- March 25, 2019 at 10:08 am #397295Federico AlegriaParticipant
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.
- March 25, 2019 at 11:24 am #397307John ThompsonModerator
- March 25, 2019 at 12:01 pm #397309Dave WatkinsParticipant
A powerful image. Congratulations on POTW.
- March 25, 2019 at 2:53 pm #397315bethParticipant
wonderful b&w tones! congrats billyspad.
- March 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm #397341Gray BParticipant
Yes, this portrait stopped me in my tracks when I first came upon it. Stories galore from this hardworking man. Thank you
- March 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm #397354
- March 25, 2019 at 5:44 pm #397365Tom MParticipant
Very nice- I didn’t see this before. Definitely worthy of POTW…
- March 25, 2019 at 6:35 pm #397371
Thank you all for the kind words about my image. I was pleased with the way it turned out but surprised by the POTW.
- March 25, 2019 at 9:33 pm #397395
- March 26, 2019 at 3:13 am #397438chris pookParticipant
Great shot, very well captured. Thank you for sharing with us. Congratulations!
- March 26, 2019 at 3:25 am #397442Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Great image! Congratulation on POTW Billyspad 🙂
- March 26, 2019 at 9:40 pm #397591Graham HartParticipant
Congrats Billyspad! Great shot from a master story teller 🙂
- March 27, 2019 at 1:45 am #397619
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!
- March 28, 2019 at 6:25 am #397798
Akashdeep thank you for calling by it is much appreciated as would be deciphering your comment.
- March 29, 2019 at 4:17 am #397960Rob EyersParticipant
I missed this one. Congrats Billy.
- March 29, 2019 at 6:49 am #397971JasenkaGKeymaster
Congrats on this powerful portrait!
- March 29, 2019 at 8:21 pm #398022LeanneCParticipant
Great shot, Billy. Congrats on POTW!
- March 29, 2019 at 8:43 pm #398024
Rob Jasenka and Leanne thank you so much for your support. It is appreciated.
- March 30, 2019 at 12:59 am #398035MistyisleParticipant
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.
- March 31, 2019 at 10:46 am #398148
Mistyisle thank you for the kind words my friend.
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