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NE_OH_thonger #351

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/17/2014 03:13:38

I was out at Edgewater today. As I was packing up, some guy comes right up with his digital camera and starts snapping photos. I waved and said hi, and he meekly said hi back and walked away. After he left, my friend with me said, "That guy was an asshat." I told him it was OK. Most people who photograph me do it from behind where I don't see them, and it isn't hurting anyone if he snaps a few shots of the guy in the thong
Jon7a #352

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/01/2014 03:59:23

Isn't it basically an issue of courtesy?  I suppose that like many other members, I would be happy to pose for photos if I was asked first....
JM_Runs #353

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/01/2014 10:37:40

If people ask for photos with me, I say yes.  It is very common for women to run over and ask if she can take a photo with me.  Sometimes a guy will ask saying something like "Would you mind posing with my girlfriend."  This is more common in tourist session but I still got four requests this last week.

I ran Fort Lauderdale beach today, Labor Day, around 11 to Noon.  Then walked it for about 5 miles after lunch. Big Memorial Day crowds. 

I noticed lots of people with cell phones, but from a distance I can't tell if they are checking Facebook or taking a picture, unless I see the flash or they are obviously tracking me as I run by. Lots of positive feedback, from, men, women, couples and groups. I noticed a lot of people taking pictures. 

At one point, even though we were in bright sunshine there was a menacing cloud off shore with a dark gray waterspout. So up and down the beach people were standing up to take photographs or video.  I am sure a lot of them got me in the sunlight foreground, as I walked along the water's edge, with the distant waterspout in the background.  

These pictures might appear on their personal social media for a day, until new posts of cats push them off the bottom of the page. I will bet NONE of them ever end up as tagged, searchable pictures on the internet. 

The more prevalent the ability to take digital pictures for free the less people take time to post them public websites, preferring to just keep them on their phones or share them with their small group of facebook friends because that is easy.

It is a bit reverse logic, but in the last five years, with everyone now having digital cameras in their phones, there are many more pictures are taken, less and less turn up on the internet. 
mack_back #354

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/02/2014 02:09:19

Jm-runs your correct sir making a good point which i agree with. Unless you become a celebrity of sorts then any pictures of you in a thong nude will be published on TMZ magazine shows or online publications. 
More so if your Scarlett Johansson and your own phone pictures get out their. Don't know, but i think nude or barely nude photos actually help actresses out putting them on the radar of a lot of producers minds. 

I don't know how many photos people took of me without my permission. Do know any summer on the beach i 've had many phones, camcorders pointed as i walked along the shoreline nude or in a thong. Just recently had a spanish couple setup in front of me on the beach. While i was standing nude air drying the woman laying on her belly had her iphone pointing at me whole time talking on the phone. While i paid no attemtion nor did her husband. Yet when i looked over glancing she looked as being bisted taking a video or pictures. She had a guilty look and tuened her head seeing if the husband noticed which he was asleep. Yet wasn't first time the couple setup near me. If she was taking a video or pictures so what. Would prefer if she did it correctly asking maybe i can get a few of her topless and nude or in her thong she wears. Whatever her motivation was i think it's positive and complimentary to me. 

Do know if i get semi famous some photos will make their way to be seen in a public spectacle. Don't think i ever have to worry about it. Unless i win some sort of nobel peace prize or become a great novel writer. You never know? Lol..
JM_Runs #355

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/02/2014 03:25:18

"The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think."  ~ David Icke ~





JM_Runs #356

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/03/2014 08:36:25

Ran late today because it was raining in the morning, but by eleven thirty it had cleared up.  Because of the rain, the air and sand was still cool enough to run. 

On the beach there was a 3 man crew with a full size pro camera pointed out to the swimmers in the shallows.  I assumed they were doing a bit on the kid who drowned at about that spot on Monday.  They were down by the water's edge and my I ran up the beach behind them so I was not in their shot.

