While his parents listen to how Native people along the coast of Washington State, British Columbia, and Alaska continue time-honored practices in an ever-changing modern world the young child moves away to play with the prism of the light.
The National Museum of the American Indian
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naxius (16685) 2006-03-19 14:21
Very nice moment of this kids playing with the light..I think you find the good way to do a beautiful composition..There is nothing else except this kid and the light.
Paolo (41222) 2006-03-19 14:27
Hi Elaine, wodnerful shot. it remember me the SF movie of the 80's with that strong and colorful light that seems it's "capturing" the child!
great composition, colours and POV.
tjanze (5674) 2006-03-19 15:02
Excelent play with light.Good composition.Boy look like alien.I like rule of third here.Bravo!
arindam_thokder (3987) 2006-03-19 16:18
I am not sure if you have seen pictures in "Dream Life" of Trent Parke (Actually published in magnum), But this picture sure reminds me about that book. Such an excellent use of light. Great picture and love the rainbow in the Dark.
Bien (4745) 2006-03-20 1:48
Hi Elaine, This is a wonderful capture! I love the prism of the light falling on this young boy. The gesture of his hands is beautiful; the playfulness and innocence within. The strong contrast between the background and the subject does somehow give the illusion that aliens are about to take the boy with them! A master eye for this one! Sabine
feather (51130) 2006-03-20 5:04
Very unusual but successful shot. The thirds composition is just right. Well done
designsoul (21492) 2006-03-20 17:24
A magical shot, Elaine! Even the prism would be enough to fall on a child, but to capture him as he is holding his hands against the light that oozes down is making this shot even more beautiful... a perfect, wonder-ful capture!
Furachan (0) 2006-03-30 3:22
Remarkable image, Elaine against that pitch black background. Striking, bold and timely.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-03-31 12:39
A powerful image/text on different levels - different ways of seeing and accessing the world - I would say the verbal linguistic, categorising, naming of things way and the energetic relatrionship way - give us such different experiences and visions but both so important in their own way and giving us a greater range of choices. It is a magical moment in the same way as a different magic was woven for this child's parents.....a fantastically rich and succinct note.
Luan (12971) 2006-04-13 10:25
Eh it's a very nice picture Elaine, minimalistic but it works well. Such a strange situation, the light is excellent.
baladeva (252) 2008-07-13 23:38
lovely,..:) - thanks Elaine.
kschanna (6) 2009-03-07 6:30
You caught the best light Elaine and the fact that the rest of the frame is quite dark suits the overall picture so well.
Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14850)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-19 14:19
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