Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Personal challenge: strangers







Ida, Kitchu, Anne, Tinajo & Fen & Ned challenged me to take photos of strangers: scary!!! Here are the shots. These were all taken with my Minolta, which means : no auto-focus....
There is a new post @ words to shoot by.

37 comments:

Luise said...

oh, i know what you mean!! i should challenge myself to do this more often, too...
love the last one!

tinajo said...

Oooh - you´re so brave, I love it! :-)

Anne said...

Bravo Isabelle, je suis fière de toi! :-) Très chouette photo la dernière!!

Li + Belle said...

Oh I ask myself before very difficult to photograph strangers. You have a lot of courage! The pictures turned out very nice.

Pascale said...

T'as pas oublier de leur faire signer les autorisations au moins !-)))
J'aime l'avant dernière...

Cabrizette said...

J'aime bien, c'est vivant !! J'attends les prochains challenges...

Stéphanie said...

J'adore cette série !

ibb said...

Taking photos to strangers is something I cannot...I am shy too shy....
I love those people sitting in that street looking chairs.

fen and ned said...

You really went for it, Bravo!! It must have been scary yet exciting, as always I have huge admiration for you!x

mirabellef said...

j'adore !!!
Bravo ! :)

[sen.siˈʝes] said...

light, the colour green and books...things i love so much. the first picture is my favourite :) even if i like the "special effects" of the last one a lot :)

Celine said...

these are beautiful! it is scary to photograph strangers! you are so brave!

amanda jane said...

I'm glad you took the challenge! These are lovely!

Elisabeth said...

You've done well, Elisabelle. All these alive shots.

Principia said...

It's quite a challenge this one, especially with manual focus camera.. I'm scared they would get angry and grab my camera and pull the film out :/

nathalie et cetera said...

j'adore la première. je uis vraiment touriste :)

félicitations pour ces photos. c'est vrai que c'est difficile de photographier des étrangers.

Jacqueline said...

i just love street shots like these. taking pictures of strangers is scary but i think it gets easier. :)

Mary said...

bien fait! j'ai un peu peux de prendre les images des etrangers.

suzie said...

these are fab! I really love the couple reading the book together…..I am inspired!

kenza said...

Choutette lundi! Chouettes strangers! oh j'aime venir par ici.

Emma said...

hehe on sent ta gene...c'est amusant.
mais bravo pour la mise en danger ;-)
bises from here
Emma from SF

Cez said...

j'adore faire ca aussi!!! belles photos!!!!! xxx

Lisa said...

Sublime dernière photo, j'adore !!!! Si tu en fais un tirage un jour, je suis preneuse ;-)

M@risa said...

Great scenes!
People didn't realize they were being photographed, hehe :)

Blanche Neige said...

Magnifique la dernière*

Howie said...

love these street/café shots! This is an intimidating challenge

kukka-maaria said...

I love your pictures of strangers. You've captured some nice moments. Maybe I should do that too sometimes. (Is it really that warm over there?! We have here meters of snow everywhere!)

Ida Nielsen said...

You did good :-) Maybe you'll start taking more of these now?

lucy said...

I admire your courage and eye for catching these candid moments!

annalyn said...

wow! do you ask them first or you just shoot?

that's scary.

gbf said...

bravo...very good. love them all. looked liked nice weather to be wandering the streets too! dayle

Shirley said...

oh i agree, this challenge is downright scary! but i love every single one of these shot Elisabelle =)

stephanie renee said...

these are beautiful, i love that last one!

Janis said...

This would be a scary challenge, but you did it, and very well too :^)

kitchu said...

i applaud your bravery! these are so great. don't you love the result though? i always do and i often regret not taking the chance. this is the hardest thing for me to do!

kristina - no penny for them said...

i'm fascinated by how much these images tell a story ... particularly the second-last shot!

alma said...

Oh yes! C'est génial! J'adore, tu vois, c'était scary, mais ça te réussit bien, je trouve.