Crossing the Street in New York City

That Look

Okay, so I’m not a cute girl, but I think I have something strangely in common with them.

As a dude, there are a myriad of things that go on inside the heads of females that will always remain a wonderful mystery. One if them is the inability to empathize with how a girl feels when a guy stares at them for too long. You know what I mean, right? I mean, I’m guilty of it too, of course. When a guy sees a cute girl, he looks for a little too long. It’s necessarily lecherous, but, you know, we just kinda look a bit too long. It’s hardwired into us.

Anyway, now that I’ve explained that, I can explain this other thing. So, I’m not REALLY famous… just kinda internet-famous and recognizable to a certain segment of the population. So, when I go out in public, I have the same situation as above. It’s not exactly the same, because people don’t look at me for cuteness-reasons… but mostly what happens is this. People stare at me because they “think” they recognize me, or maybe know me from somewhere. And they keep staring until they can work out who I am. Or maybe they do know who I am, but they just kinda look at me, wondering if they should come over to say hello.

And these are the kind of looks that last a little too long. It’s not really uncomfortable… that’s the wrong word… but there is some invisible wall of time that the stare crosses into, and you stay completely aware of it in your peripheral vision. Even when I’m not looking in that direction, my third eye still tells me they are watching me now and working things out. So, I don’t know why I just wrote so much about this phenomenon… it’s just interesting to me I suppose.

Daily Photo – Crossing the Street in New York City

This photo was taken very nearby the Grand Central Station photo I posted a few days ago. In fact, I think it’s just one block south!

While I was taking this, a gentleman-fan of the blog was giving me “that look”. After I was done taking the photo, I beckoned him over to say hello! He was very nice and we had a nice little talk. So, if you ever find yourself in this situation, just come over and say hello – I’m happy for it! :)

Crossing the Street in New York City

Crossing the Street in New York City

Photo Information

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  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • susan ratcliff

    Cool shot Trey – odd not to see cars coming toward you – except for those way down there! :)

  • Casper van Zyl

    Hi all,just love the way a single foot with a high heel is sort of in focus and the rest of the body in motion. Pedestrian strip sure needs a re coat of paint.

  • http://twitter.com/PeteHalewood Pete Halewood

    I saw this on your smugmug page a few days ago Trey, and thought to myself that I don’t remember seeing it on your blog. Absolutely love it though! Great energy to this picture.

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Might I suggest another title: “The mystery of the one legged ladies”! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/acceleratedstal Maria

    Wow! Great composition, lighting and love the frenetic element

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.cook.7792052 Jason Cook

    Love the suggestion of motion with the blurred people crossing the road Trey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/doug.howell.92 Doug Howell

    Trey, Now you live in the ‘bubble’ of Queenstown you’ll soon have people recognising you.
    Everyone knows everyone in this town.

  • Andrea Boyle

    Great photo! Love the cross-walk legs in the picture! Did you really set up your tripod in the road with the cars down there just ready for ya? You are a brave man! (and quick, too…)

  • Kendall

    Hehe, I’ll definitely come and say “hi” after staring too long! It’s lovely that you’re so approachable. :o)

  • Clarice

    How can you say ur not famous bro ur larger than life right about now obviously you are the only one who don’t know Either that or you are just been modest, if ever am walking on the street of new York and happen to see you I’d say omg there goes Trey Ratcliff. Of course knowing me I would only whisper it to myself but I sure as hell would be smiling from ear to ear . When next am in new York though wich is summer I’ll be visiting that beautiful. Park…

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