Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

Most photography is probably in one way or the other about trying to capture or create a  State of Mind.  Many of the submissions for this week’s challenge try to capture the photographer’s mood, or state of mind, when they were taking a picture.  I do this all the time when I am communing with nature and take pictures.  When I post such pictures I am also trying to get somebody else to feel my own state of mind.

My response to the theme takes a different direction. This posting is about pictures of people. Most often people pose for you when their picture is being taken.  The common response is to try to smile for the camera.  But sometimes, if the timing happens to be just right, I capture something unexpected.  I might have captured them in an unexpected state of mind.

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More often something like this happens when the person may not be aware of their picture being taken.
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And sometimes you can be pretty sure what their state of mind is.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA