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Saint or Sinner

By SlowSong
Although he's giving me daggers I couldn't resist this chap. But I was quite a long way away and behind railings so I was quite safe - except for the stare. And his tight grip on the handlebars. Could he be thinking about my neck? I felt weird just processing this one.
I know he's got a white thing behind his head but as you can imagine I didn't have time to faff about much with this one. Smile

Colour version and full frame versions for info.

Another hot day and we've an outside BBQ later. Better get my sunhat out.

Chris Smile

Tags: Street London General Transport Candid Black and white Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: nonur, CarolG, helenlinda and 45 more

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nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
27 May 2012 8:29AM
I very much like them all, super shots and I love the title, but V1 is the most powerful of them. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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27 May 2012 8:53AM
V1 also for me, it really grabs you and the title works so well with it.
canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:15AM
Great images but I like V1 the best. To me it produces a more menacing feeling to it
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2170 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:16AM
Keeping his hands warmer than his head...
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:32AM
The b&w is excellent.

Quote:Could he be thinking about my neck?

Certainly looks as if a flowing black cape and a top hat belong to his other self . . . .
jonwebber 11 4 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:32AM
Sinner, for certain, and very well taken too.
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:41AM
Another fine candid image well captured

AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:54AM
The title is perfect for this Chris. Your reaction has brought to mind the fear of some that taking their picture captures their spirit except your feeling is the other way around - if you get my drift!
Great candid set... Yes, I can imagine him in a cape too! I actually like V2, with the splashes of red being echoed on the bike, bus, & postbox.. London icons
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
27 May 2012 10:53AM

Quote:Great images but I like V1 the best. To me it produces a more menacing feeling to it

That was my exact thought, great processing. - gary
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
27 May 2012 11:12AM
It might be just me, but I think there's a twinkle in his eye Wink Excellent candid.
annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
27 May 2012 11:19AM
I can imagine half a film around this capture.
Guy Ritchie's pearls of London mob Smile
xwang 10 56 8
27 May 2012 11:40AM
V1 is excellent!..Are you sure about the "daggers", Chris? I don't see any of that... On the contrary, I see "Wink"..Grin, if he really as you thought.. Ah .. as you said what you were going to do.. "BBQ" him..Grin
BTW, thank you very much for your helpful comment.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
27 May 2012 12:12PM
Twinkle or not, I don't care for it. Grin
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
27 May 2012 12:53PM
I reckon he's nicked the bikeWink - devious look - I do like the bigger picture V3.
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 1:12PM
I like them all. If I had to chose it would be version one.

Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 1:31PM
Sinner i reckon Chris, hes got that look about him.WinkWink
27 May 2012 2:02PM
HI Chris, he looks like a sinner.. good set but the winner is the V2.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
27 May 2012 2:27PM
I don't see daggers - the expression is more of one that is resigned that a lovely person has decided to take his photo. Really.........

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
27 May 2012 4:07PM
If looks.......Eye contact Chris, he just ran a red light Wink
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
27 May 2012 5:19PM
what a find!
love #1 (crop + toning...)
nikshot 10 9 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 7:21PM
Brilliant candid love V1 and V3.

LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
27 May 2012 7:26PM
'Super Candid monochrome (v1) Shot' ~ LEx

"Looks like a Sinner to Me"~~ TongueGrin
1881 8 India
27 May 2012 8:15PM
SUPERB ---Smile
Regards - SANJEEV
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 9:05PM
The mono has and say's it all ChrisSmile
Little does he know that ''that stare'' has made him a famous to avoid I think
a Savil row suit too with that lining
mono..bad things going on
colour..Oh go on then...come and take me!! HmmmmWink
brilliant shot Chris..really enjoyed this
pdcche 9 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 10:10PM
Three nice images with V1 for me.. Peter
tony64 16 204 9 England
27 May 2012 10:55PM
Something out of 'Sweeny Todd' I think!
Great capture.
28 May 2012 12:11AM
I think you got the evil eye,very brave of you..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
28 May 2012 1:17PM
Great bit of street photography, Chris, and definitely V1 for me Wink
Trev Smile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
29 May 2012 6:38PM
B_Real 14 126 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:16PM
V1 here too. Loving all your shots Chris, it's the kind of stuff I aspire to.


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