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20120200 Explored (#4) - The other Kathiawar man - IMG_1752mod2 -

This image had over 175 faves as on 6th October 2013. Then in a second the fave counter went back to ZERO - along with about 1700 images on my photo stream - just like that - no warning and no recourse :o(

 

Simultaneously it disappeared from all those 7 galleries in which other Flickr members had kindly displayed it. Surely Flickr can have software which will warn you if you are doing something that will result in such catastrophe. I was just changing the privacy settings of some images when this happened. How come if we, so much as, want to delete a set, a warning pops up (although that action does nothing irretrievably disastrous as this did) but no warning for a click that removes all the faves from all your images, removes them from Explore (about 70 of mine got removed from Explore with this one silly action), removes them from any challenges/contests you may be participating in, and God alone knows what else !!

 

Winner : Kanchenjunga Pinnacle Challenge

Winner : Pinnacle Hall of Fame

Winner : Flicker Challenge Group

 

IN Galleries

 

- Male Portraits

- Portraits 2

- Some favorite portraits

- Peace Within

- People

- Traveling Through Photography

- Faces

Taken at the Ahmedabad railway station. He was with another friend of his who had a great beard so I posted them on Flickr much earlier and more than one. This guy, the meeker of the two. was left out due to my personal bias I guess :o)

 

Taken in the dim ambient light of Indian railway stations without a tripod or any support whatsoever, I went down lower than the conventional shutter speed (1/100) for the longish lens), and a high ISO (3200) which I hate to do with the aperture wide open.

 

I was delighted to note the row of lights in both his eyes which is from the windows of the train standing on the platform.

 

Camera : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM

Exposure: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.01 sec (1/100)

Aperture : . . . . . . . . . . . . , ,f/2.8

Focal Length : . . . . . . . . . .130 mm

ISO Speed : . . . . . . . . . . . .3200

Exposure Bias : . . . . . . . . .0 EV

Flash : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Off

Handheld

 

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Taken on January 4, 2012