Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just Having A Chat

Not sure what I can say about this photo, I just saw these two chatting in Bonn Square and thought that the image portrayed a message of friendship across the ages and abilities. I don't have a lot of people photo's on ODP which I might try and change, as it is the people of Oxford that make this city what it really is. I also think it is harder to take photo's of people.

4 comments:

Petrea said...

This is a charming photo. They both seem to be enjoying their conversation, and as you mention, they're such different types--it's unexpected.

I agree, it's hard to take photos of people. Some photographers find it easy but I'm shy, I guess. My blog doesn't have a lot of people shots, either.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Percy, you sure did a good thing, taking this picture. I like the dynamics of the people in the background too. It's always a bit tricky to publish pictures of people, as they didn't ask to be so public... On my blog I sometimes do, but often in a manner they can't be recognised. Greetings form Tilburg.

Jack said...

This is a good one. The pair seem deeply engaged in their conversation.

I always wonder about the ethics of taking photos of regular people and posting them on the internet without permission. I do it, but I still wonder, and I usually avoid recognizable photos of children (whose parents might scream!) . . .

Petrea said...

In the States it's legal to take and publish pictures of people in public places. The assumption is that they're allowing themselves to be seen in public, thereby giving permission. I realize things are a bit tougher in Britain (and you're talking ethics, as opposed to law). I am also careful about children and always ask permission of the parents. Regardless of the law, the ethics are more sensitive with the little ones.