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Wish He would Keep Still! I refuse to use a Flash!

  • Posted July 25, 2008 by Riaz Viewed 4035 times

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Traditional Style Teas/Coffees being sold in the Market, (Souk) in Damascus, Syria.
As soon as he noticed me with the camera, he made sure I wouldnt get a decent shot and kept moving all the time, and I was adamant not to use the flash and capture him! the best way I could, on my Camera.
Hence the result is , Not so sharp!

Hamidiyya Market, Damascus Syria

Your Drink sir!

Fresh Beverage - Coffee/Tea - Traditional style! - Damascus

The System in Operation! LOL

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    • # Riaz

      I didnt want it too grainy, so I tried ISO - range between 200-400. The Polarising filter eats way 3 f stops, and didnt think of removing it, as it had little use here! But all the same - am learning!

      2008.08.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pete

      I like the first one
      he is still but you have movement all around. Almost as if you stoped time just for him

      2008.08.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mei-Ling

      Well, your persistence has certainly paid off, Roger, these are great, colourful shots.l Couldn't help noticing the flask that this young man has got on his back –– surely that must be quite a weight when he starts his rounds??

      2008.07.28 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Esther Kolis

      What a great set! And how very interesting, my friend! It's the blur in pictures like these that makes one feel the ambience...at least I do! Thanks for sharing these, I love the "coffee/tea pot" he's carrying on his back.

      2008.07.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nitin Sood

      nice set Roger,intersting photos , u should have bought some coffee from him, then he might have helped u :),

      2008.07.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christine

      Not easy to take pictures in that light, did you think of pushing the ASA up ? I keep forgetting.
      I like the atmosphere of this covered up market. Nice serie

      2008.07.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kate

      great set...and the lack of sharpness actually helps to tell the story :)

      2008.07.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      not so sharp but it makes u feel more into the story, great RogerMay ;)

      2008.07.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Rangofraag

      Lovely set, you followed the guy around and put in a lot of detailing in the pictures, they are gorgeous, very colorful & happy.

      2008.07.25 Edited Reply Cancel