On my return run I stopped as usual at the shower by the north overhead crosswalk.  Two life guard towers North of where I had seen the film crew.  This is a good shower to stop at because it is in the shade of a palm tree. In the Summer I normally spend a few minutes regaining my breath here, before setting off again. 

Being right by the sidewalk, and the elevator to the crosswalk, there is always people coming and going. I did not pay any heed to the voices behind me.  Some men chatting in what sounded like Spanish. 

After showering I turned and started running South. I glanced to my right and was more than a little surprised to see, not one, but two of the the square sun shades framing two large lenses of two full size pro cameras, pointed at me from a dozen feet away. Deer in the headlights moment. 

I don't remember if I had the presence of mind to suck in the gut and smile, but I did raise my hand to give them a wave. And then I was gone.  Did not look back, for I new that from where they were standing on the sidewalk, we were now separated by the the blue and white elevator tower.

So I might appear for a couple of seconds on some Spanish language network about Fort Lauderdale, or maybe just at their Christmas party blooper real.   On the off chance you see video of a guy on Fort Lauderdale beach, in a ring back thong with black straps and yellow front send me a link.
Martylouie #357

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/07/2014 02:54:51

I had an unusual surprise today. I was walking along the Little River Inlet side of Bird Island in a HIS bikini suit. Now I know I'm not the most attractive guy in the world, I'm short,overweight, balding, and furry(grey). I see a couple of boats with 20 something's having a party. As I turn to leave, this one cute girl comes running up to me and says it is her birthday and she wants a picture with me. She pulls me closer to the boat, puts her arm around me and somebody takes a picture Then her 3 very hot friends join us for some more pictures.  I'm not used to that kind of attention.  If I had been not so surprised, I should have asked her to pose in something more appropriate, her birthday suit :)
lindros #358

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/10/2014 02:09:08

MartyL, you stud you !!

Hopefully I get the same luck next summer after I move back to the Myrtle area.
Thongmad #359

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/12/2014 11:58:47

 I guess one reason why you will not see many sly pics of yourself is that a shot from any sort of distance with a phone is practically useless.
You could guarantee that a high percentage of these snaps just would not work.
When a young girl tried taking pics of me in a carwash while pretending to make a call from about 10metres away, even I could tell by her reactions as she looked at her phone that the pics were unsuccessful.
Same for the girl taking shots from her car on our local nudist beach. The result would be a mostly skin-coloured figure in the distance.

Unless they are nearly on top of you using a phone, you are more than likely not going to be identified.
NcknameInUse #360

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/12/2014 09:10:42

 I'm in Turkey right now.Today I wore a jovana extreme micro in baby pink with one of their enhancer rings. So it was full to bursting.
I was laid out on a lounger face up and was aware of a flurry of mobile devices pointing my way from the women on the row just in front.There were a few excited exclamations too.
They were getting in positions so that they could get selfies with me in the background.
Eventually one came over and asked if she could take my picture . A bit late I thought!I said I don't mind if she needs to. She took one full length shot and thanked me saying my suit was sensational.
A while later my wife was getting annoyed by then still taking pictures so we called it a day and went for a siesta.I enjoyed it anyway....
116213 #361

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/19/2014 11:55:20

 Not quite the same. But I made it on google street view in my js cheeky swimsuit, when I was in Mexico last Feb. The guy with the big camera walked past me while shooting the beach. Lol kind of funny that anybody using street view in that spot will see me now.
pikeman #362

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/22/2014 02:17:58

 So it's pretty clear that with all the phonecams, regular cameras, CCTV cameras, Google Earth, the NSA spy cams, and gawd-knows-what cams, if you are in public in a thong or g-string, you will be recorded and be posted on the internet for posterity.I think it's a good motivator to stay in shape!And nobody will ask permission.
JM_Runs #363

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/22/2014 05:12:25

You said "posted on the internet for posterity".  I think the only place most pictures are stored for posterity is in the new and MASSIVE data farm run by the NSA.  

