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Spectating

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 2 July 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A guy, watching the Gulf's raging water, in the grip of the storm.

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 500 300 mm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He'll be glad to know that the remnants of Debby will shortly be dumping its remaining rain on the UK.

2 Jul 2012 8:46am

@Curly: Well I hope she's dumped most of her rain over the ocean before arriving on your shores, because she definitely dumped a ton of rain on us here in Florida.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He seems to be somewhat awe struck at the impact of the storm! Nicely captured Glenn! ;-)

2 Jul 2012 1:24pm

@Eric Cousineau: It was stunning to look out from where he was to see the Gulf raging and the sandy beaches mostly gone.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

I love the framing.nice perspective too-as if you are looking up.hope Debby didnt leave behind too much damage!

2 Jul 2012 2:40pm

@tyan: Actually, I was looking up a little - he was standing on a boardwalk crossing a dune that was a bit higher than the spot where I was standing.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Deep in thought and his observations ... great capture, Glenn, though I'm not 'into' tattoos. ;D

2 Jul 2012 2:52pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Tattoos are one of those "now" things that your and my generation didn't totally embrace when we were at a younger stage. Probably if I were a young guy today, I'd at least consider the possibilities. But I really don't "get" these full arm, full leg, full body tattoos some people have painted on their bodies. I am sure there will be a day down the road a few years when he looks down at these faded blotches and blobs of color on his body and rues the day he did this. But I could be wrong, and I salute those who have tattoos as braver souls than I.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Nice moment, great title!

2 Jul 2012 3:17pm

@MissT: Thanks!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Nice moment of reflection. All the green suggests a calm that doesn't perhaps exist at that moment.
But then, nature does not get impressed with herself. :-)

2 Jul 2012 10:05pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

Just waiting for the rain !!

2 Jul 2012 10:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice greens.

2 Jul 2012 11:27pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a cool photo. This powerful bald and tatooed man sits among the soft blurry foliage, and contemplates another power. He seems to sorta clash with his surroundings. Very nicely captured, compelling and well, humble.

8 Jul 2012 1:43pm

NIKON D80
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 500
300 mm

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