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Reader photo: The best medicine

Laughter is a gorgeous thing to capture on film, yet a difficult one to get a perfect picture of. The best photos of a laugh are oftentimes when a subject is surprised by something funny happening, or something said, and the delight is all too apparent.

Photographer Anthony Samaniego was taking photographs of his friend Elizabeth Hernandez at a Metro station in downtown Los Angeles. While trying to shoot a cinemagraph (a series of photographs published as an animated GIF, but with subtle repetitive movement), Samaniego decided to take photos of Hernandez on the train platform.

"While we were there, I took a few photos of her while the subway moved by," wrote Samaniego in an email. "During one of the shots a man drunkenly blurted out, 'She's too pretty for the camera.' We laughed and I got this shot of her."

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission galleryFollow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.

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