Who Was That Masked Man? by mbrutus

Who Was That Masked Man?

Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea. Just days ago, Los Angeles eased its prohibition against visiting its beaches and hiking trails. Yesterday, I decided to see if this held true for a local non-LA hiking trail I frequent that runs along the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It did. I found hikers, dirt bikers, dog walkers and joggers. As usual, I was the only photographer. Some wore masks of varying descriptions. Some wore none. That was most true of the bikers, who seemed to think they could outrun any contagion factor. This young man was a hiker, who did not seem to know that a large raptor appeared to be following him for a short while in the sky above. When I stopped to share that information with him, he was kind enough to pose for my photo. I thought him to be a fairly accurate reflection - and future reminder - of the times. One shot was all I dared to impose upon him for. His mother probably wouldn't even recognize him, if she saw this photo. But then, she likely won't.

Hope you all stay safe and as content as possible.
The world we live in today. Nicely done.
May 16th, 2020  
This says “stranger shots 2020” better than anything else could. What a fantastic capture. That shadow!
May 16th, 2020  
Yeah, the shadow is what actually caught my eye here. Has kind of an old west gunfighter look to it.
May 16th, 2020  
love the shadow and the make shift mask
May 16th, 2020  
Great shadow...
May 16th, 2020  
Great with the shadow.
May 16th, 2020  
That's what bandanas are for! Great that we can hike and walk on the sand this week. It's a step forward.
May 16th, 2020  
Fabulous shot with his long shadow. Although Mum would not recognise the face, I think she will recognise his outfit. Lovely narrative as usual ;-)
May 16th, 2020  
Nice portrait. I love your narrative, as always!
May 16th, 2020  
A great shot!
May 16th, 2020  
It’s very good for the times.
May 17th, 2020  
Great shadow
May 17th, 2020  
Glad you are getting out. Also glad that he is taking the proper precautions. Cool shadows.
May 17th, 2020  
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