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Old 04-02-2019, 11:11 AM
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So many excellent photos in this thread!
Here's a humble offering of my own from our recent trip.

We got to Varanassi just in time to see the sunrise on the Ganges.

55653364_2086143654810608_8538445583457714176_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

The next evening we attended a prayer ceremony.


54278110_2070393829718924_1923426770514608128_n by onlythismoment, on Flickr

The people made the trip especially memorable. Nandu, our favorite tuk-tuk driver.

DSC02421 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This lady cooked us dinner in her colorful kitchen.

55528706_2084658278292479_6196318772131790848_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

Children loved, and often asked, to have their pictures taken.

2019-04-01_01-40-42 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This little boy asked for a photo and grabbed his little brother.

55244585_2084658604959113_3086034813648371712_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This may be my favorite of all the photos I took in India.

55462935_2084658754959098_93488703455887360_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr
Yep I agree with the others here that these shots are really great. I'm a long time amatuer photographer but only recently devoting some degree of concentration towards street stuff. I'm curious as to what lens you're using? I've always been a wide angle, prime guy and I just get so uncomfortable getting personal and up-close enough with my 35 or 50 primes especially here in L.A. where it seems folks are predominantly "not cool" with street photo's. I'm thinking' my next lens will be a tele in the 70-200 mm range so I can keep some distance while still catching some natural feel.

Thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:19 AM
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So many excellent photos in this thread!
Here's a humble offering of my own from our recent trip.

We got to Varanassi just in time to see the sunrise on the Ganges.

55653364_2086143654810608_8538445583457714176_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

The next evening we attended a prayer ceremony.


54278110_2070393829718924_1923426770514608128_n by onlythismoment, on Flickr

The people made the trip especially memorable. Nandu, our favorite tuk-tuk driver.

DSC02421 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This lady cooked us dinner in her colorful kitchen.

55528706_2084658278292479_6196318772131790848_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

Children loved, and often asked, to have their pictures taken.

2019-04-01_01-40-42 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This little boy asked for a photo and grabbed his little brother.

55244585_2084658604959113_3086034813648371712_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr

This may be my favorite of all the photos I took in India.

55462935_2084658754959098_93488703455887360_o by onlythismoment, on Flickr
Beautiful shots! A deep sense of intimacy.
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Yep I agree with the others here that these shots are really great. I'm a long time amatuer photographer but only recently devoting some degree of concentration towards street stuff. I'm curious as to what lens you're using? I've always been a wide angle, prime guy and I just get so uncomfortable getting personal and up-close enough with my 35 or 50 primes especially here in L.A. where it seems folks are predominantly "not cool" with street photo's. I'm thinking' my next lens will be a tele in the 70-200 mm range so I can keep some distance while still catching some natural feel.

Thoughts?
Hi Joseph, I appreciate your feedback. Most of these were shot with my Sony RX100 MV which has a focal range of 24 to 70mm. I am never comfortable taking surreptitious photos of strangers. Not saying I never do it, but I feel like it's sneaky and invasive. I'm no photojournalist. I want to take pictures of people who want to have their pictures taken. I step up to them and hold the camera up with a smile and a questioning gesture, or just ask, "May I take your photo?" They smile and look right at the camera, sometimes strike a pose. Those are my best results!

What I've found, particularly in developing countries, is that people often enjoy when visitors take an interest in them and they like to have their picture taken, and love to see it when it's done. And it's sort of a one shot, spontaneous deal. Candids are great, but not as satisfying to me. I'm probably just too hesitant to get good ones. (Although I have many beautiful candids of my friends and family.)

Of these 2 photos, the one with the boy and his grandmother is much more compelling to me than the one I took of the couple on the railway platform.

_DSC1897 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

2019-04-02_05-41-53 by onlythismoment, on Flickr
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:26 PM
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DC Cougar,

That's Alfie, and he has no reason not to be satisfied! He is a very spoiled and loved cat!

