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Running Away

By Spike68
The little girl runs away from home, in search of independence. With her trusty dolly tucked under her arm and dummy in mouth, she gazes expectantly out on the waiting world. Will fortune continue to shine on her?

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: User_Removed, fourfive, Consulo and 19 more

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pcheywood 16 1.3k England
29 Mar 2006 6:22AM
Great image.

29 Mar 2006 6:25AM
this is an old train, the type I might have used to run away, when I was this age.
Nice composition and story, but not convinced the little girl is running away, nice feel to it though, maybe it doesn't go with the story.
Love the colours and tone.
take care
29 Mar 2006 6:32AM
Nice photo... you're stretching it a bit with the running away theme, but love the boots
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Mar 2006 6:34AM
Very good image indeed
Boyd 18 11.2k 11 Wales
29 Mar 2006 6:39AM
Poignant stuff. I'm not crying it's just a bit of dust in my eye...

ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 6:48AM
Great light and shadow, lovely exposure.
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 6:58AM
Great mood, not so sure about the story.
There is a very endearing innocence to the pic.
timwilson 16 181 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 7:06AM
Love the concept.

Being picky, I'd be tempted to correct the perspective in the picture, so that the edge of the window is vertical. I'd also be tempted to darken the window a touch, as I find it a touch distracting being so bright. That said, it's a tough shot to get the lighting to look right, so congrats with result anyway!

GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 7:23AM
Lovely portrait with great atmosphere!

*where can I get wellies like that???
bargee 18 5
29 Mar 2006 7:54AM
Nice picture whatever the merits. Hope fortune does continue to shine on her.
hannnahhh 16 2
29 Mar 2006 8:16AM
ace ace photo, billiant colours and so imaginitive - the border and title completly ruin it though, sorry
CP_01 16 1
29 Mar 2006 8:16AM
I like this..really dramatic story've captured the emotion very well. Great work.
Spike68 15 5
29 Mar 2006 8:27AM
Thanks for your comments, guys. I have tried some of your ideas, especially Tim's. Sorting out the perspective of the window has indeed improved the image; strange, I didn't even spot that! I also darkened the window, but it seemed to remove some of the impact (and thus emotion) of the image. And Hannah, don't worry I have removed the border... you were spot on!

Anyway I am glad some people liked it; in my profile I say I am still seeking that elusive first good photo of my daughter. I hope I have now achieved that. I just hope she won't try to run away again!
29 Mar 2006 9:29AM
This works on so many levels. I love this. Well done.

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