It was a hot day in July when a crew of men with heavy equipment came to repave my street. I happened to be home that day and spotted these two fellows taking a break on the stone wall out front. Because of the heat and the miles of fresh pavement behind them, they rested here, but for only a few minutes.
I was struck by the experience in the older man’s face and the weariness in the younger man’s posture.
The old man is offering a cigarette and perhaps, some wisdom, while the young man gazes into the distance, dreaming of another place?
In this image, they share the same responsibilities and occupy the same place and time, but I’ve wondered… are they travelling the same path, or are their paths merely crossing? We’ll never know.
This was taken with a Nikon D90, f/8, 1/160 sec, 170mm focal length. The aged black and white conversion was done in Corel PSP X2. Posted by Ed