As I was finishing my photo walk on Sunday, I spotted these local photographers on the beach.  I loved the way the light was filtering through the umbrella, but they closed it up before I could get a shot I liked.  So, I approached them and asked if they’d open it again.  You’d have thought I’d ask them to give up there first-born by the look on their faces.  They did reluctantly decide to humor me – but insisted upon hiding behind it.  The photographers were camera-shy!



20 comments on “Shy”
  1. Nice one Jolene, and I find that most photographers are very camera-shy, we are more comfortable on the other side of the camera 🙂

    1. It seems to be the majority opinion!

  2. What a nice photo! I cant believe you had the guts to ask. I prob would have snuck a photo. I wonder who it was?

    1. Well, Morgan…I did sneak a photo. But, because I just had a whimpy 18-55 mm lens, I couldn’t zoom in enough to get the shot I wanted. I had no choice but to ask!

  3. Emily Gooch says:

    Interesting shot. Great idea to convert it to b&w. I think it sets the mood well.

    1. Thanks, Emily. I have been going through somewhat of a B&W phase. Kind of like the mood it creates as well. 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    Hey, what a great new look.
    This one makes a great black and white–and I like the way the shoreline slices it in thirds. Wonderful lines with the horizon and shadows, and there’s such a contrast of light and dark; makes it very inviting. The fact that they look like they have a secret adds a little mystery to it, too.

    Funny that photographers are so shy–but I think that is probably true of most. I’m no photographer myself–but I sure like taking pictures more than being in them!

    1. Oh I’m not shy – far from it! Just but ugly! 😉

      1. Oh, and Anthony – I hardly think you can refer to yourself as butt ugly! 🙂

    2. I like your observations, Heather. I didn’t even notice the way the shoreline slices it up in thirds! Nice little bonus there. 🙂

  5. Andrew says:

    I’m on the other side of the fence. I don’t mind being in front of the camera or behind it. I find it ironic that photographers don’t like to be photographed. Of course Jolene would also be hiding behind that umbrella.

    1. I’m so excited, Andy! Your first comment ever on my blog! You have reached out from the quiet comfort of the RSS feed and made me very happy. And you are 100% correct, I’d be hiding behind that umbrella!

  6. I can only imagine what was going through the minds! I am with Mike on this one, much happier behind the camera. 😀 Nice composition Jolene.

    1. Although, David – you did sneak a shot of me in Seattle. At least my face wasn’t in it or your camera would have broken for sure! 🙂

  7. It’s why I became a photographer! I hate having my photograph taken!

    1. It’s hard, Anthony! I feel like when I know someone is taking my picture I start posing and it’s just awkward. I prefer to be the photographer as well. 🙂

  8. Mike says:

    Great shot. I feel the same as those photogs – I’m much happier behind the camera than in front of it.

    1. Me too, Mike! There’s safety behind that camera…

  9. nigel says:

    🙂 I really love this photograph and, good on you for asking. 🙂

    1. Thanks Nigel! I debated asking…but in a small town it’s probably always best. 🙂

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