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    Capture a Stranger

    A friend of mine and member here at PR once ask me to Capture a Stranger. This is one that I came up with. I would like to pass the challange along. So show me your favorite picture of a stranger that you have. Or go out and take one. Sebastian I would love to see your personal favorite.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    At Seattle Center
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    This woman was in deep thought as she walked the marina.
    We never met. A total stranger...I still regret that...Hehe.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    O.k. -This is my fav' I met these two on an early morning walk. The man's name is Ruben,The German Shepard is Roxy.

    I really liked those 6:30 a.m sunrise shadows.

    b.t.w. Great thread Greg.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Quote Originally Posted by starriderrick
    O.k. -This is my fav' I met these two on an early morning walk. The man's name is Ruben,The German Shepard is Roxy.

    I really liked those 6:30 a.m sunrise shadows.

    b.t.w. Great thread Greg.

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    I love it Rick. I can't stop laughing.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    I have a really hard time asking someone if I can take their photo. I love street photography, but don't really like the possibility of the interaction, therefore I stick with landscapes. Nice shots.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    I never ask. Point the camera and if you get a good reaction shoot.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    That grumpy looking guy smiled after I took the shot. I would ask or not....depends on situation. Usually not as I prefer unposed
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Thanks Greg,
    LOL I know...

    It takes a real man to dress that way on a Sunday morning walk.
    ,as I later found out.This man is a lifetime resident in my neighborhood, very respected in the community. And Loved by all.
    He is a riot. I am glad I met these two.He shared fantastic life experience for well over 20 minutes.I kept asking questions.hehehe.
    A totally fascinating man to talk to.*** Like how the S.F. bay area 50 years ago was all fruit orchards 30 miles in every direction...And now...concrete jungle. This man has stories -> tack sharp detail!

    Roxy knew what I was doing as I climbed up the bleachers for this vantage point from 8 feet in the air.
    She posed... What a gorgeous animal. Back to Ruben... Still laughing...

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    I never ask. Point the camera and if you get a good reaction shoot.
    Great idea, I plan on trying it.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Here are a couple of gals I met at a street fair. I kind of lied to them to get their picture. I told them I was freelancing for the news paper. I do do freelance work but I wasn't that day. Does this count.



    This one is my favorite, her name is Jade, she is a carney. She was working a ride so I didn't get a chance to talk to her.


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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Tyson,
    Image 2 is tops. DOF framing- subject,expression.
    Well done!









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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    I take pictures of strangers all the time, but that's usually work. I took this while walking around on a day off.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Quote Originally Posted by CLKunst
    I take pictures of strangers all the time, but that's usually work. I took this while walking around on a day off.


    Nice web page looks great.

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    Thanks Tyson! I appreciate your kind words.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Great thread Unfortunately, I'm always worried about pissing someone off so I don't shoot pics of strangers. This is one of the few I have taken...
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Quote Originally Posted by Xia_Ke
    Unfortunately, I'm always worried about pissing someone off so I don't shoot pics of strangers.
    I think the same thing. Although, that wouldn't have been my choice of words Aaron lol.

    Here's one I took after my kids Sport's Day 2006.
    Deep in thought, this guy was totally unaware that I took his photograph.
    This was taken with my 50mm, so, it kinda gives you some idea of how close I was to him lol

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Nice captures everyone. I am very impressed with them all. Here is another one.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    I think the same thing. Although, that wouldn't have been my choice of words Aaron lol.
    I've been told I have a way with words sometimes :aureola:
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    We should make this a contest of some kind. With a few rules of corse.

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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Not a stranger, never noticed me until flash went off.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    What a nice idea for a thread!

    This is a shoeshine guy in Istanbul in May. I didn't know any of the people - I was just passing by.

    Cheers
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    Re: Capture a Stranger



    Canada Day Celebrations in Georgetown...the kids saw me first, I just took the photo. But yeah, I just point and shoot, and don't ask.
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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    Some street photography.
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    My favorite of "strangers" - a bit soft but I was walking backwards trying to get a shot - and they were walkly fast.



    I always get a bit nervous when I'm trying to get a shot of a stranger - so a bit soft again.



    I love the look on this guy's face - he was playing the drums walking down the street.



    Typical NY scene


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    Re: Capture a Stranger

    What's the story of the guy with the camera?
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