Candid shots are sometimes the best shots. Today’s pictures come from a visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival in 2010. I’ve found two selections that I particularly enjoy. The first, somehow ironic in my eyes, is of this poor soul who was just really sleepy and tired after a day of walking. Sadly, his choice of roman Toga that day for his garb makes one imagine he passed out from the excitement of the party:
From a distance, I also spied a loving couple engaged in some sordid story – or perhaps just recounting their adventures that day. A private moment between two lovers, this shot melts my cold heart when I look at it:
Well that’s all for now. I apologize for the brevity of this post – there is a lot I could say about both of these shots, but the time is 6:30 in the morning and I am not yet awake, I fear.
I do have a homework assignment for you (purely extra credit, of course) – what stories do these pictures tell you?
4 thoughts on “One of Love, One of Exhaustion”
These are really good shots.
I love that his sleeping spot (romanesque bench) matches his choice of garb.
The woman’s body language is sweet. The way she’s looking at him, leaning in a little. Very sweet picture.
Agreed! I have two more of the lovers, but in one his face is obscured by his hand as he “talks” with them when he’s saying something to her. The other he had clearly been listening intently and looked a little more serious – so I went with the more fun loving one. I’ve got several more from this trip and will probably post some more as time allows.
Thanks for the kind words – I really enjoy photography and its nice to see others like my work, even if I do need more practice.
I agree wholeheartedly that candid photos are the best. Candid photos capture a subject without any barriers. My favorite type is a frontal shot where the subject is looking beyond the camera neither smiling nor frowning. Those always give me the impression that they got caught in a moment of introspection.
Candid shots are a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea – think I’ll try to get shots like you describe.