Saturday, January 21, 2012

Watching And Waiting

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Watching The River

They also serve who only stand and wait.

- John Milton, On His Blindness, 1655

A woman stands on the cobblestone levee by the Mississippi River on a cold January day. What is she watching or expecting to happen? I know, but I think it's more interesting if you use your imagination. Anyone who comments could give us his or her guess.

The family went to the theater Friday night (Sunday In The Park With George) so I was unable to leave many comments on my friends' blogs.

11 comments:

JM said...

This is excellent, Bob! And so is the toreador shot below. Fantastic!

Bibi said...

Gee, I thought this was somewhere in Europe...a monk... Brought to mind In the Name of the Rose.

Good bw and composition.

Birdman said...

Oh boy! This is a classic all around. Print it!

Wayne said...

Nice capture Bob.

I saw Sunday In The Park … with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters many years ago. It stands out as one of the more memorable musicals I've seen.

Sally said...

I enjoyed this shot. You have inspired me to do more photography this year.. as I have a few camera types lying around gathering dust (when they should be harvesting memories).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Is it the flying nun Bob, and is she waiting for a stiff breeze to take off!! I give up, will have to wait for the answer.

cieldequimper said...

I think this could be one of my all time favourites.

Jack said...

No guesses from me. Just admiration for a great capture of a solitary figure.

Virginia said...

St. Louis huh? I thought this was a priest on the streets of Rome. Great shot B.
V

Eleanor said...

I love everything about this - the silhouette, the shadow, the negative space and the vignetting.

Jilly said...

For a second I thought we were at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem but then realised there are not enough people. Love the shot, Bob.