Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Stranger's Smile




Olympus E-5 and ZD 50mm F2 macro

Sometimes, seeing the smile of a stranger was enough reason to shoot a photograph. There is something magical and breathtaking about genuine, friendly and beautiful smile that makes the photograph compelling. 

8 comments:

  1. Hello Robin
    Perfect! And a typical "Leica look" :-)

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    1. Hello Wolfgang,
      Thanks !! I did not realize it has the "leica look"

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  2. Robin, I envy your ability to get these shots. I just don't have what it takes to get this close to strangers. Also, I am hoping that whatever Oly comes up with for a "pro" camera will focus my 50mm F2 fast like what you get on the E-5. As you know, it focuses slow as molasses when coupled with the E-M5. The 60mm works great on the E-M5 of course, but I wish they'd made it an F2.

    Peter

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    1. Hello Peter,
      Malaysians are generally (not all people, but most) very friendly, and do not mind having their photos taken, especailly on the streets. And I agree, that 60mm macro lens would have been perfect if it was F2 !! It got everything else right though.

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  3. Robin,

    I have been following your blog for quite sometimes. You reminded me of Steve Huff's. Maybe a compliment :)
    Maybe this is out of topic, but did you have any field experiences with NEX6? Any comments?

    jAb

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    1. Hello jAb,
      Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately I have no encounter with a Sony NEX 6 before. Perhaps you may check out Kirk Tuck's amazing work at http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com, he has been using his NEX6 for quite a bit and wrote about his experience with it as well.

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