Here is another photo dedicated to Claude - that makes 2 in a row now! :) Thats it Claude, no more for you :)
Guess i needed to make a point that i actually CAN take photo's of people, and not just of architecture and city buildings :) HaHa!
This caught my attention as we were waiting outside of the Rockefeller Building. It was too funny to pass up on...the sign reads "No Standing Anytime", and the 2 NYC Cops just standing lounging around was too much!
I wanted to approach them and show them my photo, but in the end i didn't - kind of wish i had, now that i think about it!
Hope you enjoy this funny "People" photo.
Thanks for looking
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snunney (79521) 2012-01-08 6:45
Great daily life image featuring tow of New York's finest. Nicely framed and captured at just the right moment. Like the reflections on the highly polished car.
holmertz (37033) 2012-01-08 6:51
If you had shown them the picture, maybe they would have arrested you for obscenity or obstruction of justice or whatever they could have figured out. I don't think cops like people telling them how to do their job. But I enjoy this photo and I too like to see, even just occasionally, some people in your pictures. I guess you didn't use your tripod for this :-)
tyro (18574) 2012-01-08 7:22
Another departure from your usual pictures - this time with two human subjects in the picture. Also, as Gert suggests, I can't ever imagine you taking a picture at 1/20 sec without a tripod but I guess you've done that here!
Excellent lighting, good contrasts and colours and amazing detail and sharpness for such a slow handheld shot.
P.S. Try this in Britain and you might end up in trouble. The police here do not like having their photographs taken (there might actually be some law against it too) and I know that some people have been arrested or at least had a warning for doing so.
Royaldevon (26481) 2012-01-08 7:24
This is so well seen!
What a shot you got here!
Lovely thirds composition and fine sharpness as well as the wonderful humour.
When we visited N.Y. I could not believe how many police or security people were evident on the streets, compared with the cuts that we have been experiencing here in U.K.
Near Ground Zero, there were three men just altering the traffic priorities. We would have had a portable traffic lights system.
Have a lovely Sunday,
I was interested that you had browsed my site. The photograph of Beadnell made me revisit the shots and remember the beautiful location.
Keitht (1292) 2012-01-08 7:35
You did exceptionally well to see the opportunity never mind obtain the photograph without bein arrested! A brilliant image of daily life. Maybe you should send a copy to the NYPD :-)
CLODO (28938) 2012-01-08 8:17
Hats off Craig!
You caught the funny of the situation, and dare take the picture. They don't noticed you (it's a key point to get candid shots), they don't like to be taken in picture, moreover in this situation. You were right not to show them, and post for our fun on TE! so it was the last one of the month, year, .....
It's good to try new techniques, new subjects... It is one of the aim of TE
Fis2 (81876) 2012-01-08 9:41
Curious scene :)
Good reportorial photo.
I like frame and colors.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-01-08 11:34
I find it rather nice two police officers who take a little break in their work useful and difficult. The photo is obviously fun with this sign. It is very well seen, and the picture is remarkably accomplished. Bravo.
Have a nice day
worldcitizen (6477) 2012-01-08 14:44
I like the irony here. :-) I also like this spot, because it is a place I walk by very often. You got a bit of the neon sign for the Rainbow Room and NBC studios in the car window, which is great. I've seen several NYC cops happily posing for tourists, but I don't know how they feel about secret shots. :-)
jjcordier (73218) 2012-01-08 23:20
Tu as rejoint "l'école Claude"! Bon cadrage, amusant. Pas sûr que dans notre beau pays de liberté les agents de la force publique acceptent gentiment de se faire prendre en photo!
Moi, je suis très fan de tes photos d'architecture sans présence humaine obligatoire!
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2012-01-09 1:05
Hi my dear Craig
Unusual subject as you, but still attractive indeed.
Perfect framework and splendid composition.
Much of your humor sense, splendid!
So clear and sharp from the fornt to the rear.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from cold Tokyo
dkmurphys (46140) 2012-01-09 10:33
Very funny capture, a wel observed moment. I like this genuine street scene. Good work, have a nice day.
mesutilgim (79956) 2012-01-09 23:24
Nice capture with perfect title and perfect timing !
A capture which makes the viewer laugh.
The yellow reflections on the black car at right creates a different effect.
TFS and best regards
annjackman (17751) 2012-01-11 1:45
A very amusing candid shot. You held the camera steady under the circumstances! A good composition with just enough other elements to suggest NY. I particularly like the reflection of the lights in the black van.
Kind Regards, Ann
Graal (95343) 2012-01-13 23:26
good captured scene and moment. "No standing" but cops standing, hehe. Fine shot and vertical format. Picture well done.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (37875) 2014-02-08 9:09
Funny cpture of a daily life scene in Big Apple, good idea, i have some photos with the local policemen of NYC. Amazing situation indeed!
Best wishes from hospital,)
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52040)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 6:32