Unnoticed portraits of local people in foreign countries are always a challenge for me. If people see me, I ask for a picture. But Its not the same result. I’ve captured this goat dealer in nizwa at the busy market.

Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman, Persian Gulf.

Canon EOS 5D MK II, 4-5.6/70-300mm USM, L, 1/800s, f5.6, ISO 200

508 Views, 24.11.13


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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily9 months ago

    great portrait Norbert! I am too very shy to ask the permission to take picture of a stranger. I never do ;)

  • I did not ask Manon and used the confusion of the market. I was on my knees and shot upwards between some other people. He did not realized me ;-) Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sharon House
    Sharon House9 months ago

    Wonderfully captured… great portrait.

  • Thank you very much Sharon.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Dar9 months ago

    Yes so nice

  • Thank you Bobby.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John44
    John449 months ago

    Work of a Pro !!
    Compliments ..John

  • My pleasure ;-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    Another great shot Norbert

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz479 months ago

    Marvelous contrast to ‘Old & White’… another excellent study!

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortier9 months ago

    Great portrait Norbert!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneider9 months ago

    Superb work!!

  • Thank you again.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kelly9 months ago

    The detail of the beard is fantastic, as is the weathered skin.. Ah yes, 70-300mm. I just checked. :) Candid portraits are so much better when you don’t have the lens too close to the subject.

  • I am very happy with this L-Series Lens with image stabilizer. Distance to the subject was about three meter. Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • buddybetsy
    buddybetsy9 months ago

    Another great shot…

  • Another thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

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