Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ABC Wednesday--"A" is for "(Bon) Appétit"

Every now and then there are shots you want to take that make your adrenalin (another A!) rush to press the shutter. When I saw this workman across a busy street enjoying his pljeskavica (Serbian hamburger), I muttered an oath under my breath that I didn't have my usual zoom lens on my camera. I snapped away anyway with my 50mm and cropped.

Just look at those hands, which speak for him. Bon Appétit to him.

See other A's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

22 comments:

photowannabe said...

Fantastic shot!!
I love the character and oh my, those hands.
You did a great job of capturing a story in a single shot.

Carol said...

What a great street shot!! A Picture IS worth a thousand words...

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot Bibi!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photo. Well done as always :)

Lowell said...

First I noticed the face...it has seen a lot. Then I noticed the hands. They've suffered a lot. I hope he enjoyed his sandwich. Great portrait and your 50mm worked just fine!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Why is it that when I see one of your photographs I am open to how you present it, and yet if I saw this in NY or SF, I'd have all kinds of back-stories and opinions already immediately formed in my head? I really do like your candid shots of the people you find on the streets of Belgrade. In ways we cannot often comprehend, we are indeed a small world. Thank you for sharing your part of the world.

Olivier said...

bien vu et tres beau portrait. ce portrait raconte la vie de cet homme,bravo

James said...

A is for Awesome! I love street photography.

Roger Owen Green said...

looks like a hearty appetite!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

J e l e n a said...

You have an eye of a hawk!

Kate said...

Wonderful portrait which speaks volumes about the subject!

Daryl Edelstein said...

What camera/lens to you usually schlep? Do you go out with the intent of finding photo ops or do you just always have the camera along in case you find a photo op? A noisy New Yorker wants to know!

Annie said...

Oh, I love this. Right place, right time for you, for sure. Bon appetit!

Short Poems said...

An amazing shot!

helenmac said...

absolutely perfect shot, Bibi! What a mensch!
HelenMac
ABC Wednesday Team

Gaelyn said...

Your alphabetic imagination and great eye for life never cease to amaze me.

Bibi said...

Hi, Daryl. I usually have my 18-200mm on my camera (Nikon D90), simply because it's so versatile. Murphy's Law made it so that I didn't have it when I took this photo. I have my camera with me 99% of the time, since inevitably I'll see a good shot if I don't.

Dolce Fooda said...

People, don't say sandwich for pljeskavica... you cannot compare those two... In Serbia, even homless people have a nice snack... Too sad you could not zoom it.

Alexa said...

You pulled it off all the same—and, yes, those hands are (A for) amazing!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

With those hands I assumed he was homeless. I'm relieved to hear that is not the case.

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shot Bibi!!!

Mel Cole said...

made me pity him more. he works hard to eat. My "A" for ABC Wednesday.