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© Richard Knight
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UploadedDecember 3, 2010
TakenNovember 7, 2010
ModelCanon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure1/60 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.8 mm
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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

[Alternate Title: "How I Spent Most of 2010"]

Based on a true story . . .

Are you avoiding a JPG “Meet-Up” because you won’t know what to say to strangers?

If so, I want to assure you that your concern is unfounded!

I have participated in several JPG Meet-Ups this year, and I know of my own experience that social skills are NOT necessary!

Last month, for example, Wayne and Judy Wanamaker, Steve and Jean Creamer, Dawn Duffield, and I met in Crystal River, Florida for a JPG Meet-up. We climbed into the van and headed for the river.

Within five minutes, we were riding in silence.

So, to provide my own entertainment, I lowered the visor, pointed at the mirror, and took my shot.

As the image shows, Judy was yakking on the phone and Dawn was checking her camera.

Not shown are Wayne (our driver), who was concentrating on the road, and Steve and Jean, who were busy taking long drags on their cigarettes. it was, like, quiet!

So, if you have nothing to say, don’t worry! Chances are . . . “they” won’t either!


61 responses

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Cool capture

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Cool candid of some fav people SK....!!! :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Is that Wayne's van? If so, I've been in that!! Creative and clever entry here. Wish more people would do these meet-ups!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (3 Dec 2010):

    LMAO! I love it, Richard:)

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    A quiet moment for the meetup? You had to sneak up on that one! This is great, Dick! I hope others are encouraged to meet up with each other . We had such a great time. BTW I used my phone about 15 minutes for the whole month; you were privileged to catch a couple of them. LOL! This is great, and Wayne and I both had a good laugh over it. What a wonderful memory.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    I think this gesture finally broke the ice, just my suspicion or assumption. Camera flash always do. I would know. I bet after this take, Judy ended her phone conversation and Dawn got her camera ready and Wayne took a glance at you. Am I right or am I right, LOL! Wait till you meet me Sir Richard!!!!!!!When???????

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    We are family so etiquitte isn't really necessary is it? LOL!! Great image BB!! You have made me smile this morning.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Good one! I remember when you and I were driving around the city of Boise during our meet up. Somehow you managed to combine driving, drinking coffee, talking on your cell phone, taking photos and chatting with the GPS lady, all while regaling me with tales of your life in Nashville. If the police hadn't confiscated those photos for evidence, I think they would have made a great post for you! You do get around, my friend, and I think all of our JPG fans are grateful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Dec 2010):


  • John Linton

    John Linton said (3 Dec 2010):

    Reminds me of the "JPGer's Ball" from way back in the day long before the Nutballs formed.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Fantastic shot!!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    LOL! I love this and I love JPG meet-ups! I have met a few nutballs, but some people aren't too quiet...well, just saying. :)

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Love the candid shot!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    The meet-ups look like fun! This is a fantastic shot! : D

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Just remember, if you're ever in Rhode Island, stop by. Looks like lots of fun!!!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    What Nancy said ^^^ Times two.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Very creative Cousin!! I love it!!! I am having lense envy (Dawn).... I am so glad you got to meet so many of our friends on here, and it is much like Reggie says..... more like family!!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    I love the images like this...and the commentary.....whatta shot....I wish i could do a jpg meet-up....

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    This is perfect :-)

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (3 Dec 2010):


  • dana io

    dana io gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    love this : ) well done!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Ouch Richard!! I almost went off the road the other day doing just what you are here :-) .. Love this capture too.. a truly great shot!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Dec 2010):

    I just loved that Roadrunner clip. The beginning of 'line-dancing' And that car was sure packed with some great photographers, with lots of tales to tell. but Regenia's don't have to talk. They know each other so well. Love the shot, Richard.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Great candid, Richard! Amazing no one saw you take their picture...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (3 Dec 2010):

    HaHa!!!! Wonderful shot Master Richard.................

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    You guys are a riot. It looks like you had a great time - again

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    Have camera will travel. Great story and photo.

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler said (3 Dec 2010):

    I see no one pays attention to the driving.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    I was glad to hear that you weren't driving while taking this shot! What a great time!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    you all look as if you have known each other all your lives,,very comfortable,,great shot and interesting perspective on JPG meet-ups Richard

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    keep running those roads!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    Gee Richard, you make it sound like such fun. lol

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    LOL Richard, love your advices... and your photo!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    hilarious commentary.... re: the photo, Sir R, you are getting very artsy! I like it.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Dec 2010):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    A great candid moment and perfect for JPG etiquette!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    Love the title too, btw!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    I don't recall a moment of silence when we met you in Maine! :))) Especially when we shared lunch at MacLeod's in Bucksport, ME. It was a fun and happy day for me!!!! I hope you continue to meet with JPGers as long as are a wonderful gentleman to spend some quality time with, Richard!!!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (6 Dec 2010):

    Thank you, everyone, for your faves and props. Patty, we had a great time in Maine, didn't we? Give my regards to Dave . . . we even got that reticent Mainer to talk!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (7 Dec 2010):

    This is absolutely outstanding and I absolutely love it! Thanks for the good laugh!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (7 Dec 2010):

    Love your narrative, Dick!! Right On! It looks like a fantastic time. LOL

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (7 Dec 2010):

    Great group! Some of my real JPG heros all in one place. Judy's always been on the top of my list! Nice one Dick! R

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (8 Dec 2010):

    Well said and captured!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Dec 2010):

    Such a delightful shot, Dick. A wonderful way to start my day.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    well captured Richard!!! We love you so much!!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    pic and story are the best..reminds me how i need to get out more often with some jpgers...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (11 Dec 2010):

    Judy looks so happy, love the shot!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    Super natural capture, love it..

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    You always position the camera in front of you in such a way that it covers most of your face. I just noticed that.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    OMG!! What a fabulous shot, Dick....... I've missed so much....YOU have been on the move in 2010...... Great to see Judy and Dawn....and I'm hoping even more of us can get together in Nashville this coming Spring!!! I sure have missed you guys!!!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    Great shot of the action, and I love your verbal description of the experience!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    great to see you all. nice shot D!

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    Haha, great catch up! Great description. No matter what everyone looks ready for the photos to be taken:)

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (17 Jan 2011):

    im lucky too. i have met the wonderful gail anderson, the lovely b teacher, the cheeky nick blair, and the beautiful noemie jullian, who, is at my house right now! all the way from france!! regardless of background, language, we all have one thing in common. were jpg'ers and lovers of photography. a picture tells a thousand words right? so right.

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield said (4 Feb 2011):

    great commentary Richard

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    very cool, shot & for giving me to have some more courage to go to one myself oneday

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    this is hilarious -- Love it!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Mar 2011):

    LOL. What a lovely group to meet up with Dick, I'm so jealous! Everyone is so active in that car, did you get a word in :) Great photo & lovely narrative my Friend.............Chris

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (11 Jun 2014):

    I can't quit laughing !! This is hilarious ! I love how caught your " riders " doing their won thing and you snapping away !! Your sense of humor is absolutely contagious, Richard !

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