Thursday, December 17, 2015
Man By The Sea
I find the waterlogue effect compelling in this photograph, but the reason why is unexpected: We had stopped to get gasoline and cold drinks on our way to Acadia National Park, and I saw this young man sitting on some rocks near the shore. He seemed distressed, perhaps he'd had an argument with someone, I don't know. The thing is, I felt as if I'd intruded. The original photo of this is very good and stands on its own merit, but I never used it for anything, or shared it anywhere. This watercolor effect blurs his features just enough to make him unrecognizable, thus rendering him more of an 'everyman', representative of human anguish in general, as opposed to his specific suffering.