Thursday, July 22, 2010

incognito

do you like to people watch?  i do.  my love for photography has only fueled this love.
i can hide behind my telephoto lens and click away and no one is the wiser.  i saw this lady walking up the beach.  i liked the way her bright red dress was blowing in the wind,  then i spied her tattoo and starting clicking away as she strode past.  i wondered what the story was behind her ink.  i  guess if i was brave enough i would have just asked.  maybe one day i will.

join me today at shutter sisters where we are sharing images and stories of shooting strangers.  do you walk up and ask them or do you shoot on the sly like me?

11 comments:

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Mental note to self . . . suck in gut whenever in public with shirt off.

Char said...

LOL one of the times i asked someone ... i got a 5 minutes lecture about not "making any graven images"...so now i'm a sneak.

Daniela Siegenthaler said...

wow.....this photo is enchanting. love love love this. you are magic with that telephoto lens of yours. yep, total magic.

stef said...

I sooo love to people watch and I need to get myself a telephoto so I can try to capture what I see and am too shy to ask about :) love this shot!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I am the biggest people watcher EVER.

Faren said...

I love you style! As soon as I saw this posted on SS I knew you had taken this photo:)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Such a clear photo - I also love trying to figure out peoples' life stories.

giniwinilokokukuhaha :-) said...

i am a big time people-watcher! i worked down wall street in nyc and ate a sandwich religiously for lunch outside my building everyday and watched passers-by. i always have a smile on my face and never intimidate anyone. more often than not, strangers are more happy to stop and chat for a moment and we often make each other's day. this is my first visit to your blog though i've admired your flickr stream for a long time. cheers! ~ ginny

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{Amy} said...

i love to people watch...love it. so interesting and entertaining. but i wouldn't be the one to ask to take someone's picture i would just do it on the sly! : ) love this shot!

Usha said...

oh my!!! *mouth left wide open*

You have amazing pictures here!!!!

Don't ever stop clicking!!

Cheers