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    German class had finished, I had graded a few essays, it was blazing hot outside but it was finally time to go home. As I was riding my bike down the sidewalk next to the pool (I take this route so that I can be misted by the sprinklers) I saw a girl boarding down the sidewalk and I imediatly thought she would be great for my stranger project. Suddenly, she jumped off her board and started trecking through the grass over to the volly ball sand pit. I got off my back and followed her to the bench next to the sand. I felt a bit like a creeper following her but when I asked if I could take her picture for the project she said, "Sure, I am a photographer, I know what is it like to feel like a creeper."
    She must have been reading my thoughts. Asker her what her name was, "Keely" she told me then proped her board on the bench and said, "I'll just stand here with my board" and I began shooting.
    She told me she has been taking photography classes at the local community college but that when she finished her two years she was going to drop out and move to Hawaii.
    "Sounds like a good plan to me!" I said.
    We chatted a good bit longer about photography before I continued my ride home. Thank for the chat and for letting me take a few photos. I hope they aren't too disapointing! (It made me a little nervous to photograph someone who probably knows much more about photography than myself.)
    Here is a link the rest of 100 Strangers project.
    Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

    Mike | MP-P, Fajar Pangestu, DiskoJoe, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Matt Moser || 46 months ago | reply

      Great story and capture. Looks like she has some kind of red streak through her hair.

    2. haggisandchips 46 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Love the main "board" shot, love the full length shot. This girl has a great demeanour and you've captured it superbly.

      I like the creeper quote too - this has cropped up in chats I've had with my mates recently and it's true - this project does get you acting weirdly ... but it's not weird because YOU know why you're doing it but you also know that nobody else does.

    3. The Urban Scot 46 months ago | reply

      Is it okay to use the term schwing on here! Great shot - strong pose!

    4. DiskoJoe 46 months ago | reply

      i like that you got her board in the picture. It adds lots of character.

    5. green-dinosaur 46 months ago | reply

      Your main shot has magic! Super Stranger.

    6. Al Fed 46 months ago | reply

      what green-dinosaur said exactly. Great mood.

    7. neilwinch / NWP 46 months ago | reply

      Great pose with the board Micah. The light is perfect too, which can be problematic out in the open like that.

    8. Sherwyn Hatab 46 months ago | reply

      beautiful portrait... nice shot!

    9. lluìs 46 months ago | reply

      great portrait!

    10. Ihave*many*dreams 46 months ago | reply

      amazing wind effect on the hair. very great!

    11. dreamer@desh 46 months ago | reply

      excellent capture

    12. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Great capture

    13. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 46 months ago | reply

      This is magnificent! You really deserve Explore! Come on over to my latest shot if you like.

    14. micahheatwole 46 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for the comments and feed back. Thanks for all the favorites too!

    15. Miguel F Rea 46 months ago | reply

      Good capture !

    16. •°Carly°• 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!! Congrats for Explore!!! :)

    17. canonrat 46 months ago | reply

      really nice shot!!

      Do check out my pictures as well

      Sunset in Goa

    18. Nueten [ Just Do It ] 46 months ago | reply

      honey your beautiful
      i loved this one
      faved it with no doubt at all
      keep it up this way

    19. Jan Strohdiek 46 months ago | reply

      She's beautiful!
      Good capture!

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