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Implied narrative – choose your own adventure

There is a story here…but I’m not telling what it is.  Please feel free to write a comment explaining the story you see in this photo.  I immediately felt the presence of a narrative that doesn’t match the reality at all, but this is a photo that is worth the proverbial “thousand words”.  Well, I think it is.

What do you think?

9 responses

  1. This is a brilliant photo!! It is truly a snapshot made into a photograph.

    August 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    • Thanks. Right place, right time. After I discovered how the first shot looked, I tried to recreate that feeling, but it was the moment, the “holy” moment, that I’m always looking for when I’m shooting.

      August 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  2. unfetteredbs

    love this amazing photo…

    August 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  3. crpeterson

    Looks like a little boy wishing he could play tennis, maybe wishing he had an easier more joy filled life. That’s just what immediately came to my head! I’m very curious about it!

    August 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    • Actually, my son was quite happy. We were out for a walk, around 8:00, and we came across this game. The look of the photo, however, gave me the same feeling of longing and exclusion.

      We were looking at Idul Fitri fireworks, so the mood of the actual situation is quite different than the photo.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  4. Very Nice! Although I now know the answer, it does look like a child wanting/longing to play tennis.

    August 22, 2012 at 4:55 am

  5. I would have titled this “I miss my dad”. I think the lighting gives a sombre mood to this shot, with the boy in the shade and the players in the light. Course, it’s your son and he is not missing his dad (apart from when you are at work!)

    Lovely capture – I love night photos. Something about them just speaks to my soul.

    August 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    • Thanks. I happily admit that this was an accident, but a good one. I shot this with the aperture set high to turn the lights into stars and my son wandered into the shot. It worked perfectly…if not luckily.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm