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Old September 4th, 2017, 05:51 PM
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It's amazing how internationally, "modern" this scene is. It could be in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York. Except, perhaps the fellow selling fruit would be an Hispanic if this were in Los Angeles.

As to Asian folk in the b.g.that is normal here too!

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Old September 4th, 2017, 07:55 PM
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Good capture the wooden bike stand really makes this picture work well !
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Old September 4th, 2017, 11:38 PM
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Hi Steve.

I'm getting the hang of your photos. There's just enough posted for me to make a judgement.

First, a point of chronology. I note your joining date was 2007, or am I mistaken? Is this some sort of reincarnation or have you been in gaol?

Not that either will affect my comments. You'd have to be Jewish, black or Moslem for me to be in any way biased. Or female, so I be been told.

Your images so far remind me very much of the old style National Geographic pictures; formal, well planned, descriptive and precise. Somewhere between holiday snaps taken by someone who knows what he is doing and an assignment photographer for a travel agency.
Design seems critical in their execution. Placement is purposeful.

Take this image as an example. The subject matter is typical of what a seasoned traveler would seek out. An indigenous man selling his wares in an up-market area of a large Asian city. The bike and sale goods add some ancient tradition to the scene which contrasts with the background and surrounding people. He's seemingly being ignores but also seems accustomed to that.
There might be an attemp at a social comment here but I fear it has been overlooked or overshadowed by the point of view and geometry of the image. The story within might well be lost with those who are more interested in what camera you used and what rules you abide by. Even the significance of the wooden stand and support on the bike might be mistaken for a prop or design detail instead of an important component of the story within.

I look forward to seeing more, Steve.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 01:21 PM
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Hi, Steven,

It is so great to have you "burst on our scene" and favor us with so many wonderful photographs. It's certainly not needed to appreciate these works, but it would fascinating to know just what caused you to visit these fascinating places.

Best regards,

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Old September 6th, 2017, 05:23 PM
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This is the kind of picture I would have taken.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 05:49 AM
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Hi Steve.

I'm getting the hang of your photos. There's just enough posted for me to make a judgement.

First, a point of chronology. I note your joining date was 2007, or am I mistaken? Is this some sort of reincarnation or have you been in gaol?

Not that either will affect my comments. You'd have to be Jewish, black or Moslem for me to be in any way biased. Or female, so I be been told.

Your images so far remind me very much of the old style National Geographic pictures; formal, well planned, descriptive and precise. Somewhere between holiday snaps taken by someone who knows what he is doing and an assignment photographer for a travel agency.
Design seems critical in their execution. Placement is purposeful.

Take this image as an example. The subject matter is typical of what a seasoned traveler would seek out. An indigenous man selling his wares in an up-market area of a large Asian city. The bike and sale goods add some ancient tradition to the scene which contrasts with the background and surrounding people. He's seemingly being ignores but also seems accustomed to that.
There might be an attemp at a social comment here but I fear it has been overlooked or overshadowed by the point of view and geometry of the image. The story within might well be lost with those who are more interested in what camera you used and what rules you abide by. Even the significance of the wooden stand and support on the bike might be mistaken for a prop or design detail instead of an important component of the story within.

I look forward to seeing more, Steve.
Cheers
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first and foremost I have my mother to blame/thank for getting me into photography.:)

I am simply just an observer of my surroundings. I tend to shoot what many take for granted. the infrastructure of life. I am just a bit beyond "middle age". I have worked and still do at times in the media realm (winding down with a messy nondescript history) but then there is also an unrelated flip side in careers. I prefer to be open on religious views as I see merit and compromise in all.
I have the advantage of time and fairly liberal travel opportunities. I have been shooting since 1976. first real camera was an Olympus OM-1. still have it.

like you, i'm working on it
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Old September 8th, 2017, 06:14 PM
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It is so great to have you "burst on our scene" and favor us with so many wonderful photographs. It's certainly not needed to appreciate these works, but it would fascinating to know just what caused you to visit these fascinating places.

Best regards,

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