As a Stranger Watches

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 3, 2013
TakenNovember 28, 2012
Exposure1/100 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length21.8 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

Watch your back,

watch your keys,

shadows do,

what they please.

Don't sneeze.

They don't play.

(When you're away from home you are the most vulnerable---so, tourist beware!)

28 responses

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   said (3 Jan 2013):

    Love how you added the tilt on the photo and the shadows of the person in the door!

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis said (3 Jan 2013):

    there is something scary and ominous about this shot

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    Love it..

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    this creeps me out big-time. I am NOT going in . . . great photo

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    Creepy wonderful! Reminds me of a novel I just finished reading!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (4 Jan 2013):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    Hitchcock would have loved this! So intense!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2013):

    It tells a story, great shot,

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jan 2013):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (5 Jan 2013):

    Very noire.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    I knocked and knocked, but doubly locked, my keys I used, though not amused !

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    Very creative and doubly cool.. looks like Alfred lurking there

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (7 Jan 2013):

    Perfectly captured

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (7 Jan 2013):

    Odd and yet effective.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (7 Jan 2013):

    Creepy, yet intriguing. I would run away from this!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (8 Jan 2013):

    Wow, so very Hitchcock......Perfectly conceived and captured

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (8 Jan 2013):

    In B&W... Dashiell Hammett squared.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    Agree with Charles. Love the angle and shadow play.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (10 Jan 2013):

    Wow !!!
    This is certainly unique.
    I find this picture very smart,creative,a bit dark and grim but over all just way cool.
    Great work my friend !!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    This is immediately captivating and creates the uneasiness I think you were after....An outstanding image, James!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jan 2013):

    i love how you shot this!

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    Ohh... I like this...

  • Joe Messenger

    Joe Messenger gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    Cool shot James.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Feb 2013):

    Great advice..Clever shot! It looks like it could be a setting for a suspense movie:)

  • Patrick

    Patrick gave props (14 Sep 2013):

    This image will look good for a book cover

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Mar 2018):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (27 Mar 2018):

    A fav! BTV!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 Apr 2018):

    Well seen and presented! Got my vote.

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