A Journey Through 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
All photos are copyrighted by Sean McHugh.
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superlative. the facial expressions, the handclasp, the clutching of the green leaves... don't know how you did it!
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.
A magnificent capture, great composition, contrasts and expressions.
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.