View Full Version : Making a spectacle of himself.
10-20-2008, 09:11 AM
I am not one who 'enjoys' taking candid photos.
This one was taken at 300mm - location Piccadilly Circus, London.
It wasn't until I got home and really looked I noticed he is wearing two pairs of specs!!
Nice colors and good diagonal line which draws me up to the camera. I have seen office workers with a computer glasses hung around their neck and single or bifocal for normal use. I, myself, have computer glasses sitting on my desk with a prescription different than either one in my bifocals but I don't wear them at the same time. Getting old means making adjustments in many activities I have been doing all my life and still enjoy. I can no longer run 5 miles but I can still walk 5 miles carrying my camera and tripod. :-)
10-20-2008, 10:27 AM
Hi Jim, Hope you are well? Thanks for writing.
I guess one of the 'advantages' of getting old (....er) is that we can do these things without a care in the world. Like you I can't run 5 miles - but I can drive!!! :-D
regards ~ John
i don't think i would have noticed the 2 pairs of glasses if you hadn't mentioned it!! funny!!!
10-20-2008, 10:45 AM
That's too funny!
10-20-2008, 10:47 AM
i don't think i would have noticed the 2 pairs of glasses if you hadn't mentioned it!!
This man has the answer to your problem Fee
:-D :-D :-D :-D
i have many problems, too numerous for one man to solve, alas!! but as for glasses, i'm usually looking for them when they are attached to my head!
10-20-2008, 11:07 AM
i have many problems, too numerous for one man to solve, alas!! ..................
I can recommend a good vet........................... :-D :shock: :-D :shock: :-D
that is very kind of you.... lol
10-20-2008, 11:46 AM
Great capture, John. The glasses give the photo a story.
10-20-2008, 12:12 PM
Very funny and a great candid John, but forget the man with the two pairs of glasses - what on earth has the woman in the black hat got in her hand??
10-20-2008, 03:52 PM
Good candid shot and a good theme. When I was in Rome last week, I noticed the 1000's of people all standing around like that, holding their little P&S cameras in front of them taking their photos. I started wondering how many thousands fo photos are taken in a city like Rome every day. So I started taking photos of people taking photos and got some funny ones, but nothing newsworthy and not as fun as yours.
10-21-2008, 03:19 AM
Thanks Monnie........... x
Polly - I really wouldn't want to guess!!
Cheers Landis - you are so right - indeed on a recent visit to London with a friend (Jim) we were at Buckingham Palace for "The changing of the guard!" - both Jim and I were carrying all our kit and were asked on many occasions "You plofessinal - you take floto" or " You photo take pleeeeeze" or "Oy you - take us photo mate will ya!"(apologies) - we eventually left the area exhausted with the array of P&S cameras thrust under our noses.
What I loved was the amount of people having their photo taken - when they clearly didn't want to............
10-21-2008, 05:06 AM
Fun shot. I don't think I have seen anyone wearing two pairs of glasses. lol lol Except jockey's.
He probably didn't realize what you were doing, but does anyone ever get upset with you taking pictures of them?
10-21-2008, 05:40 AM
...................... but does anyone ever get upset with you taking pictures of them?
As I said right at the top - I actually don't 'enjoy' taking candids - but when I find myself in a situation that is just too tempting I always shoot from a long distance using 300mm - it's called "Health & Safety"
My Health & My Safety!! :-D
10-21-2008, 06:03 AM
Wish I was that brave. I would have taken a picture of couple on the blanket the other day.
10-21-2008, 06:58 AM
Long distance? Such cowardice!!! You miss half the good shots being so far away. I find tourists to be kind and polite and laugh when I show them the shot I took of them. And yes, when I have time, I take the cameras of many tourists to take their photos for them.
10-21-2008, 09:12 AM
He was just wearing his "macro lenses".
Nice, so funny.
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