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Old Apr 30, 2012, 6:35 PM   #1
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Default Street shooting in the far east ...

City life .. Wish I'd been a bit more aggressive in going out to shoot.. as i think there was a whole lot more that I could and should have taken. Was let down by the e3's AF at times... really frustrating esp when you've been waiting for the shot and then loose it. All taken with teh 14-54 or 35-100f2, PP'd in LR4 RC1 beta and several from a moving taxi...

1. Tuck Tucks... the 3 wheelers



2. Cycles .. with a box cart attached



2. Motorway/Freeway workers - Lots of major construction work is going on and right next to them you have these tent villages where the workers live.



3. Time for a Snooze



4. Into the Shadows....



4. Peek a boo!



5. Rush hour ..



6. its a dogs life



7. Oil time...Rickshaw



8. 24/7 - Guys loading nuts and bolts from a factory in a residential street, working 24/7. When the power goes out .. they kick in the generators. the shocking thing was that they couldn't compete against Chinese imports ...



9. Shopping



10. street Food...


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Old Apr 30, 2012, 6:54 PM   #2
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Nice series, Harj. People don't realize the stranglehold China has on the world economy. They are JUST starting to realize it. But, it's too late.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 7:23 PM   #3
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Hey Gary,

Yeah .. its too late, although the big Western/Japanese corps don;t care - profits first and foremost everything else can take a jump, even if that means the destruction of their own manufacturing base at home and possibly whole swaves of their own society. Apple, dell, Hp the lot of them... and inc. Oly and the other Japanese co's. I saw an interview last year with Norman Lamont (former UK Chancellor) and during that he'd stated that they the conservative govt at the time had effectively decided to let manifacturing die in the UK, and let those skills and jobs go to the far east and concentrate on services and the financial sector. Good bit of long term forward thinking, esp when in 2008 theres a banking crises.. I think not!

I was shocked when these guys and others were saying that they cant compete on price against the Chinese when it comes to manufacturing products and these guys are making components for peanuts and working 24/7. Not sure what the average weekly wage is but someone mentioned 300 rupees a week = $6 USD I had been expecting them to say the West was the problem wanting goods at cheap prices but it was plain and simple China.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Hi Harj,

I love the shots, In the Shadows and 24/7. Which city is this?

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Good shooting Harj. A really nice mix of street scenes. I like the interplay of color shots mixed with b&w. The whole series has a photojournalist flair. Well done.
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I agree with Steven it very well could be a photo journalistic shoot. A very good perspective on life in this country.
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The whole series has a photojournalist flair. Well done.
I think so too Harj.
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I find that these picture could have been in National Geographic magazine.
Really amazing and like Steven said certainly a photojournalist flair.
Thank you for sharing these pictures.
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