During the month of August, Edinburgh is host to the Edinburgh International Festival and its associated "Fringe". And with over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues during last year's events, it can be a bit of a problem trying to decide exactly where to go and what to see.
Standing on the steps of St. Giles' Cathedral, this man with his wonderful beard, armed with his map of the city, his book about the Festival and some notes which he appeared earlier to have made, looked to me as if he was trying to decide what his next move would be. Would it be music, theatre, opera, comedy - or perhaps just a little walk to take a break from the wild vibrancy of the city?
You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.
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Silvio1953 (122129) 2014-09-03 6:33
Ciao John, great portrait of old man, intense expression, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, viao Silvio
holmertz (40983) 2014-09-03 6:44
A fine shot of this nice young bloke. I wouldn't say that he looks lost, but at least he seems to have a lot on his mind. (I always try not to look too touristic when I travel.)
It's an excellent, simple but well observed moment in the street, and as always it's immaculately cropped.
CLODO (30236) 2014-09-03 7:51
hello old bloke! - I have read your answers :)
So now, you are a perfect street photographer, even with your big lens! Well spotted, sharpness, details on the beard, blurred background, even if the ther person is not really disturbing. It gives me the opportunity to try a WS that I will post to-morrow (I have posted 2 today)
Nicou (121924) 2014-09-03 20:12
Avec sa boucle d'oreille ronde en or un sacré look superbe portrait de cet homme à la belle barbe blanche quelle vue génial.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (139168) 2014-09-04 0:42
You am a very good portrait photographer.
These man with beard and glasses is perfect photographed.
Lovely sharp and clear, with all details.
Very well done, TFS.
lousat (76832) 2014-09-04 3:54
Ahah...this man is like me,no tablets or interactive maps on i-phone,but the traditional map in paper and some note too....ehehe....very very nice idea for a beautiful post,and the quality is absolutely perfect,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
macjake (56494) 2014-09-04 13:04
is this man giving me the middle finger? what's going on here! haha
its fun to read Gert's comments too, he says he tries not to look TOO much like a tourist when traveling...i have a theory about that.
I beleive no matter how hard we try, no matter how much we THINK we DON'T look like a tourist, we for sure DO stand out as tourists. what do you think?
you certainly are posting many more 'people' shots lately i see! is this your new theme, new motif?
impressed with the level of clarity and sharpness.
looks great as usual.
a real life situation shot.
have a wonderful day
emka (78852) 2014-09-04 20:52
Hi, Yes, it mus be difficult to decide what to choose. Stunning portrait of this guy. Amazing sharpness of his beard .
I am in Perm now. Here probably only Jason and I are the tourists in the whole area. Two last days were rainy buit we enjoyed a lot going together. After tomorrow the greatest adventure for me- the transsiberian train. Even the locals seem to think I am crazy going in the third class. I am very curious how it will be.
Have a great weekend MAlgo
annjackman (19597) 2014-09-05 9:10
Another super piece of candid photography. The bearded man is a wonderful subject and your title fits so well. Now to the man in the BG. My initial response was that it was a small pity that he was there and now that I have seen Claude's WS I have to say that I prefer him removed. First rate quality - a most enjoyable image.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20420)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, HOYA 67mm HMC SUPER UV(0)
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 5:37