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A little bit of everything


Month: September, 2007

Untitled-22

Untitled-22
July 2007, Gerolstein.

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The Worshippers

The Worshippers

August 2007, Rothenburg.

Over the past couple of years I’ve had the chance to use a fair amount of cameras, lenses and other equipment. So I decided to make a page where I could offer a fair opinion on how I found a particular photographic tool in practical use for those interested. If you are interested you can read my reviews here.

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For a Lifetime

For a Lifetime

August 2007, Rothenburg (Fuji Sensia 100).

Rothenburg is a town which lies on the so called ‘Romantic Road’ in Bavaria. In spite of being quite touristy it has some well preserved, beautiful medieval buildings and is well worth a visit if you are in that part of the world. While wandering through the town we happened upon on a wedding in progress in the town’s church so went inside and witnessed a part of the proceedings as reflected in today’s photo.

I got the chance to attend a meeting of the current Dalai Lama a couple of days back in a nearby university town where he had come down to receive an honorary doctorate. He has a great sense of humor and is very very down to earth. He talked about the responsibility of science towards society and there was an interesting discussion with him about the same. He also talked briefly about how China was systematically destroying the Tibetan way of life and how he believed the Tibetan freedom struggle was perhaps a lost cause. I hope I’ll have some photos of him to share with you all soon.

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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

August 2007, Somewhere between Paris and Cologne (Fuji Neopan 400).

With this my series of photos on Paris comes to an end, at least for now. Due to unfortunate circumstances I could only use my small rangefinder to make photos in Paris. It was a little weird to shoot exclusively with film but in the end, even with a lot of misses, I enjoyed the whole process. I only wish my plans to do a night time series on Paris had borne fruit.

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A Place For Fairly Tales

June 2007, Luxembourg (Fuji Sensia 200).

Yesterday, I sold my first print so I’m currently grinning from ear to ear. :) Thank you to RedBubble and the person who bought the print for making this possible. If you are interested you can check out my newly streamlined print purchase page. Click on the ‘Purchase Prints’ link under the photo for more information.

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Pei Pyramid

Pei Pyramid

August 2007, Paris (Fuji Superia 400).

Sometime back I saw an old US TV program of Bill Moyers on Garry Winogrand which I highly recommend you see. You can see the program here (video hosted on Jim Arnold’s site). While I haven’t seen enough of Winogrand’s work to form an opinion on his photographic style the program is quite interesting for the gilmpse it offers us of his street shooting technique. He has this sneaky self-conscious style of photographing where he whips up his pre-focussed Leica with a wide angle lens and snaps a photo before the subject has even realized that a photo has been taken. It all happens in the blink of an eye. The bewildered looks of people whose photos he has just snapped attest to this. I couldn’t catch his super fast action even though I was waiting for it. He was that fast! I seriously doubt if one can get away with such a shooting technique these days. I think an angry mob would descend on such a photographer and hand him over to the anti-terrorist police :) But it is amazing that Winogrand came away with some great photographs using such a technique for I think he had less than a second to frame his shots. His anticipation and timing must have been something.

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Fourth Dream

Fourth Dream
Beyond dreams, in a land of orange, yellow and white.

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The Last Road

The Last Road

August 2007, Paris. (Fuji Superia 400 Xtra)

Thanks a lot to everyone who has voted for this photoblog recently at the 2007 Photoblog Awards. The voting is still open so you can vote if you like this photoblog at the link below.

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Into The Light

Into The Light

August 2007, Paris.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra 

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Annika

Annika

August 2007, Paris.

Fuji Superia 400 Xtra

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