Sunday, August 26, 2007

The artist and his art

The artist

The artist

And his art

....And his art

Key West is a place where you can sit back and spend hours watching the ebb and flow of people. One place where its hard to distinguish locals from tourists: the whole place has this hot, summery languor about it. Every time we visit Key West, its only for a weekend, and yet unlike in other places, that sense of urgency does not grip me that we need to go about town lest I miss something worthwhile. I'm the kind who relaxes by exploring (is that a camera-lover's curse??) and yet in Key West all I did was amble around the colorful streets, sea salts on my skin and smell of fried shrimps in the air. It does not take long to internalize the laid back pulses of this island. And while strolling, if I chance upon an artist, I will make sure he's on the memory card ;)

34 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Good ones, Moi.

Looks like some cool art.

Annie said...

Hi Moi, I thought I'd see the mall with the glass ceiling you thought to post - but instead I see this wonderful open-air market of art from Key West. What's not to like?

Anna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that second one! :)

You know I like them both but the second one totally stands out to me. Have a great week!

Nikon said...

Great shots, Moi.
That little fraction of the place shows to me that it is a unique spot.

photowannabe said...

Great human interest photo and I love all the squares in the last shot. Interesting textures.

RUTH said...

I hate to have to rush....there's so much to be missed...I much prefer an amble :o) These photos are so unique...love them both :o)

inspired said...

X-LeNt with loads to see as well ;o]

nazzareno said...

Great photo. A segment of calm humanity!

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting post, Moi, and sort of goes with the way my dad told the time that I posted about today.

JoAnn-NL "Through my Dutch eyes" :) said...

Moi,
I love this kind of photograpy, Its also telling its own story great!

By the way:
Pick up your nomination from ME, I gave you an award, for.... just look read WHY and see.Thank you!

:) JoAnn

worldwide1 said...

Pretty cool photographs.

Nicely done.

Geraldo said...

Moi,

Those pictures were surely very well framed by you!
The smell of fried shrimp, mmm, I envy you!

inspired said...

p.s
Thank you for the "Mr Nobody." it's great ;o]

JoAnn-NL "Through my Dutch eyes" :) said...

H Moi,
Just wanna know
Question: what means LOL?

A lot of bloggers use that shortage...

:) JoAnn

(Please discribe is other words)

Lori said...

Your photos are descriptions really capture the spirit of the place. It sounds like a wonderful town for exploring. I can just feel the salty sea air!

JoAnn-NL "Through my Dutch eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
Thanks for explaining me the 'LOL' shortage and the other one is good also, (saves some time haha!)

Did you noticed you got an award also from me? Pick it up a post lower... :) Thanks again!

bluemountainmama said...

lovely capture of the 'feel' of the island....both in your photos and your words!

it makes me want to go visit there again.

Still said...

I love these two images! Very well done!

Cris said...

And you make me feel like going to the beach with your stories... good thing Summer will be here soon... Have a great week Moi! Love your pictures.

bluechic said...

oh lucky you! to be able to just "go for the weekend"...but I agree, the best thing about a place is when you get to internalize the good bits while on break...this is a great photo and such a nice little story to go with it.

Catherine said...

Nice shots!! Also Love the key west sunset shots...especially the second one ..with the clouds..wow...beautiful!! Can almost smell the ocean!

diyadear said...

moi,
u sure are n artist..n ur art is beautiful :)

Kerri said...

Key West in the summer must be a fun place to explore. Mmmm, fried shrimp! But the smell of the ocean is even better! And those sunsets...oh my! Sounds like you've been enjoying yourself. That's good :)
Happy 60th year of independance to your India!

Faye Pekas said...

Love it LOVE IT! Great shot with lots of character. That brick background is wonderful too.

Neva said...

What a nice blog! I love your pictures....I found you thru JoAnn....I 'll be back!

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

He definitely looks as if he's living a stress-free life!

Ash said...

Beautiful images and write-up. You write so beautifully!

ChaCha said...

Nice series of Shot!

isabella said...

Key West reminds me of Jamaica - everybody takes their time to smell the roses...or hibiscus, whatever the case may be ;-)

Whenever you ask for something, the answer is "soon come", but of course it is always later than sooner!

PAT said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, this morning.

We visited Mackinac Island, last year during the Lilac Festival. It's an absolutely beautiful island!

I have a growing interest in photography! I began to develop this interest over the past 2 or 3 years.

You are very talented!

Pat
Back Porch Musings

a-xpressions said...

Good shots Moi..! and i think u are right when u say, its camera-lover's curse..:)
well, so this time did u get his permission or is that candid photography...i recall you are shy in situations like this.

meeyauw said...

I've often thought that going to Key West would be nice for the very reasons you cite. But the heat? I don't know.

Sarad said...

the settings in this pic resemble the 'I'm just a wayward traveller' pic, of a man on the bench. There seems to be some sort of pattern in both :)

JAM said...

These are two WONDERFUL photos. I love them both.