Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The pictures in between...

I was traveling between two cities in the state of Rajasthan, India...when I happened upon this itinerant group of locals, and whispered quietly to my driver...STOP THE CAR!!!

My point here, is that some of your best shots will be those moments when you are "in between" two places, and not really thinking about what's flying by the car ( or bus or train ) window. So never let your guard down...opportunities will pop up in the most unforeseen locations.

It's also why I like to have a car and a driver under my control in "image rich" locations like India.
For as much as you're spending on getting there, the small added cost is worth it!

Just don't drink the water.

Nikon F3 with 80-200mm f2.8 lens

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Getting above it all...

I was back in Hong Kong, having walked waaaay further than I really wanted to that day, but you don't get new shots if you don't keep the camera moving, so here I was...tired feet and all. I'd already captured plenty of eye level market shots, and was looking for something new, when I just happened to notice the pedestrian overpass above me.'s really more than that...they're called the Central-Mid-levels Escalators, and it's the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, transporting pedestrians over 2500 feet halfway up the steep terrain of Hong Kong Island...but enough about the crazy ways the locals get around!

The point here, is that you should always keep your eyes open to an opportunity to get "above it all"
and capture a nice overview, or "down" shot, as we pro's call it.

Canon 5D MkIII with EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM • 1/125th @ f5.6 • ISO 1600

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