Pete the Elder

Uploaded 11 Feb 2013 — 1 favorite
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© rob castro
Views 14
Likes 1
Favorites 1
Comments 2
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of rob castro's Photos

  • The Caretaker
  • Pete the Elder
  • Separate Ways
  • Go Daddy
Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 11, 2013
TakenJuly 3, 2011
FlashNo Flash

Lifestyle, People, Urban

No tags yet.

Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

The great Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt once said that it is better to shoot an iconic picture rather than a good but boring one. I certainly would not call this image iconic – although in a few years maybe it will – only time will tell. A boring picture? But that is subjective.

I am almost sure that Pete would not like this photo. But that would be his own opinion. In any case, it doesn't matter to me. Because I like it.

I was pleasantly surprised by the result. I thought that the lighting was bad as it was mostly florescent predominantly coming from the top but I think the warm backlighting helped. The classic Nikkor 50mm from my Rose's vintage Nikon FE may have contributed to the wow factor. Despite using a crappy 8 mp Canon Rebel XT, the combination of the lens and the camera as appointed by providence all contributed to this shot.

© 2013 Rob Castro

2 responses

  • Chris Bethanis

    Chris Bethanis (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    very powerful!!

  • rob castro

    rob castro gave props (23 Feb 2013):

    thanks Chris ... much appreciated

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up