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Taken at the same place as :

which makes me really wonder why this was okay but taking a photo of the homeless man, who i gave money to anyways,
had to be deleted. I know they have their own privacy rights too, but as a taxpayer i think the request was really unnecessary, specially as the bum was totally fine with me taking his photos.

This i think is one of the best street portraits i've ever taken. in my view of course. for some reason it just makes me stare, like i'm still there aiming my camera at them. best part was, the guy just kept on ranting and talking, while she just went on her business like nothing happened.
Image details
Image size
3972x2682px 3.47 MB
Shutter Speed
5/1000 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 24, 2009, 4:17:24 PM
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Misantropia's avatar
Good capture of her staring at you.
Nice contrast.
Great composition.
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Eliza-mac's avatar
Beautiful, and no mucking about with blur ;)
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none of that here. just dodging and burning, and some exposure adjustments :)
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I really like the sharp yet somewhat soft focus. Its a great balance. I agree with you about the staring too. Its really pleasant to look at. Great shot
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thanks mate. the soft focus was the diffusing effect from the external flash, which i bounced off my palm, making the light softer than it would be if you aim it at them directly.
unfortunately though, with my skin tone, it always gives the photo a slight warming filter effect, if not a bit of a red tone. i like how you were caught out by her staring as well.
it's like a mona lisa street portrait lol
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