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Challenge: Candid X (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 III
Lens: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Date: Jul 31, 2019
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2019

[Aug. 8th, 2019 05:28:52 PM]

Ok -- candids are getting more and more difficult (or more and more simple, depending upon how you look at it.)

The challenge, imo, is to photograph a moment without being a distraction. It's incredibly easy to not be caught, if you want candids of people looking at their phones!!

It's almost impossible to get a candid where someone ISN'T looking at their phone!

Well, at least the places I've been.

I really didn't know what to do with this. But I found myself waiting at a train station. I thought:

"perfect! Lots of candid opportunities while people are waiting!"

Nope. Every single, solitary person was looking at their phones!!

Until I saw these two. They talked for awhile, and I watched from across the tracks. I noticed the billboards and thought they were fun.

Then I saw him yawn!!! How perfect!! A billboard with people sleeping and a guy yawning!!

But I missed the yawn.

Surely, when someone yawns once, they'll yawn again.

And he did!

But I didn't like the shot. So I'll wait some more.

The problem is: I'm not a psychopath.

You may wonder what that has to do with anything. Well, you can tell psychopaths because they don't do sympathetic yawning.

I am SOOOOO not a psychopath. When someone yawns, I have to yawn. If my cat yawns, it makes me yawn. If my son says the word yawn, I yawn!

It's a little more difficult taking photos of a guy who's yawning when you can't stop yawning yourself!

Thanks for the comments. :)

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08/09/2019 01:07:50 AM
Nice story and photo, congrats on the Red
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08/09/2019 12:33:35 AM
Hahaha! He caught the yawn of the billboard model :) Perfect! I think I made a comment on one of the photos that its almost impossible to capture a candid when the person is not on the phone. At least you got a great one with someone on their phone! Congratulations!
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08/09/2019 12:23:59 AM
Awesome catch Wendy. Congratulations
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08/09/2019 12:11:43 AM
Nicely captured, Wendy
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2019 09:09:46 AM
Great juxtaposition. Worth a ribbon.
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08/08/2019 08:51:25 AM
Perfect for this challenge.
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08/08/2019 07:22:27 AM
Made me smile. Nice appropriate capture.
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08/04/2019 03:45:12 PM
Love this.
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08/02/2019 08:11:46 PM
Absolutely has to be the winner!
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