Unaware (theme)

by Helen Hooker January. 13, 2010 4567 views

I wasn??t hopeful of finding any candid people shots in Chichester today as it was so cold that everyone was going about their business as quickly as possible to keep warm. However, I knew my best chances were going to be around the Market Cross. It??s a well known meeting point in Chichester ?? the obvious place to meet as it provides some protection from the elements and has somewhere to sit while you wait. This chap was quietly sitting there with his lunch, completing a crossword and I liked the way he was so obviously away in a world all of his own. I stood there for what felt like an eternity, waiting for the background beyond him to clear (while trying to be subtle and inconspicuous with my SLR and largish lens!) and this was the best frame I captured. I wonder if he solved all the clues?.

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Heather 7 years, 9 months ago

great photo and well fitting the theme

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Milton Jacob 7 years, 9 months ago

so lovely

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Dorothe 7 years, 9 months ago

Great, like the idea, the B/W and the composition.

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Moira 7 years, 9 months ago

Nice capture.

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Sara G 7 years, 9 months ago

Great shot, "caught unaware"..

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gwena 7 years, 9 months ago

nice shot

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kit Penn 7 years, 9 months ago

Really nice portrait. Big lens - pros and cons, very conspicuous but you can back off a bit! - I remember you could get a mirror attachment to shoot through 90 degrees!!!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 9 months ago

great photo!

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Charuwan P 7 years, 9 months ago

Nice shot of theme.Good composition,like B/w

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 9 months ago

Great stealthy capture, Helen! He must be a big fan of crossword puzzles to sit and work in the cold....and no gloves!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carol 7 years, 9 months ago

This is exellent...

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Justgood 7 years, 9 months ago

Good shot for the theme!

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 7 years, 9 months ago

Just lovely! I like the composition. =)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 9 months ago

wow photo. well worth enlarging for full effect

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
David Swatton 7 years, 9 months ago

Good result - I like the rich dark tones of the main subject contrasted against the lighter, out-of-focus background

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian 7 years, 9 months ago

Great shot for the theme, especially in black and white. Like you, I always feel very conspicuous taking photographs of other people. A trick I learnt was to stand husband/children near to the person to make it look as though I was taking a picture of them!

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