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Sunrise in October
Butterfly Wing
Balloon Director
Baby girl
This is what I call Molly-style napping!
Bubbly Navona
Motionless Beauty
Autumn Splendor at Bond Falls
The girl and her birds
Disappearing in the woods
Guy Fawkes Witch
A window into humanity
Cows walking down the road
Grandma
Soulful Eyes
Henningsvar, Norway - Lofoten Islands
Monsoon Storm
Big collored beak.
Birds big family.
The morning sun reflecting the artistic brilliance of a spider web
A mother tenderly snuggling her cherubic baby
Storm attack in the village
Mama deer finding time for a cool dip in the stream on a hot summer afternoon
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A window into humanity

An old woman; a street beggar in front of what used to be a monastery asking for help while onlookers in line waiting to gain access seem too absorbed in conversation, their smart phones or perhaps even their own thoughts. The glass panes showing their reflection is in turn a call to reflect on our own humanity. The old woman is framed by a rigid, metal square representing her desperation and sense of helplessness. The window serves the dual purpose of granting the camera access, as well as a providing a sense of entrapment and inability to ultimately change her situation.

TAGS: People, Portugal, Travel

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Member since 2018
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 19, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: E-M5MarkII
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO640
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