Thursday, July 21, 2011

Crynoutloud We Shot This Chinese Gal and Her Friend (Photo)

It started off innocently enough.  We were at the Elephant's Nose Manzamo Okinawa, Japan waiting for sunset. Along comes this Chinese Gal and her friend and she asked me to take their picture.
Hey, I just noticed, that's her camera hanging from a strap attached to her right arm.  Well, I looked at the gadget and told her, in my best Japanese, "I don't know how to shoot these damn things.  I'm a professional cameraman.  Give it to him and see if he knows how to operate it." I pointed to Ryukyu Rusty.

Whoops!  She said, "I'm not Japanese.  I'm from Hong Kong."   She spoke flawless English.

Crynoutloud, it's a good thing I don't easily become embarrassed.  Or I would have.

Then, I got an idea.  I told her Rusty could shoot a professional photo of the couple with his Pentax and email it, as long as she trusted us with that kind of information.  Some folks don't.

Everything got done, by the book, names, email address, all the usual paperwork/legal stuff I do to make sure I never wind up in court over someone's photo.  Jail stinks.  Did you know that ?

Rusty got all the paperwork.  He fired away, click, click, click using a tripod and his shutter release cable.

Just in case he had a bad Pentax day, I shot this photo from a different angle. 

They were really a nice couple.  I think the gal came back three times thanking us for shooting them.

Off they went.  Rusty emailed the photos we both shot.  They went to Hong Kong.  That's China, I think.

Well, all of a sudden, my analytics thing started telling me somebody called baidu keeps looking at my blog.  So, I Googled to see what a baidu could be.  I never heard the word anywhere before.

CRYNOUTLOUD BAIDU IS LIKE A HUMONGOUS SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA ! 

Now, I'm wondering.  I know there's over a billion people in China who speak and read Chinese.

How many could there be who speak and read English, especially my kind of English ?

The other thing I'm wondering, no not, wondering, more like worried about is this email stuff.

WHAT IF RYUKYU RUSTY EMAILED THE PHOTOS WE SHOT OF THE CHINESE GAL AND HER FRIEND TO THE WRONG PEOPLE ?  CRYNOUTLOUD,  JAIL STINKS !





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