Photo and caption by Rita Mantarro
While taking a walk in a city park to enjoy the warm colors of autumn, I saw this old man walking in front of me. I only had a simple digital point-and-shoot camera which I always carry with me and took a quick photo of him before he disappeared behind the top of the path. Usually the falling leaves of autumn and oldness are somehow associated to melancholy in the collective imagination, but the calm and serene pace of the man conveyed to me to a feeling of tranquillity instead and that made the difference. Shot on November 23, 2012.
Location: Torino, La Pellerina Park