Friday, March 03, 2006

The old man and the sea

25 comments:

vanx said...

Shadows and light. All right.

Michele sent me this time.
Rick

surcie said...

I could spend hours staring out at the sea. It's just good for the soul.

ƒåυνέ said...

Beautiful photos throughout.

Here via Michele's.

vanx said...

Back by assignment. But I have a thing for Hemingway. I hereby step aside for others.
Have a great weekend!

Goodbye Mes Amis said...

Back again, via Michele. Is that where you are now? Nice!

A Year of Style said...

I would love to be gazing out over the water... but I have a feeling that it wouldn't take long for frost bite to set in :(

utenzi said...

Michele sent me to see your ode to Hemingway. It's a lovely picture, Carmi.

I finally decided on a camera. Sorta. But I'm going cheap and getting a Canon 12X optical zoom. Either the IIs that's being phased out or the IIIS that comes out in April. *sigh* No dSLR for me, Carmi.

Annie said...

This image makes me wonder...

Is it a daily ritual for him to come and sit amid the sand and salt of the sea? Is he reminiscing as he gazes out to the horizon?

I enjoyed my visit. Thankyou.

Here via Michele

kenju said...

Great pic, Carmi, but give me a break - you ARE NOT old!!

Nienke said...

It says so much.
Michele sent me.

Sandy said...

I'm jealous of the old gent. I wish it were just a bit warmer around here so I could mimic his serenity.

Thanks for the reminder that days like this aren't too far off in the grand scheme of things.

rob said...

NICE ASS!!!

;)

I sent me.

Joe said...

I love sitting on the beach and just smelling the salt air, listening to the sounds of the waves crash and looking out into the blue ocean. Very relaxing. Great pic!

Here via Michele.

margalit said...

Is that your dad? Nice contrast of light and dark. YOu're such a good beach photographer!

Here from that Michele person.

Im Chele In [dot] LA said...

what a great image..
and in so many ways........
watching the years come and go
as the waves come and go

Carmi said...

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughtful comments on this pic. Some random thoughts...

JESSICA: I took this image in Florida a couple of months back during our family vacation there. I'm back in winter's grip in Ontario. Thankfully, the kids love playing in the snow.

UTENZI: I often think of Ansel Adams when I dream about future cameras. His best work came from a simple box camera. I think your images will stand out no matter what you shoot with.

ANNIE: Good questions all. I'll never know: I never asked him and, as far as this man knows, I was never there. I saw him sitting there, and shot quickly and quietly before moving on.

KENJU: LOL. I know I'm not that old. I was simply betraying my long-held adoration of all things Hemingway. Somewhere between his work and Fitzgerald's, my love of literature was born.

MARGALIT: A total stranger. Although I've taken similarly poignant images of my father, I haven't had the courage thus far to share them here. I wrestle with this every time I choose to point my pen or my lens toward a member of my family.

JustRun said...

The Old Man and the Sea is one of my favorite books. I'm so glad I stopped in today.

Shane said...

old bones
soaking in the warmth
as winter gives way to spring

took the bus from Michele's

kenju said...

Ha! Shane took the bus......I came via Michele's helicopter.

scrappintwinmom said...

Great picture.
Here via Michele as always!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The angles of the ANGLES! Great Great Photograph, Carmi....Really special, in every way....
WOW!!!

Here from Michele tonight, my dear Carmi...

Tasha said...

Hey! Haven't been by in awhile! I wish I was right there with that old man! Here from Michelle's:)

Lisa said...

I wish I was in that picture at this very moment. Michele sent me today.

srp said...

I love the blue green color of the ocean at this point. It doesn't often have the right light to look this way in Virginia Beach, probably has something to do with the sloping ocean bottom here.
Here again from Michele.

Kat said...

As always, a GREAT picture, Carmi. I like your photography almost as much as your writing!