Digital pictures people take are becoming a lot more ephemeral.  With no cost per frame, there is perceived value and most are only posted to social media sites where the pictures quickly disappear off the bottom of the page under a deluge of newer social updates and cat pictures. 

The websites like Webshots that encouraged you to upload and tag pictures for indexing have vanished, or are in the process of diapering. People now find it far easier use apps like Facebook on their phone to post directly to social media. The shots are not tagged unless a face appears AND the poster knows the facebook account name of the person in the picture. Even then, the post quickly drops off the bottom of the persons personal page. 

I don't know if you have experienced this, but sometimes I have seen a picture on Facebook and then been very frustrated when trying to go back and find it a few days later. Unless it is on your page, or tagged, or in someones curated picture collection, finding old pictures is just difficult!

A tidal wave of new pictures is being uploaded every day and drowns out yesterdays or last weeks images.  
teeback269 #364

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/26/2014 08:14:45

 Early this morning (about 6am) I was doing my daily tai-chi on the beach, and with summer coming up so fast (at least where I live) I was wearing a black string bikini with 6mm sides; I noticed an older woman hiding behind a tree, sometimes poping out to take a picture. If she'd come and ask me, I would have said "take all the photos you want, you are welcome". Later on, as I was cycling home, I saw her again on the bike track, I said "Good morning" but no reply.
RapidBlue #365

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/30/2014 08:02:08

Today,I was on the beach at Jenson Beach, in my Joe Snyder turquoise enhancement thong. There were two late twenty something women who chose to set up about 15 feet away. Both were taking photos with their cel phones, especially as I entered and exited the water. I gave them a smile but they never approached or asked. 
JM_Runs #366

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/15/2014 12:09:01

Spent last weekend paddling around the Columbus Day Regatta party at Elliot Key.  On Saturday I paddled around on a stand up paddle board and on Saturday used yellow kayak. 

I took my 'waterproof' phone, but could not work the stupid picture app when it was wet and my hands had suntan lotion on, could not even get it to do the unlock code pattern, so sorry, no more pictures of the fun.  It is a bit like Fantasy Fest, you have to have been there.  Even if there are pictures, they are only a snapshot and don't include the dance tracks. 

If you find web pictures from Miami's Columbus day boat party at Eliot Key, showing an older skinny guy wearing a thong and white hat, on a paddle board, kayak or dancing with the girls on a floating water raft, forward the link to me.  It might well be me.  
JM_Runs #367

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/25/2014 12:29:11

 I have had a good look. There don't appear to be any pictures of me from the Columbus Day Regatta boat party at Elliot Key in Biscayne Bay. (Way south of Maimi). 
Even though I spent Saturday standing up on a paddle board while paddling slowly in and out of the hundreds of boats, stopping now and again to party with people, or accept a drink or strings of beads. It is not like I was fast. It was not like there were not dozens of people with cameras and gopro's taking pictures and video. 
Even though I spent Sunday cruising the fleet sitting in the middle of a two man kayak in a g-string.  The kayak balances better end to end if I sit in the middle and not in the seat ether end. For a while I had a topless women in the front with me in the back. Between us we got, and gave, many strings of beads. Not exactly invisible or low profile.  We were out dancing on one of the floating magic carpets for a while.
There were many cameras out and running on various boats, as you would expect if there are topless young women dancing in thongs.
Yet after a good look I find absolutely zero photos or videos that show me at all. Actually very few photos or videos from the two day party posted to the web at all.

Which continues to suggest that now one can post photos and videos directly to you friends on Facebook, or other social media sites, there is no need to even think about uploading them to a public server at all.   Many people are out to have much fun, to see and be seen, and to enjoy the sunshine and beer.  Quite surprised that afer being very public for a couple of years at this very photogenic event, (lots of thongs, lots of topless women and even some nudes, often dancing wildly on top of boats), to look and find zero photographs.  Which also goes to show that down here, among locals and younger people, a guy in a thong is really not that remarkable.

mack_back #368

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/28/2014 04:02:15

Often i sun nude at the beach. Sometimes groups or packs of woman come subtly setting up nearbye. Hear or notice woman trying to attempt secretly photographing me in failure.

