Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's Not My Fault

If you don't want me to take your photograph,
don't sit near me in a coffee shop and look interesting.




Three from West Hartford.


One from Naples.

Camera on the table, finger on the shutter button,
me looking innocent, waiting for a good expression.

The January theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Photo of the Year."

24 comments:

Andy said...

Sneaky eh! Your photos were worth it. I am gradually loosing my fear of photographing people in public.

Kate said...

Both the top and bottom photo portraits are the most interesting. The woman with the red accessories looks like a no-nonsense person on a mission . . . making a persuasive point to her companion whereas the female in the last photo is both carefree and happy.,perhaps describing her recent engagement. So much fun to make up stories about them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love these. I like candid photos very much. These turned out well, especially the first and last photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's been lovely catching up on missed posts Jack.. and I see a new rather handsome profile shot :) I have decided one of my New Year 's resolutions is definitely going to be the 'Jack from Hartford 's' approach to portrait taking..just ask!

Luis Gomez said...

Great set of images! Love them.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your "people" shots, Jack, you sneaky guy!! The first and last ones are fantastic!! I look forward to lots more in the coming year!! I do wish you a very Happy New Year! Make the most of if, fill it with fun and photos and above all, ENJOY!!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Oh you are a sneaky photographer! I've done this many times but have never gotten such great results. That lady in the last shot has a wonderful smile!

Lowell said...

Good going, Jack! Some great portraits here. You may have a new vocation as a street photographer!

Bob Crowe said...

And none of them notice you. I'm guilty of this, too.

Mersad said...

I love casual portraits snapped out of life. Always good. And yours are truly remarkable.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Randy said...

Love that last shot. I tried this one and got nothing but dirty looks.

Karl Demetz said...

Very nice and spontaneous pictures, Jack, but I'm glad not to be near you... :-)

VP said...

You are absolutely right!

Kay said...

The innocent look is as important as patience. Well done - great results!

RedPat said...

These are great, Jack! I'm still too timid to attempt portraits.

Taken For Granted said...

Love your first and last photo. The other folks are on cell phones probably ignoring the people sitting at their table.

Michelle said...

Nice candid shots. People watching is always interesting.

Nita Davis said...

Awesome! Great sneak shots!
Have a wonderful 2014!

Stefan Jansson said...

Always fun to sohot candids at a cafe.

JM said...

I like your commentary on top of the post! :-)

Gunn said...

You are so good at this..... taking wonderful images of strangers, and I liked your comment at the top too.

CaT said...

hahahha. thats the right attitude!

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, Jack. I love the expression of the woman in the last shot.

Virginia said...

I"m having trouble with the "looking innocent " part.