Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WHO'S THE MAN IN YELLOW TRUCK?


"Do you want to take my picture?" said the man in the yellow truck.
"Ok if you don't mind people as far as America to Australia seeing it," said the photographer.

Out and about on the dullest greyest day in history. Well not quite! There I was snapping the sweep of the road when the man in the truck asked the jokey question, to which came my jokey reply. Yes I am a photographer and proceeded to tell him all about the Daily Photo. I'm not one to miss an opportunity like this, especially as the locals usually run away. So my first official local
person for you. Say hello to Sean/Shaun( yes I didn't get the which one doh!but if you let me know I can use the right name) out and about working in Ramsey. He even got out to shake my hand.

Actually he was a great source of info. Ramsey is going through some changes presently and me and my camera have been documenting them. For instance yesterday I photographed something as it was literally being knocked down. I think the workmen thought I was a complete nutcase. We discussed what was happening to Ramsey, the proposed new plans or no plans, what may or may not come to town, all within the space of a couple of minutes. Then he was on his way, and I was on my way my to my next photo area a demolition. Glamorous huh!

So thank you Sean/Shaun for taking a couple of minutes out of your busy working day, to help out this working photographer. So a genuine local for you to say hello too. I hope to bring you more as nice and friendly as this one.

So has anyone asked you to take there photo for your city daily photo?

39 comments:

laxeylass said...
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laxeylass said...

My dad might know him. I'll ask. Is it true then Ramsey is having cash thrown at it? It needs it hey hun.
ood job on the TT again.

Knoxville Girl said...

That's a great story to go with the photo. Tell Sean hello from Knoxville!
When I was visiting family in Pennsylvania, I had a few vendors in the farmers market ask me to take their picture, and I did - digital is wonderful because I can show them the results.

brad, boston said...

LB,

That could be downtown. Say Hi to the guy from the guy in Boston working construction. LB do you have any celebrities there. Burt Reynolds made a film your place.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a tonka toy.

D.C. Confidential said...

I haven't been asked yet, but I'm thinking of going down to the National Mall one day with a sign that says, "Seeking 100 Strangers to Photograph for My Blog About Washington, D.C." That's probably too long, though, eh?

Great picture of the big boy in the Tonka truck!

Dusty Lens said...

Nope, never been asked. I have gotten weird looks though. Out here in the suburbs of Minneapolis, we d not see many tourists with cameras. So for a local , as myself running around with a camera, people tend to wonder. Heck, I wonder too.

That yellow truck adds that color and bright touch. there's a yellow theme here with the yellow road markings and yellow equipment stacked beyond the fence. Good to meet this happy worker.

dan, brad's bro said...

B. For us construction workers it's swell to be recognised. Hi to the guy I can relate to.

Virginia said...

OK, D.C. is apparently ratcheting it up in order to get ahead of me for our "100 STrangers Challenge" we have going. Come on B, and join us. It really makes you get up your nerve and go forth and approach those stangers ! I have had a lot ask me and I gladly oblige. When you get over the initial fear, you find there are some great folks, like your guy, who are flattered to have you take their picture. I love the diverse photos I have in now have in my "collection".

mannanan said...

I don't know the chap but I certainly know the place you are talking about. Things are certainly changing around those neck of the woods. I got funny looks yesterday and a few grunts when I went to photograph the new swimming pool.

Tash said...

He looks very English. (I've got to stop saying that about your photos - but he does - like a friend's English dad). I've had a guy jump up and wave to have his pic taken. & I've taken 3 photos of people I've asked if it's OK - 2 young women & one young man. Both women asked What for? like it's for something very weird.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely to see local people in your shots - always a risk if they don't want their photo taken (i've had some refusals)

Sara N said...

nice,
No I never experienced that some one asks me to take his\her photo for my blog! :)

Marie Reed said...

How delightful! What a friendly gentleman!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the sound of their cooperation.

Jim said...

Funny he asked you. Little did he know, LOL. Nobody has asked me. But people are starting to know who I am.....scary.

Webradio said...

Hello Babooshka !

And who is this man ?
Smile...

JM said...

Babooshka, go to Burma/Myanmar and everyone (even the monks) want to be photographed without expecting anything from you! They are the most amazing nice people I've ever known!
I don't remember being asked anywhere else (when money is not involved).
Say 'hi!' to Sean/Shaun cause he really seems to be a nice guy! :-)

PAUL said...

The houses are coming down thick and fast. What is to replace them? Good to a local. The world can see how friendly some islanders are. Great job highlighting Ramsey and excellent photography.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful yellow shot. Great report.

Deslilas said...

In French, "tu veux ma photo ?" is not really an invitation for shooting it's more or less a threat. And it could be a fight starter.

Minkydo said...

Cameras have a way of creating fun little conversations. Great story.

angela said...

Hi to Sean/Shaun from France...Love his yellow truck driving that would cheer me up...
It's rare I ask anyone, I try to do it surreptitiously mainly because I'm too lazy to explain all the blog thing in French

Silwy said...

Dear Babooshka,
I am new here,so I don't have enough experience with photographing.......but it is rather interesting to see the combination of scenery and people on Your sites..people on photos can also "say" something about the place where we live...

magiceye said...

not had the privilege yet... :(

Ineke said...

yes and as it happens with a guy in a truck too :)
hi shawn from the Netherlands!

Kelly said...

Shaun/Sean seems to have as bright and sunny a personality as his truck! Love the yellow and gray!
Sorry to be absent so long. Lots on my plate.

Boise Diva said...

Hi Sean/Shawn/Shaun! Thanks for the update.

tr3nta said...

NOPE!!! Till now one asked for me to take them a photo... but maybe from now on I'm going to ask them for a photo... :-)

Bursa Daily Photo said...

That's really cool! If I had a yellow truck I'd probably want to be photographed with it as well...

I never had a volunteer, sometimes I ask though.

Mo said...

Yes I have been asked several times. Construction workers come up and ask for their picture to be taken. I often go scrambling about looking for pictures to take in places that are changing. Blokes on stag nights also readily pose for a picture. Trouble is I don't take very good pictures of them. I need to learn a bit more about taking portraits. Back to the manuals.

Luiz Ramos said...

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Martin Miller-Yianni said...

Love the truck, don't know the bloke though.

marley said...

A real live local! Well done! I was starting to think you were the only resident! Lol :)

The contrast with the grey day and the bright yellow is cool. And his smiley face makes it all the more cheerful!

Country Girl said...

Tell him someone from Pennsylvania, United States says hello.

Professor said...

Oh how cool! I love 'subject" interaction! :) Glad he was nice!!

And the title of the post caught my eye completely as well. nice work, great pic and a fun story! go you!

Inkivääri, Finland said...

I'm bedazzled - just gorgeous shot!

Lily Hydrangea said...

It's always fun meeting nice neighbors. He has an especially friendly look about him as well.

Becky said...

Nice to meet you, Shaun/Shawn/Sean!

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