Monday, March 12, 2007

On the Beach


While having lunch in a restaurant above the beach, I noticed this old man with a cane walking past. Despite his slow pace, before I could grab my camera he had passed too quickly for a photo of his wonderful face. If I had only been on the beach! What a wonderful conversation we might have had!!

16 comments:

Carol E. said...

Perhaps this is The Old Man and the Sea.

Annie said...

Your photo is very nice from this angle. I read once that photos should be taken head on but I have always enjoyed seeing them from this perspective.

We've enjoyed dandelion wine here though I've never tried making the jam. Someday . . .

Kuanyin said...

I know the feeling---sometimes I wish I could be faster on the draw with both my camera and my ability to respond to the moment! In any event, a good photo.

Zsolt72 said...

I like when you post about people over there. I know its always a risk since lot of them prefer to hide. But it seems you are great at finding models:)

Carraol said...

Great pictures of this man, he probably goes to the seaside to recharge energies.

kris said...

he could be a regular there and you'll get to meet him again, i'm sure

Olivier said...

je me suis fait la meme remarque que Carol e. Et si c'etait le fantome d'Ernest Hemingway.


I had the same remark that Carol E. And if it were the fantome of Ernest Hemingway.

Kalyan said...

Yeah!...it reminds us of 'The Old Man and The Sea'...very well captured shots!

photowannabe said...

I like the solitary feel of the old man walking. Alone with the many footprints in the sand.
Great capture.

Jilly said...

Wonderful photographs. One could write a whole story about this man and the face would be in the imagination of the writer - and we'd all write a different story! Love the photos, Kate.

Jilly x

Andrew said...

Man I thought I had the coolest comment, but then realized 'Carol E' used it already. I thought I would be so keen.

Alex said...

It's a great idea to post the picture of this old wise man after the cute little girl yesterday. There is quite a great deal of sensitivity in both of them.

isabella said...

Papa Hemingway himself!
I prefer his silhouette than en face - we can imagine his weathered face...Great photo!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I agree with isabella and me too I prefer to imagine his weathered face. Sometime it's better to let disclose at the mind :-)

Bill said...

Seems like a good way to spend the day!

Lilly said...

Yes, but the picture speaks a thounsand words. And these two definetely do. Visit Tuzla DP - it's my last post there today.