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Parisian tourists by triciamary

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I captured this older couple sightseeing in Paris and though I was some distance away, I felt kind of guilty intruding on their moment.

What is your opinion of candid shots? Do you feel it is an invasion of privacy or a reflection of modern times?

Nikon D200

Bermuda born so I occasionally get “rock fever” and have to travel – especially to France! Mostly use my Nikon D200, but also use a Sony Cybershot DSC T90 and a Lumix DMC-LX5 for quick shots.

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Comments

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Great work.!!

  • Thanks so much for your comments!

    – triciamary

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 14 February 2011

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Thank you Christine! Great news!

    – triciamary

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    This is a wonderful street shot!

  • Thanks so much for your nice comment!

    – triciamary

  • abigcat
    abigcatalmost 4 years ago

    Feeling guilt..perhaps :) but look at what you got :)
    Two priceless expressions :-))

  • Thanks – I feel a little less guilty now!

    – triciamary

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 3 years ago


    She doesnt look very happy, but her look IS PRICELESS!! Congrats on an awesome candid shot!

  • Thanks for your support! It’s much appreciated.

    – triciamary

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    I like your picture!
    But I personally have problems with this kind of candid shots. I think it is OK to take them, but what about publishing? Shouldn’t we ask permission? Imagine these people finding their photo here and reading how we talk about them and the priceless expression … would they be happy?
    This is not against you, but I want to discuss that for myself: do we have to feel guilty or not?

  • I have to admit it took me over a year to post this photo as I did feel guilty but as I looked through other photographers’ candid shots, I saw similar ones. That doesn’t make it right, but it is a statement of life today. With big brother and cctv cameras everwhere, can any of us expect to not see ourselves on some website or newspaper? I wonder how photojournalists handle candid shots. Surely they don’t get permission from everyone in their shots. It’s an interesting topic and maybe something redbubble can address in one of their columns.

    – triciamary

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your intelligent reply; it made me think about the subject … would be interesting to have a discussion about it on RB as members from different parts of the world might have other point of views and arguments. I’ll go and have a look at the Candid group. Again, don’t take it personally !

  • Fran0723
    Fran0723over 2 years ago

    It is a wonderful shot! I avoid taking people, I fell always embarrassed

  • Thanks for your comments. It’s an interesting topic.

    – triciamary

  • Revenant
    Revenantover 2 years ago

    I love them, but living as I do in France, this is now illegal without obtaining the subject’s consent. Clearly, the French lawgiver has decided that it is an invasion of privacy.

  • Thanks Stefan. I wasn’t aware it was law now, so next time I’m in France, I will be more sensitive.

    – triciamary

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your winning the Challenge Excellent image. :))

  • Thank you Michelle! I’m so pleased!

    – triciamary

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