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The Smoker.

By paulbroad  
One of my Sunday market grab shots. Camera round neck but shutter released by guess. Try to not look directly at the subject and the little Canon bridge camera has all sound turned off, so just look to be steadying the camera. Press release with underside of my thumb.

Cannon SX40HS with lens set at about 50mm and ISO200. AV at f8. Continuous drive with autofocus selected as experiment, so can get a few frames by holding button down. Face select autofocus and auto exposure, so the camera is doing the work. A lot of images, a lot of rubbish, with just the odd one worth the effort.


Tags: Woman Market Old Cigarette Fag Portraits and people

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iancrowson Plus
9 213 146 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:26AM
A great one Paul for your effects of smoking file. This should be shown to all those pretty young women with ciggies puckering their mouths.
I like you method of capture, vert successful.

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2100 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 3:05PM
It's a hit-and-miss technique, but wonderfully satisfying when it works. It creates an intimidating, overbearing feel. This is a bit over-sharpened for my taste, it shows particularly in the foliage and the Hot & Cold Drinks sign, but I covet it.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4052 Canada
18 Jul 2013 5:33PM
Shes only 31 too....

NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:43PM
This looks like its going to be her last drag, God Bless Her...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
xwang 10 56 8
21 Jul 2013 2:55PM
Very well done, Paul. Excellent clarity and sharpness. (The top of the tree can be sorted by blur tool easily.. I think it was caused by resizing).
I was in Cambridge yesterday, I didn't know it was graduation day, when I saw a few students in academic dress passing by from the opposite street, I gave a blind click, it didn't work.(S200;F9),it was blurred.. it seemed that if both parties were on the move, S200 is not enough. So you did very well...
I like the background and subject. Burge, fag and gardening... summarised a lot...Grin
BTW, thank you very much for your helpful advice for the old lady with god...

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