Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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16 comments:

  1. Pretty cool shot. I think though, I'm more distracted by the kid on the left squatting on that post. :-)

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  2. You should be distracted by the kid on the left........ and I hoped that you would be since the kid, is in fact her son. I liked the irony here since she didnt seem to be noticing him doing acrobatics and balancing on the post...

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  3. It's a story telling shot for sure. Well done Sir!

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  4. Either she didn't notice or didn't care. :-)

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  5. I would like to think that she did care, but cared more about the reflection. In her defence, there was no real danger... but as Baron says, a story nonetheless...

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  6. Ah, it is a kid. At first I couldn't understand it at all and looked at the photo on three different monitors - I couldn't match the shoes with the head. I suppose I would be still wondering if not for your explanation.
    I can't explain why but I am a little bit creeped out by the foto (that's good of course - evoking emotions with a photo, :-))

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  7. I find it a little narsasistic (spelling?).... she is standing there staring, head on, and it is like everyone else whose reflection is in the mirror, is also staring, the guy on the right is catching a glimpse, the one on the left is staring and it is difficult to see whether they are staring at her or at themselves. The child adds the discomfort I think... he is innocently playing on the side but while you see him, the discomfort of all the staring eyes overpowers it... maybe I am reading too much but I have a similar feeling...

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  8. Shaun, yeah .. hm ... little bit spooky ... only living moving thing is the boy ... hm ...

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  9. Please, have mercy on the mother. Imagine - she has to pay attention to this jumping thing 24/7. After few years - she knows - the kid will survive. Give the woman a chance to glance ot the mirror /window reflection/ and see - I'm still pretty - I am not just my kid's personal assistant! Great shot! I really enjoy your work!

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  10. ellievellie .. .. ::::))))) Great comment... I have no response for that...

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  11. Shaun - what you captured is a moment that many mothers around the world understand. Look at the woman. She is beautiful. Hair is done, dress full of color, sexy clevage decorated handfully with jewlery, bare sholders /Michelle Obama's empowerment trend/. This woman is gorgeous. And nobody around cares. Her boy thinks she exists just to serve him, and the rest of the world is just busy running somewhere. She looks at herself. May be she thinks: It is OK - I still got it - I just have to keep trying - one day he will grow up and somebody may notice I'm a woman, not just a mother.

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  12. ellievellie: I think I should post the "follow" on picture that I have to this one.... I will in a couple of days time. It is interesting, and will provoke more comment... I suppose you are right though. It was a moment. It was like everything stood still for her right then and there... she does look hopeful I suppose, perhaps that she still "has it"....

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  13. I like to mix things up sometimes, so I'll throw this in if we don't know for sure she's the mom. Maybe she's an aunt or even an older sister.

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  14. Z.... regardless I see that you think she is related....?

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  15. Z... Perhaps even more stressed out looking after a kid that age....

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  16. See, now I don't find her narcissistic in the least.
    I reckon those blokes trying to look like they are not looking at themselves are displaying more vanity.
    She doesn't even seem like she is looking at herself but rather somewhere off in the distance - a bit like she is zoned out - she doesn't even seem like she sees herself at all!
    If anything it looks like she is removed from the scene - kinda like when you have one of those out of body experiences - looking down on yourself while the world swirls around you.
    And for some reason those little wheels on her bag look so poignant.

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