Once i put on a thong later on in the afternoon overhear woman discussing the question of asking me to pose for them. Once in awhile i get a brave woman calling me over with a smile complimenting me and taking many photos of us together in different poses, trying to have fun with me. Usually it involves  exchanging emails sharing the photos taken. 
Many times it's a chance to get to know me, and getting an invitation to go out. Sometimes a woman together gets photographed has an opportinity to touch, rub feeling squeezing my body, in many places. Fun to watch others reactions what is being transpired. Often it gets a lot of attention, people commenting about the woman enjoying herself.  Seeing how i get excited people smile more seeing the thong getting stretched out..
Although it takes a lot of nerve to ask a stranger for a photograph or many photos. Usually the woman gets high after asking me to join them in lets get to know you phase, inquisition.

Overall fun times at the beach with memories recorded.  

What i do find disappointing, when a spanish couple arrives late at the beach directly setting up in front, facing towards me while blocking my vista looking over the water. Than she decides to multi task talking on her phone, while recording me at the same time. Suppose i should be grateful that she prefers on many occasions to setup with her husband nearby. Suppose she could find worse surroundings looking upon other nude people. Although do finding her chuckling when staring upon me and yes she stares. While i can't help stare back seeing her topless weearing a t-back thong. Would be nice idea of her to ask for photo of us together. Doubt her husband would want that or that their english is bad and don't want me to get the wrong impression, that they are swingers. Probably because i'm a regular at the beach while they often visit don't want to feel akward or bother what might be a hornets nest. Suppose some believe to keep their distance while they can sneak a bad few pics anytime she wants.  

Anyone have idea how i can force the issue towards the latina that resembles much like J-Lopez. Always the husband leaves her alone on the beach going to the concession stands out in the park area. Perfect opportunity to have a few photos of us taken, secretly without the husband knowing. Problem is getting a third person getting the photos taken. Also should i do it nude or in a thong? Any advice?
tanlines2thin #369

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/29/2014 01:14:44

 as the saying goes, m-back, 'she's laying it down for you to pick-up,' so carpe diem.........
bmicro #370

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/30/2014 01:48:13

I have found (as has JM) that the probability of finding photos of yourself on the internet have dropped significantly. Back years ago when Facebook or and social media sites were not going strong, I would routinely find pictures of myself on sites like webshots. Now that folks post their vacation and other pictures on their own pages, likely limited to friends, the probability of finding a recognizable, general access picture of yourself is low.
JM_Runs #371

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/11/2014 02:42:56

I read that every two minutes we take more pictures than all of humanity took in the 1800's. 

In 2014 they estimate people will take 880 BILLION photos, and that does not include video.
The photo someone took of you last week is quickly lost in a rising sea of digital flotsam and jetsam. 

sailor250 #372

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/22/2014 07:50:00

 Well here's a very public picture of a lady in Australia sunbathing in her back yard in a topless and thong.  A drone for a real estate photo shoot caught her in some shots and they're in advertisements and billboards!  I like the second one "photo courtesy of the Herald Sun" she thought only the sun in the sky could see her!http://www.inquisitr.com/1616932/mandy-lingard-drone-accidentally-snaps-thong-wearing-granny-for-real-estate-ad/ 
http://realtime.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/11/19/realtors-drone-catches-thong-wearing-sunbather-as-faa-wins-oversight-case/
sailor123 #373

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/26/2014 11:23:22

That should help the home sell. :-)
JM_Runs #374

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/30/2014 08:37:19

I would not have noticed the tiny person in the thong in the corner of the photo. I doubt anyone else would either until she pointed it out to everyone.

