45 thoughts on “Culture Contrast

    1. I’m trying to photograph people without being intrusive, Vic – caught unawares from a distance. I miss out on some better shots through my shyness to approach …

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      1. I often think that “unstudied” (or perhaps “un-posed” may be a better word for it) portraits tend to have the edge over their respective opposites in at least the raw power they have to offer. I fully get your attentiveness to not being intrusive. It is probably the reason why I seldom take photos of people. Perhaps we could both do with being a little less shy – but then, that would mean being less ourselves perhaps too?

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        1. Indeed – I have always preferred to hang in the bg and am pleased enough to go unnoticed, at least in a physical sense … though II enjoy a pat on the back once in a while for something nicely done – like everyone else πŸ™‚

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  1. Your post-processing on this is wonderful. Love the way you blurred out the rest of the shot. Makes it look like an old Russian tintype to me. Really nice.

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    1. This is a stranger. I love the freeze frame effect that comes with street photography. I’m not very nervy either but lately I have been doing more. A lot of my shots currently are of people walking away from me so that they are unidentifiable. And thank you for your enthusiasm, Arnel πŸ™‚

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