A young girl is wandering around the thousand crosses of the American Cemetery above "Omaha Beach", in Normandy, where the 6th of June 1944 many young soldiers died to free Europe from Nazism.
I see this little girl as a sign of hope for the future generations, that they might live in a world free from war.
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yquem46 (38750) 2011-09-23 6:11
A nice shot with great visual impact and symbolism
I like the lines of crosses, one at extreme right with a rose at its foot, and the color contrast between the green lawn and the red clothes of the little girl
Very well done Stefano
Best to you
selizabeth (168) 2011-09-23 6:18
A beautiful contrast both from the colors and the meaningful objects/subjects.
serp2000 (43594) 2011-09-23 6:29
Very nice composition, attractive colours. I like your idea, this is very positive message to society. Impressive geometry, fine POV.
bema (26425) 2011-09-23 6:33
may your kind wish come true..soon !
beside that an really captivating picture, the colors are strange and especially the little girl in red is eye-catching too..
have a nice weekend, see you soon, regards Bernd
KLB (23723) 2011-09-23 6:36
That's a shot about transmission to the young generation and about the duty of memory...
The american cemetery of Colleville conjures deep emotions. It's in the same time beautiful and quiet. It's also a place of hope. And of course, it's sad and deeply moving... Your picture translates this special atmosphere.
Very powerful, compliments.
BennyV (16393) 2011-09-23 7:01
Strong and effective. Great how the red is such a contrast here. Red, not for blood, Mars or wars, but a sign of hope, for once.
yzzabelle (257) 2011-09-23 7:09
Very touching picture of Death and Life meeting in Colors. Nice and meaningful composition. One of the best photos i've seen on TE
delnaja (2056) 2011-09-23 7:16
Eye-catching and strong image. Love this touch of red and the composition choosen.
annjackman (21813) 2011-09-23 7:20
This is a very beautiful and emotional image. The lines of white crosses on the neat green grass provide a graphic background for the small girl in red. Superb quality picture. A favourite for me.
dale54 (7279) 2011-09-23 8:04
very nice pic,stefano hi!!wonderfull pic,with girl in red,among all those white crosses!very good work!color and light just right.have a good weekend. dr
prasun984 (5590) 2011-09-23 9:00
very nice composition by this child in the cemetery where thousand of crosses present...like the red-white-green colors combination...
good DOF controlled...nice color tones & sharpness also...
Very good shot with nice informative Note...
ashres (1055) 2011-09-23 9:19
Nicely captured photo. the composition is good. girl wandering around cemetery is meaningful. nice photo.
Jeppo (17645) 2011-09-23 9:47
mi piace molto la bimba che "rompe" con la sua presenza e la sua tutina rossa il pattern bicromatico del cimitero.
quelle file di croci sono veramente impressionanti...
ricochet (9696) 2011-09-23 10:00
A superb image very well composed, very nice graphic touch and the presence of the child in red give a great impact.
besnard (56030) 2011-09-23 11:49
Un superbe cliché empreint d'émotion et de simplicité. La petite fille ajoute une note de couleur.
Bravo et bonne soirée.
Glint (6171) 2011-09-24 10:18
I am moved by the symbolism of this image and also its graphic quality.The bright pink that the little girlis wearing is as you suggest, a sihn of hopr and indeed optimism about the future.
mesutilgim (94024) 2011-09-24 12:23
A capture with great pov and layout ; but most important; a great symbolism. It tells many stroies.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Nard (6972) 2011-09-24 13:18
Beautiful composition. I particularly like the contrast between the death and the youth. A splendid graphical effect with the white cross standing out the grass and the red dresses. I like the line made by the cross. What is she thinking about?
kLe (2196) 2011-09-24 23:48
I have visited last summer this place and I was impressed by its beauty and symbolism. I took some photos and I have seen some others but yours is one of the best.
Good sharpness, perfect colors, great perspective. The little girl is an excellent addition because the color of her clothesm, her size (almost as big a one cross) and because the idea that she represents.
On the right-bottom corner there is something that add a similar value: a red flower reminds that this place is still visited by relatives of those that are here buried.
ebingul (1984) 2011-09-25 6:13
I liked the title very much,as well as the photo itself.Great compo,POV,DOF and colours.You are a creative photographer,congratulations and best regards.
olive224 (2719) 2011-09-25 10:07
It's truly a great image that you share with us here
i like the contrast of colors between cold deathy crosses and reddish alive little girl !!
An image that make us think and remember.... isn'it the major purpose of the photographer ???
Thanks for sharing stefano
macjake (66648) 2011-09-30 1:03
amazing how much that little girl makes to the photo.
the entire atmosphere and mood changes simply from her presence.
such a lovely composition for so many reasons.
I'm sure the family of the girl would be so pleased to have this photo.
maloutim (9639) 2011-10-05 1:45
Questa è una bella foto a proposito d'un soggetto bello pero triste.
Eccellente inclusione della ragazzina in rosso fra le linee di croci bianche sull'erba verde.
Da una composizione ottima, con una buona profondità di campo, un delizioso contrasto di colori, e al tempo stesso, ci fa riflessere che le guerre non devono existere nel futuro di questi bambini.
Ingenioso colpo d'occhio con l'inclusione del fiore rosso che ricorda i vestiti della bambina.
PS. Ho respondito a tua critica di mia foto del fresco.
CLODO (33864) 2011-10-06 4:05
coming back in your gallery, I discover this stunning picture: symetry of the crosses but a young girl in a strong point is so eye catching with her red cloth, contrasting with the green grass of this cemetry.
lpi (4857) 2011-10-07 13:05
Une photo très forte d'émotion...la composition est très bien réussi!
Joli coup d'oeil!
Fellini (6407) 2011-10-24 0:58
Nooo è troppo perfetta: o è tua figlia o l'hai pagata!
E' da manuale comunque....
adidas5nb (5743) 2012-08-30 19:45
that is a gripping pic.like how you have created impact with the crosses.great symbolism.
- Copyright: stefano marcellini (smarcell) (19965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-22
- Categories: Event
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): All Saints War Cemeteries. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-23 6:03
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