It is like stars who re-tweet a picture of themselves in a thong, that someone else took, asking if people should take pictures of people in thongs.
If she did not want it circulated she would not have called the news paper and then done an interview.

JM_Runs #375

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/30/2014 09:31:38

I thong very publicly, and I notice a LOT of people taking my picture. Some ask, most don't, I don't care either way.

Very, very, Very, VERY rarely does any of the pictures or video make to the internet.  

Here is one that did make it to the web, but you would not know it was me unless you know my unclothed body very well, or I told you so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtCJbyJuKbM

SlidingG #376

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/01/2014 03:59:15

Hey, JM, you're looking fantastic, and I love your casual non-chalance -- thong ambassador par excellance!  The video rightly gets only thumbs up and positive comments.  

Reminds me of SunSplash last July, where you and I both walked from the beach to Cheston House in just our thongs.  It was a first for me, felt great, and after a few moments, felt entirely natural and normal.  And no negative reactions from the public. 
luvnmythong #377

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/01/2014 07:27:51

SlidingG, I can relate to you and your experience walking from the beach and back to the hotel in a thong.   About 3 years ago, several of us at the Sunsplash weekend were at the beach.   When we left, we walked along the beach sidewalk, facing on-coming traffic, all wearing thongs.  I'm sure the people in the cars got quite an eyeful and probably even took pictures of us.   We then crossed the busy street at the light, and walked the two blocks back to the hotel.   Yes, that was quite an experience and one that I remember so vividly.  What a thrill to do that!    We've got to all get together and do that again at the next Sunsplash weekend in July!  
Thongmad #378

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/03/2014 05:41:01

 I took the step today to confront (in a positive way) a group trying to photograph me.

Being a very hot and steamy day, I took the afternoon off to go for a surf - yeah, none of that around when you want it.
So I decided it was that nice on the beach I would not waste the time, and went for a beach walk. I did the usual and left my car at the car park about half way down the beach (a regular one I go to). I left wearing just my cap, sunglasses, and thong as usual. Chatted to a couple of South African pack packers and gave them the directions they were after. They didn't mention my thong. but I liked her black tie-side rio ;)

When I crossed the sand dunes and hit the beach, there were a few people spread randomly along it's length, mostly up towards the patrolled end as usual, but a group of two guys and two girls took a bit of an interest in me. One guy saw me first, and pointed me out to the others. No fuss.
The girls were laying face down with tops undone, but the guys both wore t-shirts and shorts, on a hot steamy day (?)...go figure.

Anyway, I walked the length of the beach and back, and as I approached them again, they were standing, with one of the guys photographing the girls who were posing in their bikinis (tops back on). They took shots as I was passing, trying to get me in the background. When I passed them, I turned to see the camera/phone pointed my way.
Ok, time to let them know I'm aware what's happening here...
I turned around and walked over to them and said "Ok, let's get some good pictures!" placing myself  between the two girls, with our three bums pointing at the camera, and waves behind us.
They laughed and hooted with delight! The guy taking the photo said "What a Legend! Thanks man!"
One of the girls (absolutely gorgeous) says "I'll be embarrassed, you've got a better bum than ours!"  
We took a few snaps with arms around each other, then I told them to pull up their bottoms into wedgies, so we did a couple like that too.
Only problem was I forgot to get them to take one on my phone!

They were really happy I did it, and thanked me again and again. I just continued on my walk, with a confidence boost about the bum comment ;)
John Howard #379

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/03/2014 09:45:03

 yep you are a legend Thongmad,  the perfect way to confront the guys trying to get a photograph of you.

I reckon I will do the same when I notice people trying to get photographs of me;  it adds a hint of humor to the situation and breaks the ice.

