the essence of pathos and the embodiement of optimisim….. I was driving by and stopped at the lights approaching King street Newtown and I saw this little urban vingette and I just couldn’t resist… quick as a flash I had the old camera out of my handbag and got one frame off before the lights changed or the would be athlete saw me… maybe this is a bit cruel but I find it quite touching to be honest


  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...about 5 years ago

    Me too, he looks like he’s praying. Or having a nananap.

  • hi Cathleen and yes he does look like he’s offering up a little prayer… maybe that the bus comes and no one he knows sees him….still at least he hasn’t got lycra shorts on…. oh dear can you imagine….. :)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 5 years ago

    great observation juilee x

  • hi Linda and thanks… the things you see when your just driving along minding your own buisness hey… but have real compassion for this person… and I hope he finds his real beauty

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Gotta love those quick captures…..

  • hi Mel and hey I do I do… it’s why I always have some sort of camera type thing close by or in my bag on in my pocket or whatever…. coz you just never ever know what your going see out there in the world….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • athex
    athexabout 5 years ago

    great work very nice shot

  • thanks heaps althex … just competely random but fortutious all the same….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Zolton
    Zoltonabout 5 years ago

    Really love it! I’m really bad at capturing strangers. Nicely done.

  • hey thanks Zoltan and I don’t often take candid shots of strangers but sometimes I just can’t resist…like with this one….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Lawford
    Lawfordabout 5 years ago

    Seriously. It’s just a bike.

  • sigh I know Lawford but still I couldn’t help myself… I found the scene just to cute for words….. not to worry with a bit more biking maybe the guy will be ready for some lovecraft really soon…. lets hope so anyway

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Clare McClelland
    Clare McClellandabout 5 years ago

    love the spontaneity of this capture – and so ironic.Perhaps he’s praying for a little stamina before taking off on his 2-wheeled lovecraft!! It’s somehow quite an intimate shot!

  • hey thanks Clare and you know I find it an intimate moment too… there is just something so very very human about that gap between desire and reality and the way we all fall through it sometimes….. oh dear…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonabout 5 years ago

    Another Iconic Inner West image, and the human touch to it is great.

    Featured in the group Sydney’s Inner West

  • thanks heaps Leigh … the things you see on King street hey…. :)

    – Juilee Pryor

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