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Cheeky Grin by 3wyl Cheeky Grin by 3wyl
I shot this in London at the Thames Festival, the same day I captured My Element.

This guy... heck, this guy was so awesome. I've got loads of pictures of him doing all sorts of expressions. What I found to be most profound was how still he remained, and not in a comfortable position either. Sometimes, he was bent over at odd angles and yet he kept utterly still.

It was a bit scary, actually. ^^;
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Cheeky Grin by `3wyl

[Photojournalism / Public Gatherings & Events]
( Suggested by capricordestin and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot overall, and it looks kind of creepy too the way he's grinning. I hear those people practice and train to stay in one position for hours on end without moving. It's something I've practiced for Halloween, just standing sentry like that. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a lot of shots of him, but chose this one to upload partly because of his grin. :P

Really? Did it hurt? Whenever I watch these people, I feel like the positions can't be all too comfortable... I don't know. I'm not good with staying still. ^^;
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AH I see. And it got you a DD too. Congrats.

No not really. It was just me relaxing there for a while, waiting for a trick-or-treater. When a small group did arrive, I hadn't moved yet and they thought either I was really good standing still, or a prop on the lawn. :lol: 

It takes practice I guess, and not thinking about it. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Ah, I see. :nod:

That must have been quite fun? :D

Yeah, not thinking is the key, I imagine. Sadly, I think too much. >.>
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WElcome.
Yes it was, since I did a good job at it. 
Yeah and baggy clothes as well. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty cool!

Baggy clothes are comfortable. :nod:
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they are. It helps too when it's hot as it's not constricting to you. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I imagine then it's perfect.. it really must be unbearable on a hot summer's day. =/
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ink-posts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I love this.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Brian-White007 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very kool outfit this person has. I really like his smile and the way his skin looks. He kould be in the movie or something. Nice portrayal.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. It was quite an impressive performance.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his grin and the way huis skin looks. Very good portrayal. He could so be in a steampunk novel :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! It must have taken him a while to don it all. :nod:

There is that! :O
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah :O But the effort was totally worth it
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very true! :D
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
That's pretty creepy. xD
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty interesting how creepy it is in some ways! :O
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
xD Yeah. That's true.
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hosagu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will check it out. :)
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hosagu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;-)
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Timetosaybye Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Photographer
I seen this when we first meet, This to me is amazing! To look like a old statue, I think I would of jumped at first discovering he was real. But then I think I would of wanted to given him a big hug! :heart:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! He was pretty good at what he did. :nod:

It would have been interesting to see his reaction to that! :D
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Kirjavaa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Photographer
His eyes and smile are so unsettling!  Who knew nightmares roamed the earth in broad daylight?


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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! It's really quite intense that he could create such a look. :O

Sometimes, I think our nightmares take human form, which is pretty scary. :nod:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just great! His eyelashes!! They're so funny yet they creep me out too...
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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GroBee420 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appearing soon in a nightmare near you. What an interesting character. Nice composition.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Ichinzen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
soo ugly the way his teeth and gums are in contrast to his skin, definitely a good capture of the ugly truth about fear, nice work.. I once saw something similar in a park a man pretending to be a statue, who pulled pranks on anyone passing by...
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. :O

Street performers are interesting! :lol:
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Ichinzen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
one guy sat next to the performer the guy was wearing a hat and kept knocking it off..
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that was part of the act. Must have been annoying. :O_o:
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Ichinzen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
good thing i don't wear hats
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness for that! :O
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ColorBloX Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I really love his creepy, creepy smile! This is so much fun. Awesome shot!
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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KG-Eisentraum Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
c:
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KeithKern Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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WeluDixon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   General Artist
This is a great photo. The subject is very interesting and your composition and depth of field works so well that despite not being in the centre, all the attention is drawn to him.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It was a prime moment for capture. :la:
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh! I've seen some people similar to this. Though this guy's paint looks much more well done than what I've seen elsewhere.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I do agree with you there!

Always fascinating, though. :nod:
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jamieDEAR Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is.. So awesome XD I love his grin, and I wish people did these kinds of things around where I live. ; n ;
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

They're mostly in the cities. :nod:
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jamieDEAR Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I want to see one sometime c:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you come to London you will! :la:
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jamieDEAR Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww Maybe I will someday ^o^
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