9, 50mm Summilux, 1.4
This is a panoramic of the Castle taken with my iPhone.
On an excursion up Mt. Etna I noticed a lone hiker up ahead on the road. Clouds were gathering on the far slope and the hiker appeared ready to walk into them. The blue above was that high-altitude deep blue, contrasting with the white clouds.
I had a 400mm lens ready for shots of the lava flows and I aimed it at the hiker for this shot. Click the image for a BIG version.
Nikon D200 with a 400mm lens.