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Old 1st November 2010, 23:00   #10846
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Shes holding my phone.
Only lighting is from the phone? ISO 12800? Its amazing what the D3S does at high ISO!
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Old 1st November 2010, 23:21   #10847
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Wow! Beauty! Which camera is it?
Thank You sir.I use a Nikon D3000.
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shajufx, i somehow like this photo very much. It has captured the colours of the background and the mood of the person really well!

On a lighter note, was she supposed to clean up your room after last nights party?
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That's a nice one punter

shaju anna! new bird? Heights!
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Old 2nd November 2010, 19:11   #10852
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....was she supposed to clean up your room after last nights party?
Thanks, she is just one of the maids in the next building. I see many of them in deep emotional thoughts almost everyday. I hope harmless candid shots convey a lot of message.

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shaju anna! new bird? Heights!
Nothing like that brother, its just life in its raw form. We have 150+ maids and multi-field laborers within our compound, and I had photographed each one to create their official IDs last year. So, I came to know most of their life situations. Its sad.
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nice picture!!

which IR filter you have used? and EXIF info (exposer value) will help.
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Old 2nd November 2010, 23:28   #10855
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Tried HDR, but not happy with the outcome. Still posting it.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 02:22   #10856
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@Shaju
Not an accepted way of photography in my book. But then ethics is a personal perspective too, so i would not tell you its wrong. But I definitely would not go for your approach there, shooting people unaware with a telephoto lens that is. Unless you are capturing a moment in public context. Here the context is purely private. You can ignore this if you are happy with your approach, this is just something i seem to be very unforgiving about when I venture into the street with my camera, thats all...so thought of sharing.

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Really awesome.

The D(St)ance of death.

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Chethan, good try ! I am not yet bitten by the HDR world !

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....Not an accepted way of photography in my book. But then ethics is a personal perspective too, so i would not tell you its wrong. But I definitely would not go for your approach there, shooting people unaware with a telephoto lens that is.....
Thanks buddy, I was expecting it from you. Its very rare that I use a tele for such shots, but the mood of the situation was such that I didn't want to miss it. These are emotions that go unnoticed 99% of the time. If I used a 35mm or 50mm, I would get the person in the frame, but with a smile, not with the above emotion. Even a crying person tries to smile at a camera, because humans have a tendency to cover up reality. I am very sure you wont be convinced .
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Old 3rd November 2010, 14:06   #10860
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@shaju

Its possible to get the image with a 35 mm and have the same emotion from the person.

It happens when u spend time with the person, it happens when photography is not about just taking a snapshot, but when it is about connecting to the subject you are shooting. You have to be in their space till, when they accept you as part of normalcy. This is the essence of documenting a person, his/her emotion has to be given to you. Its about you being responsible for showcasing them to the world. It's where you are not using them, but they are giving you a slice, a moment of their life to be etched on film or digital memory forever....and you are not snatching it from them. And that is by no means easy...you have to dedicate time and effort solely for that. You might get the shot you wanted of the person lost in thoughts only after 10 days of waiting, being in that house(in your case) as an observer, being with the subjects, making them realize why you are there, making them comfortable about your presence to capture moments of their life. They they will gift you those moments you are after. It involves stepping out of your comfort zone. Not staying miles away from them using a telephoto lens. But yes in some situations i agree there will be no way other than use a telephoto lens, say like the image of a missile striking a building...where its physically impossible to get close.

The same thing is applicable to wild life too in many ways( m not talking of the focal length here)..to get exceptional shots, the name of the game is patience and merging with the environment, where the animal lets you to be in its personal space/territory and stops being alarmed of your presence. Its time consuming there too.
Check these 3 world press award winning images. They capture the moment in every possible way. No telephoto used.

2007, Roberto Schmidt, 2nd prize, Spot News stories

1984, James Nachtwey, 3rd prize, Daily Life

1996, Corinne Dufka, 1st prize, Spot News stories

I really wish you get my point some day. Not just you, but all those who venture into documenting another fellow human being. Expose yourself to them, and still get the moment...and to do that you got to be in the moment with them..when the moment unfolds.

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