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A little bit of everything


Month: October, 2005

Finger Show

Finger Show
This is my lab colleague up to his usual clowning with me! Inspite of horribly overexposing a part of his left ear and the wall behind him I put this up as it is the first decent pic from any of my newly bought Minolta prime lenses. This was taken by the 50mm/f1.7. It is so sharp and fast! I’m beginning to love the quality prime lenses give even though they are not as convenient as zooms. Once the other two primes I’ve bought are delivered I’ll be in business!

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Head Carrier

Head Carrier
Staying with Berlin, something that caught my eye. No longer remember where exactly this was taken.

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Faces II

Faces II
Another shot from the same place as the one posted yesterday. Flipped and inverted it to lend it a more dramatic tone. What do you think? Does it work?

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Faces

Faces
As the weather here currently sucks I haven’t gone out and shot anything new. So here is something from a trip to Berlin last year. This an art installation inside the haunting Jewish Museum by an Israeli artist. You can very well guess what it is for. The artist actually requests everyone to walk on these faces. But somehow it was very very tough for me to do that. It felt as if you are walking on real people. And perhaps that was the artist’s intention all along. If you ever find yourself in Berlin don’t miss this museum. Among the museums I’ve seen it alone makes brilliant use of light and space to evoke a feeling of great loss and sadness.

(There is no exif data for these images as they were taken on my Dynax 5 SLR. I also have to learn to do effective scans from my negatives. Somehow the scanned images end up looking grainy and dull).

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Composing

Composing
Haven’t been posting regularly out of pure lazyness! This might be the last in the recent series of ‘people potraits’, for now. You can see how my Sigma zoom lens goes soft at this focal length when you look at the people in the background. And there is some color fringing too. But forget all that and concentrate on the lovely moment in the foreground. This is what makes photography such fun! (The image is cropped a bit on the right from the original).

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The Stare

The Stare
I wish I remember what she was staring at so intensely. I also wish I had caught her in much better light.

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I Can Do That Too

I Can Do That Too
The guy entering the frame from the left happened suddenly and was not in the composition I was framing but I think by blocking out a long field of view on the left he lends a greater focus on the guy to the right.

The caption for the photo reflects the fact that the guy on the right (with skulls on his jacket) is also a skater and had done the same thing the skater in the background is doing a few minutes before I took this shot.

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
Any day, if you go behind the Cologne Dom you will find at least twenty of these skate-boarding enthusiasts honing as well as displaying their skills for greedy photographers like yours truly!

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Sitting Ducks

Sitting Ducks
These two were trying to take a nice afternoon nap and the guy with the open eye was a little wary of this short guy peering through a black thing pointed at him and disturbing his pleasant nap!

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In Flight

In Flight
Not spot on but I like the sense of dynamic motion (is that an oxymoron?) in this picture.

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