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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Green on Green

Ever since I bought a camera phone, I have developed a tendency to capture moments that draw my attention.. however small and insignificant they may be. It could be an ear-ring worn by a complete stranger, or a splash of colourful waste on the roadside. And its very easy and convenient, actually.

The other day in a metro station, I noticed this young lady dressed in military green... that's not the big deal.. the deal is in her socks. Wow, they are green too!!

I got to admit that I haven't seen adults wear green socks... one may wear skin toned, black and even grey ones, but green?

Out came my mobile, with the camera mode on. Pretending to be fiddling around with the handset, as is common with people these days, I executed my shot to near perferction.. "Green on Green", I had titled the image.

But fate was against me. A fellow passenger had walked up behind me, rather stopped there when he noticed me setting the frame.

"Not an extraordinary pair of legs, I guess?", he commented.
"Why would a girl photograph a girl?", he said in the same breath.

Now, that last phrase had caught some ears, and people were turning around. To avoid creating a sticky situation, I was left with no choice but to counter the perhaps-innocent stranger.

"Why would you peer over a girl's phone, may I ask?", I scorched back - I was standing to my full height, and had a strict look on my face.

Luckily, the people around me, with hardly any idea of what led to this spat, chose to support me. They condemned him for interfering with girls... and thanks to the high frequency service of the metro, it was over in three minutes.


    

29 comments:

shooting star said...

and you still got the shot!!!!

thats grt!!

shooting star said...

and u still manages to take the shot!!


season's greetings!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com

Sujatha Sathya said...

true - that's rare - green socks
but hey you got your shot :) nice one too considering it was quickly clicked
and i see a lot of green as your blog theme too

Sujatha Sathya said...
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Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Shooting Star,

Yes... the trouble started after I had clicked.

@ Sujatha,
This is an experimental colour combination... Do you like it?

Season's Greetings to both of you!!

Subhorup Dasgupta said...

Nice and quick thinking. My experiences in street photography have taught me that it is better to get the subject's consent before shooting. Of course, it cannot be practiced at all times, but it can prevent a sticky situation from turning into an explosive one.

R. Ramesh said...

well, happens..anupama ji...carry on clicking..v r with u..:)coz u r a super friend of us bloggers

sulagna ™ said...

by god you are witty !! i would have been lame adn dumb if caught off gaurd like that and then 2 hours after the incident my brain wold spark ideas :) loved your space..following you now !!

and oh tomar blog design ta bishon shundor :)

Alpana Jaiswal said...

You have the talent in you...I love the fresh feel of your blog...
Thank you for visiting my blog...and for that heart touching comment.

Farida Rizwan said...

He failed where you succeeded.. the pic proves it. So what did the green socked woman had to say in all these? Did she never know?

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@ Subhorup,
Seeking consent in this case was difficult!!

@ Ramesh,
Thanks, buddy!!

@Sulagna,
Dhonyobad ar welcome.

@Alpana,
Thanks!! I loved your style too.

@Farida,
No, she witnessed all the trouble, without realizing it was she, who was the centre of all this.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great job standing up for yourself! And fun shoes! xo style, she wrote

captainjohann said...

well I would not have noticed the socks unless some one pointed out to me as you do. Well men are so very unobservant but may be they are curious about what women do as the stranger did.A witty post.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Style,
I had no option!! These PVC pumps are very popular in India as they are comfortable and washable too.

@Captain,
Men do notice, and usually, they like what they see.. so even if something is off beat, men tend to ignore that!!

Do you have a blog? I could not reach it.

alka narula said...

hahaha...good thinking:p and i like the look of ur blog:) the title could have also been green on green on green(the last green is the background color)hehe..

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Alka,
:)
I actually changed the background image to this one, hoping someone would notice!

R. Ramesh said...

hi anupama..thanks:)

rahul aggarwal said...

hey Anupama, lucky you that you got the shot eventually and took your stand!!!

ashok said...

Happy new year anu

rahul aggarwal said...

lucky you Anupama, you had a narrow escape :P

Sujatha Sathya said...

no new post up yet?
been a month na?

sm said...

nice photo
green on green on green blog

ashok said...

not bad!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Ashok and all my friends,

Happy New Year Guys!!!

@Sm,
:)
I actually changed the background image to this one, hoping someone would notice!

@Rahul,
It was a narrow shave indeed!!

@Sujatha,
I am being a bit lazy.. on leave, actually. Post coming up shortly..

R. Ramesh said...

anuuu jii..kemon ache? thanks:)

The madrasi said...

I am very late to comment this..because I reached pretty late...I have also tried clicking catchy pics on my phone..but luckily never had a narrow escape lyk you had!

An Iengar Chick .... said...

Nice nifty shoes :D

P.N. Subramanian said...

Nice capture. To an architect getting drawn to such color combinations is understandable.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@ Ramesh,
I am good, because of friends so nice as you!

@ Madrasi,
Isnt it fun to have a camera phone.. you can click anytime you like something? Yes, my experience is better not had!

@ Lengar Chick,
They are real comfortable shoes and very popular.

@ Mr Subramanian,
Thanks!!