Turning a Blind Eye

I must have walked 10 miles in Jogjakarta that day. There were so many things to see... interesting people, clothes, etc etc. I saw this guy a few times, and I decided to take a shot on the third time. He regarded me with a cool one-eyed stare and didn't give much reaction one way or the other. I'm pretty good at getting the vibe if someone does not want their photo taken... I got no vibe from him. Actually, I got no vibe at all.

 

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  • Guava Iamguava 7y

    Terrific shot and use of subtle texture effect.
  • Batram 7y

    --Very cool hat! The shot and the story is cool too!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • fotoJENica 7y

    To me, he looks a little suspicious of your camera. :)
    Seriously, this is an awesome shot! Great work!!!
  • Jeremy 7y

    Very nice portrait!
  • Jim 7y

    Trey... you've already proven yourself to be somewhat of a tech geek in the past. Did this guy not emit any vibe at all or were your Betazoid powers just on the low down?? ( from all of the walking around... ) lol!
  • Jeff Engelhardt 7y

    wow, what a capture. it's amazing to think that there was no message in that look, especially if it was over time . . just blank . . weird
  • susan_r4 7y

    Wonderful portrait Trey......his 'vibe' looks kinda scary to me!
  • Florin C 7y

    I think he winked at ya!
  • Michael Flannagan 7y

    Excellent! LOL it's wonderful! Oh i love the vibe thing. Very interesting indeed! Trey your work is very impressive. Kudos! Very kudos! =)
  • Janin 7y

    beautiful portrait!
  • d_wooden 7y

    Wow, you have some incredible photos!
  • Muskegger (Merritt) 7y

    Wonderful portrait. I loved reading your commentary. I'm really trying to get braver taking photos of people. Not so good at it right now (too shy!!). Have a great weekend!
  • Mike G. K. 7y

    great capture
  • Aaron Brown 7y

    Great subject! Nice shot.
  • Tony Gladvin George 7y

    Amazing catch. His look is priceless..
  • Peter 7y

    If you can get it like this, it's better than a posed smile!
  • tk-link 7y

    Nice photo (as always), great subtext - love that, thank you.
  • I-I 7y

    Cool.
  • Eve Livesey 7y

    Maybe he's used to being stared at and the neutral expression is how he deals with it :-)
  • Randall Wade (Rand) Grant 6y

    Terrific capture.
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Taken on March 16, 2008
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