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Izumi's Diary Page 32     Wednesday 22 August 2011  
         
         
No Rest for This Lioness
         
     
 

Hello! Izumi is back to talk to you again, feeling a bit more wistful this time perhaps.

Mais non, je ne regrette rien, et je ne regrette mon PEN despite what I said last time when I was musing on a year of hunting Decisive Moments (or images à la sauvette, to remain in flâneuse mode) and the cameras that I have used, while being like the lioness hunting on the plains of the Serengeti, although actually on the streets of Newtown and Marrickville and sometimes further afield.

So it's back to the more traditional eye/camera/lens fare with a nice cup of tea to be enjoyed on my return home.

 
     
     
         
         
 
 
 
Awning Tea I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, 100 ISO, 180mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Awning Tea III
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4, 200 ISO, 180mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Awning Tea II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/320 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 134mm (eqiv)
         
         
     
 

I discovered these people when I went for a morning walk in Marrickville one day but I had to return a lot later to get the best lighting on them. The early-morning low-angled beams did not suit them as it does a lot of my other subjects of the street.

 
     
     
         
   
Awning Barbie I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/500 sec, f/10, 200 ISO, 180mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Awning Blow I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/400 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 270mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Awning Wear I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/400 sec, f/8, 200 ISO, 160mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

But at least I knew that they would still be there when I returned so it was like having a bit of a luxury to just await the rightful position of the sun and not be worried that the people would go on their ways and leave me looking at an empty viewfinder on my PEN.

 
     
     
         
   
Awning Tipple I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 126mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Awning Tipple II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/250 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 300mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
   
Awning Tipple III
   
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/250 sec, f/6.3, 200 ISO, 240mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Awning Tipple IV
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w 14-150mm, 1/200 sec, f/7.1, 200 ISO, 116mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

I am not sure of the circumstances of their current position but I think it is amusing to have different levels of people like this. It reminds me of what my uncle used to say and perhaps it was also said by the uncles of Yvon and M Cartier-Bresson and Jeff Carter and other street or candid photographers – 'Do not just look around you, also look down and up'.

Of course, as a natural-born flâneuse I agree that your eyes must always be moving and looking and seeing if there are little clues to a Decisive Moment that is nearby so that you can be ready to pounce on it with your shutter finger.

Now I think I will join them but for me it will be a patio tea as it is such a nice sunny day to sit outside in the sunshine.

Goodbye for now. Your friend,

Izumi.

 
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
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