Photographer's Note

Like Levis 501s, Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars never totally go out of style, but like oversized sunglasses, they cycle in and out of being really popular. Like the sunglasses, this is a time for Chuck's, at least here in Taiwan. It seems you can't be a high school or uni student without owning at least a pair or two. This is even more true if you are female at the present time.

This shot is very dissimilar to my norm in that I did something I rarely do. I shot this blind. Simply, I put my camera on the floor of the MRT (subway) train, selected the AF option where the camera chooses the focus point (never having read the manual, I don't know what this is called) and snapped off a few shots. This was the result. I had imagined this shot before my subject had even sat down. She was quite a unique looking girl; her hair was died even blacker than black, she had black leggings on and really short Daisy Duke cutoffs over them. A ripped T and black make up finished her look. When she sat on the seat perpendicular to me, I had to take the chance.

As for the White Balance; I know it is not accurate. Accurate was easy, as the logo is pretty much pure white and I was able to get it accurate easily. However, accurate did not look "right" to me, so this is much closer to what my camera chose. If you don't care for the more yellow version, that is cool, feel free to let me know.

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Additional Photos by Darren Melrose (Darren) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 120 N: 1049] (6823)
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