Friday, March 13, 2009

Photo Shootout #2 -- People

Aha! Aha! Now that I understand the rules...i.e. there are no rules...and older photographs are allowed, I think. Maybe. In any case, it doesn't really matter. Here are a selection of old photographs...from 1969 to the present...of people. Stories behind each one, but not for today. Although I will honor requests for stories behind them. And if there isn't a story behind one of them, I'll make one up, of course.

E. Foster Atkinson (my Dad's nearest neighbor when he was hermit)

1976, Preparing for the Bicentennial in Boston

Taganga, Colombia, South America

Oaxaca, Mexico (which I finally learned is pronounced Juahaca)


Gracie






23 comments:

  1. Intriguing photographs. They tell a story of a kind, but it would be good to know the real one behind each.

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  2. These are all such great photos. I especially like the Boston pic. Don't forget. You promised the stories!

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  3. Excellent picture. And your new header looks great too!

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  4. B&B!!!! You've outdone yourself here!! I can't even pic a favourite although I am very partial to the hermit Mr. Atkinson. Wow, I'll bet he was an intriging person with a lot of really deep stories to tell.....
    Oh my, I'm so impressed. Hey if anything ever happens to your fice and anything ever happens to Prince....(and no, I'm not planning anything soon).......maybe we could have coffee.......
    You're a great guy and a fantastic sport.
    Have a great weekend and happy yardsaleing with your beautiful wife :)

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  5. Aww...I LOVE the South/Central American people! Gorgeous, everyone of them!

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  6. Those photos are all great. I don't think I could choose a favorite.

    I would love to hear the story of the old hermit.

    I like your blog's new look.

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  7. Hahaha, another shootout. This might be the 3rd blog with the same topic. Just got back from Patty and Barry's sites, they were awesome too!

    I'm very curious about Mr. Atkinson!

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  8. Like all of the above, need to hear the stories. Great photos are a good thing. Great stories are another.

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  9. I'll work on the hermit story over the weekend. Thanks. It actually may be a multi-part one

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  10. No. There are never any rules in our shoot outs!

    Love your take on your photos. I especially like the first photo.

    The guy talking to the statue is newspaper worthy!

    Hope to see you next week. You can do 1 or 10 photos, or 100 if you are so inclined. The point is to highlight our towns, and meet people around the world.

    I will link you to my my post (I still have to link the others).

    Barry will be picking next week's theme.

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  11. PS: I also like the lady. Reminds me of my time shooting in Third World countries.

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  12. Another PS: I love your bio! I am a Georgia girl, now living in Maryland. What paper did you work for?

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  13. Well by popular demand I am pleased you will be telling us the story about the hermit Mark.
    They are all very interesting photos.
    Cheers
    Peggy

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  14. Great photos!! And I love the new header!! I am looking forward to the stories for ALL of the photos!!! :)

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  15. Actually we're doing Reggie Girls theme (houses) next week and my choice (graveyards) the Friday following.

    Glad to have you along and hope your great photos entice a few more people to join us.

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  16. Oh I love them!

    Especially the hermit, the one in Boston and that wonderful woman looking out the window.

    Did I mention I love them?

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  17. Could anyone be more in the moment than Gracie?

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  18. I love Gracie, too -- especially you taking a photo reflected in the bubble.

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  19. Thanks Butler! Or maybe that was Bagman? Anyway, can't wait for the hermit's story lol. It's sure to be interesting.

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  20. i like the one of gracie blowing the bubble. it looks like if it got big enough she would just fly away...

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  21. Well done BB!

    Love em all......who is that artist? Its on the tip of my tongue I think...or I may well be deluded.....argh

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  22. Tell us the story about the hermit!

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