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Old Feb 12, 2008, 9:28 PM   #1
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The first is an old Druze sabra peddlar. The second is my daughter Niki.
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 9:29 PM   #2
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 9:38 PM   #3
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I love to see photos like the first one. The mans face shows a hard life and a great deal of character. The second on is really cute. I think I recognize the gentleman in the background!! Good work.

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Old Feb 12, 2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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I have to relate the story behind the Druze. He was located beside a tourist spot selling sabra. A very interesting character noticed by everyone. But if you tried to take his picture he pointed his knife at you and said NO. I took his picture while standing in front of him. I used a fake right angle lens on my camera. He even watched me with interest taking his picture. The one I posted you can see his eyes are on the others with their cameras.
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 10:21 PM   #5
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Two questions: 1) What is sabra? 2) What is this fake right-angle lens you are talking about and do I want/need one?

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Old Feb 12, 2008, 11:28 PM   #6
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Sabra is the prickly fruit on top of cactus. The pic is two views of the right angle lens. From the front it looks like a normal lens with a fake glass front. from the side there is a hole through which you can see a mirror mounted inside the barrel on a 45 degree angle so the picture you see is at right angles to the direction the lens is pointed. Thats me with the lens attached to my S700 taking my picture by being at right angles to the mirror. It just screws on the front like a filter. Its great for shooting people unawares like kids who freeze up when you point a camera at them. Its also good for shooting anyone so there is a natural expression about them. They even help often by watching what you are doing unawares they are being photographed.
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 12:54 AM   #7
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Bynx,

I've often wondered about the quality of pics from the right angle lens and you seem to have success with the lens. Thanks for sharing.

His expression is priceless as a candid shot.

The obiglatory shot with Santa. Despite being old hat I think everyone should have one at various stages of the child's life. I consider it almost like a rite of passage.

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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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Bynx,

I love the old Druse, but I must admit I'm a little leery of taking photos of people brandishing knives and saying "No." :G

Really nice shot of your daughter.



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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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The old fella was sitting on a bucket cleaning sabra with his knife. He just waved it in protest to his pic being taken. Now one might say we should respect his rights. However, positioning himself looking like he did at a popular tourist spot in hopes of making money from them shouldnt be in a position to say no to a simple picture. Just my opinion and I have the right to be wrong on this. I got my picture and its hung proudly in my house for some time. Id seriously like to return and give him a copy. But Im sure he has passed away by now.
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Nice photos, and very neat lens.
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