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Afternoon all. This unfortunate chap parked his bike where he shouldn't have. This has resulted in a ticket from a traffic warden. He will be waiting for the owners of the other bikes to appear too.
I was going to post this shot as a Silly Sunday shot yesterday, however the more I looked at the poor cyclist, the less inclined I was to find anything funny about the shot. The receiving of a parking ticket is obviously a great source of humilation and shame for the man. Look at his body language and his stance. He is moving his feet like a naughty child. This shot actually speaks to me about the Japanese culture as a whole. A race of people who take a great pride in their country and themselves as individuals.
Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Sep 2012 - 2:43 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The Ticket Tale
Username:moiral moiral
Uploaded:24 Sep 2012 - 2:53 PM
Tags:Harajuku, Japan. Traffic warden. Cyclist, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Tokyo
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 3:01 PM

you are right certainly not a silly sunday shot!
poor guy!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Sep 2012 - 3:05 PM

Well spotted and captured Moira, by you and the traffic warden,
Fred.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 3:26 PM

I think you have read his body language correctly Moira Smile
Well captured
Helen

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 3:48 PM

He really does look ashamed of himself, poor guy.
Great candid occasion of course.

Dougie

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 3:53 PM

I know where that bike would be ending up had it been mine Moira !!
Good bit of street photography.
Mick.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
24 Sep 2012 - 4:00 PM

It seems that in Japan, people respect the Police unlike certain UK politician!

A photo telling a story.
JNC

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 - 4:02 PM

Great capture, he does look like he's well embarrased.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 4:05 PM

You certainly caught this moment very well.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Sep 2012 - 4:34 PM

I'm not saying I agree with the photo content! but respect is some thing that appears to have gone out the window here in the U.K. but! does seem a bit harsh for parking a bike! wonder how much the fine would be!, good job they did not tow it away!, regards Leon.....or clamp it!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin good clear crisp photo.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 4:35 PM

You've got to feel sorry for him - very well noticed and recorded .
Joan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:19 PM

Well captured candid moment, Moira, and the poor chap does look as if the bottom has fallen out of his world.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:34 PM

How terrible that you can be given a parking ticket for a bicycle, Moira Sad Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:40 PM

As a cyclist I know what I think, but sticking to saying a well captured candid, Moira.

Dave

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gingerdelight
24 Sep 2012 - 6:52 PM

A well spotted piece of street photography and documentary Moira.
Carol

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 7:30 PM

Instead of a parking ticket he should have told him to get on his bike excellent shot
mike

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 - 10:00 PM

Ah-so, i have caught you, well spotted Moira, when in Hong Kong i had to wait till the police were not looking coz they did not like you taking photo's of them, Peter..

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:24 PM

This is brilliant street photography Moira we know from history that the Japanese are a brutal people but highly disciplined and easy shamed so he would stand there
and take it from the warden and look very ashamed.
Gary

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 8:08 AM

A brilliant candid of another culture MoiraSmile
Carole

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 7:39 PM

See what you mean Moira, he does seem devastated
poor chap like the way you have captured this so poinantly
Lillian

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 - 10:55 AM

Excellent street take...
What a moment captured...
So well spotted... IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 27 Sep 2012 - 10:57 AM

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