Nice arena shot!
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Hi Joseph, I appreciate your feedback. Most of these were shot with my Sony RX100 MV which has a focal range of 24 to 70mm. I am never comfortable taking surreptitious photos of strangers. Not saying I never do it, but I feel like it's sneaky and invasive. I'm no photojournalist. I want to take pictures of people who want to have their pictures taken. I step up to them and hold the camera up with a smile and a questioning gesture, or just ask, "May I take your photo?" They smile and look right at the camera, sometimes strike a pose. Those are my best results!

What I've found, particularly in developing countries, is that people often enjoy when visitors take an interest in them and they like to have their picture taken, and love to see it when it's done. And it's sort of a one shot, spontaneous deal. Candids are great, but not as satisfying to me. I'm probably just too hesitant to get good ones. (Although I have many beautiful candids of my friends and family.)

Of these 2 photos, the one with the boy and his grandmother is much more compelling to me than the one I took of the couple on the railway platform.

_DSC1897 by onlythismoment, on Flickr

2019-04-02_05-41-53 by onlythismoment, on Flickr
Both compelling shots but I agree the young boy with grandmother is really endearing. I’ve been to India (a few years back) but it was for work and the thought of photography was far from my mind. I will say of all the places I’ve visited in this world India, for its vibrancy, color and endlessly beautiful, gentle, kindly souls is absolutely magical. A photographer’s dream world. Maybe just a plain and simple anyone’s dream world.

You’re pics perhaps inspire me to go back before it’s too late for me

On the subject of your lens I’ve often thought a less invasive camera like your Sony provides a much better platform for this type of photography. Plus it’s obviously more than capable of moving, inspirational shots. 70mm provide some distance and if the subjects willing 35mm is my all time favorite.

Anyway you should be proud of these pics. They’re very, very good!
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Both compelling shots but I agree the young boy with grandmother is really endearing. Iíve been to India (a few years back) but it was for work and the thought of photography was far from my mind. I will say of all the places Iíve visited in this world India, for its vibrancy, color and endlessly beautiful, gentle, kindly souls is absolutely magical. A photographerís dream world. Maybe just a plain and simple anyoneís dream world.

Youíre pics perhaps inspire me to go back before itís too late for me

On the subject of your lens Iíve often thought a less invasive camera like your Sony provides a much better platform for this type of photography. Plus itís obviously more than capable of moving, inspirational shots. 70mm provide some distance and if the subjects willing 35mm is my all time favorite.

Anyway you should be proud of these pics. Theyíre very, very good!
You are so right about India being a magical place and photographer's dream. There is something about it, I struggle to name. It got into my head and touched me inside. Everywhere I went I wanted to point my camera. But I didn't want to treat the people as if they were animals in a zoo, so I asked for their permission. I plan to go back next year.

I do agree that the smaller camera is less intimidating than a DSLR. The bigger camera looks so expensive; it screams, "rich westerner" and it creates more distance.

Well Joseph, I hope you will go back to India. And when you do, don't miss Varanasi or Chanderi!
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Bovine specimens, eh? Any Left Displaced Abomasum difficulties lately?

One is naturally allowed to speculate if, perhaps, No. 534 is calling bull on this thread...
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Bovine specimens, eh? Any Left Displaced Abomasum difficulties lately?
I've been fine ever since I had the laproscopic procedure to tack my abomasum back in place. Thanks for asking! I try to watch my dry matter intake and I switched to a higher grade feed (Blue Buffalo).

Oh, and absolutely no beef with this thread. It's my new Nat Geo channel!
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I was performing on Grand Cayman last year and the conditions were exactly as advertised.



Hot with chickens running everywhere (like a lot of the Caribbean) with little redeeming features.
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I was performing on Grand Cayman last year and the conditions were exactly as advertised.

Hot with chickens running everywhere (like a lot of the Caribbean) with little redeeming features.
Cool shots. I like the signage.
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Plenty of these guys out sunning themselves here today.

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Plenty of these guys out sunning themselves here today.
Hey, that thing has a soundport. Only in Oz!
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Couple more shots I took today.
The 'panorama' mode on my Lumix covers about 200 degrees ... that path you see is a straight boardwalk!



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