Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 24 2017 10 Comments
A glimpse of the young man this old man once was?
2/24/2017 at 9:23 am
Got it! Yey!
although in the process I remembered this one…
..for the first character.
2/24/2017 at 5:21 pm
Hadn’t made that connection, but now you mention it, there are certainly similarities. Good timing too as it’s that time of year again.
2/24/2017 at 10:01 am
Lee this picture is really well timed. The characters and the old man make such an interesting contrast. Love it.
2/24/2017 at 5:24 pm
Cheers! Fortunately it wasn’t difficult to get as he was moving very slowly. Felt a bit guilty because of his predicament, but that contrast was too good an opportunity to pass up.
2/24/2017 at 10:46 am
As it turns out, Osomatsu-kun (the cartoon boy) was 10 years old when punlishing started in 1962 which would mean he’s pushing 65 today and I think that fits decently with the older gentleman in the photo!
2/24/2017 at 5:25 pm
Ah, excellent. Cheers for the info. Very good to know as it adds much more to the photo.
2/24/2017 at 3:32 pm
Very cool timing. The color of their clothes is similar too! 🙂
2/24/2017 at 5:26 pm
Thanks. Yes, it all fitted together surprisingly nicely. Wish things worked out like that all the time!
2/28/2017 at 1:33 am
A marvellous composition. Makes you think about the person inside. I don’t know about my inner 10 year old; but my inner 16 year old looks out of these eyes every morning in the mirror in disbelief.
I know it’s not how it happened, but I can just imagine you saying “left a bit, a bit more, no back up a step” and the old guy making noises like Grandpa Simpson as he struggles to comply 🙂
I wonder if you have the patience to stand there and wait for a similarly suitable shot for each of the other posters.
2/28/2017 at 8:29 am
Cheers. Not possible to see in the photo, but he did have a rather boyish face which would have added something extra to the shot. Waiting for him was one thing, but asking him too look round might have been a bit much!
Patience is something I really need to work on. I soon get fed up and move on. Luckily with this scene, I quickly realized that photographing him in front of the boy was the shot I wanted, so I didn’t have to wait too long.
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