The Lady smokes

On her break, she lights up a cigarette to relax. Who did she see?

The Magnum Blog has been running for a few weeks. I blogged the original opening of the site ages ago, but it wasn’t ready for prime time and it made it’s debut a short while ago. A few days ago, A faked portrait of my generation explored some of the issues surrounding street photography. A legal case in Quebec in effect made street photography illegal in Canada.
Here in Ireland, photographers do have the right to photograph people, but if the subjects have an expectation of privacy then you’re not allowed photograph them. That could include a couple talking on the street. That’s only the opinion of our Minister For Justice but unfortunately many of my street photos could be on shaky ground if that really was what the law said.

Oh, another photo of this girl tomorrow!




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    Flickr: scribeoflight February 27, 2007

    scribeoflight has posted a comment:

    Nice shot.

    The Lady smokes

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    Flickr: emacs1969 February 27, 2007

    emacs1969 has posted a comment:

    Nice one – I like the exposure, being just about able to see behind her in the door.

    The Lady smokes

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    Flickr: xeer February 27, 2007

    xeer has posted a comment:

    Thanks! It was shot from the hip as we passed. I didn’t have any time to compose it but it was cropped a lot afterwards in the GIMP.

    The Lady smokes

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    Flickr: jasondunsmore March 1, 2007

    jasondunsmore has posted a comment:

    Good shot!

    The Lady smokes

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    Flickr: Aka Kage April 1, 2007

    Aka Kage has posted a comment:

    This picture would make a great addition to the Gens du pays group.

    Cette photo serait parfaite dans le groupe Gens du pays.

    The Lady smokes

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    Flickr: vortex_bits June 23, 2007

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called The Street Photography Collective, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

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    Flickr: jaqian September 5, 2007

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Irish Street Photography, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

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    holysmoke January 28, 2008

    nothing better to relax and chill back to have a smoke after a hard day of work, i can just see how she is feeling through that photo good shot:)

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    miki August 24, 2008

    Nice lady!

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    Richard Heap November 4, 2008

    A great picture its very refreshing to see having a smoke in a positive light, she looks good and nobody can argue with that.

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