Serendipity, by Minh Nghia Le

With manual focusing, you lend yourself much more towards the serendipity, which to me is the wonderful joy of photography. Who do not enjoy the surprised gift? Take this as an example. Here is my favorite shot from the trip to Vietnam in 2012. I saw the boy jumping while walking along the beach in the morning. I was not sure if I got it until I saw the scan and smiled happily.

Serendipity, by Minh Nghia Le

Leica OM2 + Zuiko 50mm f1.4 with Fuji Neopan 400 | Exposure 1/1000sec @ f/4
Serendipity, by Minh Nghia Le

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 25
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam

Photographer: Minh Nghia Le (Singapore) Registered
Minh Nghia Le and his wife Mai Phuong Duong are two Singapore-based photographers. Photography has nothing to do with their daily job but it has become their passion for years. His main interests currently are street photography and portraiture, which certainly have influences on his other work in travel and wedding photography. His favourite quote is: “Well, I don’t believe in photography as an art or a job or anything. I think of photography as a language and I think a language should be used to speak, to say what you have to say. So, the only things I have to say about my life and what I know about the world, is the way I see it.” – from Antoine d’Agata”


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