Talk about unaware! I was just that – unaware that I had any candid photo. Just goes to show you. You never know what you have til you take a good, hard look.
These first two photos are pictures of my little charge. I watch this cutie five days a week, and if you’re familiar with my blog, you know that he is not shy when it comes to the camera. But, as luck would have it, I got him in his unawares. 😉
This boy is all about learning, and planets and how the human body works, and he soaks it up like a sponge. Someday, I’ll share a video of him teaching me about space. Precious!
This gentleman just looked very interesting to me. I practically never take candid shots, but I do remember doing this one. I was being very sneaky, and I felt guilty as hell! Just call me Double Oh Doofus. (I shot this in B&W, hence, the B&W.)
This photo was taken in the same diner as the gentlemen above. She was the hostess and that hair do, in my eyes, made her the hostess with the mostess. I LOVE THAT DO! Color and all.
Well, that’s it for my covert operations. Slip on over to Cee’s and spy with your little eye, a little more on the
clueless unaware. Click on the icon below…
And she has great bone structure in her face. 🙂
Would love to see the little man discussing space with you. I’m sure I would learn something too!
These are great! I found way too many, but it was a long day driving so not sure I’ll have the energy to post tonight.
Thanks. Be looking out for you. 👍😊
Whoops! Just looked in my Dropbox and apparently just thought about loading them but did not. Sadness.
The Annie Lennox look! I love it- and the sound she makes too 🙂 Wonder if that waitress can sing? No matter! The B & W is a cracking shot, Gem. He just oozes character! But your little dumpling sitting on the steps is a heart stealer. 🙂 Hope your week is happy! In this company, how could it not be? 🙂
Thanks, Jo. I really like the oozie character guy mysef. And the dumpling. 😉
These are awesome! Candid photos are the best. What a great idea for a challenge. I want the reading man to be my friend. Plus I want to know what he’s reading. There are no candids around here. The minute I touch my phone, Cupcake sits up, puts on the same dumb face, and says the word, “OK, but where’s my cookie?”
Maybe you need to take a picture or two of something/someone else. 😉 Cupcake could be getting a little complacent. She is so use to being the center of everything. Oh, that’s right. She is! LOL
Thanks, G. I know what you mean about the reading man. And I enlarged the photo and it rang a bell of sorts. I’ve heard about some books by Preston & Child. I googled their books and it looks like it might be The Cabinet of Curiosities by the cover. I could be wrong (but I don’t think so) Plus, I’ve been meaning to read one of their books, so I might start with this one 🙂
You had some marvelous candid shots. I really like the little boy. 🙂
Thanks, Cee. Oh. And I really like him too. I won’t be watching him and his brother after this June and it’s breaking my heart. I’ve only known them for 3 years, but they won me over. And he’s so dang photogenic!
I don’t like to take candid shots either. Although an old photographer friend told me those were the best shots to get it seems underhanded to me. But these are great!
Thanks, Dawn. The thing I like about them is they are so real and relaxed. No pressure, ya know?
Great candid shots Gemma, that waitress is just waiting to be “discovered” she is so photogenic as are your other 2 subjects…
She is a cuties, isn’t she? She must have gotten discovered because I haven’t seen her since. Thanks for the comments, pommelpal gypsy woman. 😉
this is such fun post (and ties into what you shared in the comment with me recently – indeed!)
and I like each shot – but the b & w is also pretty fab because of the two heads to the side of the main guy! then the great quote to the top – the lighting – and the reflection – it is just a tasty pic – and he is so classy!
and all 4 have such different moods – and the iPad one is just a nice down view -and the lady with sleeve over hands adds to that mood. and her style was felt – and glad you kept that in color- 🙂
Your powers of observation floor me. I loved that sleeve over the hand thing. I think it added something to her style, yes but also, I felt like it showed the anxiety she might have been feeling about the job (she’s new there and I think she was a little nervous, plus I haven’t seen her since and I’m hoping I just haven’t caught her on one of her work days) Thank you for all the attention you give. Sometimes I feel a little rushed. I need to be more conscientious, vigilant, mindful… 😉
well just keep doing what you do – cos it is working girl.
and you know – the thing I love about street shots – whether with consent or without – ha! – bury what I love is how they are a unique photo that will never ever ever be able to get captured that way again at any other time, the person will never look that way – the setting will change – and the lighting will be different – and I guess it is that way with nature and other picture s- but there is a rawness to capturing people informally that is rich – and then even agin looking at your two here – you give us mixed genders – races – and quite an evocative mood – the guy is all relaxed – almost stately – and now that you mention the other details – I feel the anxiety with the gal too – so much to see…
well hope you have a great rest of the week 🙂
love all the shots, but your little dumpling takes first place 🙂
Haha! Thanks! 😉
I’m like you, I don’t like taking candids either – too much stress involved! Good pictures! A xxx
Thank you, bud. And we know I don’t need any more of that dang stress!!! I’ve actually been grinding my teeth lately. My dentist is gonna love me!