Wednesday, February 3, 2010

100 Strangers Challenge - The Peanut Depot

Stranger # 96

Strangers # 97 & 98

A few weeks ago we paid another visit to the Peanut Depot here. Well while I was there, I met these nice ladies, who had stopped by to stock up on a BIG sack of peanuts. They were nice enough to pose on their cycles before they roared off down the cobblestoned Morris Avenue. Inside, this very friendly employee let me photograph him as well. My Strangers # 96, 97, and 98. We're almost there!!

25 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice portraits, both, V. So why stop at 100 now that you've gotten warmed up?

Julie said...

Nice light on the peanut vendor.

Kim said...

Whoa, that's some serious cycle under those two! And the peanut vendor's portrait in sunshine and shadow is very nice. His earring is missing!
:-)
-Kim

Gunn White said...

Nice portraits with colors and compositions that I like.

Bibi said...

Nice, nice!! What a pair of cute, 'nutty' ladies!

Jilly said...

My goodness, those are some ladies on those amazing bikes. Great portrait in that first shot. Light is beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Goober Bikers?! Biker Goobers? ;-)

Olivier said...

le premier portrait est magnifique, j'adore la lumiere sur son visage....Bravo

Janet M Kincaid said...

Love the lighting on that first one! I hope you're not going to give up on 100 Strangers once you hit 100...

B SQUARED said...

Boiled peanuts! Definitely a Southern thing.

brattcat said...

I couldn't say it any better than Janet.

Daryl said...

What a face .. what a smile .. it lights up the screen ..

Rambling Round said...

Looks like some really serious peanut aficionados!

Rob said...

Man, I haven't been doing this stranger's project lately. Classic portrait, love their bikes. I'm even more anxious for spring, now!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am no good at meeting people or asking to take their picture. With my name and standing in front of new school classes and having to tell who I am and then listening to the rush of snickers and laughter, it has forever freaked me out. I never thought I could be a school teacher or lecture at colleges but did both.

I love your pictures in this post.

Abraham Lincolns Blog

Cloudia said...

I love these faces of America. Thank you.



Aloha, Friend!


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Virginia said...

Now Abe Lincoln, don't you dare try to convince me that you can't talk to a stranger. Not buying it. :)
V

Thanks everyone. I am seriously thinkinga about what comes when # 100 goes up. Actually I think I have over that number in "the can". We'll see. It's been a very fun project pour moi. You all should give it a go.
You meet a lot of really nice people.
V

bfarr said...

I am quite impressed with you '100 strangers' shutterbugs. I never remember to ask the names of the people I talk to. Thanks for the bday wishes. I never thought I would make it thru a year.

Maya said...

Wow, you are so close! But, you will continue after 100 right?

Ming the Merciless said...

HA! I didn't realize they were ladies until I read your description. :-)

merrilymarylee said...

Just found this and I think it's very clever! I have a dear friend in Birmingham. I've sent the link to her and told her to step in front of the camera and wave if she sees you. :)

I have camellias blooming outside my bedroom window. I hope they're bracing for the "wintry mix" we're about to get here in NC. You, too?

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wonderful portraits - I especially like the "women on wheels"!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Virginia said...

Merrily,
Oh I hope I see your friend one day.!

Maya,
You know I won't quit. My 100 French Strangers is past the halfway mark now. I love that as well. Street portraits remains ONE of my loves! ;)

Laurent said...

The vendor portrait is just GREAT. The light, the face , the frame ... you are such an artist Virginia.

Life with Kaishon said...

I want to join the stranger challenge. Can you tell me more about it? I feel excited all ready! LOVE your images!