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AS YOU DO

 

The story behind this ...

I was walking though Leicester (as you do)  on a fabulous sunny January day after a fortnight of doom and gloom ...So  a feeling of elation had permeated into me ( as you would expect). Sort of in my own little world (as you would be at my age). Then something caught my eye (as so often happens to photographers ... even the amatures like me). Blinding glare in me eye ... Thought I was  havin' a seizure for a moment ( as you would think at my age). Came to me senses (as you do ) but it takes a while at my age. Confronted with a tattoed windscreen (so I thought). Snapped it (as any snapper would). Straight after doing the deed trouble started. The  concerned car owner was glaring into my face  '' what the 'eck you up to?''  Smooth talked him and showed him I was harmless( as you do for self preservation)  He calmed, he saw my camera  and I showed him the reflection. He was stunned and stared in awe at me. ''Fancy  seeing that '' he said ... ''You a professional photographer ?'' he asked  ... I just smiled (as you do) .

This is just a filler posted in advance before  getting back from a week down in Suffolk in our bolt hole.

AS YOU DO

 

The story behind this ...

I was walking though Leicester (as you do)  on a fabulous sunny January day after a fortnight of doom and gloom ...So  a feeling of elation had permeated into me ( as you would expect). Sort of in my own little world (as you would be at my age). Then something caught my eye (as so often happens to photographers ... even the amatures like me). Blinding glare in me eye ... Thought I was  havin' a seizure for a moment ( as you would think at my age). Came to me senses (as you do ) but it takes a while at my age. Confronted with a tattoed windscreen (so I thought). Snapped it (as any snapper would). Straight after doing the deed trouble started. The  concerned car owner was glaring into my face  '' what the 'eck you up to?''  Smooth talked him and showed him I was harmless( as you do for self preservation)  He calmed, he saw my camera  and I showed him the reflection. He was stunned and stared in awe at me. ''Fancy  seeing that '' he said ... ''You a professional photographer ?'' he asked  ... I just smiled (as you do) .

This is just a filler posted in advance before  getting back from a week down in Suffolk in our bolt hole.

comments (10)

Awesome photo, Richard, and a likey for me.
Richard Trim: It's a funny querky one for sure Mary. richard
  • Chris Phillips
  • 17 Feb 2008, 00:54
I've just worked out what this is. Lovely shot: must have been a clean car
Richard Trim: Took me a while as well Chris and I took the damn shotsmile. Well my car is never clean... except when it's time to trade it in.richard
I love the story.
Great and original reflection shot Richard. Very well spotted. Richard
Richard Trim: I like creating an honest story to go with the image... It's called mixed media or something. richard
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2008, 12:53
This is interesting, Richard. At first I thought it was water reflections then I realised it was car windscreens and bonnets. How strange.
Richard Trim: Windscreens! How did you work that out? ...Oh yes! You read the blurb. lol richard
  • Catalpa
  • springlike Newcastle
  • 17 Feb 2008, 15:36
Extremely clever shot - at first I thpought it was two you had placed together. The story is good too.

I had a mugshot taken for the local paper last week by a pro snapper - he very proficient, but the picture was ridiculously contrived and posed. It makes me wonder about this profession - amateur distrinction. I think the amateurs often take the better pictures.
Richard Trim: Damn professionals ... Think they know it all. As for the words ... it's just an extra string to my bow that I play around with from time to time. richard
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 17 Feb 2008, 17:05
lol i new one day all that poking your camera around would get you in trouble m8, joking apart Richard thats a very original reflection and a real beautysmile
Richard Trim: Shall I stop doing 'the poke around' thing Tim? No chance i'll take the risk. cheers richard
Great reflection Richard, you should have got the guys number so you could ring and ask him to polish your car like that!
Richard Trim: Shiny car ... creates the impression that that's all you can think to do on a Sunday morning. ;-)richard
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich.....has been cold and sunny
  • 17 Feb 2008, 19:48
Great story, pretty quick thinking! Love the picture..you should have asked for his email address and sent him a copy!
Richard Trim: Teaching kids with 'attitude' for the last forty years has kept me on my toes Bill. He was melted butter in my hand. richard
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2008, 20:34
Stunning reflections. I loved your little story - as a photographer you have to get used to this kind of reaction from people, but they are usually accepting once you explain what you are doing. Or else they look on you with what can only be described as mild pity - you can see they are thinking 'get a life!'
Ingrid
Richard Trim: Sad git is what I get Ingrid. ;-) richard
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK, The World
  • 26 Feb 2008, 06:31
Quality image, Richard, and love the story too!!
I posted a shot along the same theme last month - http://urban8photo.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Manchester_Mini-Series_-_10_of_15_/

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