Drama down the marina…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s penguin is the one that doesn’t bother with the cute way of walking.
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Now here’s a photo packed with meaning and emotion!
The trouble is, I’m not sure what the meaning or the emotion is.
This was taken last May in the road alongside the Dulltown Marina – you can just spot a couple of yacht masts sticking up in the distance.
‘Oh Dave! Why don’t you take nice pictures of the bobbing white yachts, and the sleek cabin cruisers, instead of things like this awful ripped piece of advertising?…’
It’s full of drama though isn’t it?
I don’t know who she is or what she is advertising; I think, by the look of her wristband thing, she might be involved in some sort of sport; she does look very cheerful, I expect she’s just won something; and what a very nice set of teeth…
The composition and colours work well don’t they? All the red and pink glowing away from the bottom left leaving the rest of the frame rather drab and grey – I suppose that is the nature of celebrity – I’m sure she must be a celeb, a sporting celeb. Perhaps, as this advert is placed on the railings of the marina, she is a yachtsperson (is that a word?).
Of course the thing that attracted my eye was the distortion caused to her face by the folding of the ripped banner, there must have been a bit of wind or vandalism the night before.
So, as I stood with my little camera, framing the scene, you can imagine my joy when that distant female figure paused on the pavement just where the converging perspective lines of the top and bottom of the fence would meet… Click!…
There seems to be some sort of mysterious contact between the two women, don’t you think?
For me it has the look of a still from an arty French film of the 1950s, well it would if it was in black and white – it could be called (in French of course) Waiting for Something to Happen…

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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6 Responses to Drama down the marina…

  1. Wow, that mouth is quite something isn’t it? Imagine the scary postcard collage you could make with that! haha 😀

  2. Once again life is stranger than fiction. That goes for visual as well as in word images. Wow. Love this. And I can’t help feeling that this ad lady is revealing just too much of herself, being so large and in your face, and maybe will regret it later on.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Yes, it is funny about the size of images of the human face – painted or photographic portraits are nearly always about life-size; ones larger than that start to look quite scary, even if they are well done.

  3. Claudia says:

    This was fun. I also take pics of the not-obvious obvious. She does have an awfully big smile, tho…

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