Taking pictures of random strangers.
Candid shots. Private moments. Whispers of time discretely captured with a single push of the button. How cool is that?
But me? I’m a chicken. “What if I get caught? What if someone gets mad?”
Buck Buck Buck!
So guess what I did while wandering the grounds of Whalehead Club this Fourth of July? I mustered up my courage and went in to full stealth mode. (Much to the dismay of my daughter, who mumbled the word “Stalker” more times than I can count.)
Photographer…. Stalker…. Details, details.
The pictures? I love them! Here are a few of my favorite stalker moments, captured at Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC.
This is one of my favorite pictures. What was he crying about?
A quiet moment with Dad and Daughter.
A not so quiet moment while dad helps his crying son.
This was the hardest shot for me to get. I had to wait for her to take a bite without calling attention to myself. With patience came success!
Her brother has seen this trick before.
When I showed my son this picture, he told me I should get an email from the couple so I could send them the shot. Sheepishly, I approached them and said, “I just got a perfect photo of you (STALKER!)…. Would you like it?” As the young woman turned, I saw a) she was a ginger and b) she had an expensive camera on her hip. I breathed a sigh of relief.
Finally, my moment of FAIL. Notice the crab trap stuck to the propeller? Definitely picture worthy. In my great excitement, I jumped up and started snapping. A few of the family members started to wave at me. BUSTED. My own family? Mortified.
Have you ever been caught taking a picture of a stranger? What happened next?