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The Passage of Time

By Dabow      
A child peers curiously through the glass of a public piece of art - Den Haag, Netherlands, 2008

This was a very lucky shot, in that all the elements just happened to line up nicely for me at the right time; the child looking up towards me in the foreground, my position mid-distance, and the disappearing figure where the top portion of my body should be. To me it represents the passage of time, aging, with youth and wonder in the foreground, reflection (me) at middle distance, and getting older/moving on in life with the figure in the background. Of course this is just my interpretation Smile

Probably also worth pointing out that there has been no digital manipulation to this photograph (apart from the obvious conversion to b&w and vignette)... all the elements as you see them were how they appeared at the time. The reflections and missing portions are all caused by the glass and mirrors of the art piece.

Tags: Netherlands Child Children Abstract Artwork Black and white Specialist and abstract The hague B and w Den haag Portraits and people

Voters: User_Removed, PeelNStick, digipix76 and 30 more

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PeelNStick 13 4 United States
25 Nov 2008 12:46PM
Very good abstract.

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25 Nov 2008 1:02PM
excellent photo. echos of Magritte with the man in the bg (you obviously) having a circle where his head should be, with another man walking away in your 'head'. Love the confusion
zozop 9 Hungary
25 Nov 2008 1:08PM
Luck is not a good excuse for a masterpiece Smile I love the expression on his face, and also the interpretation. Brilliant shot!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
25 Nov 2008 1:15PM
Most remarkable shot, and good for you for seeing this opportunity. I doubt it was luck, more like skillful observance.
Borzos 9
25 Nov 2008 1:53PM
Great idea, and extremely well presented!
25 Nov 2008 11:05PM
Lucky shot or not. Brilliant. Some famous golfer once said (after being told that he had a lucky shot) - "Strange that you say that - the harder I try the luckier I seem to get"
funkeldink 14 1.6k 1 Australia
26 Nov 2008 12:11AM
top stuff
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
26 Nov 2008 12:36AM
Love this! Shortlisted and added it to my favourites.
Gaucho 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 10:35PM
You keep mentioning how lucky you are. With all due respect, nobody is this lucky! Remarkable photographs.

covey 13 1.7k Ireland
27 Nov 2008 11:48AM
Another superb photo.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jan 2009 6:38PM
Amazing shot; very unusual and well done.

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