I enjoyed watching this group of guys playing chess. I don’t know any of them but I stood and watched them (and took pictures) for quite some time.
I loved the diversity of the table –
This was one of my first attempts at street photography…..I enjoyed it. At first they didn’t even notice me…but once they did, they smiled!
I used to follow a guy that did this type of ‘street photography’.. (He’s dropped off WP) Anyway. Pretty neat stuff. I’m not a people person, I couldn’t do this.
He did say that not all folks are nice about getting their photo taken. . 😬
That’s my fear….I’m not very comfortable with the possibility of people getting upset with me.
I doubt I’ll do this very often for that reason…..this just happened to work out!
Wonderful photo, Tree. Look at their expressions! It was a serious game! And you caught in the right moment.
Some people don’t like their photo to be taken by a stranger, but some truly appreciate it. In my experience, most (almost all) are on the positive side.
Have a great day!
Thank you so much Helen. I thought of you as I stood there watching and snapping photos. You are such a great street photographer!
That is a very diverse group … and really intent on their game. Great photo.
I’m still very far away from feeling comfortable about taking candid photos of people on the street. I feel like I’m invading their privacy.
I typically have the same issues with taking photos of strangers.
For some reason this felt right. I stood right by them and openly took pictures. It took them awhile to notice me…but once they did…they smiled!!
Cool pic! And kudos to you for being brave enough to try street photography. You have a great eye for it.
Thanks Sue! That’s nice of you to say. Funny how challenging it is to do street photography. The difficulty seems to be getting beyond the fear of what the stranger will do if they know you are taking their photo!!
Exactly! I’m very non-confrontational so it would be really hard for me to do that. But I love seeing others photos.