Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Accidental Sartorialist...

I mentioned in my review of the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 250 that the wife and I went to San Francisco.

Now, I am, intrinsically, a shy person (hence, The Shy Photographer) so I have accepted a long time ago that I can't photograph people on the streets. So, even if I am always fascinated by the way people dressed, I could not bring myself to ask them for a portrait.

However, a scenario presented itself when the San Francisco cable car I was hanging from came across another. I saw this beautiful and beautifully dressed lady hanging on the other car and I just started shooting. What I got was this shot:

Talk about the decisive moment! So, as I've said before, always have a camera with you. You'll never know when a picture will present itself - and you might even be able to get around your shyness. Now I wonder if I can break into fashion photography, the one that happens on runways... ;)

I am quite happy that I was able to get at least one "sartorial" shot from this trip.

Shot made with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon EF 24-105 IS USM f/4L lens. Want the best backpack for your DSLR? Check out my review of my favorite, the Lowepro Versapack 200AW, here and here.


  1. congratulations on capturing this wonderful photo!

  2. love this photo, gives a sense of motion too because of the blurred effect upfront.



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