Hi everyone, as I said the other day it has been a heck of a week and although I now have internet, finding time to use it has just been an impossibility. I thought I would have got back to take a look at all your uploads the other day, not a chance, best lai plans and all that. I'm here now though for a while.
I am currently being driven mad by the smell of the chicken that is roasting in the oven, as you can guess it's a roast chicken dinner today, one of my favourites.
I will be getting out in the garden later, weather permitting to finish up planting the years supply of fresh veg out. There's nothing quite like having a living supermarket just outside the back door. I always say the veg tastes better, apart from it being fresh and straight out of the earth, but also because you get a certain satisfaction that no-one else had a hand in growing them.
Anyway, if I'm going to see your uploads I'd best get on with it.
Todays upload is from a trip to London last year. It sort of follows on from my last upload of people being out of place, which I have to say I am considering making a project out of.
This chap was on one of the beach areas that appears at low tide along the River Thames. He just looked so out of place as everyone else who was down there were wearing jeans, t-shirts, etc.
I then noticed how deep in thought he was, this opens a whole host of questions in my mind about waht must be on a persons mind.
The cigarette would suggest a short period of relaxation or escape in what is a very stressful day, but without actually asking him we will never know adding to the mystery.
I have him walking out of frame which is unusual for composition, but I was thinking that as he was heading for the steps to leave the beach he was leaving his relaxed daydreams behind and heading for a wall of stress.
As soon as saw the fellow on the beach a song by The Jam came to mind, it's title I have used for this photo and below is the chorus which I like to think sums up why he was there.
"True itís a dream mixed with nostalgia
But itís a dream that Iíll always hang on to
That Iíll always run to
Wonít you join me by the riverbank."
I hope you like it, any comments as always are welcome.
Portraits and people
morpheus1955, gwynn56, CarolG and 12 more