Douglas Knisely

Getting There

Rainy Stroll

Around West Lake (Chinese: 西æ¹, XÄ« Hú) in Hangzhou...

A Perfect Day

Alki Beach Saturday afternoon.. I adore this family. I almost had a heart attack when I saw this scene.

Rainy Wait

Waiting for the bus at West Lake (│ᆬ₩ᄍヨ, Xᅣᆱ Hᅢᄎ) in Hangzhou. The girl's pose made the scene, but it took a while to get all the elements to line up (with no passing traffic between them and me!). :)

Beijing Street Set, December, 2010 #4

Beijing Street Set, December, 2010 #4

Arf

Probably my favorite from this trip to Shanghai so far...

Happy Hour

#CapitolHill #Seattle #Street

14th Avenue

Got one frame with the composition and the scene, and then, BOOM, he walked right into his designated spot. And, I didn't choke. :) I had picked f/5.6 for the scene, but I wish that I'd been wider once he walked in. f/2.8 would have been perfect.

Two Worlds

Women Only

Finally, a keeper for 2012! :)

Life is Not Fair

How do you operate five 3-5 star hotels on the top of a mountain range that has no access other than paved trails? Food for thought.

Shy, Graceful, and Totally Awesome

Costumed worker at Black Bamboo Park (Beijing), apparently preparing

Intense and Committed

Costumed worker at Black Bamboo Park (Beijing), apparently preparing for some kind of contest. This guy was WAY into the makeup process and appeared to be taking the whole thing very seriously!

Father and Son

For most of the duration of a bus ride across Beijing, I was

It's All in the Attitude I

Anytime, Anywhere

One from 11/11/11 that I skipped over, but rediscovered. That was the last time that I had the opportunity to do street photography in Beijing. I can hardly believe it was two years ago!

Contemplation

Nearing sunset, the light was shifting rapidly where this man was absorbed in deep contemplation (or dozing ;) ). Within a minute, it went from hard sun to beautiful, warm reflected light, and that combined with a rare simple background was all that was needed.

Budapest Gentleman

Revised version for my portfolio. Removed some distracting elements that just weren't working.

Pensiveness

Fear of Destiny

Burden

Intent

Looks quite terrible unless you view larger, actually. More backlog of photos that were queued for processing for a long, long time.

Credible Lightness of Being

More, Better, Cheaper

Sweeties

Strategies

It's All in the Attitude II

Pure Poetry

"years Thau, It was filled within the life strength that two parallel lineses also have to hand over mutually!" (sic) :)

My QD

Conductor

Guide from Red Fort, Delhi, 2009

Another unprocessed image from Delhi in 2009 that I always considered to have some potential… It is obviously quite a challenging file due to the extreme dynamic range, but I think it has some redeeming qualities.

Shop Keeper

Determination

Archived image that never quite made it into the processing queue.

Semper Fi

Two self-identified Marine heroes destressing on Ocean Beach Pier.

Tram Riders

That Way

The King

Whatever it Takes. Not.

Back story: While wandering around a fairly heavily-trafficed and highly unglamorous tech shopping district in Beijing, I noticed a brilliant oasis of perfect light in the middle of a street crossing. The late afternoon sun was backlighting the area in hard light, but a shiny building behind me was perfectly focused as a reflector into this one small zone setting up conditions for perfect shooting if only the right subject were to come along and not be surrounded by a mass of imperfect subjects! Were I properly committed to my craft, I would have waited there for however long it took, but it was very cold and windy and I had already pre-chilled myself. I got a couple of decent images. This one requires the least processing. You may yet see the other one. We'll see.

Peak

Focus

Walmart Dude

Emerging

Gregarious Moment

Contentment

The last one from Beijing, as far as I know...

Dance

FRUITES I HORTALISSES

Duck Vendor

Just for fun, a quick hipshot through the display window of a duck vendor's roaster.

My two buddies

These two guys (especially the guy on the right) were all over me, beginning when I was stalking another victim, and for about ten minutes until I could shake them after taking their picture (which I hoped might scare them off!). They wanted to see every picture that I took and, I think, they were just plain baffled as to what I could possibly be shooting. I don't mean to imply they weren't friendly; on the contrary -- they were way TOO friendly and jovial. :) Pushing the envelope of the light here -- ISO 6400, f/2.8, and 1/50th second at 98mm... Nothing else right around there was working because of the low light, so it was OK that I had to move on to shake them. ;)

Temple Musicians Snoozing

Will awaken for 100 Yuan.

SOX and DUX

Body Image

Kodak Moment

Kelly Infrared

I have wanted to experiment with shooting people in IR for a while. The color that I could get Kelly's hair to render was a

Kelly Infrared

I have wanted to experiment with shooting people in IR for a while. The color that I could get Kelly's hair to render was a

Kelly in the Woods

Kelly in the Woods

I had a fabulous time last weeke

My Dad

I consider myself amazingly lucky to have caught this candid of my Dad before he could grimace and evade. This is the only representative picture that I've ever seen of him.

Soup Vendor

My only regret is that the moment was almost too perfect...