Portrait on the bus…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: lissotrichous, liripoop, lirk, lintwhite, lindworm, and bulbul.
Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor try to borrow money from you, you must not give him any.

DSCN3636Here’s a picture I took on a local bus last September.
I suppose you could call it a portrait. I don’t know who the old lady is though – but she looks rather deep in thought, and seems not very happy. What do you think of the way that I’ve placed her in the bottom corner of the frame? Do you think that I’m saying something about how one’s everyday world shrinks down in size and all the great wide world becomes a bit scary and inaccessible when you get old?… Possibly…
Anyway, this is an odd composition isn’t it? The vertical window frame of the bus almost makes it another of my ‘divided down the middle’ pictures. At first glance it looks like a very boring picture taken on a very boring bus ride, but then, hopefully, one spots the lady down there in her private corner who gives meaning to the whole picture.
Yes, I think it works…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to Portrait on the bus…

  1. Michael says:

    I’ll stick my neck out, and say that this was the finest photo taken on Scalby Grove during 2014.

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