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Impromptu wedding photos in Vietnam

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So sweet.  Good luck.

So sweet. Good luck.

I’m not a wedding photographer but when you run into couples having their wedding photos shot, it’s difficult not taking a few photos here and there.  The area around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city is bursting with couples and their photographers.  You find them on the sidewalks, in gardens and in the streets.  If you find yourself in Ho Chi Minh City, take a stroll over to the cathedral and get prepared.  By the way, neither the couples nor their photographers care if you take their photos.  Try your hand, its a lot of fun.

Photos taken with a Nikon D300s and Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII zoom lens.

In the hot sun.

In the hot sun.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In the street.

In the street.

Taking a break.

Taking a break.

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March 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

More street style at Bangkok’s Central World

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Magnetic smile

Magnetic smile

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve  spent the last few Friday afternoons at Central World Shopping Center.  I like to schedule business meetings in the various coffee shops located there.  In addition to being a comfortable venue for meetings, Central World is also home to free indie concerts on Friday.   As a result, there is always a crowd of tweens roaming around.  When you toss in a handicrafts market in front of the massive mall, well, that spells an opportunity to get out your camera and fire away.

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

Happy girl

Happy girl

Looking to buy

Looking to buy

Boy tail

Boy tail

Really big glasses

Really big glasses

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August 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

“Twenty-something” vendors and street fashion at Central World on Friday nights

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Vendor on phone

Vendor on phone

For the last several weeks I’ve posted about the “twenty-something” street vendors selling handicrafts and other items on Friday  in the open space in front of Central World.  In addition to “real” handicrafts, some of which are being made on the spot, and the crowds of people, this area is ground zero for interesting photographs.  There is also live music that can add to your picture-snapping enjoyment.  It’s a great place to practice your street photography.

These photos of various vendors were taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 135 DC f/2 lens.

Hey, I see you.

Hey, I see you.

Waiting for the first sell.

Waiting for the first sell.

Zebra vendor

Zebra vendor

Hat woman

Hat woman

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August 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Hennessey Road in Hong Kong fashion shoot – part 2

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Spotted from across the street.

Spotted from across the street.

Last month I posted photos of this same series. Well I happened to have more as you can see.  It was quite a treat to see this shoot unfolding before my eyes.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens.

Another bus

Another bus

Profile

Profile

Looking down

Looking down

Look at the camera

Look at the camera

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August 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Chic Channel workshop at Bangkok Central World

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Chic Channel briefing

Chic Channel briefing

Today I spend the better of the day at Central World Shopping Center in a series of meetings.  At the conclusion of the last meeting, we heard the sound of music and wandered to the front of the massive shopping mall.  Outside were a large collection of young college age vendors selling what essentially appeared to be handicrafts.  I bought a couple of items.  A t-shirt with a hand printed image of a Leica camera and from another vendor a Leica appearing camera keychain.  Talk about a one-track mind.

In addition to a large collection of young people to shoot, there was also a Chic Channel workshop with a bevy of beauties of which these photos capture some of them.

All these photos were shot with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor DC 135mm f/2 lens. All photos were captured in RAW and converted to JPG.  And no post-processing necessary after conversion.

An angel

An angel

Stars in her ears

Stars in her ears

An interview

An interview

Lost in thought

Lost in thought

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August 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Found. More women’s boot photos from Tokyo

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I was consolidating my photographs for transfer to an auxiliary hard drive for achiving 2008 photos when I ran across a few more photos of Japanese women wearing boots, this time at Garden Place near the Ebisu JR train station.  These photos were taken in late October of this year.

Two are better than one

Two are better than one

Older and wiser

Older and wiser

Very fine spike heels

Very fine spike heels

Demi-boot

Demi-boot

Casual with mukluks

Casual with mukluks

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December 29, 2008 at 6:42 am

Shinjuku boots continued – is there an end?

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Knee highs with mini

Knee highs with mini

Back by popular demand are… more boots!  Really, I’ve heard from many that they are interested in looking at boots.  And more boots!  Well, I aim to please.

But I gotta tell you, I am near the end of my boot pics.  And no reruns planned.

Knee length two times

Knee length two times

Knee length boots are big in Japan.  Flat heels, high heels, fringe topped and foldovers.  The key element is knee length.  Highly styled or more casual is irrelevant to the devotees.

As noted in numerous postings in blogs and at various style websites, Japanese women have a “thing” about boots.  It’s been analyzed a million different ways.  I’m not going to go into that in this posting.  Do a simple search of “boots Japan women” and you’ll get enough info to satisfy your curiosity.

If you haven’t checked out my blog before, I’ve posted several sets of boots.  Take a look if you’re so inclined.

Two pair

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December 12, 2008 at 6:44 am