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On the Road Again

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 18 February 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This guy could definitely be a John Steinbeck character. Found him along Hwy 1 south of Carmel, loitering at a cut-over view spot, with his bicycle and what looked like his every earthly belonging. Ok maybe I'm making an assumption, but for the sake of imagination, he could be a modern Steinbeck character. Couldn't he?

Steinbeck Quote of the Day:
"Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased."

NIKON D80 1/30 second F/4.5 ISO 400 145 mm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Your assumption is likely right on, and you've captured the mood perfectly.

18 Feb 2010 8:25am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Good black and white shot! Although, it seems to me the pic is a bit blurred or shaked. or was it just me?

18 Feb 2010 11:18am

@Xerophytes: Don't know your eyes; the dof is kind of shallow and there is a soft blur in the background. The foreground looks reasonably sharp to my eyes. But who knows? Haha! Glad you came by today.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great street capture - the gritty reality of this guys situation against the background of trees is quite a contrast....nicely done....

18 Feb 2010 11:21am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Ready to roll out his sleeping bag whenever the mood and the location call for it; no time clock for him!
Good sighting of this Steinbeck-ish character!

18 Feb 2010 11:46am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Your photos lately have been such extraordinary Portraits, congratulations Glenn )

18 Feb 2010 2:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I bet the truth of his life on the road is way more compelling that any fiction.

18 Feb 2010 2:23pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

It is the story this image evokes. He may have more than all of us, as less is more and nothing is taken for granted. In addition to being part of and traveling this incredible coastline. That is what I get from your image.
Exceptional capture. B&W adds to the imaginative value.

18 Feb 2010 2:38pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great find, and perfectly fitting for your series. He even has an American flag on that bike. :)

18 Feb 2010 4:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, he could be. Great shot.

18 Feb 2010 10:59pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

And why not? A portrait of human reality! Nicely done Glenn!

18 Feb 2010 11:22pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice...

19 Feb 2010 12:37am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Nicely done!! It definitely tells a story...

19 Feb 2010 12:53am

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great possible short story here!

19 Feb 2010 1:53am

NIKON D80
1/30 second
F/4.5
ISO 400
145 mm

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