Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wondering, Wishing


This fellow was sitting apart from the crowd of vendors, shoppers and street performers at the Saturday morning farmers market downtown. He was quietly playing, singing, not looking about and apparently happy to be sitting there performing. I stopped for a few moments and liked what I heard, took this shot from across the street and moved on to the market. Later, while sorting my pictures, I began to wonder why he chose his spot so removed from the source of contributing passersby, but mostly I found myself wishing I had taken the time to cross the street and leave a few bucks in the pot. Hope his day was a good one.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Raf! I know what you mean about "wondering and wishing" you'd done something else -- been there, done that myself! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

He's wearing a western-style hat; was he singing western songs?

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

A 2 Z said...

Hi Raf,

Visiting from ABC Wednesday! I read your post but can find the picture. Sometimes this happens to me. Its weird. I cant comment on it but I love what you wrote. Maybe you will catch him next time with a few dollars.

Anne-Marie

RuneE said...

He seems to know what he was doing. I wonder how that one would have looked in monochrome? To me it is "that kind" of subject.

Manang Kim said...

I so hope his day is good too. Something in this picture makes my heart sad, don't know why. Happy Wednesday!


ABC Wednesday~W

Tash said...

Lovely photo. Lovely man. ... Sad about the unrealized wish. But a good reminder to appreciate those who deserve it. :)

Tumblewords: said...

Maybe he's happy just pluckin and strummin, hummin and listenin. Hope so. Nice wish you had. This is a superb photo - it has so much story.

photowannabe said...

I love this candid shot. His outfit is plain working clothes. He probably just likes playing.

T. Becque said...

Nice shot.

Mar said...

Great title and gread shot, love the red crate as color accent.

ABC-Wednesday:W

jay said...

That's such a great shot! A true candid!

I hope he had a good day, too!

Marka said...

Good portrait. Sometimes one just wants to be a bit off from the crowd, while still within sight.