Photographs from a small group of islands
Jan 09 2015 16 Comments
1/9/2015 at 8:15 pm
I’m really confused here. What was she doing? Just sitting in the middle of the street relaxing? I’d like to ask her what she was up to.
1/10/2015 at 10:27 am
Actually she was posing for a fella who was also sat on the ground. Much to his annoyance I sneaked in a shot. One that I thought was interesting in itself, and also interesting as it shows how deceptive photos can be sometimes â€” hence the question mark in the post title.
1/10/2015 at 11:55 am
I see. Hopefully he didny give you any foul mouthed remarks :). The more I look at this picture the more interesting it is.
1/10/2015 at 2:47 pm
Nah, just some muttering and a very dirty look. But doing that kind of thing in public makes it, well, public!
Cheers! Certainly something different, even if it isn’t all it initially seems.
1/10/2015 at 4:28 am
Hope it’s her own version of “performance art” and not some manifestation of mental illness.
1/10/2015 at 10:29 am
Thankfully it was the former. Well, sort of performance art anyway. Explained in the comment above what she was up to. So happy to confirm it wasn’t anything worrying as it might seem.
1/10/2015 at 4:34 am
You do produce some of the saddest pictures I’ve seen.
1/10/2015 at 10:33 am
Can’t say the same for most of the others, but happy to say this wasn’t sad like it looks. Exained be whole thing in the reply to Coli above.
Hans ter Horst says
1/10/2015 at 5:29 pm
Great reminder on how nothing is as it seems in a photo due to cropping or other decisions taken by the photographer and the fact that our brain is wired to see what we want to see 😉
1/10/2015 at 7:58 pm
Yeah, photos very often contain a great deal of truth — even the truth — but like you say, that’s not always the case…
1/12/2015 at 7:38 pm
Such a sad image — comforting to know she was actually ok.
1/13/2015 at 8:51 am
Yes, happy to say she was perfectly ok.
1/12/2015 at 11:47 pm
What’s that on the ground to her right?
1/13/2015 at 8:53 am
A glove. Makes a change from a lone shoe I suppose!
1/13/2015 at 3:46 am
‘Personal space’ is very much an Asian expectation. I am sometimes surprised you get away with some of your shots. Hans ter Horst is right that our brain sees what we want/expect to see.
1/13/2015 at 8:57 am
He is. Absolutely spot on.
Speed, a smile, and sometimes a quick word tends to be my approach. Still get moaned at from time to time, but it’s surprising how much a smile diffuses any potential problems, or at least eases people’s potential concerns.
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