Worlds Apart

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© Muhammad Muhsin
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UploadedMarch 23, 2009
TakenMarch 23, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/80 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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the carpenter was over with his kid Najeeb, and i, as you would guess, was present with the camera, looking for photo opportunities :)

this one was not planned :) i was shooting after a long time with my 135mm 2.8 prime lens, so in a way, i was limiting myself focal length wise :) besides, the lens is manual-focus-only and only does Spot Metering :)

i found him looking at me from behind the window glass, while i was photographing his father :) i snapped a quick one to keep it as authentic as possible :)

since i was shooting in RAW, there were little or no concerns on my mind about how it'd look eventually... the lens was at f/8 in manual mode, i wanted sharpness and the shutter was at the safest handheld speed of 1/80s, and the resulting ISO 6400 :)

cropped it in 5:4 ratio, resized and thats it :)

i suspect that some will find it too grainy and in conflict with the rule of thirds :) but i love it for its mood, the subtle contrast as well as the moment :)

thanks for viewing :) let's see what u think :)

muhammad muhsin

4 responses

  • Tomasz Pawlak

    Tomasz Pawlak said (23 Mar 2009):

    Podziwim klimat,proporcje i wyczucie estetyki.Brawo

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Mar 2009):


  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi gave props (23 Mar 2009):

    One of the best, excellent capture & great frame

  • Joseph R.

    Joseph R. gave props (28 May 2009):

    superb ! Forget the rules, soul is more important. Non-photographers who don't know the rules pay for the pictures anyway :-), those that move them

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