I’m on a photo excursion in Lititz, PA with a photography buddy. We’re sitting in the back of the Bulls Head Tavern, and I was boasting about how I was able to capture candid images with my Fuji X100s, a very compact camera that I was using for my street photography. The image above shows seven (7) bar patrons who were unknowingly the supporting cast for the rustic charm of this establishment. Mind you, I wasn’t really photographing the people per se, but just taking in the entire scene from my vantage point in the shadows. My camera was small, silent, un-assuming — ninja-esk you may say (if that was indeed a word). The sound of me giggling like a school girl was actually louder than my camera.
My colleague, on the other hand, was lugging around a massive Canon EOS 7d with a big honkin 17-50mm lens. He dared not raise that camera because one loud shutter click would surely deteriorate into the final scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Anyway, I get home and start going through my bounty of images from the day. I was feeling pretty good about my clandestineness until I came across this image…
Sacré bleu!!!! I was busted. Either this gentleman was blessed with super-human powers of detection or it appears that earlier accounts of me being invisible just weren’t true.
I would like to humbly extend the following thanks to this Lititz gentleman:
- Thank you for being a great sport and not kicking my ass.
- Thank you for actually making this image better than the one in which no one was looking. Your interaction with the camera made this one of the favorite images of the day.
Below are more images from my excursion to Lititz, PA. Lititz is a little town in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. Small town charm, quaint specialty shops, great restaurants, and tours of both a chocolate and pretzel factory makes Lititz an ideal day-trip destination. It’s not know as the “Coolest Little Town in America” for nothing.