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I realize that zoom lens photography is intrusive and the subject is not even aware that a photo is being taken. There is no eye contact, no communication, no consent.Yet there I was in a pub in Hokitika, the midday sun shining strong through the glass front and a man sat close to the light but keeping his face in the shade. I immediately thought of Caravaggio and Rembrandt and the way they caught the light in their work. The silver bearded man would have been the type the said artists would have used in one of their works. So, full of inspiration I took this photo and another that you can see in workshop.
Sometimes one feels that a moment is too precious to let it disappear into oblivion, regardless of social niceties- such was the case here.

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Additional Photos by Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2896 W: 103 N: 4966] (22350)
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