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Do you promise not to tell?

Do you promise not to tell?
Photo Information
Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1046 W: 301 N: 2765] (12882)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-01-30
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS5D, CANON EF 70-200 f/4 L USM
Exposure: 1/294 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Will's monochromes, Will's street snaps [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 7:06
Viewed: 1725
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Girl on the 'phone, Calle San Fernando, Sevilla, Spain.

January in Sevilla; not many tourists; not too chilly; pleasnt street cafes. And we were sitting in one such, when I noticed this girl walking up and down, talking on her mobile in a quite animated fashion. I whipped out my camera (it was probably on the table already) and managed a couple of frames as she paused for a moment in her perambulations. I'd love to know what she was talking about...

Shutter speed: 1/250th sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Focal length: 200mm

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  • snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9745 W: 63 N: 27417] (120841)
  • [2016-03-20 7:51]

Hello Will,
Strange how people make gestures and strike poses when on the telephone when they know that the person at the other end can't see them! Great street capture, perfectly presented in black and white, the ideal media for the subject. Fun title.

hello Will very nice catch, very expressive face, appropriate B&W in this case,perfectly focused subject
best regards

Hi Will
I'd love to know what she was talking about too, her smile is infectious, so I'd guess it's something fun. This is the type of photo I would onedaypike to have the ability and guts to capture, pure raw street photography. This could be a scene from a movie,particularly in black and white.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2016-03-20 13:05]

Hello Will,

A perfect candid shot taken during a short period of "people watching" from your café seat! Like yourself, we cannot know what the subject of this girl's conversation was but we can speculate and imagine that what she was saying was perhaps rather confidential.

Although this was taken à la sauvette (well, actually you were sitting down), it is a photograph of remarkably high quality with good backlighting and excellent tones and contrasts and exceptional details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


Dear Will,

It is a lovely genre with excellent BW conversion as always. I suppose it was among the exhibited pictures. I remember seeing it somewhere.

Best Regards,

Ciao Will, beautiful portrait, fantastic expression, splendid light, fine details and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Will,
Wonderfull b&w portrait with perfect layout and of course timing !
TFS and best regards

Hello Will
I admire your guts for just grabbing pictures of complete strangers in the street. I for myself are much to intimidated by that prospect.
You where rewarded with a charming portrait of this young women, her pose is so charming and natural that the smile is really infectious.
Superb street photography indeed.
have a great week

Hi dear Will

An excellent portarit / snap image in so tatsy B&W.
Her happy expression is all in this wonderful presentation. You did get perfect moment in just timing and perfect framework with your high skills.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hello Will,

Lovely portrait of the young woman. I wonder what she is thinking also as she gently puts her finger to her mouth! In B&W it is so much more effective than had it been in color, possibly detracting from the mood captured in her conversation.

Warm regards,


Hello Will,
A superb street-shot if you ask me. You captured this somewhat intimate moment perfectly and I can only join you in your curiosity at what caused her little gesture and smile. She is perfectly placed as well, regardless whether it's sheer luck or clever editing.
Best regards,

Hello Will

Great timing to capture this moment, intimate and public at the same time. I hope the nod to "Do you want to know a secret?" is intended :)



Hi Will
Another HCB moment... Well spotted, well captured, works really well in monochrome.
Street photography at its best.
Have a great evening

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2016-03-21 14:59]

Hello Will, I like the title to this delightful photo. We can invent stories what she has heard on the phone, what caused this smile. Superb quality, great composition, perfect sharpness. And black and white is ghood choice. Excellent street photo.

WArm regrads MAlgo

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 1337 N: 3016] (38587)
  • [2016-03-22 0:41]

Hello Will

she seems very happy, smiling when hearing the mobile phone voice. I feel you know what she is saying and hearing, but as she noticed you by her finger position, you were not allowed to reveal it here on TE!
Best regards

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  • Mics Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 169] (984)
  • [2016-03-22 2:25]

Hi Will,

What could I say? This one is a lovely shot and I really like the spontaneous expression you perfectly captured ;-) Plus, you really made it beautiful in B & W.


Howdy Will,
This capture is a pleasure to look at. She has such a cute smile. The B&W and detail are super. I love the way the shot has been set up as it enhances the visual interest and effect. Well done and TFS.
Warm regards,

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