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Kasimedu Fishing Harbor – Diptych Instax Street Portraits Plus

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The twice a month Chennai Photowalk group held its 105th photowalk at of all place, Kasimedu Fishing Harbor / Fish Market.  I’m in this crowd somewhere holding up my Fuji GF670 Medium Format camera.

On this photowalk, I once again used my Fuji X-Pro2 to wirelessly transmit JPEG images to Fuji’s SP-2 Instax Printer as gifts to those deserving street portrait subjects.  Isn’t a print what we as photographers strive for and what a great way to say thanks.

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X-Pro2 Manual showing how to transmit an image to the SP-2 Instax Printer
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Instax SP-2 Printer: Film cartridge holds ten prints at ~50 cents each.

I choose to use Diptychs (Greek for “Two Fold”) to display the printed Instax image alongside the subject holding the Instax print.  Cool.

Diptych Instax Street Portraits

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1) He was pleasantly surprised that as the 3rd person to photography him reading his morning paper in the warm morning sun that in return I gave him a print.  I need to stop by again to see where he hangs it.
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2) Enjoying a morning smoke in the warming rays, he enjoyed being photographed and even better when I gave him his Instax print. Sweet.
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3) Another morning scene with this gentleman enjoying his South Indian filter coffee under the morning sun. Look at that smile as he holds his Instax print.

Fish Market Plus Gallery

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4) One of my favorites for the soft colors and glowing reflection.  Used for all these image the Zone System Express Panel for Photoshop by Blake Rudis f.64 Academy
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5) Up high on a pile of 2m by 2m concrete blocks (4 layers high) was an excellent observation platform to witness the crowds of buyers, sellers and fishermen during a hectic Sunday morning frenzy.
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6)  An odd numbers of things work well to capture the viewer’s attention with an image.
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7) Just look at all the stories being told in a single slice of time.
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8) Melissa up high capturing her next winning image.
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9) There is an sense of order in this visual chaos that in the end prevails.

Sunrise at Kasemidu Fishing Harbor

Glad you stopped by.  Let me share with you another sunrise photowalk around Kasemidu Fishing Harbor.  Blue Hour started at 5:38a with Golden Hour ending at 6:38a.  I overslept (first time) and we arrived at 5:55a with plenty of time to get the early morning light.

Given other commitments, we didn’t have time to walk south towards the Fish Market which is another story altogether.  Next time on 11/7.

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You can see the six piers on the LH side going left to right.  We walked the 2nd and 3rd piers with plenty of action to witness as ships were readying themselves to leave (ice and diesel placed onboard).   While other boat crews were counting their hard earned money from a day’s catch including a small portion of fish to take home to the family.

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Icemen Gallery

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Here he’s unloading ~25 ice blocks which are broken down into 4 pieces each then loaded by hand into the hull of the boat, cost Rs250/big block.  The tire caught each block’s impact in avoiding the generation of ice cubes.
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A three-man operation loading the boat with the ice for the next catch of fish.
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If you have the money, the ice is placed in a pulverizer then taken to the boat’s hull hole by a conveyor and drop tube.
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Pulverizing the ice.  Added a painting-like look to the image.

Boatmen Gallery

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These two made a great diagonal image as they took a rest for the next haul out to sea.
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Time to repair the fishing net.  Apparently, ~10 boats go out together with one big boat which anchors after laying the net and the other 9 boats later pull-in net for the day’s catch.  Wonder if I could go out for an all-day excursion to see it first hand.
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After repairing the net, it’s pulled onto the boat and positioned for the next time at sea.
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Portrait of a young fisherman.
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An utility three-wheel cart for miscellaneous hauls.  Love the bright red and yellows colors.
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There he was resting on a pier post like a seagull.  His stare was interesting yet later turned to a smile.
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The Crew.
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Just a mixture of color and trash.
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Another Fisherman Portrait up close.  He never changed his pose from the first I saw him.
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Of course, I shared Instax prints with 6 people this time.  Fun to do.

PSM Photowalk at Sunset in Mylapore 2016-10-09

Back again (and again) to Mylapore as it’s a happening place during festival time with lots of people, colors and the morning/evening lighting as icing on the cake.  The stand out attraction was Navarathri Golu Dolls.

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Photowalk Gallery

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1)  Light and Color are two ingredients for any image (B&W too).  Here he appears to be floating.
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2) Looking up at the temple main gate as the setting sun spreads its rays across the various idols at work.
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3) One of my favorites in capturing the essence of light’s tonality at sunset.
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4) Street Kid at play in Mylapore
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5)  I assume these two are waiting anxiously for the return of someone special after a brief shopping spree.
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6) If it’s not on this two-wheeler I’d be surprised.
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7) Temple in B&W.  The flagpole was empty today.
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8) Paths inside the temple and getting the uplifted hand from passerbys.
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9)  Where’s my customers?  All these Golu Dolls to sell and no takers.
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10)  Looking up again at the main temple gate as the sun sets.
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11)  I take the big one in the back.
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12)  Sunset on Mylapore Temple
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13)  Coming thru, make way as I have places to go, things to sell.
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14)  Added a film look here (FujiColor 400H) with Medium Format grain.
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15)  Hanging out waiting for customers
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16) Shared an Instax Film Picture
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17) Together as one.
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