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C'est La Vie

life (Leica X1)

There are ups and downs, twists and turns, the bright sides and the sombre times. But in the end, there is always a way out.

Noticing the scene required quite some practising of the photographer's eye. While I was making this shot, some passers-by followed the lens's direction and took some similar shots too. Where did I take it? Underneath a footbridge. The setting was quite dark. As the Leica X1 "reduces" shake by taking two consecutive images, I still had to steady the camera by resting my wrists on the railings. I made nearly seven shots to come up with this more satisfactory one.

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Eye Contact

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The digital era may make it easier to end up with fave shots. Even lousy photos may be turned likable after a few clicks in the post-processing workflow. But if digital advancement or amendments have any bearing on the cultivation of personal style, no photographers will need to discover his or her own photographer’s eye. Undoutedly, this is out of the question. Only with a trained photographer’s eye can we give a thinking gaze and capture an eternal moment, in our unique style. Style is the soul of a great photo.
A few posts have been written in GXG to touch on the topic of photographer’s eye. Instead of finding an answer, which would require academic discussions, the posts are intended to give my general reflections and spark interests in moving towards further exploration of the topic. 
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1) Photographer's Eye: Storytelling
2) Photographer's Eye: Little Show of Observing
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