Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dishawn and Jasmine

Most bloggers (apart from Steffe) write about how difficult it is to approach strangers and ask if we can take their picture.  But, every now and then someone turns the tables and shouts "Take our picture!"

Dishawn and Jasmine are students at Hartford Public High School.  They were walking on Forest Street while I was checking out the Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Katherine Day Seymour historic houses.  They were friendly and cute kids, so I was happy to oblige them.

27 comments:

Cindy said...

They have great smiles! It is very hard to ask strangers if you can take their pictures. I'm glad they volunteered for you!

Steffe said...

Ha, people never ask me for a photo, that sounds a bit easier. Dishawn really knows how to smile and I love Jasmine's hair.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You've taken a fine picture for them. Do they know they can now be seen all over the world?

Kate said...

I don't think it's difficult to ask strangers...most are flattered. Seldom been turned down. But, it is nice when the request is made to the photographer.

Leave it to spirited kids; may they never lose their enthusiasm for life. Great photo, Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Great portrait Jack! I love it when people ask for a picture. Great smiles!

Randy said...

What a wonderful portrait. Now that Kate is coming to Santa Fe you will probably see more people than what you would see on my blog.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great smiles and enthusiasm in these two! You must have the look of an official photographer, mon ami, and I am anticipating more street portraits from you.

Bises,
Genie

Sharon said...

Beautiful smiles! Great portrait!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant portrait Jack, you obviously made them feel very much at ease. Gorgeous smiles, reminds me I have to go to the dentist next week haha!

Birdman said...

You did capture a happy couple.

Sylvia K said...

I do love those smiles! Youth and life at its very best! And what a terrific capture, Jack! Enjoy your day and SMILE!!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

I've had that happen to me, also. But not too often.

It was probably 'cause they saw this very beeg man with a wee camera and felt sorry for him. You think?

Tash said...

Look at those gorgeous smiles! I can see that they'd like to have their photo taken since they are so photogenic.
(When I've asked people to take their picture I usually get a mistrustful "What for?" and I'm a very normal looking 50-yr-old. Maybe Steffe chats first, gets to know them, and then tells them about the blog then takes their photo...
I chatted last weekend with Barbara the biker from Mammoth and still could not ask to take her pic.)

Karl said...

Nice couple, Jack!

Malyss said...

You must inspire trust.. Did they ask you about your blog, to see themself?..

jennyfreckles said...

A lovely picture - hope they see it.

cieldequimper said...

Well, I have lots of tourists ask me for photos, not locals, lol!!!

Such a bright, happy smiling couple, a real pleasure to meet you guys!

Madge said...

Yes, the ARE cute! You've captured their essence well!!!

RedPat said...

He looks to love the camera!

Halcyon said...

Sweet! They look like fun kids. I never dare to take photos of peeps. :)

Regina K said...

What a cute, happy couple. They must have noticed, you looked like you knew what you were doing.

Virginia said...

You know by now how much I love to photograph strangers. I think you might just have the personality and gumption for it Jack. Let's see some more!
V

EG Wow said...

They ARE cute kids and this is a great shot!

SRQ said...

Fabulous smiles. Did you give them a sales pitch about HDP? I'm sure after striking that pose for you they wanted to see the final product....right?

Cildemer said...

So cute! They seem very happy too;o)
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shot, Jack;o)

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Dawn said...

Wonderful picture!!! Lovin' their smiles...if we could all look so happy!!!! Sweet.

VP said...

Very nice prortrait! I am rarely so lucky, it happened only once or twice that people asked for a pivture, more often abroad...