An unexpected encounter (pics S5)

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An unexpected encounter (pics S5)

PROLOGUE – the hustle & bustle of Wanchai. Last Friday evening, just as usual, people on the street were in a hurry, and I finally had had the time to do some shooting after working intensively for the entire week. I was not aware and these people didn't seem to care, but something was going on not far away elsewhere...

1. @ F5, 1/15s, ISO 160

2. @ F5.6, 1/15s, ISO 320

3. @ F5.6, 1/15s, ISO 400

4. @ F5.6, 1/15s, ISO 400

STUMBLING upon a mass rally for an HK Chief Executive Election candidate and a protest against him. I was trapped in the mid between the protesters and the police. For the first time, I got so close to these familiar faces of protesters whom I had only seen on TV before. For the first time, I was as free as a newspaper reporter to photograph policemen and policewomen. For the first time, I took some street pics with ISO 3200...

5. @ F4, 1/14s, ISO 1600

6. @ F3.8, 1/15s, ISO 1250

7. @ F3.5, 1/28s, ISO 3200

8. @ F4, 1/40s, ISO 3200

9. @ F4, 1/45s, ISO 3200

10. @ F4, 1/100s, ISO 3200

11. @ F4.5, 1/40s, ISO 3200

12. @ F3.5, 1/14s, ISO 1600

13. @ F4.5, 1/13s, ISO 1600

14. @ F3.5, 1/20s, ISO 3200

RETREAT – after squeezing through the crowds, I returned to the office building where I work, taking some overview pics of the mass rally through a dirty window in the corridor...

15. @ F4.5, 1/40s, ISO 1250, EV -1.7

16. @ F5, 1/15s, ISO 1250, EV -1.3

17. @ F5, 1/15s, ISO 800, EV -1.3

EPILOGUE – while I was still feeling excited about the unforgettable experience, the police and protesters might be feeling complacent that once again they had got their job done. As for this old fellow, he might have seen too many of these...

18. @ F3.5, 1/10s, ISO 1600

If you're interested, a little more can be seen here:

http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/an_unexpected_encounter

(All were handheld, shot in jpeg and with the Nikon 18-70.)

As always, comments and advice will be much appreciated.

Best regards
Hugo

‘Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.’
Henri Cartier Bresson

http://www.photo.net/photos/hpic
http://hugopoon.blogspot.com

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