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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Matthew


shniggit kindly donated his day off to come to Camden today and shoot Stolen Moments #5 #6. (I can count. Really.) This is my way of saying thank you. Well, that and the Suntory.
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[User Picture]From: sparklepbass
2006-03-10 21:52 (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-10 23:31 (UTC)
Dude. He totally has the rock star thing down. :-D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-10 23:32 (UTC)
Yes! And then whisky! And then RUM! Who's dronk? Who?
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-03-10 22:54 (UTC)
Fantastic. Am loving your portraits.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-10 23:42 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm enjoying taking them. I have such photogenic friends.
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From: ripperlyn
2006-03-10 23:04 (UTC)
I like it. It has a different feeling to the others, though. Somehow it feels more tense, less relaxed - a stolen moment in a different way from the previous ones. Not sure how to express this and I'm probably not expressing it well.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-10 23:35 (UTC)
This is actually meant to be a portrait of Matthew and not one of the SMs. I switched lenses and took a bunch of close-ups in the middle of the shoot. I mean, it sort of is a stolen moment in its own way but the composition doesn't fit with the rest of them.
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From: enzeru
2006-03-10 23:13 (UTC)
Very nice. My druthers might have reframed it in a wider letterbox-y format showing a bit more of his right shoulder. But it's very well-composed, like the contrast in line movement between the twists of his scarf and the posts in the back, and the bit of wildness from the tousled hair and spiked bracelet.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-10 23:44 (UTC)
The original shot actually did include more of his right shoulder. However, due to the positioning of the railings behind him, I had to crop it slightly. I felt it suffered more from the weird angle of the posts than it benefitted from the inclusion of more of his shoulder, if that makes sense.

I also took a bunch of closeups, some of which I loved, but didn't want to overwhelm the internets with them.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-03-11 10:10 (UTC)
amazing, you've captured him perfectly.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-11 12:44 (UTC)
I like the little thinky-frown thing he has going on in this image. Part of it is that he's squinting against the harshness of the light from the overcast sky, but it's also a common expression of his, if I'm not mistaken.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-03-11 18:44 (UTC)
it is, the poor little troubled soul.

heh, no...you have the gift of catching people at the right time. its amazing.
i love your photography.
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From: shniggit
2006-03-11 10:14 (UTC)
Its fantastic, I absolutely adore this portrait I really can't wait to see the stolen moment in its full glory!

Would it be alright if I used this on myspace?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-11 12:42 (UTC)
I sent you another one where you're looking straight at the camera. It's pretty intense.

Sure, no problem.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-03-11 14:50 (UTC)

another excellent portrait

Do you recall your settings for the shot? ...just curious.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-03-11 15:13 (UTC)
On Flickr, you should be able to view the EXIF data for the image by clicking on "More Properties" in the lower right. For this image: ISO 100, 1/100 s, f/5, focal length 81 mm (162 mm equivalent on a full-frame sensor). The focal point was centered on his face (the left eye).
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