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Subject: [Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:38:21 -0500
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Thanks for the guidance, Lluis.  I am sure that NY residents are 
accustomed to seeing tourists with cameras, and probably think nothing 
of it.  But, in small towns, that is not the case.  And, with so many 
images being posted on social media, for whatever reasons, as Ted 
pointed out, the North American public is quite suspicious.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 9/11/2016 6:22 PM, lluisripollphotography wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Yes, she is cute and it is a nice scene, I agree that the old World has a 
> different charm.
> I?ve read too the Ted?s comment, I have to say that at least my short 
> experience on a week in NY in 2005 was a very pleasant photographic 
> experience, and I had no problem at all shooting people, well ? many time 
> I was with my cloak of invisibility?. , but seriously some pictures I took 
> pointing directly my camera to the people and been clearly noticed I never 
> had a problem, the people was always very kind, maybe NYC is a special 
> different place for the touristic influence??
> My humble advice when do you shoot people is never feel ?guilty? to have 
> shot them, if your attitude was this one the people would ask himself what 
> this man has do and why?? If they noticed me I smile looking for 
> complicity with them, other times I do an idiot expression looking around 
> as ?m photographing everything I see. Don?t have a complex if you shot a 
> beautiful lady, if you do it with respect generally you will never have a 
> problem they are happy to see that someone has appreciated she are beauty 
> ?. Many times, after shooting I establish a conversation with the person 
> and I keep her/his mail to send them the photo.
> Of course, before to point my camera to someone I point it to a different 
> area to allow me prepare the proper settings and later shot very fast the 
> person, I usually operate in manual settings.
> I hope this helps...
> Lluis
>> El 10 set 2016, a les 1:54, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> va 
>> escriure:
>> I always admire the images that Lluis and others post of the characters 
>> that haunt the restaurants and watering holes of Barcelona's El Raval.  
>> When I go out in my small town, the clientele are completely different.  
>> The "old world" has a lot more charm! But, the little lady was a cutie!
>> Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated.
>> -- 
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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