Photo of the Week by Billyspad

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    • #397295
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      This week’s POTW is a shot by @billyspad. He shared this one at the Weekend Challenge (426th) it is at first sight a very strong portrait with a huge environmental feeling in it.

      The image captures a fleeting moment of the fisherman’s everyday nature. The lighting and the way the image has been post-processed enhances the dramatic feeling of the ordinary moment.

      In Barthes’ words, I personally think that this image’s punctum is not only the cigarette but the thick cloud of smoke that fills the fishermen’.

      Being able to capture such a fast moment is the best evidence we have about the importance of being always prepared to use our cameras.

      Thanks Billy for sharing this great photograph with us.

      Cheers!

    • #397307
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Congrats Billyspad!!!

    • #397309
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      A powerful image. Congratulations on POTW.

    • #397315
      beth
      Participant

      wonderful b&w tones!  congrats billyspad.

    • #397341
      Gray B
      Participant

      Yes, this portrait stopped me in my tracks when I first came upon it.  Stories galore from this hardworking man.  Thank you

    • #397354
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Strong image @billyspad, congrats on POTW!

    • #397365
      Tom M
      Participant

      Very nice- I didn’t see this before. Definitely worthy of POTW…

       

    • #397371
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Thank you all for the kind words about my image.  I was pleased with the way it turned out but surprised by the POTW.

    • #397395
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Great image @billyspad, congrats on POTW!

    • #397438
      chris pook
      Participant

      Great shot, very well captured.  Thank you for sharing with us.  Congratulations!

       

    • #397442
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Great image! Congratulation on POTW Billyspad 🙂

    • #397591
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Congrats Billyspad! Great shot from a master story teller 🙂

    • #397619
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Robert Chris Dahlia thank you for your support and Graham I thought we had a deal? I’ll supply the snaps and you provide the story!

    • #397798
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Akashdeep thank you for calling by it is much appreciated as would be deciphering your comment.

    • #397960
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      I missed this one. Congrats Billy.

    • #397971
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Congrats on this powerful portrait!

    • #398022
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great shot, Billy. Congrats on POTW!

    • #398024
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Rob Jasenka and Leanne thank you so much for your support. It is appreciated.

    • #398035
      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Well done, Billy!  It is a powerful image, which remains with “you”.   Could almost say, a hint of menace, until one analyses and reads the story.

    • #398148
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Mistyisle thank you for the kind words my friend.

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