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Iguanasan
12-03-2010, 10:31 PM
For the full story behind this shot, please visit my blog (link in the signature). The short story is that I'm trying some new things and I'm really enjoying the results.

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Mad Aussie
12-04-2010, 01:06 AM
Great timing! Looks like a set up shot.

Richard
12-04-2010, 09:04 AM
the timing is fab. also love the reflected shop lights on the pavement.

Iggy is there a way to subscribe to your blog, I couldn't find the feed?

AcadieLibre
12-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Nice timing and a good shot. Really nice street photography.

Matt K.
12-04-2010, 10:49 AM
ditto to all comments; great shot, great timing.

Donna
12-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Neat shot!! ... You done well! .... the blog was interesting too . :)

edG
12-04-2010, 01:05 PM
well done Iggy

kat
12-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Fantastic timing!!! Nicely done

Iguanasan
12-04-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone.

@Richard, I hadn't realized that the feed link wasn't available... I have fixed that and you can find the subscription links on the right-hand side. Thanks for taking an interest.

Iguanasan
12-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Bambi commented on my blog that she was interested in understanding a little more of my thought process and the stuff I had internalized. I added it to my blog for others to see but I am re-posting here if anyone is interested.

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I was first struck by the fact that I tend to shoot much of the same stuff as Jay Maisel though he's more outwardly passionate about it. I don't want to copy him but I didn't mind taking a few hints.

Part of my trouble, if you can call it that, is that I always work really hard to get the shot technically perfect. In this case Jay was saying that he bumps up the ISO so he can get a fast shot. Camera always at the ready waiting for the shot, walk slowly and really look. Sometimes, you find a stage and you just need to wait for the players. In this shot, all of those things came to pass.

It was dark and rainy so I bumped up the ISO to 1600 which, on my Rebel XSi, would normally introduce quite a bit of noise. I normally avoid high ISO like the plague.. this time I "went wild".

Secondly, I found my stage and waited to see life happen around me. In the past I would have taken a shot of the windows due to the colours that were there and moved on. This time, I tried to envision what might happen if I waited. As the two men approached I prepared and shot, capturing the moment.

The big thing that was kind of freeing was that I didn't care if it was technically perfect. I just wanted to capture the moment. Just like I've been learning in karate, it is my art to do my way.

Bambi
12-04-2010, 03:17 PM
thanks for sharing. And well done you!!!

asnow
12-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the story Iggy. For trying something new you did a great job.

Iguanasan
12-04-2010, 11:29 PM
Thanks, asnow!

JAS_Photo
12-05-2010, 04:00 AM
Very well done image, Iggy! " Kind of a "Moment it clicks " kind of shot!

Richard
12-05-2010, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone.

@Richard, I hadn't realized that the feed link wasn't available... I have fixed that and you can find the subscription links on the right-hand side. Thanks for taking an interest.

Thanks, subscribed now, very interesting to read about your photography journey.

Iguanasan
12-05-2010, 07:42 PM
Thanks, subscribed now, very interesting to read about your photography journey.

Thanks. Subscribing right back at ya! :)