Candid Street Shots (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week invited bloggers to share candid photos of people or animals (here)

For my entry this week. I chose some photos taken in one afternoon last month.

Ready?

Linked to Pull Up A Seat 

 

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These next two are for Life of B’s Squares and lines this month (here)

Dude A (lines… and a candid capture)

Dude B (Check out those lines…)

This North Florida lady was super sweet! She and her spouse chatted with me briefly – the shirt started it all. 

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And just for fun – a rather candid Ethel and Lucy 

Also for a bit of fun… check out this car… NOT sure those wheels can support the car….

To JOIN in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – or to get more info, go here

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69 thoughts on “Candid Street Shots (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

  1. Love these pics, Yvette!

    I am uber partial to polished hardwood tables in a restaurant or bar. There is just something different about the feeling they give off . . I don’t know. Also love black labs and shadows.

    And that pic of the woman with the Mickey Mouse shirt holding a Coca Cola bottle. It’s branding in human form. It’s how we spell the consumption and make those identities a part- but certainly not all- of us. Love that.

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    1. You really enriched the way I look at the lady with the Mickey shirt!
      And I wonder what folks 20 years from will think when they see today’s trendy wood chairs and tables / will it be like looking at green shag rugs or orange counters? Or is some wood timeless ?

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      1. I like to think it would be timeless, but you’re right. We can’t predict that.

        As for the orange shag rug, I remember having it when I finally had my own room. And I also remember we had a hunter green phone in the kitchen that hung on the wall and was the size of a fire extinguisher (I exaggerate only slightly) and a brown rotary in the living room. And a big ‘ole turntable and a humongous TV (when TV’s had hunchbacks) and a VCR where you popped the top to eject your video.

        We thought it was all timeless, LOL

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    2. Well you might be in the right area with the wooden items being a little timeless – maybe designs slightly change but it is a classic medium dating back to antuiyy eh?

      And your items made me laugh – have you seen the show The Americans? They nailed the 1980s items pretty well – from phones to rugs to art to clothes.
      Even one of those see through neon light up phones!

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      1. You’re right. Maybe it never does go out of style.

        I haven’t. But that’s cool when a show or movie nails it like that. It’s the little things I notice too. And I HAD one of those phones!

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      1. That dude walking was a in a little town in panhandle of Florida and quick note about it – when we traveled down south last month – we left in some time to sight see as needed – normally we are from a to b and so it was nice

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  2. That car is quite something…not exactly sure what, but interesting. 🙂 Mobile phones being used all the time is one of my pet peeves. All those people missing out on what’s around them. Technology has changed society, but I’m not sure it’s for the better overall. My husband and I were having that conversation last night and he’s an IT guy. Lots of Silicon Valley people don’t let their children have devices or use much technology for many years, which should probably tell us something.

    Getting off my hobby horse now,

    janet

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    1. Hi – I have heard about tech folks monitoring their children’s exposure – and there own actually – and the use of blue blocking glasses are used more and more –
      And thanks for saying that – because we all need to be careful as these mobiles get more and more advanced –
      And this year my spouse refused to wear blue tooth headphones –

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      1. Regarding the tech people and monitoring their and their children’s exposure, I feel they’re a bit like drug dealers/kingpins, who don’t use and would kill anyone who sold to their children, yet keep the flow of drugs coming. 🙂 Ultimately, we’re each going to have to be responsible for monitoring ourselves, but for the latest generation who grew up with tech, they don’t even know life without it and the joys of being unplugged!

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    2. Whew – you made a good point there!
      And regarding the joy of being “unplugged” it really is something I hope coming generations will find a way to experience
      We know someone who has his WiFi turn off at a certain hour and then they try to unplug and wind down-
      But true Dom’s pine rush from social media highs can be so addictive

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  3. It is a really fun collection of photos.
    I, also, was struck by the woman who was looking at the man who had his phone out. My first impression was that he wasn’t fully present with her. But something made me go back and take a closer look. I had a feeling he wasn’t disconnected, I think it was something in her expression.
    When I went back I noticed that his left hand was out toward the woman, as if he was explaining something to her.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to ponder the photo – And so after reading what you wrote – I went back and saw more of what you highlighted
      And I agree – I see an interactive moment

      And just for fun
      Maybe he was saying
      “Okay a we have thirty dollars for lunch – either we eat here or we wait until we go back across town and eat at 5”
      Or maybe he said
      “They just texted me again. What else do you want me to reply with? Honey, you are so good at succinct replies …”

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      1. I’ve been thinking about communications a lot lately and how much they have changed just in my lifetime. From the long letters my grandfather and I used to exchange to spending hours hanging out electronically with my son in China…on a cell phone.

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      1. Yes, I am very positive. I think you can tell from the color/light distortion of the car body that curved toward front and back wheels. They don’t look real.

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    1. thanks BB – I appreciate the comment – even though sometimes I am “unsettled” with my street shot taking – last month I deleted a few that felt invasive. So I always go with my gut… but it can be a gray area for sure

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    1. Hi Amy -yes – I do have bunches of these kind of photos – and you know, I actually wish I would have thought more about the ones I submitted for the lens-artist theme – well the ones here were fine – but I kind rushed into it and chose quickly – but wish I would have waited and maybe hand picked my recent top four or five – oh well

      and wishing you a great week ahead

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  4. A lovely collection of candid shots with a fun variation of subjects. I had to look twice at the car. Whether the wheels can support it or not, is one thing, but image running over even the smallest bump with a wheel position this low?!..

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    1. yeah – well after some comments and after thinking about it – it is not a real car – so Lilly would not have to worry about changing a tire (and thanks for the comment OTTO)

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