Photoessay: Monochromatic life in Kathmandu

The first part of an ongoing series of the streets and people of Kathmandu, Nepal. Shot in mid-2011 with a Nikon D700, 24/1.4 G and 85/1.4 G lenses.

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Comments

  1. Excellent work! I’ve just found your blog and work a couple of weeks ago but am now a regular return visitor!

    I have a coule of very simple questions if you can answer – what do you use primarily for black and white edits? Lightroom, silver efex, photoshop CS, or other? Also, what do you use to place the black border around your images? That really sets them off nicely, especially when viewed on computers.

    Thanks,
    brad

  2. You had double posted the photo with two kneeling men at the top of the stairs and old man under the shelter on the right :)
    Lovely set, btw!

  3. Big Smile with the picture of the kid playing with the birds. =)

  4. All marvellous photos, Ming, but my favourite is the kid running through the pigeons. Keep posting your inspiring work!

  5. As usual brilliant photos. Keep posting as frequently as you are doing right!

  6. richard says:

    I guess you spell “Doisneau” “Ming Thein” in Asia. Beautiful street shots!

  7. You are so right! The combination of 24 mm and 85 mm (or Olympus Micro four thirds 12 mm and 45 mm) simply works beautiful! My personal favourite is the bicycle-man because of the dynamics and -of course- the chess players (decent light).

    This night I added some pics of an Organ demonstration to my weblog (I´ve had no tripod and no flashes -but use some tricks). I tried to let the files -as you would say- “shine” in post processing (using Olympus Viewer 2) and tried to reach the aesthetics of colour you reached as an example in your Leica X 2 review. It works!
    And thank you for the tip, that it is much better, just to sharpen the small files as they were shown in the web (and not the large ones and then do the downsizing!)!. The results that I reached were so amazing as you can see! I was not intelligent enough to check this out by my own!

    • Thanks Thorsten – your images are looking good, by the way. Perhaps a hint too much yellow in some of them, but it’s personal preference as to whether you want to retain the warm tones or not.

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