Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thematic Photographic #261

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be our friends." - Shirley MacLaine

Carmi, from "Written Inc. blog" has offered something mysterious for this week.

Strangers in our midst!


Did he just happen upon our beach party by accident?  I'll never know.

 Hello stranger.
A stranger in our midst, among the rest of us, during our summer barbecue this year.
Still, he caught me, shooting random photos of family and friends.
Oddly enough, he didn't stay long enough-
so he's still a stranger.

At the time, I simply wanted to shoot the latest Fords on display at the fair.
But strangers were everywhere.

Has the thought of whether or not you should take the picture of a complete stranger,
 ever crossed your mind when shooting photos like this?
I know, when you gather at public functions you'd imagine no one would say, "Hey, don't take my picture." 
But, it does happen.

Shooting too many strangers to count, but I had to capture at least the crowd that sat behind me.
(Some of you may remember this photo from the link below)

For other Thematic Photographic posts, or perhaps a chance to post your own stranger go here
Come on you know you have the feeling to post a stranger or two.


Bob Scotney said...

That llama (?) doesn't look to happy at what's going on. The picture has a get me out of here feel about it.

TexWisGirl said...

the few times i've asked someone if i could take their pic, they've obliged, but i really don't do it often.

Michèle Dextras said...

My Mom used to invite anyone around to join us when we would go to the local beach with a picnic. She always had enough food for 10 and we were only 5 people in our family! Great representation of the theme.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Poor llama is saying "HEY I'M A PET, NOT DINNER!!!"

Nice pics, Karen!

Cloudia said...

We are strangers no more, you and i

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

Max Sartin said...

Yeah, the llama doesn't look too happy, but all the rest of the strangers have to expect to be in people's pictures. Especially if you're looking at new cars.

Alexia said...

What IS he doing to that poor animal?? The gatecrasher looks as if he's just been found out... Great choices, Karen!

sage said...

In Asia, I've often been asked to stand in photos of strangers... it is weird, but I generally agree and say "cheese"

kaykuala said...

One can't help sometimes to be included. Most oblige but those who don't just forget it! It's a test of friendliness which they lack! Nicely Karen!


Carmi Levy said...

I wrestle with that question all the time, Karen: ask permission first? Or shoot first and ask later?

I seem to be leaning toward the latter. If folks are ready for the shot, it changes the entire tone of the moment. Better to capture them as they are, then discuss it afterward.

Speaking of which, a day of shooting awaits. Big local college football game on tap. Never been. Can't wait!