Friday, August 21, 2009

Anything for the Shot



So I had my snacks by my side and just started to settle in and get comfortable enough to take a really great shot. Then BAM! I got trampled by a crowd of people! All I asked Vicki to do was warn me if somebody was coming. So what does she do? Yep, you guessed it. She takes my picture while I'm at my most vulnerable. :-0




That was a joke. Actually I saw this guy on the ground with snacks taking pictures so I had to get a picture of him. Then I took a picture of the same building, while standing on my feet of course.. :-) It's the top photo.

I've seen this type of thing before. If you want a good laugh click here to see the picture that I took of a photographer on the ground in Dallas.
Have a fun Weekend!

25 comments:

Sistertex said...

You had me going there for a little while, thought that was you. I have yet to lay down on the sidewalk of a busy place to take a photo, not that I wouldn't one day, but just never have yet. I have gotten dizzy looking straight up and leaning backwards to try and get some shots...

I hadn't seen the one you took in Dallas, your comments on that photo is exactly what crossed my mind on my first glance. Funny!

So what building is that a photo of on your post today? The the head portion reminded me of Ben Franklin.

Sunny said...

What I find amusing is that no one seems to notice him on the ground, they are all looking elsewhere!
The building is quite impressive.
Sunny :)

Asta said...

Hi James,

Ha, ha, ha!
I love both the pictures. It's brilliant!
It's amazing how we people sometimes act when we forget where we are-:)
I wonder what the face on the building would say if he could speak-:)

Best regards
Asta

Cezar and Léia said...

LOL for sure I remmember that post about crazy photographers in Dallas!
So cool!
Have a blessed weekend my dear friend
Hugs for you , the adorable Vicky and the cute cats!
Léia

Martha in PA said...

Too funny, there are times I wish I could get on the ground to get a great shot... only thing is, I might not get back up (well at least not to gracefully!)

Have a great weekend too! Just had rain come through, and it is breezy and COOL out, I wish it would stay this temperature!

Comments are working ok, now and then I still have a problem, but less often!

cieldequimper said...

:-))) But hey! The top shot is great!

Vogon Poet said...

Great shot without strange stances and nice reportage on our uncompromising colleagues...

Thom said...

LOL...not only a great photographer but a jokester as well. LOL. You should be on America's Got Talent. I went and looked at the older one. It was fabulous as well. Have a great weekend :) Aloha

rob said...

Sunny is right. No one seems to care. I like that point of view!

John said...

There are worse things one could do to get the shot. The weird thing is that the people don't seem to be aware of his presence.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it, James! Great shots! And I love them both! How fun! What people will do to get the right shot, but yours is terrific and you didn't have to lay on the sidewalk!

Have a great weekend, stay off the sidewalk!

Sylvia

m_m said...

Hehe great! I followed also your link - funny:) And the first shot is brilliant!

Lois said...

I've sometimes thought about doing that, but I would be too embarrassed! Those are great shots!

Ai Shiang said...

Believe it or not. Sometime I do that. That why your will get the most of foreground which will make the pic looks even better.

That guy is doing a "lower viewpoint" shot.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

You sure had me fooled there...Great photo!

Hilda said...

LOL! You had me fooled too!

The most I do is squat, especially if I can't back up anymore to take in the entire building or room. I find that my pictures end up clearer too since I can stabilize my elbows on my knees.

Fantastic details on the building! I think it's worth making a fool of oneself for! :D

Abraham Lincoln said...

It turns out that this is the most exciting picture I have seen today. A photographer about to be trampled by a crowd of people looking up.

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Bim said...

That's hilarious :)

Jacob said...

You're a funny guy, James! Great shots, though. I hoped you took it upon yourself to warn this fellow that he could get killed trying to take a photo...maybe he could get some of those orange traffic cones to place around his body.

Have a great weekend!

Malyss said...

I never dared doing that even for a good photo! At last, I hope a made a good one! Yours was pretty beautyful, even when keeping your dignity!..

subtorp77 said...

I've had to go prone for a few shots but didn't have to worry about gettin' trampled!-LOL! Nice shots!

Yoork said...

I always wonder how people get amazing shots like this!

Thanks for the perspective!

lissa said...

great two shots of the building and the photographer

I've always admire those photographers who do just about anything for a shot, I wish I was as daring as they are

ps, thanks for your visit

Ebie said...

Heheheh! you got me laughing James!
My main blog is here.

Leora said...

Ha ha! Clever.