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"Sir, Where Is Your Mask"?

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Challenge: Crop it Tight III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Location: Lido Key, Florida USA
Date: Aug 1, 2020
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 900
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2020

This happened to me yesterday. I was shooting Skimmers on the beach at Lido Key
and an unmasked couple approached me...they were not socially distant and although I was masked I kept backing up as the woman was asking me about my camera/lens. I said "Where is your mask" and the man went nuts.
Truly nuts. He was screaming and swearing about knowing the laws and having his civil liberties violated. I had a telephoto lens on my camera and began shooting him as he was walking towards me. (I remembered the "Close Up" challenge) I thought for sure he was going to grab my camera but he stopped probably 3 feet in front of me. The woman with him said nothing..just watched him in silence.
This folks is why Florida is the Covid 19 hot spot in the country. As hospitals are at full capacity people like this are talking about a hoax and their entitlements
while putting everyone around them at risk.
I thought for sure it was going to be lights out. The moral of this is Keep It Zipped. You never know who the walking time bomb around you is and waiting to explode.

Place: 48 out of 49
Avg (all users): 4.6857
Avg (participants): 4.7391
Avg (non-participants): 4.5833
Views since voting: 48
Views during voting: 75
Votes: 35
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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08/10/2020 01:08:28 AM
Your story makes the picture. I respect the restraint of your title. Mine would be more like "Lemon-brained Asshole Darkens The Sky With Selfishness, Stupidity And A Treachorous Tendency To Lick Toads In The Hot Sun, A Weeping Sore On The Body Of Humanity." That's just the prologue. So glad it didn't turn uglier.
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08/10/2020 12:41:26 AM
Thanks for the story behind the photo. It's a bit crazy out there currently!!! Glad the guy didn't grab your camera, or you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2020 03:39:52 AM
I tell you if the finger was pin sharp rather than the face it would be a top image but still 7 from me for the idea
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08/03/2020 07:49:29 PM
Not voting.
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