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Sweet Creek Falls
Patiently Waiting
Long Jump
Caution
Roof
Plod
Bound by...
Security Breach
Smart boy
It Was All A Dream
You Shall Not Pass
Red Riding Hood
Sugar Walls
Peeping Tom, Dick, Harry & Barry
El Capitan
Moments of giving
Splash. Ahh. Hes The Saviour of the Universe
Bahrain Horse Club
Belionota sumptuosa
Climbing Beetle
After the Rain in Roppongi
Bad weather coming our way
"Ugly Daisy "
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Red Riding Hood

This is a portrait of a porter, whose name I shamefully can’t remember. She joined my group and I on a three day trek with a bag hanging from her head and flip-flops on her feet. This image represents a physical manifestation of a change in my perspective. I named it ‘Red Riding hood’ based on the fable and its telling ‘not to stray from the path.’ I was brought up on the logic of building a family and providing a home. A path I deviated from. I made the decision to take some time out and experience other cultures. This particular experience, at an early stage in my travels, opened my eyes to many things. More specifically our porter was a true inspiration. She represents the breaking of that rule just as red riding hood did in her story, with a less dark ending... hopefully.

TAGS: Laos, Portrait

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Lower Morden, United Kingdom
Member since 2016
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Joe Powderham.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2016
Total Views: 52
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Luang Nampha, Laos