You never know who you're going to run across in the mountains of Western North Carolina ~ one day it was this fellow. With his anxious attitude and that enormous clock on his back, he seemed to me to be the embodiment of the Dr Seuss quote, "How did it get so late so soon?" :)
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jester5 (1938) 2014-01-07 14:50
Now this is a weird one Kristin but I love the oddity of the whole scene. The colours are great and this guy looks as though he is about to be apprehended by the police and can't make up his mind whether to turn and run or fight. Very well captured moment. Love it!
Maybe it was the photographer who frightened him ;).
jcpix (11478) 2014-01-07 15:14
Holy crap, I thought it was just a myth...there really is a Grandfather Time!! :) Did he have a run-in with Phantom of the Opera...looks like he might have half a diner plate on his face and a very strange looking beak!??
Wow, what a character...this guy has some serious personality going on here...and it looks like he's on the prowl. Do I laugh, or run scared? :o If you don't hear from me again, I didn't get away!
Loving the originality of this ensemble, as well as the quick reactions and observation to capture him so well. A picture tells a thousand stories...hmmm, where to begin? :) Much appreciation to you for sharing your unique perspectives on us beings known as humans.
Have a great night K, take it easy.
Friendliest wishes from out West,
wolf38 (30316) 2014-01-08 1:01
Hi kristin. Hard to believe what one sees everything. It's good to have the camera ready to shoot. The guy is definitely great - and somehow frightening.
Sergiom (54625) 2014-01-08 5:58
J'aime beaucoup cette photo. Ce doit être assez surprenant d'arriver face à face avec un tel énergumène qui avait sûrement perdu un pari. La lumière est de toute beauté.
Noel_Byrne (20822) 2014-01-08 7:26
YOu sure do encounter some characters :) If I cam across this gentleman, I dont think I would be able to resist asking, just what the heck are you doing? The weird mask, a grandfather clock and that pensive appearance. haha, brilliant capture, and I can safely say, not something you see every day!
All the best
rigoletto (34197) 2014-01-10 14:15
hi kris. couple of minutes ago i was writing about the weird figures of US, and guess whose characters came to my mind, and guess what i did find upon comin here!!! c'mon, you must be kidding. now what is this? was there a halloween party rehearsal up there in the mountains? now i know what brian means with his nickname "timecapturer", that's him, isn't it? well, i dread the day you will be saying in your note: "one day i was walking up the mountains, and i ran into yeti. he was on his way to asheville to have his feet tattooed and bear dyed to turquoise to be different than the others. he was feeling too "mainstream", therefore i took his photo"...