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#16 -- Lena

Doesn't Lena look awesome? She was the first stranger who I really wasn't looking for; I was just finishing off a hot dog, sitting by the river, not thinking I'd see someone interesting among the usual tourist crowds. But then she walked past with her companion (I'm wary of using a more specific label, having learnt from Donna's example) and I dropped everything and jogged after them. She laughed in a mock exasperated way, telling me I'm not the first one to ask for a picture. I told her that if she goes out looking this good then it shouldn't come as a surprise ;) Apparently she received several random compliments as well. I myself love 50s and 60s inspired styling so I was very happy that she agreed to a picture :)

 

Still practicing manual focus at 75mm, f/2.8 -- no easy feat for me at least, but I've learned that I can't rely on my camera's focus points unless I want every single photo I take to have the subject's face dead centre so it's sharp enough... :(

 

Lena, thank you for taking part in the project, and if you ever want to do a 50s style photoshoot some time, you know how to contact me :)

 

If you like my work, please check out my Facebook page too!

Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

 

 

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Taken on May 5, 2013