Saturday, May 9, 2009

Waiting for a train


It was a warm afternoon at the Ocala train/bus station. This young man was waiting for the next train - to help with baggage, I believe. I asked him if I could take his picture and he said, "Sure! Will I be on the cover of a magazine?" I explained that wouldn't happen, but he might be on the Internet. He thought that was a great idea.

22 comments:

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A lot of atmosphere in this shot. I like the way you've captured the lines leading in to the photo.

BTW thanks for the tips on shooting the Moon on my blog.

BeachILike said...

yup, he looks happy to be supermodel.
Can't believe I'm the first person to give comment this time.!

Vogon Poet said...

Nice shot, not much work in sight for him.
My only photo on the Internet is the mug shot in my profile, and probably this is a good thing for the world.
(Yesterday was full moon but cloudy!)

Joy said...

Great shot, Jacob! A very different feel to it. I like the crispness of the shot. By the way, what were you doing at the station?

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Ann said...

Came across you blog from Baruch's a walk thrugh Auckland. Thought I will let you know I will post sme alpine photos for you.

I like the man waiting for the train. Won't it be great to be the only passenger in the train? The man would be happy not having to do any work.

Cheers,

Ann :)

cieldequimper said...

This is a fantastic shot. It looks like a scene out of a western. OK, he isn't sporting a Stetson but still...

Lois said...

That is a wonderfully composed shot Jacob! Beth, one of my blog followers, told me yesterday was National Train Day.

JM said...

Funny question! :-) Nice perspective.

Jarart said...

Great shot, I love it when people say yes. Handsome young man.

Cezar and Léia said...

He looks to be a happy young man!Cool post and beautiful picture!
Kind Regards
Léia

m_m said...

I like this sunny photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

these colors are so warm, a great shot. Love your moon photos too.

PJ said...

Love the moon shots!!!! I'll have to go out tonight and see what I can get.
Our train station looks very similar except it's closed thanks to Hurricane Ivan.

Jacob said...

@ PJ - That damn Ivan. He was a "terrible" Tsar and then a hurricane!

I'm trying to be funny, but I know there was nothing funny about Hurricane Ivan...

Jacob said...

@ Joy - We were just walking around with our cameras looking for interesting Ocala scenes...and we'd never been to the train station before.

Halcyon said...

Cool! I didn't know there was a train in Ocala.

julia said...

Hello to the young man! Some platforms are on ground level and evocative to me of trusty pioneers or for goodness sake of remote Siberia, I notice this because ours, like many other places, are above ground level. I have some commitment to visiting your site but I don't always manage to do so, sorry.

Karen said...

I really like this. It's a grand study in perspective. You should try it in black and white. It would give it a completely different feel.
Good work.

magicpolaroid said...

nice photo! maybe the young man waiting yet the train...!

Marie-Noyale said...

Has an old Wild West feeling to it like in the movies!!

Ram N (Chennai DailyFoto.wordpress.com) said...

Candid idea ....

Bj said...

Just a PERECT shot!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson