Sunday, 17 January 2010

Monochrome Weekend - dripping wet

The crossing from the Promenade to the steps up to the old North Bondi tram terminus

A member of the Monochrome Weekend community.

40 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

He'd be proud to see this photo!

Lucy

brattcat said...

You've captured him looking so vulnerable, so exposed, and so beautiful.

Vera said...

You could craft quite a story from this photo. He looks full of thought, full of having done things and full of trepidation for the future. A lovely poetic capture of this man.

Spiderdama said...

This is just a wonderful photo!:-)
Have a great sunday!

Jilly said...

Love the way you've caught the light on his upper torso. Wot no shoes?

Leif Hagen said...

Is he a zebra? Your photo is black and white and he is walking across the "zebra crossing!"

Birdman said...

Ah... the light, the bold stripes make this one.

TheChieftess said...

Very nice monochrome Julie!!! Then again, he makes a great subject!!! But seriously...your composition, the contrast between him and the crosswalk, the light...very nice!!!

Stephen Van Tuyl said...

Nice catch on the light!

RuneE said...

That lighting was highly professional!

cara said...

Wow gorgeous, dramatic light here - makes him look statuesque. The black and white works perfectly.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice monochrome shot. I like the strong white lines and the man walking through the light.

Marka said...

I like all your "volunteers" for the various themes!

Carver said...

I like that a lot. Great shot.

ρομπερτ said...

What a nice place it must be, being able to walk barefoot through town.

toledonative said...

Oh my. Yum. He's delicious!

Great shot - I don't think I'd like it as much in color - monochrome makes it warmer somehow.

Paula said...

Is he in his wet bathers? We call them swimming suits. Bathers is betters.

Julie said...

Yes, his bathers (we also call them swimmers or cossies) are dripping as much as his torso. I think he has his t-shirt scrunched up. He has his watch on but, surprisingly he does not have his car keys dangling from his other hand. The angle at which he is walking indicates to me that he is heading towards a car. Noone - noone - walks barefoot up those stairs! This was about 7am on a Sunday morning.

The coloured version is quite as delicious as this. Very warm and sensuous ...

January said...

that's great capture Julie...

thanks for the visit..

Bengbeng said...

this is a great shot.. a moment frozen...

diane said...

The light on his body is great, his body isn't bad either. One day I'm expecting to see my daughter or partner in one of your shots. In fact I thought that was him at first.

Fadzil Zainal said...

I thought there is Marcus Aurelius crossing the road..and it will be perfect if there is a roman building as the background.

Thanks for visiting mine ;)

Serendipity said...

Brilliant shot. It's like an ad in a glossy magazine.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This works well in B&W the contrast and that delicious swipe of light on his body.

Gunn said...

That IS a great shot!!

John said...

Caught just right for the light, great study.

Thérèse said...

LOL

Yolanda said...

Beautiful capture of this man - it makes me wonder where he is going, or where he is coming from - what he is thinking. The light captures his contemplative expression, and accentuates his body so beautifully!

Serge Cornillet said...

Great light! Just enough to see what is important.
Bye
Serge

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The light on the side of the face, shoulder, and foot, the angle of the crosswalk lines, perfect. Nice looking fellow, too! Your photos are so amazing.

Mirela said...

I knew there was a good reason to go down under ASAP :-D. Wonderful capture Julie!

Calico Crazy said...

Stunning candid portrait, the light is lovely. ~ Calico Contemplations

awarewriter said...

Great shot Julie! The lighting and the composition are perfect.

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

The photo is technically very good, but couldn't you find a 19 year old of the opposite sex?

Julie said...

*grin*
Then I would need to replace the lens in my own eye socket first!

Vicki said...

Mmmmn, nice. :)

What is there about monochrome that adds a magic to a photo, which might not be there otherwise. Love this shot, Julie.

Regina said...

Great one!

Virginia said...

Well hell's bells Julie, pull out the color version for us. Warm and delicious, I"m game!!!

Terrific monochrome. A winner.....and so is the subject! :)

Eleonora said...

I want to move to Sydney...


Ciao and thanks for becoming a regular at Roma Every Day!

Eleonora

Tash said...

hmmmm...no comment...I'll just look ;D