The nervy peeker.

By franken
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.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Cardiff Portraits and people

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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 10:27AM
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 9 43 25 Ireland
25 Aug 2012 10:37AM
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?
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 10:56AM
Brilliant shot, very well spotted and captured, I like this a lot Smile

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Aug 2012 11:03AM
This is so well thought out, I would not have spotted the opportunity. - gary
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:04AM
Very well observed
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Only you my good friend could have captured this truly brilliant image, of which I applaud you greatly.

25 Aug 2012 11:15AM
a winner Ken love it GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin how long did you have to wait for this perfect capture?

chavender 7 270 1 France
25 Aug 2012 11:16AM
Great image Ken.
Very well observed.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 11:33AM

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


It all happened in about thirty seconds Graham!

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
25 Aug 2012 11:58AM
An exceptional piece of observation well composed and perfect in mono. An all round well done!!

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:17PM
That composition is just perfect!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
25 Aug 2012 12:49PM
Love this Ken! But love 99.9% of your work, the master at work again.


RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 1:48PM
Super stuff. Looks like she's frightened of the peeperTongue
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 2:04PM
Brilliant. Creating links, relationships. It's a three-way triangle including us.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 2:14PM
One nervy peeker, one the worse for wear. First-class observation and timing.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
25 Aug 2012 2:55PM
Top shot. Worth waiting for,
25 Aug 2012 3:06PM
Brilliant shot and timing
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Aug 2012 4:21PM
Classic candid Ken - the perfect moment - love it.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Aug 2012 5:21PM
The eyes make it. He's been 'Ken'ed. Keep 'em coming.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:45PM

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


I'll do my best Dave! Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:03PM
I don't think your man even knows that poster is there, but you did, and captured the moment perfectly.
25 Aug 2012 7:25PM
Brilliant! Grin Grin Grin

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:09PM
This couldn't be better Ken - anyone else other than this man just wouldn't do! Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Aug 2012 8:18PM
Superb candid once again Ken. Great shot.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Aug 2012 9:09PM
" Psycho " Ken, well deserving the UA's
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
26 Aug 2012 10:14AM
"Here's Johnny!" from The Shining.Wink
Your observant eye does it again, Ken.

All the best.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
26 Aug 2012 11:49AM
Excellent candid Ken; great combination of text and images.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
26 Aug 2012 12:01PM
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
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Aug 2012 1:01PM
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

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 9:48PM
No need to be nervous about this - some fantastic awards for an excellent capture Ken SmileSmile
efactsphoto 6 8 3 Germany
26 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Great capture!
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 8:57AM
This shot deserves all the attention it is receiving !

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 Aug 2012 10:41AM
An outstanding image Ken.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:45AM
Congrats on your EC Ken!! Very well deserved. I've only just noticed you have been awarded it. Great news!
oh wow

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

brilliant ...just brillaint
woodlark 14 542 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:23PM
Quality !!!
Source 7
27 Aug 2012 11:09PM
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:52AM
Oh WOW! this is excellent KenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mhfore 11 6 176 England
28 Aug 2012 11:20AM
Hi Ken,

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

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

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
29 Aug 2012 12:53PM
Genius Ken Smile
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 3:42PM
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
1 Sep 2012 11:32AM
intriguing, totally draws you in and holds your attention, excellent.
12 12 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 9:34AM
Excellent Ken!
4 Sep 2012 7:56PM
Excellent, well timedSmile
Tibetan 5 3 England
22 Sep 2012 11:02AM
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
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 9:24PM
Brilliant Ken, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
Love them both.

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


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