PLAY January - Nikon 50mm f/1.4G: A Remarkable Man by vignouse

PLAY January - Nikon 50mm f/1.4G: A Remarkable Man

This is Alain Maignan - he's 62 years old and he's one of our local postmen. Physically he's quite a small man but in terms of vision, determination, courage and fortitude... he's a veritable giant.

In 2006 Alain made a non-stop solo voyage of the world in a small yacht without landfall or physical contact with any other living person. He did this from his own resources and the support of neighbours and friends.

In September he is is doing it again but this time the hard way - east/west - against the tides and prevailing winds. The voyage will take 11 months and he must take with him on board everything that he will need to survive for almost a year.

I pictured Alain this evening at a fund raising dinner in his home town of Beignon, where he made a point of speaking individually with each of the 300 guests.
Wow, that must be quite an adventure! Wonderful picture of him too
January 29th, 2017  
What an inspiring man and a great portrait
January 29th, 2017  
Terrific portrait, one of the super posties with a story! Looking forward to his 63rd birthday portrait.
January 29th, 2017  
Remarkable individual!! I wish him the best! Nice portrait!
January 29th, 2017  
Amazing man! Great portrait of him, too! Best of luck, Alain!
January 29th, 2017  
Wow. Best of luck to him!
January 29th, 2017  
Superb portrait and all the best to him - you get a fav for both the shot and his determination
January 29th, 2017  
Wow - what a guy! We should have heard about him before this. How someone can want to do this is beyond me! He must not have a wife!
January 29th, 2017  
Good luck to him, a mighty adventure
January 29th, 2017  
Incredible man - you have captured the fortitude in his eyes!
January 29th, 2017  
Fantastic portrait of him and what a story!
January 29th, 2017  
Super portrait of what sounds like a remarkable man, you have done him proud!
January 29th, 2017  
Nice portrait of a determine man. FAV
January 29th, 2017  
His face is engraved with purpose and vision of his self imposed challenge. I admire his courage and integrity.
January 29th, 2017  
Wow. He sounds like quite a man. Great portrait.
January 29th, 2017  
Amazing. Will you get a picture of him taking off?
January 29th, 2017  
Solitude may me a close friend and a worst enemy. One year without human (and land!)
contact are a challenge beyond imagination! And I felt proud of having completed my 365 project!!!
January 29th, 2017  
He makes me feel like such a wuss. well done to all of you who gather to help fund him.
Guess his motto is "if your dreams don't scare you , they are not big enough"
January 29th, 2017  
Great portrait shot of this modern-day adventurer
January 29th, 2017  
Great portrait of a very brave man Fav
January 29th, 2017  
Wow! What a guy. And the portrait seems to do him justice. FAV.
January 29th, 2017  
Striking portrait. Fav! A true and wonderful man from your description. May his second journey be a truly magnificent voyage. Greatly admire his courage.
January 29th, 2017  
An expressive portrait
January 29th, 2017  
Its an amazing story.
January 29th, 2017  
A determined man. I am sure you will let us know when he sets off -- I look forward with interest to following his progress.
January 30th, 2017  
He looks so normal! Just kidding. I admire his dream and his determination to follow it through.
January 31st, 2017  
@randystreat Actually Kathy, that's a great comment. There are people in life who do indeed look totally ordinary - insignificant even - but who do extraordinary things... that ought to encourage the rest of us!
January 31st, 2017  
What do heroes look like anyway? Super portrait, Richard
February 1st, 2017  
Incredible story, the portrait captures him well.
February 1st, 2017  
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