Monday, September 24, 2012

Street Candids 3

Please feel free to embiggen.
This one was taken at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, California.  If this lady would have seen me taking her photo, I would have felt badly about it and approached her to apologize for interrupting her very personal moment. I wasn't however, going to pass up this shot. To me, it was very moving.  Even more so these days, because this beautiful cemetery is also going to be my final resting place.  I would have loved to move to the left several feet to get a good perspective running down that wall of niches. 

This guy is most certainly giving me the old stink eye for taking his photo. When I got up close to him though, he didn't have anything at all to say to me. I think my stink eye trumped his.  The photo was taken at the Orange County Market Place. (the following sentence was added after several comments) I guess I should have set this scene up. The lady in front of me is my wife. This guy was REALLY checking her out. I was trying to get a photo of that, but by the time I was ready, he saw what I was doing. 

This one was posted several months ago. This gentleman is one of the inhabitants of Slab City, in the Southern California desert.  He didn't care about the photo and even waved at me. 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Street Candids 2 - Palm Springs

My last post consisted of a few candid photos taken in San Luis Obispo. In the comments to the post, several people said they don't take these photos because they don't want the subject getting mad at them. 

Ask The Rabbi
These two were taken at the weekly street fair in Palm Springs. Everything looks okay in this photo. I thought the whole "Ask The Rabbi" deal was pretty cool, so I decided to take a couple of photos. They were smiling and having a good time. Well, they were until they noticed me taking their photos.

I guess I forgot to "Ask The Rabbi" if I could take their photos. 


Monday, September 10, 2012

Street Candids 1 - San Luis Obispo

Not everybody wants their photo taken, especially if they don't know the person with the camera.  If I'm in a public place, everybody I see is fair game. Some don't care, some actually get mad.  I love random candid photos and if something, or somebody looks interesting, I'm taking the photo.

She was obviously not liking it at all.

While not as unhappy as the lady in previous photo, she didn't seem to like it either.

This guy had a great profile and never knew I was there.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nice Socks...

A lot of my old photos were somehow sucked off of my blog. I didn't have very many followers back then, so I'm going to re-post some of them. Or maybe, it's the first time I've posted some of them. I have no idea!