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photoblog image Beach readers  ... 1

Beach readers ... 1

 

It's quite incredible , well to me at least , the number of different positions that we human beings ( 'beans' if you are Philine)  manage to crunch ourselves up in to in order to read on the beach ...

Mind you it's a delightful way to spend an hour on the beach rather than sticking big toes in the less than tepid North sea ( or as W. Sebald called it  the ''German Sea'') and also avoids the potential hazards of getting gritty sand into the more delicate  crooks and crannies of the human body.   

Beach readers ... 1

 

It's quite incredible , well to me at least , the number of different positions that we human beings ( 'beans' if you are Philine)  manage to crunch ourselves up in to in order to read on the beach ...

Mind you it's a delightful way to spend an hour on the beach rather than sticking big toes in the less than tepid North sea ( or as W. Sebald called it  the ''German Sea'') and also avoids the potential hazards of getting gritty sand into the more delicate  crooks and crannies of the human body.   

comments (25)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:36
He seems so taken with it Richard

German Sea indeed!
Richard Trim: German Sea! ... I'm saying nothing... cheers Chris. richard
  • Kay
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:49
There's nothing like reading a good book with the sound of the ocean and a few crying seagulls in the background, Richard!
Richard Trim: You've got it exactly right Kay. cheers richard
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2009, 01:02
l can curl up and read a book anywhere, especially when l have had enough shopping with my wife.
Fine image.
Richard Trim: Cheers Zed... don't talk to me about dual shopping ;-) richard
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 01:51
I bet the time just flew for him, Richard, so hopefully he had his sunscreen on. smile I love the conversion.
Richard Trim: With our summer last year no need ... nah actually it's always wise to use it ...cheers richard
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2009, 07:59
Oh, that might be 'my' series- a lovely and witty introduction by words! The position of the reader on the beach might not be very comfortabe, but we all know who is reading, does forget all wrong and trouble around him/her d for a while and will be sinking into another world! I like your b&w composition, the poles look like bottles- and I assume the other man is also reading? I hope so! (I myself dealed with this themesince some time: For the 60th birthday of a friend I composed a reader full of pics and texts about the delights and sorrows of reading, sadly I couldn't add your pic then!)
"German Sea"- I never heard this expression before, oh, I can imagine why Sebald chose this term -surely not flattering!
Richard Trim: To lose one self in a book whether it it be light or heavy is good for the soul I guess. Yes it is a strong composition so I put it as the first in the series .... thanks Philine . richard
I'm a bit concerned what the bloke behind the groyne is up tosmile Groyne...isn't that a great word?

I like the picture too.
Richard Trim: I nearly had to groan when you commented on the groyne ... nah not really . cheers Bill .... richard
yes very odd place to read a book but its made for a interesting capture Richard, nice onesmile
Richard Trim: Cheers Tim .... richard
Quite a strange position to read a book Richard. Is the one behing the planks reading as well? Cheers. Richard
Richard Trim: Some people say '' there's nout as queer as folk ....'' ;-) richard
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2009, 12:10
Great conversion I wish I could read anywhere Like this fellow
Richard Trim: He's doing well isn't he...and thanks vintage. richard
great candid.
what's he reading? I ask myself
Cheers
Rob
Richard Trim: Summer reading no doubt Rob. cheers richard
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2009, 13:36
Good shot Richard, and lovely toning. Like it.
Richard Trim: many thanks Mike. richard
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2009, 14:13
"Mad dogs and Englshmen... " I'd need a beach umbrella and a compy chair, no kids and a bit of peace and quiet!
Richard Trim: and no doubt a few beers as well. ;-)richard
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 14:35
the book must be quite a read...

he doesn't seem to be in the most comfortable of positions
Richard Trim: Daft bugger ... aint he Doc. ;-) richard
Good shot Richard, I reckon I could read a book in almost any position you can think of, excluding underwater of coursesmile
Richard Trim: cant beat a good read Brian .... cheers richard
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2009, 15:43
He must be a stalwart soul though I take it this wasn't taken in the winter! I shall look forward to your series as I love pictures of people reading. Have you seen the wonderful book by photographer Andre Kertesz called On Reading? Just photographs of people reading.
Ingrid
Richard Trim: I haven't Ingrid. I'll have to investigate it ... it sounds interesting. Thanks for the link. richard
Wonderful : A likey !!
Richard Trim: That's great news Zeb' ... and thanks for all those comments on the previous series. cheers richard
Bill and I must have similar minds, what the other guy is up to was my first thought. As for why the one is sitting on a groyne with a bucket and a book, may be he is recovering from Norovirus!
Richard Trim: I was going to clone him out ... but was too tired ... what do you think ... he looks a bit of a distraction ... and yet he was also part of the scene ...decisions decisions. cheers richard
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2009, 16:23
Although the week has just begun and weekend is some days far away I would like to recommend two books in these days:

1. Alan Bennett, The unusual Reader (a love declaration to the Queen and to the reading; the English people, sorry, might know this lovely, light-heartedly written book!)

2.Sándor Márai, Embers (an artificially written book, full of fervour, passion, and melancholy- during the time of fin de siecle)- my favourite actually!
Richard Trim: Bennett has a love way with words and great style .... I've read a lot of his books but not the one you mentioned. I'll investigate the Sándor Márai title . Thanks Philine . richard
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Feb 2009, 19:43
Excellent conversion and composition. The readers are baked beans, those playing beach balls are mexican jumping beans, the lovers are kidney beans and the lot swimming in the sea are beans-in-brine.
Richard Trim: Ha Louis ... a great comment.

Q: How many beans make five?

A: A bean, a bean, a bean and a half, half a bean and a bean.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2009, 19:47
Sorry: Bennett, The uncommon Reader!
Richard Trim: I knew the book you meant Philine .... richard
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 23 Feb 2009, 21:08
Buen trabajo con el encuadre y la desaturacion.
Me gusta la pose del modelo, saludos.
Richard Trim: Many thanks Alex. I don't have any worthwhile Spanish ... but I have picked up the essence of you comment. I have browsed your blog ... You have some truly delightful images. I don't do as much processing as you do. Thanks for visiting. richard
I don't think he is a distraction he adds to the narrative, there is something quite intriguing going on here, we are just not sure what it is.
Richard Trim: Thanks for that Al'. It's good to get subjective views on images ... cheers richard
We used to recite it as; 2 beans a bean and a half, a half a bean and a bean! Haven't heard that for a long time.
Richard Trim: First heard that rhyme from my dad in the very early 50's .. at the time I thought it was brilliant ... Oh well!
This one sums up your point best so far Richard
Richard Trim: It certainly does support it ...cheers richard
I really love your Beach Reader series - what a creative concept. Love the toning as well

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