May 30, 2010

Rescue at Sea


He's such a casual hero - the calm face, the seaweed hanging off his bare foot. He knows he's saved the girl, and I'm pretty sure he's looking forward to his pipe.

magic lantern slide from "Our Life-Boat Men"
from La Luce e L'Ombra

5 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

He didn't even lose his helmet.

Steph(anie) said...

That helmet seems out of context.

downtown guy said...

It's his rain cap.

"One misty, meisty morning when cloudy was the weather, there I met an old man clothed all in leather. Clothed all in leather with a cap under his chin: how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again?"

http://www.magiadellaluce.com/OUR%20LIFE-BOAT%20MEN%201.JPG

Nigel said...

Why is it that I often feel like this guy, except on my face is total panic?

downtown guy said...

That's no good. Maybe you're the one needing rescuing.