Sunday, 12 April 2009

Tuesday Challenge #13

Stu's Tuesday Challenge this week was, I think, meant to take us out of our comfort zones.

Your task this week is to take a photo of a complete stranger. With their knowledge and consent. That’s someone you have never spoken to before. Since all photos should have intent, let us know why you chose to photograph that particular person.

I really thought I could do this without too much issue. I don't usually have a problem photographing people - in fact, taking candid shots is something I love doing - but, the more I thought about it, the more nervous I became about actually approaching a complete stranger.

And then a perfect opportunity presented itself. The Lurchers and The Greyhound were at the back gate barking like crazy. I went outside to see what all the fuss was about to see a chap standing at my gate talking to them.....and he had a greyhound with him! So I plucked up the courage to ask him if he would mind if I took his photograph. I explained what it was for and it turns out that not only did we have greyhounds in common, but he used to teach photography. Fate or what!?

So, the intent? Well, apart from it being an opportunity that presented itself, he had such an interesting face.

And just in case it isn't obvious that I had his consent.....


  1. Wonderful picture- and just as great a story! Talk about the hand of God- he had a greyhound AND used to teach photography (how could that be just a coincidence?) Loved it in B&W- in color I was distracted by the red rope around his neck lol.

  2. Just great. I've found most people are willing subjects. His face is wonderful.

  3. Funny how mournful he looks in black and white, yet cheerful in colour - like a man who's just lost a greyhound, then found it again!

  4. Exellent work! Thanks for playing :)

  5. Fate for sure. I like both pictures....the black and white is very nice with this gentleman's face;have you tried the 2nd in B&W? I think they would make a nice set.

  6. Wow, fantastic shots! You've got talent my dear :-)


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