I'm sure a lot of shy thong wearer guys on this board will find your story inspiring.   Just go out, walk, interact with people and forget you are wearing a thong.   well done.
mrhb2008 #380

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/03/2014 01:05:01

 Was at Wood Cove last Sat and there was a couple who were getting their foto taken by what seemed to be a pro.  Prolly for their engagement portfolio.  I walked down to the water and as I turned to look around I noticed the fotog snapping a few.  I walked back to my towel and they came over to the south side, where I was.  I imagine the guy used his zoom setting to get a few more of me so they could have a laugh with their friends later.  Shine it.  I still look good in a G string, so spread the joy!!
Kevorkian #381

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:01/05/2015 02:34:16

I have been requested for being photographed five times.  I have always said sure.
32189 #382

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:01/06/2015 04:11:54

A girl at the beach a few weeks ago asked me to take a picture of me in my thong.  She was laid back and enjoyed seeing me in it.  She actually said that a couple of times and I was not just relying on her body language.  
JM_Runs #383

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/12/2015 10:19:47

 Another one, again, unless you know me and my body well you would not know who it is:  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FqBFgGNoIZI/VLLObpZupGI/AAAAAAAACyY/gj4z8evA0nE/s1600/thongman.jpg 
poonster #384

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/12/2015 10:51:47

 nice JM
JM_Runs #385

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/13/2015 05:10:21

A rather good and quite amusing photo of me accidentally photobombing a wedding shoot has turned up last night.  A quite recent picture. 

A friend of mine posted it to Facebook.  I only got notifications because someone guessed it might be me and tagged me in the photo, and others then tagged me in comments. 

It has been interesting to see the facebook comments last night and today.  All most all are positive. Apparently I get the badge for "Photobomb EXPERT level."  This positive reaction may be because some of them know me and love me, or just because I have a liberal group of young friends.

My local Facebook friends have started to share it around. It has now been shared a couple of times that I know of. Obviously if I am not their friend and they don't know me to tag me I don't know who else shared it or where else it was shared.  

What makes it a very sharable photo is it was taken by a very good local photographer who uses high definition digital equipment. Far better than most peoples phone snap shots.  It is also rather well composed, considering how little time he had to snap the short. For example the horizon is excacly level. Not something to see in most quick snapshots.
These factors, along with the subject matter being rather humorous, means it is much more likely to be shared than normal. 

So this is going to be an interesting experiment to see how widely it is shared. It may simmer locally and then drop off peoples FB feeds, or it may go viral and pop up all over the place.  There are websites dedicated to finding and posting photos with photobombs, so even if it does not go viral it may well turn up later.

Yet again, if you did not KNOW it was me, and knew my body and legs rather well, you would not be able to identify me. So don't start the "I told you so, that is why I am paranoid" talk. I will keep you updated if I notice a wider circulation than just a few fb friends.  

I don't know what happens when someone shares a photo, that has me tagged in it. Is the tagging stripped if I am not there friend even though I have a public profile on FB?  Someone in this community may know the inner workings of this stuff.
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nospam_TN1 #386

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/13/2015 05:29:31

As I have said in other posts, I have come to view photography, or merely the threat of it, as a powerful defense against those inclined to make an ass of themselves over my ass.  I now carry my iphone when I run or walk along the beach in a thong or speedo and hold it out conspicuously whenever I sense a hostile vibe.  Even if the battery is dead, just having it out silences these people most of the time because they fear being recorded acting like fools.
JM_Runs #387

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/28/2015 05:27:21

Regarding the photobomb picture I mentioned above, it has been interesting to see how quickly the comments dropped off.
It quickly disappeared of the radar as Facebook feeds fill with more current posts and events.

If any picture were to go viral I think that one would, but no. 
With the explosion of cameras on smart phones the continuous waterfall of digital overload just swamps what came before.

A couple of weeks after the picture of me in the wedding shot appeared in our Facebook user group, I was posing with some young women,
when a man with a frisbee jumped into the picture shouting "Photobomb!" 

I asked the girls to forward that shot so I could post it in the same FB group with the note that photobombing runs both ways.

