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Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2009

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Comments: 3
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They're not men nor woman so they've been loosely categorized as eunuchs but they might or might not be castrated, many are men dressed as woman.

I add 'ism' to the title because they are supposed to have certain stereotypical characteristics... I took this picture from a moving bus because I knew they weren't women even from the back.. The way of walking, talking just differs so much from woman even though they try to be as effeminate as possible..

With loud singing voices they make money by singing at weddings or begging. Unfortunately people are so intolerant of them (more like scared) that they don't get other jobs purely because no one wants to work alongside them.

Now that I look at it again I don't think I sharpened it right before resizing.. *sigh*

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12/21/2009 06:58:59 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

very interesting scene, and I understand that you wanted to call our attention to these "drag queens of the East," but I honestly don't think selective desat was the right decision (it very rarely is, IMO). The whole scene becomes fake, and the background becomes a theatre stage set of sorts. I think you should have left it in color and trust the viewer to find out what the scene is about. Let your subjects be immersed in the street life, don't yank them out! Or, if you really want them to stand out, make the rest of the scene slightly less saturated, but only barely so. Of course this is only my opinion, you should do what you like :).


You know what, I was doing a colour version today ;).. I wanted to improve my editing and I actually left the colour in this time around. I've been trying to upload that version over this one but dpc isn't listening.. I guess Ill have to upload a separate pic instead.


Message edited by author 2009-12-29 15:05:50.
12/21/2009 04:43:18 AM
very interesting scene, and I understand that you wanted to call our attention to these "drag queens of the East," but I honestly don't think selective desat was the right decision (it very rarely is, IMO). The whole scene becomes fake, and the background becomes a theatre stage set of sorts. I think you should have left it in color and trust the viewer to find out what the scene is about. Let your subjects be immersed in the street life, don't yank them out! Or, if you really want them to stand out, make the rest of the scene slightly less saturated, but only barely so. Of course this is only my opinion, you should do what you like :).
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12/20/2009 07:13:17 AM
Thank you for sharing the story, I found it interesting. I also like the way you highlighted your subjects, separating 2 worlds that cohabitate without notice of each other.
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