It's a fine line between pleasure and pain

Sydney February 2014

It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain
You’ve done it once, you can do it again
Whatever you’ve done, don’t try to explain
It’s a fine, fine line between pleasure and pain

“Pleasure and Pain”, written by Michael Chapman and Holly Knight, and sung by the Divinyls (1985).

I was walking along the corridor when 3 tables ahead, I saw this man reach behind with his left arm, and he started to scratch. I’m grateful he did, because it made for a much much better photo than I would otherwise have gotten. The facial expression says it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Always be prepared.

Timing is everything.

Leica Etcetera, Photography Etcetera

It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain.

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56 thoughts on “It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain.

  1. Yer now in danger of having to find a song for every photo … ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a nice environment, that cafe up in the QVB, but bloody expensive.Good that scratching his itch made him smile …

  2. tara cooney says:

    Love it! Knowing he was scratching really makes this photo as you understand that real sense of pleasure (hence his expression) that he was feeling. Well done

  3. JL Kenney says:

    Bravo! Once again, another wonderful candid. Are you shooting “from the hip” or are you looking through the viewfinder?

  4. I wouldn’t have guessed he was scratching himself until you mention. He looked bliss though. I feel so lucky I’m not in Sydney… wouldn’t want to be caught by your lens, lol ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice shot and yes the expression said it all!

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