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By Aldo Panzieri
I don't waste a lot of time with people who are photo snobs. They always have the latest expensive toy. Most of you who have seen my pictures of my dear friend Suzanne, know how beautiful she is, even with a nine year old grand daughter, she turns men's heads where ever she goes. You've also seen my pictures of Masha who at fourteen made modeling agencies go berserk, only to have her say "no" because her priorities were a good education and a career that won't be over when she is twenty two. . I firmly believe that they are two of the ten most beautiful women in the world.

This picture was taken with My wife's S-600 Nikon Coolpix sardine can. I leave my Nikon Coolpix 510 at home at night, because the 510's strong points are it's incredible zoom range, which at night requires a firm, steady tripod. My wife got me a beautiful pro tripods two years ago. So far, I have used it once for about a minute. At my age hefting equipment every where I go makes me disincline to go at all.

I have discovered that if I tell photo snobs that I shot this with a multi thousand dollar Leica DSLR, Their opinion of my picture soars into the upper stratosphere. If I add that was taken in one of the very private colonies where movie stars dwell, and I only got in because I have friends in very high places, they are in awe. Yanking the chain of people who are expert at almost nothing at all is a very good hobby.

Tags: General Shock and awe

Voters: NDODS, LynneJoyce, RonnieAG and 1 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 6:18AM
Love, love, love the sentiments expressed in the description. You call them photo snobs, I call them The Photo Mafia and as you say, it is always fun to challenge their self proclaimed expertise.

IMHO (and I do not claim to be an expert) this is a very stylish image, well observed, well composed and pleasing. Since it was taken in such a prestigious location I am very surprised that you were not flaunting your multi thousand dollar Leica DSLR, but maybe you like challenging the pretensions of movie stars too.

Well done!

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