A walk thorugh the crowded markets of Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur is quite an experience, it is very narrow and cramped, the weather is humid, you are always going to be asked to purchase ('watches sir?' 'a bag for your lady?' 't-shirt sir - you like Manchester United?').
I always smile in these markets, they are fun and friendly and a bargain can be had, and haggling is the norm.
I managed to take out my clumsy Nikon DSLR and squeeze a few shots in amongst the crowd.
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JFS (32459) 2011-11-26 0:39
Very good shot, very profesional, powerful B&W image, I like it a lot!
willperrett (10731) 2011-11-26 1:17
Very interesting shallow DoF here: inevitable given the lighting conditions and your sensible decision not to use flash, which would of course have ruined the atmosphere. I like the expressions and the fact that you've chosen to focus not on the obvious foreground smoker, but the guy midway back in the shot. And B/W is just right for street photography.
rigoletto (34279) 2011-11-26 4:22
The same in China: "watches sir? bags for your lady sir? very cheap massage sir..." and they follow you for at least five minutes!
Almost the same in Turkey, but our sellers are not that "sticky" yet :)
Now, this one is more powerful than ever, and definitely gives me that profi feeling. I assume the focus was intended to be on the guy at the back, yet it ended up on the scarves. No problem, in such crowded places, it always happens ;)
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2011-11-27 15:12
i like it this way, i mean with the focus on the scarves... and the smoke coming out of the old man's mouth is what makes this shot so cool i think...
mafegan (8624) 2011-12-04 1:13
I can relate to your market experiences - opportunities not to be missed even if you have no intention of making a purchase. Clever composition with the well focused man behind a row of scarves and the out of focus man exhaling smoke. It works well. Cheers, Marlene
- Copyright: Justin Button (Juzo) (4199)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-08-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D3000, Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-26 0:31