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    Darjeeling Cobbler



    Canon Pro 1... in another lifetime, he could be a movie star.

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    Don,
    Great Stuff - you're a master at finding stunning subjects throughout Asia.

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    Great slice of life/environmental portrait Don
    One wonder what his story is....

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    Re: Darjeeling Cobbler

    Nice shot. And the guy does have movie-star hair.

    I confess though that when I saw the title in the list of new posts, I thought it was going to be some sort of exotic, fruit pastry desert!

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    beautiful shot, don. i wish we had a dp1 version to compare.

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    Re: Darjeeling Cobbler

    Quote Originally Posted by les View Post
    Don,
    Great Stuff - you're a master at finding stunning subjects throughout Asia.
    Thanks very much... although I must say that all you have to do is look around you in Asia to find something exotic -- defined as "so different from what you see in Missouri as to be scarcely believable."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Great slice of life/environmental portrait Don
    One wonder what his story is....
    That's the problem, isn't it? We usually have to settle for a compromise. We have the pleasure of photos of interesting people, but we never know what their stories are... we can only imagine and that's never the same as knowing. Thank you for the nice comment, Lili

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Nice shot. And the guy does have movie-star hair.

    I confess though that when I saw the title in the list of new posts, I thought it was going to be some sort of exotic, fruit pastry desert!
    Over half a million words in the English language and we have to use the same one for a peach concoction and a shoe repairman. The only saving grace is that I don't have to learn English as a second language.

    My grandfather was a cobbler, so I tend to photograph them when I see them. "Shoe repairman" is as awkward as "cobbler" is succinct and Old World.

    As for Indians, they're one of the few races where both the men and the women are often great-looking. And they often have great hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    beautiful shot, don. i wish we had a dp1 version to compare.
    wayne
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    Looking back on my cameras, I think in terms of quality, it's DP2, Pro 1 and G9, in descending order. Thanks for the comment... I'll find some more when I have time.

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    Cobbler is a great term, and a highly skilled profession.
    Those who can create are to be honored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Cobbler is a great term, and a highly skilled profession.
    Those who can create are to be honored
    I agree... you can't walk a mile in a man's shoes unless he has a pair.

    I spent my first 17 summers on earth, but one, at my grandparents' in Kansas, and I learned a lot about repairing shoes, boots, belts and saddles. Perhaps the greatest machine in the shop, standing two and a half feet square and taller than my grandfather, was the sewing machine whose only purpose in life was stitching soles to uppers. It was like a single-piston John Deere tractor in its relentless choonka-choonka-choonka as it pierced its way through multiple layers of leather.

    These days, they're just glued on with an embossing on the upper so that it looks like they're stitched. I've returned a pair of Church's and a pair of Ballys after just a few weeks when the soles separated and left me walking like a duck... and at US$300 a pair.

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