Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Photographer's Eye

Yes, I do shoot man.
In this picture, a recent portrait of the famous Steve McCurry, the legendary National Geography Master.  Shot recently in northern Thailand where we visited a small cottage craft place, thanks to kind arrangement of Mr. Suchet Suwanmongkol, the proud owner of Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai, one of the best hide-away resort in the world (highly recommended), and Mr. Suwanmongkol himself an established photographer.
Coming back to the portrait, I shot Steve with a Canon 1Ds III and a the new Macro EF 100/2.8L IS, in available light, I was able to use a slighly higher ISO - 160, and moderate speed, thanks to the new IS on the lens, to get close enough for this tight portrait.
Time, travel, and not to mention the risks of confronting to those conflicting situations, weathered the fine photographer's face, but the eyes, as sharp as ever, as young as ever.

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