September 4, 2008

Music hath charms

I saw this man just sitting at the edge of the bay walk, listening to music, and staring at the water and the boats. Of course, I just had to take his picture too. Then he started to fuss with his music player and I saw that it wasn't an MP3 player, as I assumed it was, but a CD player. The songs had played to the end and he was changing the CD. So, can you correctly finish my post's title—a line from William Congreve's "The Mourning Bride?"

man at the Manila Bay

23 comments:

Lisa Wilson said...

I like this photo. I could finish the line from your title, but I won't post it because I cheated by Googling it! :)

Jilly said...

What a beautiful imagine. So much to take in and absorb. The boats, the water, that amazing lamp and of course the man in the foreground. We wonder 'what is he thinking?' cos he's obviously 'thinking.'

Tanya said...

What a peaceful place he has found :)

melanie said...

C'est une très belle scène, apaisante et gaie à la fois ! Merci

Sharon said...

Great photo. Very relaxing.

angela said...

This such a serene scene...it's so perfect it looks like a tv advertisement.
What did the guy do next, Hilda?

Olivier said...

waouhhh elle est très belle, très poétique cette photo, bravo

waouhhh it is very beautiful, very poetic this picture, bravo

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

What a capture, Hilda.

Virginia said...

He's thinking about all the poor souls who aren't fortunate enough to be sitting right there enjoying the view. I just noticed that great lantern. It's so large and makes a perfect accompaniment to this photograph. Great composition.

Laurie said...

This man's pensive nature makes him seem more like poet than savage beast... (Hey, do I get a gold star for remembering that poem? :-) )

I love the composition, the mood, the intimacy of this photo. And that lamp really makes the shot doesn't it? Nice work, Hilda!

Eki Akhwan said...

I would probably do the same thing as what this man was doing if I were there - a beautiful evening on the bay. Nice, Hilda!

Halcyon said...

For some reason I like that big lamp.

Question, do you ask people if it's ok to take their picture? I would feel uncomfortable shooting a stranger. I wonder sometimes about that when I see people on the DP blogs.

D.C. Confidential said...

What a great photo! The oversized lamp and the contemplative man seem incongruous at first. But then, the two come together and create a wonderful portrait and metaphor for life.

Well done!

JM said...

That is so beautiful! The pinkish water looks amazing!
Great shot, Hilda!

Boise Diva said...

I had to cheat, too, so I won't tell. How funny that we think a CD player is outdated. I used to own records/vinyl.

Layrayski said...

nicely done hilda! =) nice subject too!

Louis la Vache said...

What a peaceful, relaxing image!

Hilda said...

Laurie:
Close. "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast"—not beast. :)

mirage2g said...

I love the composition and how lolo has his hand on his chin =D Very thoughtful pose. I've seen those lampara from other blogs too, ang ganda!

USelaine said...

I love everything about this!

chennaidailyfoto said...

i couldn't resist taking my eyes of this .....

chennaidailyfoto said...

i couldn't resist taking my eyes of this .....

Joy said...

A definite slice of life in Manila. Is that the Baywalk? I should go visit there.

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