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Catskill Bagel

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For 7 years I see this lady almost every time I take the train.  I don't know what kind of person she is but she looks frightening - she is tall, robust, with  grim on her face  and cigarette in her hands. I have to admit that she is not the person I want to confront with... And of course I always wanted to take an image of her.  Usually I don't care if my "models" notice me - we will never meet again. But not in this case. We will meet. Again and again. Almost every time I'll take the train. So I needed to take image with 100% guarantee she wouldn't see me in action. At this day I had my new camera Fujifilm (comparing to my Nikon d600 it's invisible toy). I saw her talking on phone and thought it's a good chance. I  just stop before her, lowered my camera and prepared to make as much photos as possible with different angles  (I don't have much experience taking images without looking through viewfinder). As soon as I pressed the shutter a "nice" guy, a "real helper" rushed to me screaming: " No, no, no... You hold your camera wrong way! You have to hold it before your face. I can show you! Look,  like this!"... My first and last photosession with this lady was over. I'm not the violent person but at that moment I thought I can kill. Sometimes. Someone.  Good news she didn't notice this scene and I still have a chance to make her portrait :D
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3697x2465px 610.85 KB
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
X100T
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 12, 2016, 1:20:45 PM
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ZephyraMilie's avatar
ZephyraMilie Photographer
OMG such a crazy story!!! :O
sandas04's avatar
Interesting story - most of photographing is from the hip and no "helper" has told me its wrong!
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
I was just "lucky" :D
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atomarporculoHobbyist Photographer
Buena foto Iryna.  Es lo que llamamos aquí una "foto robada".
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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djailledieHobbyist Photographer
Yeah, don't mess with the lady, but kick the ass of that helper! Congrats on the Fuji. 
IrynaFedorovska's avatar
IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
Thank you! This Fuji is such a wild thing... :D
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jesseboy000 Photographer
What a great street capture, and I love your story with it. Who knows..maybe if the "nice" guy didn't show up she would have noticed you taking her picture more? I applaud your braveness! Amazing capture made me laugh out loud too. :lol:
Cheers
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
Maybe you are right! thank you :D
hosagu's avatar
hosaguHobbyist Photographer
OMG IRYNA WE ARE CAMERA TWINSIES :la: 

And I would have for sure killed the "helper" :evillaugh:

:hear:
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
I'm still getting used to it - such a difference from DSLR! 
hosagu's avatar
hosaguHobbyist Photographer
It's not an easy cam, though amazingly beautiful and really after a while a pleasure to use in the street :)
Aiming through the optical window, and all in manual! You won't be disappointed :la: :heart:
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niklin1Hobbyist Photographer
Nice pic but I love the story even more!
What a great little helper!  :D
IrynaFedorovska's avatar
IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
Yes, it was a funny moment :D
Thank you
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
:D
guaglione's avatar
Haha, I always feel akward about taking pictures of others too, but sometimes I want to.
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
It's not that I feel awkward... I just needed that she didn't see me :D
Thank you! :D
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MARX77 Photographer
She looks pretty harmless to me. I bet you could walk up to the lady and give her a big hug if you wanted to.
But don't take my word for it. :lol:
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IrynaFedorovskaHobbyist Photographer
Probably... Maybe one day I'll just ask her to pose for me :D
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