Ten Seconds

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© Michelle Lorentzen
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UploadedFebruary 20, 2012
TakenSeptember 30, 2011
Exposure6 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Ten seconds happens to be how long I exposed this photograph and ten seconds was all it took for him to attack. Cars are passing and blurs of people walk by, but the bearded homeless man stands perfectly still for the entire shot. Shortly after capturing this, I can see him cross the street in the corner of my eye not knowing what was about to happen. He came up from behind and grabbed me by the shoulder along with my camera proceeding to ask "Que estas haciendo?" which translates to "What are you doing?" Luckily I was with a group of people and got away without anything serious happening, but I'll always remember ten seconds is all it took to anger a bearded homeless man. This was shot on one of the streets in downtown San Antonio.

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  • Thom Mills

    Thom Mills said (20 Feb 2012):

    Public shooting is always interesting! Ive been accosted and detained by authorities in several countries. In some places they will arrest you if you are using a tripod. With that said this is a fantastic photo. I love the composition, the hint of movement and his stillness. Great stuff!

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