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Old Nov 2, 2007, 9:34 AM   #1
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This fellow didnt want his picture taken and he watched the tourists carefully, even threatening with a small knife he was using to clean sabra (prickly pear). I took this shot with a right angle lens. There is a hole in the lens barrel with a mirror allowing pictures to be taken 90 degrees from the direction the camera is pointed. Its quite handy for situations like this.
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Old Nov 2, 2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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Great Shot. But, if someone doesn't want their picture taken, I try to respect that. ;-)

Some people even have beliefs that consider a photo to be "stealing their soul".

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Old Nov 2, 2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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I have to disagree in this situation Jim. The gentleman situated himself at a popular tourist attraction to sell his fruit. Under the circumstances I think that makes him fair game. Any other place and I would agree with you but not where it is almost expected to happen by the tourists you are trying to deal with.
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Yeah, and it's his own fault for being so photogenic.
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That old saying about a tree falling in the woods making noise if no one is there to hear it applies here. I was standing right in from of him pointing my camera at the people he was watching. I took a few shots of him. Regardless of his reason why he didnt want people taking pictures of him, did it happen if he doesnt know about it? I can assure you he will never see his picture. My point in telling the story was not to disrespect the mans wishes but to show the practical use of a right angle lens. Im sure everyone (or at least most) would take pics of those who are different in appearance regardless of their objections if they were able. This lens allows both to be satisfied. One gets the picture the other is sure it didnt happen. On a moral point of view what about people who want money for their picture to be taken? Do we respect their wishes too? I have a number of pics of Bedoin women who certainly want money for each shot taken.
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