Jan 15, 2010

PSF - Caught red handed

I discovered over this past year that I like taking pictures of interesting people that I don't know.

Unless you are a celebrity I imagine that most people would find it odd to see a stranger snapping their picture. So I try to do it on the sly.
Yesterday I got caught trying to be sly!

I was sitting at a stop light watching the dude in the ill fitting statue of liberty costume trying to stand like Lady Liberty when I thought, "hey that might make a funny shot."

I quickly adjusted the exposure, focused and BAM....he looked over his shoulder before I could put my camera down.

Instead of screaming at me or asking what in the heck I was doing he turned around and proudly gave me his best sign holder pose. If my 14 year old would have been in the car this would have been the point where she would have said, "Awkward."


It was super awkward but hey, Mama has a 365 blog to think about and shots like this one are just too funny to pass up.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily

37 comments:

sara said...

that is too funny!!! however, I could have done without the last one! :)

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Nice butt on the last one!!! Woo to the hoo! LOL!

robin said...

Oh, I LOVE this idea! Though where I live (metro NYC) strangers would grab and smash your camera if you tried this. Sigh.
Great shots!

Alicia said...

LOL!!! I would have been so embarrassed!!! I've never tried taking a picture of a stranger. I wonder what would happen if I got caught...lol.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, how could you resist?

Julie Brooks said...

Great post!
I love that he was accommodating too because it worked into an excellent shot!
Fun pictures. I have taken one picture of a stranger without them knowing, the old lady on the street for my something slow in the Oct. photo hunt. I rather enjoyed it. =)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the last picture.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

hahahaha :) Love the green giant spandex get up. What in the world was going on there?

4thelove! said...

.....the last shot is hysterical!!!!!!!!!! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

In this day and age I think everyone is taking pictures of everyone else! I know I am!!

The Blue Zoo said...

I think you are very brave! Im always to worried about getting caught to even try.

Chris said...

Ha! I've been caught too!


Is that last guy dressed up like a marijuana plant? You've gotta love life in California :)

Cecily R said...

Seriously, you totally ROCK. Stranger shooting at its finest!

I was in SLC today and saw so many people that I would love to capture but I didn't. In fact, I've never done it. Because I am lame.

Jen said...

I LOVE these shots! They are really great and that last one is hilarious!

Sonya said...

That's hilarious!

Emily said...

Haha! That is hilarious. I guess if you can walk around in public all day in a Statue of Liberty costume, not a whole lot bothers you. :)

blueviolet said...

You had to do it because it had to be done! ;)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Haha those are great. Glad he was a good sport when he caught you. ;)

K said...

men and green tights.
oh my.
you know, I just don't think you'd be able to snap that picture in Nebraska...
:-)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Good natured guy.
But the last shot is hilarious! :)

~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ said...

ROTFL! Hilarious!!

These are some awesome shots!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Yours is fabulous...I'll be back often.

~melody~

lisaschaos said...

I prefer to be sneaky too. But I have noticed when I'm caught people generally are cool with it. I love the green costume!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Haha! My husband loves taking pictures of sign holders for some reason. I try not to take pictures of random people unless I can be especially sneaky. We tried taking a picture of the huge line outside of out Best Buy this past Black Friday and some people yelled at us. I bet if I had said I worked for a newspaper they would not have thought twice. Haha!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I enjoy taking photos on the sly too. What fun!

T~T said...

hilarious backsides!!

tiaras

Becca said...

This is great... I love that he worked with you and gave you the pose you were looking for.

Becca

angie said...

That last one is a gem and the placement is perfect for this post. You really do take amazingly fantastic photos.

Jenners said...

I bet anyone would be happy to have you capture them on film!

Love the green behind!

sheila said...

I do that too! lol! But you've got some really great shots! We've got that tax guy too over here, lol. Liberty tax is the one by me. Same outfit. No sign. lol. Once my husband saw our former deadbeat renter dressed as that liberty guy, lol.

CC said...

liking that green arse there?

Live.Love.Eat said...

Nice tukus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elaine A. said...

Oh MY!! That is ONE green tushie! I love your pics of strangers!

CDB said...

OH my gosh this had me rolling.. first the statue of Liberty guy, and then green butt guy.. honestly. How do you come up wtih this stuff??

Katie said...

I just love all those beach and surfer shots! ...being smack dab central mid-west, it's not something I see!

RhondaLue said...

Note to self: never wear a leafy top with green spandex pants. NOT. EVER. LOL!!!!!!!!!!

scrappysue said...

yeah, my kids would say 'awkward' too!!!

Kathy C. said...

Those are hilarious! :)

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