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Again, thanks guys and gal .
While traveling, my approach to people subjects is almost always the same:
If I sneak a shot, I'm so sneaky that I'm seldom caught by the subject .
But with shots like this- where the subject knows in advance that I'm taking a pic- my approach is simple, quick and friendly. I smile and gesture with my camera that I'd like to take a pic. The people almost always indicate it's okay (95+ % of the time). I zoom to frame, hand focus my old 35mm gear, and take one or two shots. I then lower the camera, smile a thank you, and leave. The whole process seldom takes more than 20 seconds. I never pose people, and never ask them to smile. They do what they want to do. In a sense, I'm so quick about it all that the people have no chance to feel trapped. Plus, of course, I smile at them- a lot, which is easy to do. Here I was high among the Andes, in the land of the Inca, photographing an old woman wearing her daily-yet-traditional-style clothing. What's not to smile about?
About the crop- you might be right, Klaus. The original was a horizontal 35mm rectangle. I experimented with several crops and chose this one. Right or wrong? Quiene sabe?