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Pick a photographic theme – Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Train Station

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Sikh man on train

Sikh man on train

One of the best ways to organize your photowalk is to pick a theme and then stick with it throughout the day.  On this particular day, the stroll through the train station picked the theme for me.  It didn’t take me long to decide to take photos of train passengers through the windows.  In picking a theme, you can then focus your attention on the photo itself.

For more information and photos of this train station, take a look at the posting prior to this one.

Photos taken with Nikon D700 and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens.



Day dreaming

Day dreaming

Reading too

Reading too

Waiting for the train

Waiting for the train


Written by leolaksi

September 4, 2009 at 7:00 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Great shots, enjoy your galleries.

    So you’re mostly a tele guy?

    Do you shoot only with the D700? Or also a more portable cam? If so, which one?

    Forgive the asking, but you seem to know something about photography!


    September 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    • Hi Dan, I normally use a 85mm f/1.4 but right now I am trying out the Sigma 150mm for both its macro as well as telephoto capabilities. I have a couple of longer telephoto lenses (80-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4) but I never use them due to size. I also have several zoom lenses but find their flexibility offset by their size and weight.

      I have several smaller cameras, chief among them are the Leica M8 and Leica C-lux (6 megapixel bought 4 years ago). I also played with the Panasonic G1 earlier this year and found its small size compelling but decided to sell it and wait for an improved version.

      I am an experienced photographer but learn something new all the time. Leo


      September 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm

  2. Shame on you for not using the M8!

    Had today a 5D II in my hand with a 85mm 1.2

    Big and beautiful. Maybe too big to carry around. Some people don’t mind heavy gear, I would long for an M …


    September 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    • I haven’t forgotten the M8 and will go back. Trying to get as much experience with the D700 so that I know everything about it. It is big but a very capable camera (as is the 5D Mk II) and accents the M8 quite well. The M8 which doesn’t have AF requires skill but once you attain skill it helps your entire game regardless of camera.

      If you’re looking for a smaller good performing camera, I would look at the new Sigma or Panasonic GF1. Leo


      September 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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