Little Boy With Ice Cream

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  1. Tuna

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    I was looking for shots at an outdoor Arts Fair in Richmond, Va. The exact location was at the Carrilon, a tall structure with a nice winding, stone double-staircase at the base of the building. I was shooting with a Leica IIIc rangefinder which is from 1946 and requires absolute attention to shot setup due to the somewhat uncomfortable (by today's standards) focus, aperture and shutter settings. It was a crowded area and after I had framed and prepared for my shot, I had to repeatedly wait for people going up and down the stairs to exit the scene. With the camera held to my face, I sensed a moment to take an unfettered shot when I noticed from the side a blur running into the frame.

    It was the young man in this image. He promptly sat down and began eating his ice cream. About the time I noticed this opportunity to get a nice shot, he noticed me and began mugging for the camera. I managed about 6-7 shots before he ran off. I believe this to be the best of the bunch.

    As always, any critique or comments are greatly appreciated.

    Tuna
     
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    Well, this little munchkin's butting into your shot is the best thing it could have gotten, I think....this is absolutely wonderful! :D Beautifully exposed, wonderful composition...and to have him mugging it up for you in this playful manner is just icing on the cake. I hope you're proud of this one. Absolutely wonderful!

    Ah, a Leica rangefinder..... you did it proud. I am smitten with the beautiful texture on these stairs. Can't stop studying it. :) What film did you use here?
     
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    I am really liking your photos! This is really nice.
     
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    Great stuff. The kid makes the shot.
     
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    A side from the picture being exposed and composed in a such an excellent way. The kid makes me chuckle. Way to go Tuna! I do not think there could be a better place in the photo for a person than where the boy sat. And he actually did something other than smile for the camera....It's almost spooky.
     
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    Beautiful the way you arranged the architecture.
     
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    Great work!
     
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    Thanks for all the kind comments, guys!

    This was shot on Kodak T400CN film.

    Tuna
     
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    Tuna, I like the exposition here, perfect contrast for me
     
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    Hey man, I'm right next door to you in Lakeside. Small world! Great photo by the way.
     
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    I think this is a great shot. Excellent composition and contrast.
     

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