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    Taking pictures of Freakshows

    Here in Wisconsin, I don't get to see too many freakshows. I mean people that are truly dressed duckin' weird. Goofy hair, piercings, ridiculous clothes, the whole works.

    Yesterday I saw a coupla dandies. These two guys were a trainwreck that even regular freakshows would stop and gawk at. I was walking behind them just watching people's reactions as they saw them. It was priceless.

    I really wanted to take a picture, but I'm not sure of the etiquette on doing so. How would y'all approach a duo like that? Or just try to get a pic secretly?

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    Will you be masturbating to the photos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
    Here in Wisconsin, I don't get to see too many freakshows. I mean people that are truly dressed duckin' weird. Goofy hair, piercings, ridiculous clothes, the whole works.

    Yesterday I saw a coupla dandies. These two guys were a trainwreck that even regular freakshows would stop and gawk at. I was walking behind them just watching people's reactions as they saw them. It was priceless.

    I really wanted to take a picture, but I'm not sure of the etiquette on doing so. How would y'all approach a duo like that? Or just try to get a pic secretly?
    Street Photography should be approached much like wildlife photography. Wait until you see your subject and then take the picture; you can always ask forgiveness later if you need.

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    Long distance....telescopic lenses are great for this kind of thing...its much safer too, as the subject matter should not know its being photographed. My 600mm lense is great for just such photography.
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    MV, he said "freakshows" not "peepshows"........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    MV, he said "freakshows" not "peepshows"........
    lol

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    telephoto not telescopic
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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Will you be masturbating to the photos?
    Sorry, chubby dudes with a nasty case of (apparently spreading) back acne in skin tight bright read jeans doesn't quite do it for me.

    I forgot to mention where I saw them, but you can probably guess: Wal-Mart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    telephoto not telescopic
    yep...my bad.
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    Actually, this is a very good place to post this.

    Jsharr, how do you feel when people take your picture? Especially in the Gimp suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    Actually, this is a very good place to post this.

    Jsharr, how do you feel when people take your picture? Especially in the Gimp suit.
    That's the only way jsharr will let someone take his picture, while they are wearing a gimp suit.

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    I find that they have a hard time using a camera once I get them in the gimp suit.
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    I have the same train of thought as the sharr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I have the same train of thought as the sharr.
    Lo.
    There will be great pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth.
    I do not remember suiting you up, but you sure talk like I have.
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    I am so going to be heckled when my girlfriend reads that.

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    Yeah, ModoVincere can be ruthless when he heckles well. Or are you and Chipcom Devine still an item? I get so confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Chipcom Devine on stage with Cocker, now that was a piece of art.

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    Agreed. And it was purposeful as I recall.
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    This is done all the time. Every day more pictures are posted @ http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Agreed. And it was purposeful as I recall.
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    That shirt should only be seen in the sanctity of a bowling alley.
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    Check these out from WISCONSIN

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?s=wisconsin

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    I own a yearly pass to Disneyland. I go there once a month or so... you have no idea the freak show walking around .... people of Ohio (or any mid-west state) ... really your pasty white tattoo'd body, punk dyed hair, low cut tops on way too fast food friendly bodies really is not a good look. I can pick a non-Californian almost immediately out of the crowd (not that CA doesn't also have its weirdos). Went yesertday, the new trend is guys wearing the Mad Hatter hat from the new "Alice..." movie. Not a good look.

    To the woman... really, 'ho clothes at DLand????? I actually saw one hoochie wearing a short mini skirt and a low cut top (she was about 50 lbs overweight so not a good look). She bent over and gave my guy quite the show - no undies!!!! It took hours before his sight came back! There are kids around... try to cover up alittle bit, please!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
    Here in Wisconsin, I don't get to see too many freakshows. I mean people that are truly dressed duckin' weird. Goofy hair, piercings, ridiculous clothes, the whole works.

    Yesterday I saw a coupla dandies. These two guys were a trainwreck that even regular freakshows would stop and gawk at. I was walking behind them just watching people's reactions as they saw them. It was priceless.

    I really wanted to take a picture, but I'm not sure of the etiquette on doing so. How would y'all approach a duo like that? Or just try to get a pic secretly?
    Ask jsharr's family reunion photographer.
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    Ask the court reporter who jsharr's family reunion sketch artist is, and then ask him or her.
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