Monday, May 3, 2010

Mystery


Mystery, originally uploaded by sMacshot.
Walking back home on a street west of my neighborhood, I came upon the most curious creature on a cellphone, dramatically smoking a cigarette. She wore a boldly printed, belted shirtdress, some chunky pumps, and big black glasses. The pièce de résistance was the hair! What a great shot this would make with my plastic Diana, I thought! The whole scene was perfect... the blue skies and late afternoon sun shining down the street upon her, the scrolled iron work of the brownstone's gate she leaned on, huge puffs of smoke from the cigarette, oh my! Speaking a language which I decided might be Russian, I approached and asked if I could take a picture of her beautiful hair. Barely looking at me, she nodded slightly, and remained silent on the phone, apparently listening. "Could you take a drag on your cigarette?" I asked. She acted as if she'd not heard me, and eventually when she did, I snapped the picture.

And this is what I got. No cigarette. No sunshiny day. No background.
BLACK. What the freaky-deaky-ding-dong?? Call the cops.

18 comments:

Diana said...

Too bad! I think it still looks beautiful though! I'm also impressed that you even asked for the photo, I'd never be able to do that.

sMacThoughts said...

Oh I am such a chicken, but I got brave in this instance. I have to work on this!

Sandy Mastroni said...

oh , but YOU will always remember the moment
It's still a cool photo and story
I think you should draw it ya ya [ sorry ]

sMacThoughts said...

Yes, I will remember it. Sandy, you crack me up!

Beth Crocker said...

You know that everything happens for a reason! THis is a cool shot anyway!

sMacThoughts said...

Yes, it does, Beth!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Sorry it's not like you wanted, but it is so dramatic and intimate.

Tara Ross Studios said...

What a great story! I like just how it came out anyway, its still very dramatic!

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, Victoria and Tara!!

Terresa said...

Gorgeous pic! Sounds like a scene from a novel. Mmmm.

sMacThoughts said...

Terresa, I think it should be! ;)

amy said...

i love it. i love the post and the shot. the woman in the photo reminds me of leslie hall--of leslie and the lys. have you heard of her? she's a satirical rap artist and happens to be from my hometown. if you google "leslie hall" you'll find some funny pictures of her in gem sweaters. this woman seems like she may have worn gem sweaters at some point in her life?

anyway, i haven't blogged in a long while, and after i posted, yours was the first blog i checked :) and then you left a nice comment. thanks. okay, i'm going to go catch up on your blog!

sMacThoughts said...

I will have to look up this Leslie, Amy, and thank you for visiting!! :)

Dean Grey said...

LOL

It happens sometimes, sMacThoughts!

Brava to you for asking her in the first place!

Maybe that's the most important thing that happened in this situation not necessarily that the shot didn't come out the way you wanted.

Something to think about!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

I"d agree with that, Dean! I just cringe at the thought, but I had a rare moment of bravery!

janimal said...

Ack! Perhaps she's a vampire - they don't photograph well! (It's still a cool photo)

sMacThoughts said...

OH sheesh, ya never know!! :D

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