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I've a little bit of new material but not much. I still can't drum up much enthusiasm for going on photo trips at the moment.

Anyhow, I noticed this advert at a bus stop in Cardiff bus station and then I saw a pair of legs under the poster so I waited to see what happened and this is the result.

A big thank you to the people who've commented, voted and awarded this image.

Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:sigma 18-125mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2012 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:120.mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:The nervy peeker.
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:25 Aug 2012 - 10:23 AM
Tags:Cardiff., Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
Votes:79

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:27 AM

Cracking image well thought out in my opinion two nervy peekers lol you should get out more if this is what you produce !!

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:37 AM

Worth the wait.
That's the mark of a great photographer, to have the vision to wait for the perfect moment.
Didn't that Cartier-Bresson chap say something similar?

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant shot, very well spotted and captured, I like this a lot Smile

Hugh

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:03 AM

This is so well thought out, I would not have spotted the opportunity. - gary

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RobboB
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:04 AM

Very well observed

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32903 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:09 AM

Only you my good friend could have captured this truly brilliant image, of which I applaud you greatly.

Nathan

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digital_boi
25 Aug 2012 - 11:15 AM

a winner Ken love it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin how long did you have to wait for this perfect capture?

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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chavender
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25 Aug 2012 - 11:16 AM

Great image Ken.
Very well observed.

Bill

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franken
franken e2 Member 113050 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:33 AM


Quote: A winner Ken love it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin how long did you have to wait for this perfect capture?

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

It all happened in about thirty seconds Graham!

Ken

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:58 AM

An exceptional piece of observation well composed and perfect in mono. An all round well done!!

Albert

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CaroleS
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25 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

That composition is just perfect!
Carole

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achieverswales
25 Aug 2012 - 12:49 PM

Love this Ken! But love 99.9% of your work, the master at work again.

Regards

Trev.

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 1:48 PM

Super stuff. Looks like she's frightened of the peeperTongue

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 2:04 PM

Brilliant. Creating links, relationships. It's a three-way triangle including us.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 2:14 PM

One nervy peeker, one the worse for wear. First-class observation and timing.
Regards
Bill

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54226 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 2:55 PM

Top shot. Worth waiting for,
x

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ChristineD
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25 Aug 2012 - 3:06 PM

Brilliant shot and timing

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

Classic candid Ken - the perfect moment - love it.
Brian.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:21 PM

The eyes make it. He's been 'Ken'ed. Keep 'em coming.

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 113050 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM


Quote: The eyes make it. He's been 'Ken'ed. Keep 'em coming.

Dave

I'll do my best Dave! Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:03 PM

I don't think your man even knows that poster is there, but you did, and captured the moment perfectly.

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twelvemegs
25 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

Brilliant! Grin Grin Grin

David

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:09 PM

This couldn't be better Ken - anyone else other than this man just wouldn't do! Smile
Ann

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Maiwand
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25 Aug 2012 - 8:18 PM

Superb candid once again Ken. Great shot.
Ron

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rontear
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25 Aug 2012 - 9:09 PM

" Psycho " Ken, well deserving the UA's
Ron.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43625 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 10:14 AM

"Here's Johnny!" from The Shining.Wink
Your observant eye does it again, Ken.

All the best.

Malc

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Rende
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26 Aug 2012 - 11:49 AM

Excellent candid Ken; great combination of text and images.
Rende

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Joline
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26 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

This is fabulous!!!!!!
You are still the king of candids in my book.
That poor fellow looks like he spent a bit too much in the pubSmile

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ChiliMan
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26 Aug 2012 - 1:01 PM

Your sense of timing and pre-emptiveness is AMAZING, Ken. Hats off to you. This has to be one of your most brilliant candids EVER.

And I echo Joline: You are the king of candids. Totally Grin

Andrew

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helenlinda
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26 Aug 2012 - 9:48 PM

No need to be nervous about this - some fantastic awards for an excellent capture Ken SmileSmile

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efactsphoto
26 Aug 2012 - 9:57 PM

Great capture!

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Rock
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

This shot deserves all the attention it is receiving !

Rock

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danbrann
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27 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM

An outstanding image Ken.

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AnnChown
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:45 AM

Congrats on your EC Ken!! Very well deserved. I've only just noticed you have been awarded it. Great news!
Ann

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MisterGrimshaw
27 Aug 2012 - 2:38 PM

oh wow

you couldnt have planned a shot like this if you had tried ...

brilliant ...just brillaint

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woodlark
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27 Aug 2012 - 10:23 PM

Quality !!!

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Source
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:09 PM

Superb!
-Source

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:52 AM

Oh WOW! this is excellent KenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Congratulations!
Diane

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM

Hi Ken,

Great capture, you can see why it has so many awards, well done.

Take care
Martin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing capture, well spotted and many congrats on all of the awards.

John

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photophantom
29 Aug 2012 - 12:53 PM

Genius Ken Smile
Congrats!
Dennis

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 3:42 PM

This is the best candid I have seen for some time absolutely F A B U L O U S and Congratulations on the awards - well deserved xx

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stratocaster72
1 Sep 2012 - 11:32 AM

intriguing, totally draws you in and holds your attention, excellent.

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4 Sep 2012 - 9:34 AM

Excellent Ken!

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elainebaker
4 Sep 2012 - 7:56 PM

Excellent, well timedSmile

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Tibetan
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22 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

You have a lot of interesting images I like looking around your portfolio, I think these two go very well together spot on with your timing, he looks nervy too lol. nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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23 Sep 2012 - 9:24 PM

Brilliant Ken, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

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headskiesfly
27 Sep 2012 - 3:30 PM

Love them both.

Rick

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17 Oct 2012 - 4:54 PM

Many people think they do street photography, and a few actually do it.

You are one of the latter and very good at it.

He looks as if he was just stabbed, not that I've ever soon somebody stabbed...Wink

Dougie

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