Monday, August 31, 2009

100 Strangers Challenge - The Cutie Patooties!


Stranger # 89

Well I just sat myself on the steps at the Pepper Place Market last Saturday with my friend Bill and watched the people and the dogs parade by us. These two little strangers just practically plopped in my lap. The "Ice Cream Girl" and her family sat down with us. She wanted to "pose" for me, but for once , I waited. Eventually the ice cream won out, and she had to have an unposed LICK! The little curly head below, walked right up, gave me a very serious stare and said, "Will you take my picture?" Well you bet sweetheart. I snapped and snapped and she continued to stare. I knew the shadows were too dark so I waited, eventually she glanced away and I got this shot. I'm almost at the end of the 100 Stranger Challenge. I'm thinking this is way too much fun. I' m not done.

Stranger #90

18 comments:

Bibi said...

Cute, cute...

Tom said...

Both are well captured... I also really like both the pictures below in you Yellow post.

Tom

Meals by Misty said...

She is adorable. I think I know this little girl :)

Halcyon said...

They're both cuties! And I'm sure there's no penalty for going over 100 strangers!

Thérèse said...

"I am all at my icecream but I see you..."

jusdealem said...

Cuties! I am thinking of joining the 100 strangers challenge. I am so terribly shy, it would force me to interact more with my community. I may start with children, they seem to love having their pics taken :)

Char said...

that's a project I've wanted to start too

great shots

Virginia said...

The 100 Strangers originated on FLickr and you can do a search there for all the 'rules' etc. I couldn't add that to my plate so I just did an unofficial one. Talking to strangers is not that difficult for me but I will say that it has pushed me even farther out of my"box". The best part is that you meet some incredibly wonderful people along the way. My French Strangers idea made my trip to France even more fun. I encourage you two to give it a try. My focus now has to be on composing my photos better and taking my time. I still want to rush the photo. Kim at Seattle Daily Photo has discussed this on her blog recently. Bob Crowe at Saint Louis DP has also done a masterful job with stranger portraiture. Email me if I can help in any way.

altadenahiker said...

I miss my friends! How nice to see some lovely photos.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

What a cute girl she is, V!
And a decisive moment you captured!

Bravo!

Bob Crowe said...

nd the children! You do it better than anyone. Your patience really paid off.

I have to apologize for irregular comments. These days are frantic, as I try to clear all of my work before we leave on our big trip Thursday.

Babooshka said...

I think I would like Pepper Place Market, such a hive of activity and just the cutest shoppers.

The island is to realted to each other to have many strangers. I didn't say we don't have strange people though.

Marie Reed said...

Hi Virginia! I've moved to Germany and just started a CDPB at Partenheim.com :)I've missed your blog!

Jilly said...

Two adorable shots. I bet the parents would love these, Virginia.

Virginia said...

Marie, You had to leave France? Awwww. Well I will "hop" right over and see your new blog.
V

Maya said...

Two more for that portfolio! I guess you'll have to do the 200 Strangers now!

Jacob said...

Here you go again! Put up your sign, "V's Child Portraits"! You'll make a fortune. You've got IT! The knack! Whatever!

These are delightful!

Gunn White said...

Beautiful shots of beautiful models.