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Out of the ruins *
21-JUN-2006 Joshua Tanzer

Out of the ruins *

Halabja, Iraq

Boy in the rubble of buildings bombed by Saddam Hussein.

(Taken with a 5D. I moved up from my old 10D because I needed very high-res images for a project.)

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
1/100s f/11.0 at 135.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Joshua Tanzer04-Jul-2006 22:07
Thanks! I wouldn't have thought of the square crop if not for this contest, but it seems just right to me too, since he's framed by so many squares.

This boy just appeared out of nowhere while I was taking boring shots of rubble in a bombed-out lot, and he posed perfectly and serenely without a word. (Not that I would have understood a word if he'd said one.) I'm still pondering the Mona Lisa smile. It was a paradoxical city -- filled with sadness over the 5,000 people lost in chemical weapons attacks, but also teeming with young kids. An amazing experience.
elips03-Jul-2006 16:14
Great portrait, Joshua. The square crop works really well with all the square elements in the image and the small human in the middle. Good work! ~Sharon