Friday, July 15, 2011

An old fisherman praying for a catch

Corona Del Mar, California

Or perhaps he was praying for a sailboat. Then again he was probably just fixing his bait. You decide. :)

This is my post for The Weekend in Black and White.

32 comments:

  1. I like the mood James. Who knows what was in the man's mind.

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  2. Love the composition in this one James. Very nice atmosphere and use of black and white.

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  3. Nice shot, James. I think the seagulls were hoping he would have some success!

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  4. such a nice image of a wonderful place. i was just at 'the wedge' enjoying the huge surf a few evenings ago. we're bound to maybe you are the man with the camera i photographed!!! i will post that image soon!

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  5. An interesting setting made more mysterious by your great b/w photo... The sailboat and the two birds are the only witnesses to this story... Love this one.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. If my late father was any indication, he was probably praying while he fixed his bait.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  7. Maybe he was talking to the birds..
    Interesting picture to use to begin a novel in a writing class!
    the scene is both usual and mysterious and can mean many things! I like that!

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  8. Beautiful and peaceful, James.
    I hope your summer is perfect.

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  9. I love the photo. I am just starting to take pictures and I have a Nikon coolpix L120 (in my price range). I love seeing what you do with you camera! Cheri

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  10. A peaceful feeling about this picture, I imagine a moment of prayer, silent outside but lights and music inside the heart!
    Léia

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  11. Nice, honey! Loved the shot! And the words...

    Warm hug.

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  12. Love this in black and white James. Such a prety and tranquil image. Maybe he was just praying the gulls weren't going to get him...seems like that jetty is a favorite place. :)

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  13. The monochrome and the vignette border make this a moody image. Nice, James.

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  14. A very fine monochrome capture of the quiet life by the seaside. The use of the vignettes just added to it.

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  15. I like your picture very much. It has a great mood :)

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  16. very reflective image for today. the image is like a poem

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  17. nice shot
    Thank you for visiting my blog and its nice comment.
    Wolflupo
    Wetter-fan

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  18. James, this is one of those wonderful photos that make you stop and think. All aspects of the capture are excellent of course, but soon after the admiration of technical mastery fades there is still a desire to witness the scene, imagine oneself entering into it, and enjoying a whole other world opening up before you. And one could just as well be on the boat, or be the man perched on the rocks, or even the bird. Bravo!

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  19. That's the great thing about photos, you can make up your own story :) This is nice.

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  20. Beautiful capture, James. I would say the fisherman looks cold sitting on that big rock, but somehow, I doubt that. :)

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  21. I think he is stucked on this island rock and he dont know what to do...:) Beautiful photo, wery nice in black and white.

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  22. Maybe he slipped on the seagull poop!
    It's a great shot :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  23. What a quiet and peaceful moment you captured!! Everything is in place and in harmony. James, I love this photo. Excellent!!
    Have a grear day.

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  24. Does'nt matter what he is doing.
    Its a lovely picture.

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  25. Wonderful composition! There could be so many tales to tell. I love the way the man gives scale.

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  26. Nice work on the black and white, here... Very graphical novel, this picture, indeed : it does tell a story, if we do listen with the eyes...

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