Old man on a bench

Checking out his CD purchase.

Shot in Queen St Mall while waiting for the remainder of the flickr crew.

Taken during Day #2 of the Xenedis Visit Brisbanites Flickr Meetup weekend.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 25th March 2007, This photo: 11:28am

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  • -spam- said:
    I walked straight past all you guys while you were standing there. So wished i could have met up with you all later that day.

    Great candid. Also wish i could just take photos of randoms in the street.
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite ironic really. I had my mobile on me, so a quick call would have found us.

    I don't do too much shooting of strangers either, something I want to do more of, but it's just not that easy to point a camera at someone, it would seem. I have a few more candids on the roll of film I need to get developed (200mm lens helps a bit in that respect).
  • Xenedis said:
    Sam: I recall you mentioning you saw a bunch of people and a white lens. That was us.

    Dave: Definitely get yourself a nice tele. I solidly recommend the 135/2L. Might bring mine next time. It's a stellar lens, and the one of the cheapest L lenses on the market. People photography can be so rewarding when you capture a fantastic expression, or the essence of a person's character.
  • David de Groot said:
    or someone's soul - don't forget taking pictures of people captures their soul ;-)
  • -spam- said:
    "Quite ironic really. I had my mobile on me, so a quick call would have found us."

    I remembered seeing your mobile number in the thread about this meet, but i couldnt remember what it was. I was going to write it down before i left the house that morning but realised i was was about to miss the train. What i learnt? Be better prepared next time.
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas a bit of that going around. On the Sat. I forgot to grab Johnno's number from my email client before leaving home, luckily he sms'd me at some stage.
  • -spam- said:
    Also, for some tips on candids and other things related to street photography, have a look here

    Some helpful hints in there.
  • David de Groot said:
    Some interesting reading there Sam.
  • ferrous said:
    i almost never suggest crops for people's pictures, but i'd love to see this one cropped in a bit closer so that the man is more the focus, with less of his surroundings. the framing of the doorway that he's almost in seems to be begging for a crop. hehe.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Like this, per chance ?

    Old Man (crop)