Posted by Francis (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) on 19 February 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year I think I'll show some photos from Hong Kong, Macau ,Taiwan and China over the next few days. I hope you like them.
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I like how the make-up accentuates the expressions you've caught them in. Very nicely captured theater still.
19 Feb 2007 6:19am
What a beautiful portrait!
19 Feb 2007 8:59am
Fantastic portrait! Wonderful tones! Very well done Francis!
19 Feb 2007 10:33am
Lucky you! Among the professionals of the Chinese Opera. This is a first class performance shot. More please! (no flash?)
19 Feb 2007 11:03am
@Sidonie: I wish I could say Ii was among the performers , and I did try to sneak backstage , but the truth is I couldn't even get in the door, so this was shot through a crack in the side of the tent with the longest lens I've got at 1600 ISO. So if you were to blow this up it would be pretty grainy.
Cool shot! Exposure is right on!
19 Feb 2007 11:51am
A rare sight indeed. Wonderful clarity for 315mm.
19 Feb 2007 1:46pm
@Stu: Thanks Stu. It's a great lens for sharpness but considering the shutter speed/focal length ratio its suprising its as sharp as it is.
Brilliant photo - love the expressions on their faces, and wow those costumes are amazing! What lens are you using?
19 Feb 2007 5:37pm
Here's a bit I copied from another about my lens.
Nikon 70 - 210 mm f/4 - 5.6 D set to 70 mm.
This is an exceptionally great lens at what used to be a very, very low price before it became a collectible. It was discontinued in the US around 2000. I love it because it focuses much faster than any other telephoto lens priced under $800 today, it's super sharp, has very little distortion, focuses very close and is super compact and well built.
20 Feb 2007 10:29am
Nice details, especially the facial expressions.
20 Feb 2007 8:16pm
Great capture . Excellent photo.
21 Feb 2007 12:18am
I like this one , that's for sure.
2 May 2007 9:52pm
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