Stas - 100 Stranger: 4/100
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This is Stas and I found him and his two friends to be extremely interesting people and I actually ended up sitting and talking to them for well over an hour.
So I was outside of The Flying Saucer having a smoke when I see a group of guys walking past. One of them, Stas, was carrying a Canon DSLR so I decided to ask him what he was shooting with. So him and his friends stopped and he showed me his camera and they checked out mine too. After a moment I noticed they all had very thick accents so i asked if they were tourists. They advised me that they were from Russia, Moscow specifically, and they were a team Bauman University in town for a robotics competition out by Webster. For those of you not familiar with Houston, Webster is just outside of Houston and where NASA is located.
Some info on the competition....
<a href="http://www.materover.org/rov_competition_files/2011/ROVbro.2011.final.110510_FINAL.pdf" rel="nofollow">www.materover.org/rov_competition_files/2011/ROVbro.2011....</a>
So of all the people I could encounter I end up meeting some Russian robot scientists. Pretty cool if you ask me.
So we sat down and ordered some beers. I ordered them all a St. Arnolds Summer pilsner because they wanted an American beer. So what better then a beer brewed right here in the heart of Houston. Plus the summer pilsner was on special for $3 a pint!!!
We ended up talking about lots of other subjects like the current recession and financial crisis and plenty of other stuff. They even ended up taking a picture of me too. Given the chance I probably would have hung out with them longer but I had to go cause the wife was called me and wanted me to come home cause the kids were spending the night at her mother's house.
This picture was taken using my Sony A200 and my Minolta 50mm f1.7. I had taken another picture of Stas standing by himself but it did not come out as well as I hoped so this quick shot I took before I took a photo of Stas and his team mate Dmitry.
This picture is #4 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page
Stas and his friend Dmitry.....
Russian Scientists on Holiday
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