August 26, 2004: Smiling Old lady

It had been a while since I roamed the streets of London with my zoom lens to shoot "street photography" of unsuspecting strangers, so at a sunny day at the end of my summer vacations, I found a very stealthy spot between ticket sales people near Leichester Square tube station and rigged up the 70-200mm lens...

This woman looks happy and optimistic without really smiling, I think...

[ Canon EOS 10D, lens 70-200mm @ 188mm, 1/250 sec, f/4.5, Mode: Program, Metering: Evaluative, ISO: 400, AF mode: AI Focus AF, White balance: Auto, Flash: Off ]


This is stunning -- I just found this link by way of a post in's blog. Beautiful work here.

Posted by: myla at September 2, 2004 09:46 PM

Absolutely stunning! This has to rank right up there with my all-time favorite photographs. Bonus (for me, anyway): this shot has given me that final nudge to buy that Canon EOS Digital I've been eyeing for a month, kit lens and all. Thanks!

Posted by: Denny Gill at September 6, 2004 03:56 AM

Great expression - nicely captured. :)

Posted by: Maria at September 28, 2004 04:09 PM

This is an amazing candid portrait! I guess with a good telephoto lens, you can take it whilst being a safe distance away. :)

Candid photographs can give very surprising effects. I prefer them over over-planned poses any day. :)

Posted by: alkam at October 2, 2004 11:26 PM

she is nice! what thats my grandma!

Posted by: ?? at January 1, 2006 02:53 AM
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