"I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink
I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink
- The Beatles
ACAPULCO is Mexico's oldest coastal tourist town. In the 1950s this was the place where Hollywood stars and millionaires vacationed.
Acapulco's reputation is (was) that of a high-energy party town, where one can have dinner at midnight, dance until dawn then relax in the daytime on the beach crowded with sexy bodies in bikinis.
Recently drug-related violence has put a serious damper on all this. A real pity, but we did enjoy the old-time atmosphere of Acapulco. And the famous Flamingos Hotel is a blessing, indeed.
This picture was taken at the Playa Caletilla, which is popular with families who have small children (including yours truly). The white spots are raindrops, they didn't really spoil our pleasant afternoon.
This man rents out tires for the kids to play with.
(Business was kind of slow on that particular day...)
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papera (14206) 2010-11-26 8:23
thanks Benny, I had a rotten day at work and this is the first laugh in 9 hours!
I like the title/subject connection
(what are the white speckles..? ah, I see - raindrops...)
have a good weekend... I am also tyred and am going home :)
lousat (92964) 2010-11-26 8:26
Hi Benny,i remember this nice song but i never been in Acapulco,and whit his cold weather i wish to be there..eheh...the pic is a very good portrait,unusual and particular whit a impressive black and white whitout..greys.My best compliments,have a nice evening,Luciano,
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-11-26 8:48
Nice and original.
Good black and white.
Bartleby (13552) 2010-11-26 9:30
a funny catch! I like the contrast between the man's serious expression and his strange attire!
jasmis (58163) 2010-11-26 9:59
The world of ideas is small. :)
samson (1834) 2010-11-26 22:06
Tubes and people make good photography subjects
I have one too
bukitgolfb301 (42752) 2010-11-27 2:20
Hi my dear Benny
What a marvelous astringent snap shot.
Perfcect framework with some components, thick/tasteful B&W color presentation and composition.
Due to high shutter speed, the drops of rain are also caught! Thanks for sharing with a good job and have a nice Saturday evening,
wolf38 (31296) 2010-11-28 5:28
Hello Benny. An original image, in fact. In the exemplary composition, everything has its perfect place. Here everything is concentrated on the essentials. Overall, a masterful result. Regards, Wolfgang.
Urs (14082) 2010-12-01 5:02
Impressive what this man is carrying, so many tyres. Good choice of b&w with fine gray hues. It must have been an action shot, otherwise you certainly would had crop differently. I like your reference to the Beatles, well done
ninaL (21348) 2010-12-05 23:00
Great capture of hardly working man.
Just pitty for the croped feet.
Good contrasts and conversion.
Best regards. Grazyna.
bergese (6699) 2010-12-06 2:45
Very original shot.I like the choise of N/B.
Have a good day Isa
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-12-13 6:13
Very nice documentation of the daily life of ordinary person especially that it is in B&W. I like your pov and it has a good dof with good contrast. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (17718)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-08-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Mexico 2010
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-26 8:16