Getting close

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Robert Capa once said that “If your photograph aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough…” and for this image – taken with a compact but powerful SONY RX-1R, can’t be more true.

The modern digital technology has finally realized the goal of original Leica still camera – “small format, large print” such as the case of the compact SONY mirrorless camera which has fully embodied most of the latest technology of digital photography into a tiny package, with a fixed, beautifully made Zeiss Sonnar 35/2 lens, allows the photographer gets close to action without compromise.

Railay Beach, Kribi, Thailand, August 2014

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Time off, Katia

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Shot of a lovely Ukrainian model, Katia Kuklina.

Bangkok, August 2014

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Woman in water

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said a woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.  So is her beauty!

Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani, Thailand

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Gabriella

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Sunset & bikini is the best match, any day!

Changburi Resort & Spa, Ko Chang, Thailand

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2 Faces

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A pair of cats, 2 head-turners.

Bagan, Myanmar, 214

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Face of Buddha

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The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.

~ Buddha

Mandalay, 2014

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Beauty defused

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This image of the beautiful Brazilian model, Thais Nascimento, in a steamed shower room was made with a simple shoe-mounted flash gun bounced off the room to give an overall lit of the scene and added sharpness while not over burn the subject.  Most of the modern flashguns made today are powerful tools to fill and balance the available light of a location and are particular useful for a small space such as the shower box which is often the best location for some close up and intimate shoots.

Bangkok, July 2014

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Available light portraiture

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Digital photography technology in the best part of last century has been focused on achieving less noisy image of available light photography that enables photographers of all schools with much higher creative freedom.

This image of a beautiful Taiwanese model Lindy Mei made with Leica M type 240 with Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH shot at ISO 1600 is a perfect example.  I was still able to select a nice aperture setting for more pleasing depth of field at f 2,8, keeping sense of location and overall sharpness of the subject than abandoning texture and detail of surrounding and the subject herself.

Leica M camera for the matter has finally established itself again in modern solid-state photography a state of the art instrument that is compact and capable of producing large image rivals of larger competitors.

Taipei, Taiwan, July 2014

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Balancing lights

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The sunset portraiture is always somewhat tricky to carefully expose the interesting features of location and to carefully lit the model so that the subject is naturally blend into the image, not overtaking it and not overtaken by it.

This image of lovely Thai model Gift is made at Ko Chang, an island off the eastern seaboard coast of Siam Bay, lit with Broncolor Ringflash C powered up by Verso A4, to achieve a final image that is free from shadow to fight against the sunset light from behind while keeping a reasonable shades on the subject herself, something a common shoe-mounted flash gun not capable of achieve.

Ko Chang, July 2014

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Patrycja Woźniak

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A recent shot of a lovely Polish model Patrycja Woźniak, shot with the just released Nikon D810 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR.  The new camera encompassed some small but critical importance performance on an arguable most successful Nikon digital camera body of recent time that surprisingly after two years of introduction, still tops in its category.

The choice for the use of a medium telephoto to somewhat compress the depth of field that gives a little better image perspective for a portraiture such as this one with a little sense of distance, but not too far away.

Bangkok, July 2014

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