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Being Different

Being Different


I have mixed feelings when looking at this image. A combination of joy as I look at the lady staring at my direction with a coming smile, the boy sitting dazed in deep thoughts, while the girl looks dazzled. What draws me to the shot most is the little girl having pale almost colorless skin and brown hair. A very disturbing yet eye catching image as she doesn't fit in with the rest of the people beacuse of her appearance.

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Cliff26-Aug-2007 19:03
Interesting, colourful and enigmatic !
Great work !
Aivar Mikko12-Jun-2007 18:22
Excellent trio. Well taken. V.
Martha Albuquerque02-Jun-2007 11:47
yes, diversity of moods and feelings and you've just frozen this moment with maestry, Tricia my dear... gmv*
Patricia Lay-Dorsey02-Jun-2007 02:44
I am attracted to the diversity shown in this photo. Diversity in responses to you, the photographer. Diversity in physical appearance. Diversity in age. A most beautiful photo.
Dan Ng28-May-2007 02:56
I noticed the contrast from the thunmbnail and I feel the image shows the spectrum of human appearance and yet we are all the same. V.
Phil Douglis27-May-2007 21:07
I don't find this image disturbing at all, Tricia. It is certainly incongruous and unexpected, but it makes the point that being "different" is not, in itself, a "handicap" but rather an advantage. This child adds striking diversity and beauty, in her own way, to this family. (Assuming, of course that it is a family, and that the child is not a temporary visitor.) There is also a strongly incongruous contrast between the little girl's reaction to your presence and the reactions of the others. It is an image that asks more questions of the viewer than it answers -- leaving it up to each of us to see whatever we wish to see here.
1moremile27-May-2007 21:01
Awesome work as usual. You really know how to capture the right moments.
Of course, voted.
Nestor27-May-2007 19:52
It looks like a break from the selling of there home made merchandise.
she wants to know why you are taking her picture, hope you told her she was going to be in your great blog gallery!
Guenter Eh27-May-2007 15:19
Thanks for sharing this interesting and very compelling shot! Indeed - the different expressions of the subjects you captured are making this foto!
Vince27-May-2007 15:14
Nice work and great color. Vote.
Terri Steele27-May-2007 14:41
I love the fact that the little red-haired girl is different! I am a bit of a square peg myself, so I always love to celebrate diversity! And here, you've shown that those with differences can meld together nicely. Excellent photograph ;)
Char27-May-2007 14:01
Hi Tricia,
That's the first thing I noticed as I studied your picture before I read your caption. Beautiful colours, wonderful scene and excellent capture all the way around. \/
Katie Chew27-May-2007 13:41
Beautiful colors. V
Kevin Sargent27-May-2007 12:37
Fascinating! V
CM Kwan27-May-2007 12:25
A great picture with beautiful colours and a story! V
Marcia Colelli27-May-2007 12:12
great capture, wonderful color. Wonderful story behind the shot. V
Eric Carrčre27-May-2007 10:17
Beautiful picture and Story Tricia ;o)
zyziza27-May-2007 10:14
Sharp eye Tricia! V
Enny27-May-2007 09:21
great shot Tricia, well seen and done.
Victoria27-May-2007 09:04
Beautiful colours ,fantastic emotions
Anna Wnuk27-May-2007 08:45
Wonderful story, Tricia. But for me, rather the boy is the one doesn't fit in, as he's deep ih his thoughts, while the gitl and the woman are obviously sharing a moment looking into your camera. But that's just my interpretation. Well seen and well captured! v.
marie-jose wolff27-May-2007 07:44
Excellent image!
I like the clothes with marvelous colors ans details.
Jessica-C27-May-2007 07:38
Certainly she's a stand-out, obviously pulling me into the scene.
Olaf Herrig27-May-2007 07:36
Excellent Image, well seen! V.
Andrew Vincent27-May-2007 07:23
I don't find it disturbing, I find it a joyful bringing together of cultures! Beautiful shot! VOTE!
Banhup Teh27-May-2007 06:02
NIce compo, nice colours and a unique character that also attracted my attention. Excellent capture with a story to tell, Tricia. Well done. GMV!
Paco López27-May-2007 04:59
Very good capture!!! Great shot, Tricia! v!!
Jean D27-May-2007 03:23
Well captured!
CIS27-May-2007 03:06
A beautiful shot of people sharing a moment with you and us through the camera. Tremendous details!!!
Dr. Michael G. Mathews27-May-2007 02:50
My immediate response was definitely the same. She's definitely somewhat out of place, though the next though I had was the marvelous color and details on the clothes on all them. Wonderful shot. Very interesting for sure.
Kaden Kratzer27-May-2007 02:47
What's so disturbing about being different? Its not her that is disturbing
as much as those you do not accept her for what she is. Unique as all of us.
"If I diminish you, I diminish myself".
carol j. phipps27-May-2007 02:18
Yes, thought-provoking portrait! The red hair and fair skin does stand out.