One / 100

I find it somewhat surprising that my ‘One’ series has arrived at 100 posts, and I don’t intend to stop yet….though I have almost run out of images at present – better get travelling about locally!

Here is another image from Sweden, at the beautiful blue flax fields, and featuring my friend Vivi, who was (as far as I know) completely unaware of me taking this image, intent as she was on capturing the scene before her:

Until the last few  ‘One’ posts, I have never used friends as models/props for my images, as I do feel it smacks of cheating even if they are unaware… so I probably shan’t do it anymore….. your thoughts, please!



  1. I do prefer the spontaneity of random people appearing in shot, to be honest. But ‘needs must…’ as the saying goes. Well done on your 100 Ones, Sue!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Not cheating unless they pose 😊

  3. I happen to capture photos with friends unaware of being photographed….
    But I only post with their permission , of course!
    Love this take!

  4. Tricky question, Sue. Personally, I don’t like to be in front of the camera, but I find it ok to be presented in a position like above. Also, if you didn’t ask me before publishing. We have met several bloggers and there are so many photos taken. Normally our friends ask, do you mind if we use this or that … and then it’s easy. I’d do the same. Ask for permission and you’re on the safe side. Of course I try to make nice photos of people without them being aware of it, – it’s not cheating, it’s the only way to get certain funshots, shots where they are not posing and I like it 🙂 – but I’d probably always ask for their permission to use a photo. This doesn’t sound vey helpful I know. 😉

  5. Sometimes we forget that the world starts just outside our doors or windows. So we don’t have to always travel to meet the world. 🙂

    I have before have the same ‘problem’ like you – affraid of coming too close with my camera. I think I have found out my limit was much far away that people expect. So now I go closer. 😀

  6. In the Solo series I have been doing, inspired by you 🙂 I realize I have excluded shots of friends/family as well … I don’t think I’ve used any, but do have some. I hadn’t thought about why I had excluded them but perhaps it is because it somehow felt like cheating. Shouldn’t, but does.

  7. Oh, and congrats on the 100th!

  8. Congratulations, Sue 🙂 I like your One series, so I hope you’re not stopping at 100 😉
    As for the persons in your photos, you don’t seem to invade their privacy, so I think that’s perfectly acceptable. Even if they’re your friends, the photos don’t look staged.

  9. Shall I repeat yesterday’s comment? No, that would be silly. I would only use an image of a friend that I considered to be flattering, Sue. If it was face on then they would know I’d taken it and it was fair game to appear on the blog. 🙂 🙂

  10. Your face is usually hidden by a camera anyway. My first thought wasn’t the ethics of taking possession of an image – you’re doing that anyway without asking. It was about the serendipity of strangers in the right place at the right time, wearing the right colours. This one doesn’t have that serendipity – although it’s good to see Viveka in action.

    • Sue

      Yes, I’m in complete agreement about the serendipity, which I almost always seek….. But there’s always an exception to the rule!

  11. I rarely see photo that I like of myself, but from the rear is okay!

  12. I got a gorgeous image of a little girl yesterday, on the beach, but reluctantly I won’t publish it. Such a wonderful picture of joy.

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