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Smiles Come at No Extra Charge
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October 19 2006:  <br>  Smiles Come at No Extra Charge
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October 19 2006:
Smiles Come at No Extra Charge

OK, I have a few candid smiles, but I had to catch one today for the challenge. I live a solo life and it was not so easy to find a smile from a stranger on a dull Thursday in October.

First I spotted a smiling market trader, and bought some plums off him, but nobody there would play ball! So on to the coffee shop and she said “Yes!”

Then I went into WHSmith and bought the latest Photography Monthly – the front cover was shot by PBaser Ruth Hanson

Oh, and I also bought a life-healing book…

Reflection Challenge

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Roe..21-Oct-2006 12:14
a warm natural smile...pls mail me the book when you finish it ;)
Our Colin21-Oct-2006 00:22
Full of beans ;-) nice natural smile..
Bill Warren20-Oct-2006 20:34
You did her smile justice for the challenge
Barbara Heide20-Oct-2006 19:59
beautiful natural smile! nice catch!
Dave Wixx20-Oct-2006 16:19
But I bet she wouldn't have smiled if you weren't buying!!
Bob Floyd20-Oct-2006 14:43
I'll have a White Chocolate Mocca with that smile, please!
AL20-Oct-2006 12:15
What a lovely smile :-) Natural and genuine. Great attempt! Could we all smile now?
JW20-Oct-2006 10:00
I couldn't find anyone smiling yesterday either, Ray!
Susan Leigh20-Oct-2006 07:33
A great smile, nicely captured.
Bill Ewart Jr20-Oct-2006 03:01
Just give me a smile.....please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next week's challenge is a kiss! Beware!
Cindi Smith20-Oct-2006 02:58
Great smiling shot!
Sheila20-Oct-2006 02:16
What a genuine smile, I hope her boss knows she's worth her weight in gold.
Yvonne20-Oct-2006 02:13
Now that looks like a really genuine smile, her eyes smile too!
faye white20-Oct-2006 00:22
great smile! good for her! :)))
Ann LT19-Oct-2006 23:28
Lovely smile from a stranger.
I'm not brave enough to ask for a smile yet.
Veysel Birinci19-Oct-2006 23:10
Nice smiling
Duke Barrett, Jr.19-Oct-2006 23:08
Nice catch, and a great smile.
TimA19-Oct-2006 22:27
You had a good day Ray! I went into town with good intentions, but bravery deserted me. GMV for following through!
Guest 19-Oct-2006 21:26
wonderfully done Ray!
Jessica McCollum19-Oct-2006 21:14
What a great genuine smile!!!
Priya Shailesh19-Oct-2006 21:03
Nice shot, great find.
wernere0119-Oct-2006 19:37
You picked the right one out. Beautiful smile.
Carole Stevens19-Oct-2006 19:29
You charmer you, beautifully captured Ray, what a lovely natural smile she has!
laine8219-Oct-2006 19:22
Works like a charm !! :>)))
Jen Bixler19-Oct-2006 19:22
Good catch, Ray.
Enjoy that book!
Nicki Thurgar19-Oct-2006 19:00
Very sparkly smile, glad you caught one! I got Photography Monthly as well, didn't realise Ruth was a Pbaser, they're getting everywhere! ;o)
Wei O'Connell19-Oct-2006 18:51
Great shot and beautiful smile.
Johnny JAG19-Oct-2006 18:50
Nice catch.
CJ Burianek19-Oct-2006 18:49
great smile! - I've bought myself a subscription to Photography Monthly as it was a pain waiting until the middle of the month for it to come into the shops here..
beverley harrison19-Oct-2006 18:46
only you could catch a smile like that from a stranger!!
chrisse19-Oct-2006 18:41
And a beautiful smile she gave you ! Well caught.
shatterbug19-Oct-2006 18:41
Great smile, Ray! Wonderful capture!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography19-Oct-2006 18:37
Nice free of charge smile :)
JSWaters19-Oct-2006 18:23
Thankfully you don't usually have to work so hard for a smile! Glad she obliged.
Jola Dziubinska19-Oct-2006 18:11
She gave you a lovely smile :)
David Royall19-Oct-2006 18:08
You may have just caused her to keep that smile all day.
Dan Chusid19-Oct-2006 18:02
Good to have a smile over coffee.
: )
ruthemily19-Oct-2006 18:02
a fun challenge that you'd expect anyone to smile for! this country can be so damn miserable sometimes!
and...a coffee shop? they look like bottles of whiskey to me! ;)
enjoy the mag! :D