Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Old Man By The Sea

He is always there. This man. I have been to Sunda Kelapa countless times, and he always waves me over for me to climb aboard his small boat so that he can row me around the big Bugis Schooners around Sunda Kelapa. I have always wanted a photo of him, but was reluctant to ask as most older people would prefer to not be photographed. This time, however, I asked him if I could take his photo, and he agreed, and posed nicely for me. I got as close as I could with my Leica, and took ONE shot....and I nailed it. I think this is one of my favorite portraits to date.

10 comments:

HighlanderImages said...

I agree Scotty you nailed this one - tremendous portrait.

~Nan~ said...

amazing. oh the stories those eyes could tell! do you know how old he is?

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Scotty. I'm so glad, for your sake, you have a picture of him, and this one is great!
-- Kay, Alberta, Canada

Marka said...

The detail in the eyes is amazing.

Joanne said...

Magnificent! I love it...

Elena said...

Fabulous this portrait. I can add a few words! Greetings.

en_me said...

he looks like Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars .. nice portraiture.. gudjobb Scott

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Wow !
Meravigliosi gli occhi di questa donna anziana !
Grande foto !
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

shaggs said...

compelling and inspiring.

Prita said...

Great photo.. :))