Friday, July 18, 2014

Red in the city II.. The man in the red chapeau!



I can't imagine anyone with a camera in their hands being able to resist taking this shot. I mean how often are you going to see an elegant gentleman in earnest conversation wearing a stylish vivid red fedora! I saw him again a little later, a very tall man. I thought to myself.. now if I was Jack (who would more than likely be wearing a fedora himself) or Stefan I would have just walked straight up to him and asked if I could take a portrait shot, but no.. I'm not there yet :) Would you have? Just around the corner I bumped into a child eating Triceratops, thankfully some managed to escape :) Have a good Friday, take care and stay safe...p.s. loved that the lady in the background above was wearing a red coat!


42 comments:

  1. Even in profile, he looks like a real character!

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  2. He definitely isn't trying to go incognito! :-)

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  3. Did anyone get the triceratops' permission? :-)

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  4. I love it!! Now that's an interesting gentleman!! How fun! I'm so glad you got a shot and a great one it is! The woman in the red coat is the perfect touch!! Amazing what you can find sometimes by "accident"!! Another great reason for always having the camera handy!! Hope you have a great weekend -- and remember -- camera in hand!!

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  5. I got a photo of an old guy with red hat once and did a gouache of it, the red just made the painting, sold that one easily.

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  6. I think I would have gone for the candid shot too! Just think, if you'd waited to ask his name and get a portrait, you might not have gotten that lady with the red coat in the background. It adds a nice touch to the photo.

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  7. I would guess that any man wearing that hat has a few stories to tell! I would be too shy to approach him too.

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  8. I'm not like Jack or Stefan but I don't think I could have resisted him either! That man has to be interesting! I wonder what he makes of dinosaurs!

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  9. Cool shots, Grace. You were meant to get that red hat and red coat as you did...!

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  10. That's a really great snap of the gentleman with the red hat.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  11. That is a neat image and one bright red hat or fedora as you call it.

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  12. Grace, any man who is wearing a red hat is not shy, nor is he trying to blend in. He would have LOVED to have you ask him to take his photo, and you would have ended up with a good story to go with your photo! (I am not a fedora guy . . . I like Panama straw hats.)

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  13. Oh, come on. He's wearing that hat, at least in part, because he likes attention. I bet he's constantly asked for a photo. I'd do it.

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  14. Great shot, he certainly stands out!

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  15. Wonderful shots, G. I love your eye and your town! Made for each other



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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    =^..^= <3

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  16. What a dapper gentleman .... I like how the hat aligns with the red jacket in the far distance. Great capture!

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  17. Hardly the kind of hat that a shy man would wear.

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  18. Reminds of the poem "Warning" (1961) : When I am old, I will wear purple with a red had which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me and I will spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves..." -Jenny Joseph

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  19. A very stylish red chapeau Grace. Mrs J and I will have to get one each so we can spot each other in a crowd.

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  20. That red hat is really outstanding!

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  21. It certain is an attention grabber. Nothing subtle here.

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  22. I bet Jack is right but I wouldn't have asked the gentleman either. However, I'm sure I would take his photo like you did. :-)

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  23. The red fedora would have me reaching smartly for the camera and doing my best to get a shot or two. I like taking unposed photos of people. Somehow they seem more of who they are. The hat looks brand new or rarely worn or very well maintained. It is a glow in the streetscape.

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  24. Great snap & caption! Waiting for the next one!

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  25. Your title should be on a mystery novel and this should be the cover illustration.

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  26. I'll bet he's a real character!!!

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  27. .... and the kid at her side a green coat? Oh, you´d have trouble finding them in my kitchen then ;-) Great pic, Grace!

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  28. He certainly would stand out in a crowd. Great photo!
    I never ask anyone for permission. If they know about it, it isn't candid. Besides, if they are in public, they are fair game. Yes, I've had people give me dirty looks and I've even been yelled at once or twice. I do draw the line at children though.

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  29. He wants to be noticed. And that is a very red hat.

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  31. Really very nice pic.and I most like your red hat.

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  32. Great pics. A good eye telling a story

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