I have posted both shots to my profile pics so you can see them.
http://zone.aimoo.com/photo/JM_Runs/Amusing-Photobomb-1061213
Please don't post them elsewhere. The original photographers own the copy-write.

This goes to my basic theory that even with a first class photograph, taken by a professional, in high resolution, with perfect lighting, that is a little amusing, and one that most people would consider quite viral ready, it just does not make it in today's flood river of digital pictures. 

If that picture of me did not go viral, it is very unlikely that one of you will either, and incredibly unlikely anyone you know will see it,
unless they are seriously hunting the web for pictures of men in thongs.
JM_Runs #388

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/09/2015 06:02:06

Our member who is our expert thong picture sleuth, has found another one of me on the beach with some girls from spring break. 
This from last Tuesday.  
Looking at the picture I am sure it was the young women who had just arrived, and who were inspecting a dead puffer fish washed up on the shore. Not the girls from Michigan, and not the group I was playing volleyball with later in the day. 
If you have a twitter account please leave good comments. :) 
John Howard #389

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/09/2015 11:39:58

great photo, catching a glimpse of a guy with a group of girls on the beach, behaving as naturally as everyone else.
I reckon a thong looks even better than a g,  well done JM 
thong_jock #390

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/09/2015 01:47:00

 You look awesome JM! 
JM_Runs #391

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/09/2015 02:33:48

Got it figured. Here we go: Spring Break, from today:  http://zone.aimoo.com/photo/JM_Runs/Spring-Break-2015-1061405
JM_Runs #392

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/13/2015 09:45:12

I have been down at the beach a lot recently, so I expect a few pictures is popping up on the web.
What surprises me is they are not the frontal pictures from people who have asked me to pose. I have had lots of requests after hanging out with the crowds at Spring Break.

The ones making it to the web, in one form or another, are normally from the rear, often of passing by, like this one.
Apparently from 6 months ago. https://instagram.com/p/sasuTEgx7p/
(Credits to our super thong picture sleuth)

In that picture I was probably watching some hot babe on the beach.  Glad I did not run into the lamp post.

JM_Runs #393

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/20/2015 09:37:57

We are going to have a little contest:
For the last three weeks Fort Lauderdale has been invaded by the crowds her for Spring Break. 

Although I run the length of the beach I previously avoided hanging out near Lifeguard Tower #7 (Beach Place), where the major crowds for Spring Break accumulate each afternoon. 

Previously I went to run in the mornings, then avoid spring break by hanging out around Lifeguard Tower #5, (Hall of Fame), and going home around lunch time. 

This year I have been more relaxed and work and legal issues have not been as pressing, so I have been out on the beach a lot more.  I have been doing work and answering emails in the mornings, then starting my run later in the day, sometimes even in the after Noon, Although on a hot day it may be too late to run the top of the beach (sand too hot), so some days, if I am late and it has been sunny all morning, I have to run along the waterline.  

In addition, this year, after stretching, I have been taking a cup of iced coffee and walking back up the beach through or into the hart of the Spring Break Crowed. I have been spending the afternoons hanging out with, and surrounded by the Spring Breakers.  Talking with them, drinking with them and when requested posing with them for pictures: For a lot of pictures. A LOT of pictures. 

Mostly people ask to take pictures with them posed with me. Normally in a group of girls, or a single girl, but sometimes guys ask too, I am probably asked about 30 times a day.  Then there are all the other pictures people snapped from a distance, so the low guess is about 100 to 200 pictures a day, minimum. During the last 20 days of this month I have been at the beach about 12 days.  So a minimum of about 1,200 pictures, to maybe 3,000 in total. 

Just to show how modern digital pictures are ephemeral, transitory, and vanish of the bottom of personal facebook pages, or from snapchat within days, the challenge for you all is to locate, somewhere on the web, one of the 1,000 to 3,000 pictures taken of me on Fort Lauderdale beach. 

