Saturday morning and Andrey and I decided to spend the day in Merlo. We were staying in Carpinteria, not very far from Merlo. It is such a beautiful town where you can walk, grab a bite to eat and enjoy nature.We couldn´t believe our eyes when we arrived in town. It was packed! An art exhibition was the centre of attraction. Oh jippie I thought to myself. I want to be here because I saw photo opportunities everywhere. Andrey could see my excitement and secretly I knew he was feeling the same.
I had my first opportunity when I saw an elderly man crossing the street.He had such a sad face and his eyes showed the burdens of life. He looked at me and immediately I felt guilty for intruding.
|The man with the sad eyes|
Artists were busy setting up their canvasses and paintings and there were a lot of packing and unpacking going on. They took great pride in their work.
It was a day for the whole family to enjoy. The younger ones were tagging along and the elder ones were also admiring the art. One girl in particular could not decide if she liked it or not. I smiled because she kept on looking back at one particular painting.
People took their time to look at the paintings. An elderly couple were discussing each piece in detail. It must have been somebody that they knew.It was lovely to watch them.
By now I have lost my husband. I have been in a world of my own and didn´t even pay attention to Andrey. I started to look for him. As I made my way through the crowds I suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. In front of me was a group of people and the man in the middle immediately grabbed my attention. He looked completely different than the rest of the people. I just had to photograph him!
I think the man must have been pretty annoyed with me because I was photographing him from all angles. Eventually Andrey came to his rescue. I laughed when I heard hubby was also photographing him from another angle and that was when he saw me!
People were enjoying themselves and talking was at the order of the day. It was a beautiful and sunny day and hard to believe that two days earlier we had snow.
I was just about to put my camera away when I heard a group of elderly people giggling. I looked around and saw them admiring a piece of art. It was such a happy group and I had to capture the moment.
Where: Merlo, La Provincia de San Luis, Argentina
When: 25 May 2008