Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Write A Caption

(I have updated this post with my comment as to why I conducted this experiment. Click Comments below and scroll down find the answer.)

I am conducting an experiment.

Could you write a caption for this photograph . . . how the picture makes you feel, what you "see" in the picture.

I am not looking for tech comments, such as: It's an HDR shot, the colors are vivid, everything in the scene is in focus, etc.

Post your comment here and I will follow up in a few weeks with why I am conducting this experiment.

Thank you,
Rick

50 comments:

Barry D Kirsch said...

This is where they met.

Dru Stefan Stone said...

The Color of Dreams

Phil Holland said...

I Left The Light On For You

Beverly Everson said...

Old World Charm

Howard said...

I see urban setting with some character,after a late afternoon rainstorm has just passed. There is a sense of renewal and freshness, like something big will soon be happening. Perhaps two people, destined for something special, will meet at that bench for the first time.

D Dabour said...

"Early Morning Calm"

Shawn H said...

No time for a rest. The busy world we live in leaves us no time to enjoy a beautiful setting on a public bench like that. My slightly germaphobic side would call this public bench picture "Petre Dish" Is this an ink blot test?

Juan Pons said...

Isolation

David H. Wells said...

From my journalistic background, the word "caption" has specific meaning. It usually requires explanation of the facts including who, what, where, when and why in terms of the subject shown.

Thus: A wrought iron bench in a public square in a city with cobblestones and old buildings, during the day, suggests an inviting place for someone to sit and ponder.

Carl Olsn said...

An open road beyond closed doors

Celine said...

I feel peaceful here..

Amber said...

"Look Back at You" - When I look at this picture I think of what the items in the town think of the photographer taking the picture.

Calvin said...

An invitation to leave your cares behind... just sit and relax

Amy D said...

Come sit a while with me.

Tim Grey said...

Where did everyone go?

Alan Power said...

"Please be seated"

Joyce said...

The color of the slate/cobblestone and tiles is so unreal. It takes me away...

Ronald said...

The "Big Easy" Bench

Frank said...

I immediately thought "Old World Charm", but I see Beverly beat me to it.

Lee Varis said...

Bright colors of the surrounding street cannot change my blue mood.

Lou said...

"Calm and beauty before the storm; yet, when the storm comes, rest is only a step away."

Kelly said...

The world is too fast. Slow down and embrace your surroundings.

Laurie-B said...

"Oasis of Color"

Victoria Schmitt said...

Finally! A spot to rest my feet!

(At least that's what I say after a big day of walking and taking photos in the city. Maybe I need some better shoes...)

kelvindickenson said...

When I view this image I am transported to a small village near Tolouse in southern france. I imagine myself enjoying coffee on a sunny sunday afternoon while I watch old men play "Boule's" in the village square

Damian Synnott said...

I will return here when I retire...

Donnette L said...

Waiting for company!

Linda Sailer said...

The colors of peace.

kevin Cole said...
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Scott Frye said...

Opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Van Gogh was here!

TTM said...

I've just come out the door of my vacation getaway, wearing comfortable shoes, have a small purse with keys, camera, money and some notes on where I want to explore today. Coffee and calories first, then off to walk the town.

Vern Snow said...

Darn, late again, they left

Jamie Herrera said...

Plaza Bolivar
Casco Viejo
Panama City, Panama

Al Marsh said...

A collision of colors and textures make this town a favorite for photographers.

Joel Capps said...

Beautiful, rustic with obvious old world charm. The colors are almost too vivid to be believable. Wonderful collection of hard and soft textures. To pass by a scene like this would be a great tragedy. Beautiful image Rick.

Puggle said...

This is the place where I met your mother.

Bull said...

A divided scene that is vibrant yet dull, unique yet mundane, and existent yet abandoned.

Anonymous said...

Will he come to meet me here after all these years?

johanner said...

The Old Peace

Barry B said...

Serenity Available....

Rick Sammon said...
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Charlie in Central Florida said...

Another day without seeing her. Every day since the first time I last saw her, and our eyes met, I walk this street, hoping to again see her sitting there. I vow to myself that next time I'll ...

Rick Sammon said...

Nice sentiment, Charlie.

Jeff Kane said...

A few...

1. A beautiful bench sits patiently waiting for the young couple to arrive;
2. Pigeon Paradise;
3. The Calm Before The 'Morn;
4. Post HDR Apocalypse;

Law LaCasse said...

CourtYard Palette

John Barclay said...

I think Ansel's quote needs an at added to it... looked at and not into...

Great post... thought provoking.

Rick Sammon said...

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on this photograph. Good ideas. I especially like the romantic ones: This is where they met. I left the light on for you. This is the place where I met your mother.

The idea for this post was generated at the December 7th opening of my SoHo photography show. A psychologist purchased the photograph to hang in his office. One of his intentions was to ask patients what they felt when they looked at the picture.

Remember: "Pictures are often looked at - and not into." – Ansel Adams

- Rick

Rick Sammon said...

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on this photograph. Good ideas. I especially like the romantic ones: This is where they met. I left the light on for you. This is the place where I met your mother.

The idea for this post was generated at the December 7th opening of my SoHo photography show. A psychologist purchased the photograph to hang in his office. One of his intentions was to ask patients what they felt when they looked at the picture.

Remember: "Pictures are often looked at - and not into." – Ansel Adams

- Rick

Rick Sammon said...

Thank you John Barclay for your nice comment.. and proofreading! :-)