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Veins and Fudging

R0010052L (Camera: Ricoh GX200)

The Nature's painting is always fascinating, especially when one cares to pause and observe.

Chances are that when spotting such an intriguing scene in Hong Kong, and by extension in any big cities, you will likely spot a photographer or two aiming at it with artillery-like lenses mounted on their DSLRs which were probably bought for the stellar ratings by the on-line reviewers. The opinionated comment is based on the often unprofessionally long intervals between their aiming and shooting, and the disproportion between using such heavy paraphernalia and doing such low-value casual shots for a majority of the time. This is highly likely stereotyping though.

The point here is actually that different shooting occasions require different cameras. For casual and street shots, what a difference it will make for a photographer to, in coming across a similar branches-against-the-blue-sky scene, graciously fudge for a tiny unassuming GRD3 (which is still the author's choice if asked) and causally take a snap and walk away. That is smarter, needing not the trumpet-blowing with the long-zoom lenses on the big DSLR to make a scene of one's presence for such an unimportant shot -- sounds very English.

All that funfair for the royal wedding has culmulated in great photo opportunities which require those heavy photographic gear today. For those outside UK, you can only practise with your DSLR at home in front of the T.V.  May them live happily ever after.


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