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03-MAY-2004 Sean McHugh

Dorgali, Sardinia

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
1/640s f/4.0 at 200mm (320mm at 35mm equivalent) and iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Guest 12-May-2004 14:59
superlative. the facial expressions, the handclasp, the clutching of the green leaves... don't know how you did it!
Guest 10-May-2004 11:07
I may be a little more cynical than Phil and say that 'tradition' here can mean, "I will wear head-to-toe black, no matter how hot and sweaty I get", but they are wonderful cooks... That said, there is the human side to tradition, which is all about real values, friendship and support as Phil says. This is a great image, and what makes it appealing to me is the defiant determination (to maintain tradition?) shown by the leading subject.
Anna Yu09-May-2004 04:33
A magnificent capture, great composition, contrasts and expressions.
Phil Douglis09-May-2004 02:52
This is more than just "wonderful," Sean. It is a moving study of human support. As I note in my own instructional galleries, abstraction, incongruity, and human values are the three keys to visual expression. If ever there was a photographic defining "support" -- which is among the most important of human values -- this is it. This photo is all about survivors, and the support you have expressed here keeps such survivors going. It is a timeless image -- just as Sardinia itself must be timeless place.

This is probably your best image in this gallery, and has to also be among the most powerful on pbase as well.


Phil Douglis
Georgia Roessler07-May-2004 12:45
Wonderful shot!