Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dry Humour

Surfers Never Throw In The Towel

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Warm afternoon. Perfect autumn weather. Low cloud. Plenty of sunshine. One of the world's most famous beaches. Surf's good, without being spectacular. That's every surfer's late-autumn prayer, isn't it?

We were just leaving Bondi Beach in Sydney, walking through the main car park to our vehicle, when I saw this. You've got to give this person a big thumbs-up for clear thinking.

He or she had obviously finished surfing for the day (evidence: surfboard strapped to the roof rack) and had decided to go in search of something to eat or drink.

No point leaving a wet towel on the back seat, is there? So it's been draped carefully through the rear passenger door and then the car's been locked.


For earlier posts in this series, check out The Doors Archive.

26 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

Your door shots are some of my favorites, in fact I snapped couple while at the beach. I'd love for you to see them.

Gaston Studio said...

What is it about doors that make such fantastic photos?

Love the towel and very smart thinking of that dude.

jinksy said...

I wonder whether sky-scrapers provided the inspiration for the design on the towel? Can't stop seeing it as multi story blocks...

Leslie: said...

Yep, good thinking on his part and quick thinking on yours! Cool towel!

Mojo said...

Not only did his towel get dry, but at least part of the car stayed shaded and not quite so hot when he got back in. Clever indeed. I wonder if he worked out where the sun was going to hit hardest before deciding which window to use for a clothesline...

I went for something a little more stationary...
The Doors #10: "Who Knew That Was There?"

Maddy said...

We used to do that too when we live in SA........not in the same mode any more, mores the pity
Cheers

Babooshka said...

That title! How do you do it so onsisitently. Ingenious way to dry the towel, especially if he lived here on windy isle.

katherine. said...

and it probably doubled as a changing room....

(your door series could be a meme...the number of participants would be huge)

The Things We Carried said...

An idea I may steal! A nice way to allow the sand to drop from the towels.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm launching a new photo meme called Think Green Thursday tonight. Would you like to join in?

http://thinkgreenthursday.blogspot.com/

A Cuban In London said...

And also the towel dries quicker. Good thinking indeed.

Greetings from London.

Moannie said...

You are too funny, Sir Knight.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Very clever interpretation of your theme, David! Love this!

vicki archer said...

Never let it be said that a surfer doesn't like his comfort! xv

Artist Unplugged said...

Blowing in the wind....works!

imac said...

Touch of the wet n dry stuff here.lol.

FireLight said...

Not a surfer but a swimmer here. Soon it will be the season of wet towels, flip flops, and sand in your swim suit!
I would say that whoever had this set up is a long time surfer!

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Maggie May said...

Yeah...... I've seen people do that. Makes a great photo though!

Tumblewords: said...

How clever!

Jay said...

It's a neat idea, for sure! Someone is a creative thinker!

Jientje said...

I love this doors series! But this is very clever thinking indeed!

Cath said...

Also an excellent screen for changing! Great thinking.

The Dental Maven said...

That's sure to catch on.

Corey~living and loving said...

interesting shots. I bet the towel dried quickly that way.
have a great day. I'm celebrating earth day over at my place.

Sarah Lulu said...

I remember now (but had forgotten) doing exactly that ..as a teenager at Avalon Beach (north of Sydney) ...

Thank you for reminding me!

San said...

That top photo stopped me. Your perspective played up the shadings on the towel so perfectly--it appeared three-dimensional and I was quite puzzled. You have the eye, David!