Premium Competition 2011 Q4 : Entry Number 221

Judges Comment

Some questions asked in this photograph. The observer is on the outside of a space in which a loner is sitting. Open River Oasis - the title says it all. A lot of room for imagination and dreams.

Photographers Comment

I had insomnia early one morning, gave up on sleep and grabbed my camera. This diner opens early and I was able to capture the gentleman deep in thought. I went in and sat next to him and although an agreeable man, he seemed a sad sort and not one for chatting. I shot this with a Cannon EOS Rebel XS. My name is Rachel Simmons and I began taking photographs about 2 ½ years ago and I absolutely love it. I’m very honored that my photo was recognized among so many outstanding others. Thank you!