Uncle Bobbed...

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(the title comes from a phrase often used by UK Wedding Photographers, where you've just lined up the perfect shot, and "Uncle Bob" pops up in front of you with his bloody cameraphone and ruins the moment...)

This Bald Ginger Pillock did that to me at the 2015 UK Crit Championships.... Decided to make a feature out of a f*ckup.

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(the title comes from a phrase often used by UK Wedding Photographers, where you've just lined up the perfect shot, and "Uncle Bob" pops up in front of you with his bloody cameraphone and ruins the moment...)

This Bald Ginger Pillock did that to me at the 2015 UK Crit Championships.... Decided to make a feature out of a f*ckup.

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I can relate to that!
 
15 years ago... Was all set up and shooting on Boulder Beach at Acadia N.P., facing Otter Cliff when this dude came right over and set his tripod and gear smack dab in front of me. Never seen anything that ballsy. I began shooting him instead. He finally got the "message," and left after about 5 minutes, mad.

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15 years ago... Was all set up and shooting on Boulder Beach at Acadia N.P., facing Otter Cliff when this dude came right over and set his tripod and gear smack dab in front of me. Never seen anything that ballsy. I began shooting him instead. He finally got the "message," and left after about 5 minutes, mad.

Did he leave mad because your posing directions were beyond his modeling abilities?
 
I had that happen a few years ago. I was participating in POTN's "Where is Nifty?" project and I was in the newly opened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. I had just taken a nice pic of a painting and then stepped back because the frame was the original frame from the mid 1600's and I wanted to photograph that too. And just as I was about to take the pic, this guys steps in front of me and never left. So after 10 minutes, I gave up, took this pic and moved on.

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Did he leave mad because your posing directions were beyond his modeling abilities?

Maybe he wasn't mad, but irked that I got there before him. I got mad though. Pretty sure he left because he felt he was in the wrong spot for what he wanted to shoot. He then set up much farther to the back right of where he was. He didn't leave because he had a conscience of messing my comps up. I was then able to shoot what I came there to do. The "result" below was actually shot before the dude showed up, but he kinda wrecked my comps some minutes later, which is when I began taking pics of him.
One shot result I liked from that session: https://www.davidwattsphotography.com/Vacation/Shootout2009/i-NXdsTp4/A
And I was never satisfied with that. I had to go back. Ten years later, I was on the same beach shooting the exact same scene (which I posted in another thread). I was thinking how funny it would be for the idiot to show up and do this to me again.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but why is it in the Sports area? I don't see any sports related to the images or the conversation.
 
Sorry to hijack this thread but why is it in the Sports area? I don't see any sports related to the images or the conversation.

Probably because the thread starter was shooting a bicycle race.
But I agree, this is a people issue.
 
I saw this shot in Houston Museum of Fine Arts, no people... By the time I brought the camera up, someone got in the picture. I waited for over twenty minutes, someone would pop in before the previous one popped out. In the end I gave up...:mad:

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A surprise unannounced appearance of a Fiesler Storch coming into land at Woburn Great Park during the Tiger Moth Rally years ago, the previously uninterested lad with a small digital camera suddenly stood up from his seat just at the wrong time :mad:
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