Pete the Elder

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© rob castro
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 11, 2013
TakenJuly 3, 2011
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
FlashNo Flash
ISO400
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Lifestyle, People, Urban

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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

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