Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lone Photographer

photos by Tamás Fehér

Going through the photos Tamás took at the Giudecca regata,
I came upon this one, and realized that it deserves its own post.

I love this photo - it's so interesting to look at.

In the shadow of the big cranes, with hard-working tug boats at rest for the weekend, a flotilla of caorline powers through the water - with each boat jockeying for position. It may look serene when captured in still photography, but I'm certain that at that moment, there was enough energy on each and every one of those six-man boats...to give my grandma a heart attack.
Meanwhile, standing on the bow of a skiff, a lone photographer holds his long-lens camera and checks his viewing screen to see if he got the kind of shots he wanted to.
This photo wouldn't be a complete without a decaying bricola and some of those ubiquitous globe-shaped markers.

Here's a closer look at the photographer standing on the bow:

I wish I was there, but looking at the photo, I almost feel like I was.

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