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I took this photo for Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab clinic. I was shooting the sunset over Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It was pretty quiet, just a few people watching the sunset. Just as the light was fading, a busload of senior citizens arrived and they all came over to check out the sunset. They were lovely, with their cameras, phones and iPads, capturing images of the gorgeous sunset.

This gentleman was really cute, he was videotaping the scene and describing it as he went. I wondered if he was recording the words for himself or if he had left a friend or spouse at home and was recording it for them. A helicopter went overhead during his recital and he followed it with his video camera, words forgotten.

x desleyjane

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Kamran says:

    nice shot!

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  2. Debbie H says:

    How cute indeed! Sometimes it’s nice to wonder what’s going on – why he’s filming, who he’s talking for, will he ever watch it back?? I like all the ‘wondering whys’ when people watching.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks! Me too. I love to people watch and guess what people are up to.

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  3. Norah says:

    Nice shot indeed. I would like answers to the questions too, but answering them for him could lead to some interesting stories. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes I suspect so. Maybe a good story prompt? Thanks Norah.

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      1. Norah says:

        I think so. Actually I read a post by Geoff Le Pard today. He posted some videos of his garden, telling us about his roses – made me think of your post! http://geofflepard.com/2015/06/05/a-rose-for-the-thinking-man/

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks Norah, I just read Geoff’s post. Lovely. What a great nostalgic trip through his gardening experiences. Of course my imagination puts the subject of my photo straight into his story!

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          1. Norah says:

            Exactly what I was thinking! πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s a beautiful moment that you captured, I wonder… πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Adele. He was lovely. Yes…. I wonder…

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  5. kazg10 says:

    Great that you though to look around at the in-obvious rather than just the subject at hand. You caught a great photo and story πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Karen πŸ™‚ I’m trying to do it more often!

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  6. Loretta says:

    Love those random shots, you’ve captured this one v. well.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta πŸ™‚

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      1. Loretta says:

        I’ve just posted on my blog… and it happened again… that’s not the picture I chose for my feature. Grrrrr

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh dear. I think it’s a long term problem. I checked mine, it doesn’t do it either.

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          1. Loretta says:

            It posts on FB just like that too. it’s kind of silly, because I specifically wanted the one as my featured pic.

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Hmmnn maybe start a chat with a HE, more pressure might help.

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              1. Loretta says:

                Wierd, I’m on my dashboard, and don’t have a spot on the bottom right hand corner that asks for help with a HE. Anyway no worries, I’ll figure this out if it kills me πŸ™‚

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  It’s a pop up. However, I noticed a fixed “chat” box at the top now.

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  7. afairymind says:

    A great capture, Desley! I love people watching, as well. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, it’s fun, right?!

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  8. wow i suddenly felt really sad reading that, i was imagining him videoing it for a sick relative or something….crickey my dark side just came out. xx

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  9. How wonderful. He looks cute indeed. I wonder what he will hear at home…lol
    Love the shot!

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