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The Photographer

The Photographer

May 2008, Strasbourg.

With this the Strasbourg series comes to an end.

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Street Music II

Street Music II

May 2008, Strasbourg.

I had posted another photo from a different angle of this scene before here.

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Beer!

Beer!

May 2008, Strasbourg.

An evening spent tramping around the historic section of the city does make you thirsty! 

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Andreas

Andreas

May 2008, Strasbourg.

In May 2008, I had gone on a road trip along with a few friends to Trier in Germany and Strasbourg in France from Bonn. Even though I had scanned the photos from the trip a long time back I never got around to posting them except for one photo. So over the next few days there will be a small series on my impressions of Strasbourg. Incidentally, I played poker for the first time on this trip and Andreas was the one who taught me how to play it. After that poker became a favorite game.

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When The End Is Near

When The End Is Near
July 2007, Nice.

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Eiffel

Eiffel
August 2007, Paris (Fuji Neopan 400).

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers
August 2007, Paris (Fuji Neopan 400).

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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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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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