Wednesday, 9 September 2009

the most sought after solitude

"I owe my solitude to other people. "
Alan Watts [british philosopher and writer. 1915 - 1973]

sol-i-tude. spelled pronunciation sol-i-tood, -tyood
noun
• the state of being or living alone; seclusion.
• remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity.
• a lonely, unfrequented place.

origin
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sōlitūdō, from sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.


synonyms:
1. retirement, privacy. solitude, isolation refer to a state of being or living alone. solitude emphasizes the quality of being or feeling lonely and deserted, while isolation may mean merely a detachment and separation from others. loneliness. 3. desert, wilderness.

please note that this is image is selected from the Solo Photo Book Month. you can find, watch and comment my SoFoBoMo project at http://www.sofobomo.org/2009/books/skinnydipping/AfterSun/

23 comments:

Elaine- said...

hey where ya been? i've missed quite a few of your shots, think i will add you to my blogroll... i love the super high contrast of this photo, he DOES look alone in the world!! and thank you for the great comment on my blog :)

10Fraction said...

a timeless picture, processed in a modern manner witha high key effect. Nice B&W

Jean-Luc said...

a delicious W&B , i love the clear light of the street
the old lonesome man look so happy by your visit ;-)
A beautiful streetshot

O zi buna

k@ said...

The whiteness behind him is the smile of Solitude close to him. Love his friendly smile behind the sunglasses ~ 

Andrei Barbu said...

Great BW picture with very good angle! Excellent portfolio! Best regards, Andrei. P.S. Ty for comment and visiting my photoblog.

Pierre said...

Magnifique portrait de ce monsieur.

akarui said...

A nice portrait of this friendly fellow. Streets are climbing in Santorini :)

bluechameleon said...

The high-key in the frame is very effective and the man is a wonderful contrast and subject in the frame!
Bravo to you!

Calusarus said...

Very nice hgihkey shot

Ángel Corrochano said...

Brilliant this taking in high key, with the detail essential to bring about the visual route. Very good

Warm greetings

Nicki said...

Really great white lighted capture. Feels like summer, feels so good. Cheers!

Ajay said...

Well presented and the quote match so very much.

dan said...

Only solitary person, maybe but which presence in this street !!!

Giovanni said...

Beautiful street portrait! Love the perspective of the street.

onlymehdi said...

very very nice

Omar said...

Awesome scenery and an amazing street portrait. Wonderful angle, specially the street scape

mariana said...

Excellent shot . Love high key Contrast !!

J. L. T. said...

wonderful high key! this man is storytelling! have a nice weekend...

Marek at Focus Photoblog said...

great picture! I spend lot of time browsing your photos, many of them i like very much:)

João Mourão said...

it's hard to live on our one. It's harder when you have to do it when you are old. This picture is all about it. No strenght to go any further aside the front door step, and no will to stay at home surrounded by images of a past that, from this point of view was much better.

Andrew Gould said...

Excellent image, letting all those lighter tones just burn out. I used to read a lot of Alan Watts, and love his way of thinking...

Allan Alexandre said...

Whimsy and boundless your Black white
Very good processing on this one!
Well done.

foto-rolero54 said...

Very beautiful photograph, splendid!