Walking along the streets of European coastal towns is an exercise in leisure. And if that's not an oxymoron, I don't know what is.
Actually, that goes for a lot I do on vacation - leisure and moron. Relaxation when traveling is a state of mind, sometimes easier said than gained. I do what I can.
In this case, I was in the town of Sitges, walking around on a Sunday. I was next to the main church that sits along the sea. Sunday notwithstanding, nobody was going in or out, just tourists, like me, walking around it, taking pictures, and practicing leisure.
The colors are here in the Northeast, so a few days ago, I drove to this random park called Cunningham Falls; it turns out it's not so random.
I don't know the area, so; I picked a random place to visit on Google Maps. Little did I know this is a popular spot because there were a lot of other photographers that showed up as well. I took all kinds of shots from different angles, including this, which is a twelve-shot panorama.
The scene consists of twelve shots, four groups of three that I processed in AuroraHDR, and stitched in Lightroom. The result is a very high-resolution landscape of a not so random Maryland park.
This guy was sitting in a three-piece suit on a hot day, seemingly oblivious to everything around him. I don't know if he was posing or just practicing the art of Zen pipe smoking.
Nevertheless, he seemed content to ignore anyone who stopped to look. It was his clothing more than the pipe that struck me. It was hot and humid, he appeared way over-dressed.
There are loads of street performers up and down La Rambla, which made me think he was posing, yet he wasn't collecting money. Now that I think of it, he probably works at one of the boutique hotels and was just taking a smoke break. Mystery solved.