Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Theme Day: Waiting

Man fishing at the Capitaneria pier, port of LivornoWaiting for fish at the “Capitaneria” pier in the “Porto Mediceo”.
View of the Capitaneria pier, port of LivornoThe same place last September.



45 comments:

Jacob said...

Excellent theme post. If there's anything fisherpeople must do is learn to wait! I used to do a lot of fishing, but I don't think I'd have the patience for it anymore!

Not when I can go to a restaurant and order the kind of fish I want and have it prepared to my specifications.

Do you fish, VP?

Kaori said...

Looks like he's been there quite a while! But I guess that's part of what's fun about fishing :D

tapirgal said...

It looks like he knows a lot about waiting. He seems very good at it. His attitude is so . . . perfectly . . . waiting. Great job on theme day!

J Bar said...

Great theme day post.
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brattcat said...

What a great theme this is turning out to be. I can't wait to see the other posts. This is such an excellent illustration of waiting, VP.

Hilda said...

I guess they do a lot of waiting. I'd probably fall asleep.

Wolynski said...

You're at your best with water - great shot of the fisherman.

Leif Hagen said...

Great theme day photo of WAITING! I wonder how long they had to WAIT to catch the first fish?!

Jilly said...

Oh yes, when you fish you need patience. Perfect for our waiting theme and love both photos. Love the guy's posture in the first one, as if he's half asleep.

Julie said...

This is the sort of waiting that is beyond my ability, VP. I am glad others can do it although your fisherman seems to be multi-tasking to some extent.

A most appropriate post for our Theme Day.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent portrait for theme day and you can see that this guy is a regular and has all of the right gear to wait for as long as it takes to get the fish he wants. great choice for theme day

Per Stromsjo said...

Hopefully not waiting for the same fish!

Nathalie said...

He looks either asleep or dead bored.

Fishing, waiting... Not the kind of activity I'm prepared to fill my life with!

Nice take on the theme.

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Babzy said...

Really good illustration for the theme day :)

Gunn White said...

Two good photos for the theme day!
They are probably very good at WAITING!

White Oleander said...

I hope the man catches fish.

Kim said...

This is truly along the lines of "good things come to those that wait." Clever post for this theme day!
-Kim

Saretta said...

The Zen of fishing...

Kate said...

While WAITING is part of the fishing scenario, it is a most relaxing and enjoyable activity.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think it's a cool way to be waiting and relaxing! This place is so peaceful, I would love to take a time like this guy in this picture and so on...it's great my friend, I'm envious here! :)

Léia

B SQUARED said...

Fishing and waiting just go together.

Ilse said...

Waiting for the fish to bite! Excellent selection for Theme Day!

Luis Gomez said...

Fishing is usually the longest wait.

Stine in Ontario said...

It looks a bit chilly. I hope it's worth the wait!

Halcyon said...

I don't know how they do it. In my opinion, the only thing more boring than fishing is watching someone else fish! :)

Great choice for the theme day though!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I have often thought that fishermen prefer the waiting to the actual catching of fish. Catching fish is just an excuse to go out on the dock and sit in the sun. The fellow in the top photo looks a little chilly, though!
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Lachezar said...

This is the most wonderful way of "waiting". Not too warm this time of the year...
Cheers and thanks for the visit!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - No, I don't fish. It's a hobby a bit too frenetic for me...

Per Stromsjo said...

Or playing chess? I suppose that's a case of either waiting or frantically analyzing your options - depending on how you look upon it.

cieldequimper said...

Frenetic? ;-) I would have said boring. Ah well...

Vogon Poet said...

@ ciel - I was obviously joking...

Steffe said...

I'm sure the guy on the top photo is sound asleep!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Steffe - You may be right... Does it count as waiting?

Jacob said...

Heh. Heh! Nice joke. Frenetic, indeed. You could fish and catch up on your sleep or your reading!

You're a funny guy!

Virginia said...

That's why I don't fish...too much waiting! Great shots though.
V

Mo said...

Doesn't look as though he has caught much. I admire the patience of fishers. Not for me.

Mo said...

Doesn't look as though he has caught much. I admire the patience of fishers. Not for me.

Ham said...

Isn't the whole purpose of fishing, waiting? Maybe I have that slightly wrong, but a great choice.

Paula said...

That ship is HUGE! Do you fish, VP, or do you just shoot and run? '~)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

cool shot. :-D

Andreea said...

Excellent theme day post, I hope his waiting was not in vain.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Ah, I like this. The most common attribute a fisheman needs is infinite patience as he (or she) waits for the fish to bite. Was the fellow rewarded? Or was it a case of "It was T..H..I..S.. big, but it got away"?
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JM said...

Any fisherman is great for this theme, but your first composition is way too cool!

Ellie Vellie said...

They are not waiting - they are busy fishing - waiting is like staring to see if the bus is coming :)