If, after spending hours and hours hanging out with thousands of young people, the vast majority of whom appear equipped with camera phones, and after posing for literately dozens of group pictures every day, with most groups taking several pictures, (front, back, silly, etc..), not to mention all the ones just taken as I walk around or talk with others, if you can't find them it goes to prove you should not fear people taking pictures. 
Thongmad #394

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/21/2015 09:09:58

JM I've never been able to find the photos taken of me, granted there are far less than yourself, and all of mine only fairly recent.

I explained about the group trying to get my pic on a local beach a month or so back, but have had more since then.
Two weeks ago while on a work trip I managed a couple of beach visits at Byron Bay.
First one involved a walk from Tyagarah Nature Reserve (Black Rock Road if you Google it) all the way to Wategos Beach (a long walk on the beachfront passing Byron's main beach and surf club (Clarke's Beach). I passed literally thousands of people. Yes there where some shocked reactions, but not one person said anything negative to me. On the return leg was when I 'caught' somebody trying to photograph me. A group of young (early 20's) backpackers were taking shots of each other on the end of the rock wall (an area known as 'The Wreck) which protrudes into the sea. SInce the tide was so low, I walked around the end of it past them. I could hear a few of their reactions to me, and looked over my shoulder as I passed to see the 'photographer' point her phone at me. She quickly lowered it and gave me a cheeky smile. I did the same as my last experience, and went and jumped into their photo. So there are pics of me out there somewhere, in my black JS thong standing on rocks at Byron Bay with the ocean in the background, with two lovely young European backpackers! They took quite a few shots, and as usual, I forgot to get some on my phone...
I chatted with them for ten minutes or so about things to do and what to see, they told me I was very brave wearing what I had on (but said they really liked it when I asked) and we continued on our ways.

I had another walk the next morning, but started at the car park at 'The Pass' (you can see The Pass Cafe labelled on Google Maps). That was the day I came across the WW shoot and got the pic with the model as I mentioned elsewhere on the board.
I can't be sure but I bet others got passer-by shots like JM's. That day I called into the Byron Beach Cafe and the East on Byron and bought drinks. Same reactions as on the beach - they look but say nothing to me.

All up, two fantastic long walks in a beautiful part of the world. I've yet to see a shot anywhere...except for the one I have with the WW model ;)
Thongmad #395

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/21/2015 09:22:48

 Actually while I think of these walks, I must tell you of one of the more favourable reactions I've ever had!

While walking North from The Pass up to Tyagarah, a young guy of about 20-25 gave me the big thumbs-up! 
He was with another guy and two girls in the shallows at the edge of the water, and was heading over to their towels when he saw me walking towards him. He called at the top of his voice "Oh yeah, go the Budgie Smugglers!" and we high-fived as he passed. The other three (a bit further out in the water) turned to see, and also cheered. One of the girls then said "check out the back!" The first guy then shouts to me excitedly "Oh yeah, that's awesome mate!" There were a few more hoots and hollers etc between us all, as they all gave me two thumbs up. It was great! No pics, but a very positive reaction from younger people :)
Thonguy4fun #396

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/21/2015 05:42:47

 JM_Runs here you go https://twitter.com/sQUATerz/status/578986618360635392/photo/1

JM_Runs #397

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/21/2015 07:42:22

Good one.  The flag is from one of the collage groups on the beach.  From yesterday. Before the beach got really crowded.
Thonguy4fun #398

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/21/2015 10:01:12

 Another for you JM_runs https://twitter.com/emilyplotzker/status/578285093430673409/photo/1
JM_Runs #399

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/22/2015 03:59:07

 Interesting:  Considering the large number that I posed for, with one or a group, it was just two candid shots that made it to the web.
poonster #400

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/23/2015 04:19:09

 Another one JM:
https://twitter.com/Cassdib/media
Go to a March 3 post. I can't seem to copy a link...
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