After H.C. Andersen.
"The Little Match Girl" (Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne) is a fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about a girl who dies selling matches on a wintry New Year's Eve. It was first published in 1845. The tale has been adapted to various media.
On a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor girl selling matches on the street takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself. In their light, she sees several lovely visions including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward, sees a shooting star, and remembers such stars mean someone is dying. As she lights her last match, she sees a vision of her deceased grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. The child dies and her grandmother carries her soul to Heaven. The next morning, passers-by find the dead child in the nook, with a smile on her face.
Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 by the Idrissid descendants of the Prophet Mohammed. The town is known for its steep narrow streets with white and indigo lime washed buildings and houses with decorated doorways and red tile roofs.
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eversmile (11624) 2008-10-13 11:37
Yes indeed, a fairy tale shot, with a little girl in a labyrinthine city, and some initiatory ordeals to overcome. Excellent low POV that places us at the girl's level and beautiful blue color, full of nostalgia...
hispic (9619) 2008-10-14 2:02
Adorable shot, she plays perfectly the heroine of a fairy tale with a compelling action in the marvelous stage.
Best Regards, Hisashi
rasto1893 (360) 2008-10-15 0:10
This is very nice photo very nice view of the little girl beetween,good composition very nice mix of colours, It´s really like fairy tale photo, good sharpeness
My best Regards
- Copyright: Michael Levy (MichaelLevy) (651)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Cannon 40D, 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM, RAW, B+W 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-13 11:02