Thursday, February 12, 2009

Old man reading

A very old house at Oeiras downtown (I couldn't believe this green...).

38 comments:

Olivier said...

belle scène, avec une très belle lumiere.

nice scene, with beautiful light.

Sarah D said...

The colours are just magnificent!

Babzy said...

wow !!! the colors are definitely incredible !!! the reading man is perfect , great shot !

Pam said...

Fantastic photo! You have a great eye for the simple beauty in everyday life.

Peter said...

Daylight helps, especially at a certain age! Very nice photo!! :-)

Lois said...

Another great shot! I love the colors in this one.

Virginia said...

Fabulous street portrait here JM. I am envious of this catch you made. THe colors are of course spectacular but our friend here is the prize!
V

PS Just read Peter's comment!HA He's right about that for sure!

Tanya said...

I love this photo JM :)

willow said...

This is a stunning piece of photography!!!!

GiuCe said...

amazing colours!!!... sunshine gives an magic moment. Great shot :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Wow. I love everything about this photo. The bright but weathered color and patina of the building, the green interior, the pattern of the bricks in the sidewalk, and the flannel shirt and posture of the man reading. This photo belongs in a book or gallery.

The magazine or newspaper must have been of great interest if he could not wait to go inside and get comfortable read it, unless he wanted to look at the pictures in the bright sun.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is a stunning shot. I agree with you about that green. That's an amazing color to greet you whent the door opens.

Jarart said...

Wow, That color pops right out! Another perfect capture.

Boise Diva said...

It looks like he is catching the best light.

nanak said...

the old house is simple and lovely.

Marc said...

Nice colourful picture. I think the guy is looking for a painter in the yellow pages.

Jacob said...

Love the colors. I think I fell in love with Portugal when I was teaching about Columbus' voyages...

Saretta said...

Yes, the green, but together with the orange? Even more explosive!

Marie-Noyale said...

Who needs glasses when you have that light!!! May be I should start painting my house with these colors and my eyesight would get better!!
You were there at the Perfect time!

Jill said...

Oh JM, this tugs at my heartstrings. The plaid shirt, baggy pants, scuffed shoes, full head of gray, reading without glasses in bright light. This is how my Dad was the last year of his life.

Here's a last photo.

By the way, this is an outstanding photo, the colors, the gentle man, whose everyday life you have captured so graciously.

marley said...

Wow! What strong colours. Great photo.

My Way said...

I love the colors of the wall and the green door.

Emanuel Azevedo said...

Fantastic image. Congratulations. Your blog is awesome :)

Hope said...

This is one of my favorite photos from your blog...the orange & green are amazing!

Kate said...

The colours are wonderful, but the focus for me is the old man. Wonder what his life had been like? It's a great photo of an everyday scene for this older gentleman.

Julie said...

picture postcard perfect. excellent capture! I like people who like color. This guy would be great to meet up with.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Is it always so colorful all around in Europe? That's what I have noticed :)

A very colorful photograph, and the old man looks so involved!

Kengot said...

Great shot!!
How brilliant the colors are!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Amazing colours.

Purple Cat said...

Great capture! lovely colours!
Regards
Purple Cat

Paul - leeds daily photo said...

I love the colours in this photo, very nice composition.

humanobserver said...

What a lively picture ! Perfect for news photography.

cieldequimper said...

The colours, the man, everything is perfect!

gogouci said...

Beautiful, beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Petrea said...

I love this! Great colors.

Just M said...

The Color! The Image! The Feeling! What a great photo!

Tash said...

This is more than an award winning photo. Absolutely perfect.

Lauriane said...

Magnifiques photos!! j'aime particulièrement celle-là avec ses superbes couleurs... =)