Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thanks for the advice Jack.....!


Walking across the boardwalk at Sorrento Quay yesterday I spied this delightful scene. It was clear that despite the fancy yachts in the background, all you need to have fun 'messing about in boats' is a handsome captain, a good crew and a pair of oars! As they got closer I really wanted to take a shot but I can be a bit shy (seriously!!). I remembered some advice from Jack in Hartford who takes many people shots, 'most people don't mind, just ask the question'..I did and as you can see from that dazzling smile, he didn't mind at all...what child, was there a child haha! Happy Thursday, take care. p.s. just incase you're worried, the water here is so shallow there's no chance of a serious mishap.....



38 comments:

  1. So sweet! And so happy you asked or we would've never gotten to see these! Love that water and blue, gorgeous.

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  2. I love it!! And I'm glad you asked, too!! Beautiful water, lovely skies and a perfect day!! Thanks for brightening my gray, gray day once again!! Hope your week is going well, Grace! Enjoy!

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  3. Bravo! Way to step out of your comfort zone, Grace. Somehow, I'm not surprised this feat included a handsome young man. I hope you told him where to find your blog. Jack will be pleased with your initiative.

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  4. Aha, happy to see that you don't have the same "privacy" problems we have here in Italy. Well done, Grace!

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  5. Look at that water. Fabulous!

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  6. I'm shy too, and never ask. I often regret. I'm glad you dared to ask, your pic is showing fabulous smiles!

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  7. Doesn't Daddy have some very colourful pictures on his arm. I was at a ball once and after a couple of drinks I was brave enough to ask people if I could take their photos, and all agreed and posed for the shots.

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  8. I still can't do it... Those colours are absolutely amazing.

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  9. That is good advice! Fantastic result.

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  10. Oh, what a water! It was a great day! Arianna

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  11. Good one Grace! You're right - what child?

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  12. A great capture, Grace, and a timely reminder that "we do not stop playing because we grow old - we grow old because we stop playing". Time to get back to simple pleasures. Love that palette of blue/green!

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  13. Grace, you captured a magical moment between adult and child, and I have found the same thing true as Jack. My only refusals have been older people in foreign countries. We are all hams at heart!

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  14. I must admit, that is one gorgeous smile! You must have charmed him with your good looks and photographic skills. That looks like a perfect father and son outing!

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  15. Grace, my chest is puffing with pride. See how easy that was? You got a very nice photo, didn't you?

    All they can do is to say "no."

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  16. I love the colour of the water. and the colours of daddy's arm!

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  17. The color of the water is interesting and so are his tats.

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  18. Jack is right. I was taught to ask permission, but I still snipe from a distance. At least 90% of the people you ask for permission have no objection at all. For the other few, well, apologize for disturbing them and then go find someone more interesting a few steps away.

    On the other hand, there's a photographer's theory that it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

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  19. Great advice from Jack and you have produced a beautiful portrait of a young sailor and his dad!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  20. No need to say "Smile" for this photo shoot Grace they're both happy models having fun.
    A beautiful capture on a beautiful day.

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  21. Good on you Grace. Oh my. The colour of the water from green to turquoise to blue is sensational. Bravo.

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  22. Beautifully captured! Love the vibrant colours!

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  23. Seems like we are all glad you asked. Very special smiles, too!

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  24. hey, adorable portrait!They are very nice people! I'm always afraid to take pictures of people when I'm traveling.Once in a little Germany village, I was taking picture of "A TREE"and a old lady came ( notice the tree was not in front her place or something like that...) anyway this awful lady came and almost took my camera!She was so mad!I say nothing about internet or blog, I was trying to explain that I loved that tree and I like nature images, and so on...but she was prepared to not listen...then we went to our car to go away, but she followed us and she pulled out a pen and paper from her bag and said loud "I'm writing down the license plate of your car and I'm going to the police"! SCARING German LADY! Of course I deleted all pictures that I took that afternoon, a pity because I took beautiful shots of fields, fences, flowers and trees that day.And I confess this thing made my heart so sad...about people.
    :(

    It takes some "weeks" until I was prepared and motivated again to walk with my camera in hands.
    Léia

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  25. oh gosh, sorry my mistakes...really bad English! LOL
    I hope you can understand my comment!
    Léia

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  26. And those huncks are living in the wild in Perth? Lucky you.

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  27. No chance for any kind of rubber dinghy trips on our German rivers presently. We have a felt air temperature difference of about 30 - 40°C bwtween Perth and the region where I live!

    So I did not take too much photos of such an ambitious boat crew like you on your boardwalk recently...


    So much better to have a look on your photos!


    Uwe.

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  28. I had an inflatable raft like that for my boys in our swimming pool when they were little. I am sure we looked ridiculous.

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  29. Sunny and warm and beautiful water. I think you've made lots of folks in the northland very envious.

    Nice photos.

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  30. This is so cute! And beautiful colors, too!
    No idea if I´d take the courage to ask for a pic... seems to be worth, though!

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  31. People will always surprise you. Mostly in a positive way. Glad you did it.

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  32. I know how you feel about photographing people but this turned out very well.

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  33. Quite a spot to be in on a day like that!

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