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photoblog image Through my eyes

Through my eyes

I took a shot of her and I didn't even study her facial expression before I took the photograph, but I spent hours looking at the picture on my camera. Her eyes, to me, are filled with some sort of story. I  might be wrong but her eyes hold so much sadness.  I think back to when I was a kid, which wasn't too long ago, and savour the memories of my carefree attitude. 

I realize that in our world today children have seen a lot more than they can handle....they've experienced things we can't even imagine. With everything that happens in the world today it's any wonder how we can all stay sane.

This will be the last of this series. Thank you all for your comments and time.  : D

 

Through my eyes

I took a shot of her and I didn't even study her facial expression before I took the photograph, but I spent hours looking at the picture on my camera. Her eyes, to me, are filled with some sort of story. I  might be wrong but her eyes hold so much sadness.  I think back to when I was a kid, which wasn't too long ago, and savour the memories of my carefree attitude. 

I realize that in our world today children have seen a lot more than they can handle....they've experienced things we can't even imagine. With everything that happens in the world today it's any wonder how we can all stay sane.

This will be the last of this series. Thank you all for your comments and time.  : D

 

comments (16)

This is a great shot Ada, pretty li'l girl. Real good stuff.
Ada Emihe: Thank you much Sesan
Why can't I likey it?
Ada Emihe: bloody SC....Try again..lol... grin
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 27 Aug 2008, 00:44
She looks very sad and pensive, indeed. The eyes just reach out and grab the viewer.
Ada Emihe: They really do Red Pen. Thank you much.
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 27 Aug 2008, 01:47
Nice capture.
Ada Emihe: Thank you much chichi...
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam
  • 27 Aug 2008, 04:24
The boy yesterday and the girl today...they go together, Ada, and would make an incredible diptych. There is sadness here, indeed. You nailed.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Ginnie...
National Geographic stuff or Time magazine. U captured some emotions here...good work.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Babz...such a huge compliment. Thank you.
  • FLOOG
  • The meadows of my mind
  • 27 Aug 2008, 07:06
It can be all too easy to misinterpret stories from a single frame, but my goodness, there is so much sadness in her eyes, the windows to her soul.

For me, a very powerful image, Ada
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Floog....
Nice tender image, Ada.
Ada Emihe: Thank you much Chad...
She looks thoughtful and a little sad - the expression seems at odds with the painted flower on her cheek.
Ada Emihe: Thanks so much Ian..it is quite a contrast. Her sad eyes and the flower on her cheek.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 10:40
Sad eyes, good photograph.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Blackdog.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 11:37
Really nice candid shot Ada.

While I like to think that I'm succeeding as a parent (...it's a stretch sometimes, but I think I can just about convince myself), I'm in no doubt that society makes a pretty poor relation. Even though there's no glint in this little girl's eyes, it's easy to see her world reflected there.
Ada Emihe: Lovely words Harv. Thank you so much. Sorry for my late reply, work has been hectic.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 13:54
This is my fav of the three, works great in mono, a very serious looking youmg lady but the flower on her cheek tells me she's not like that all the time.
Ada Emihe: Thank you padraig. I love your interpretation. The flower on her cheek was painted on. Most of the kids had something on their body that day...
Yes real sadness ... great shot Ada.
richard
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Richard.
A very good picture Ada but I wonder what is behind the expression
Ada Emihe: Thank you Chris. I wonder as too...I wish her well.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 27 Aug 2008, 21:16
fabulous series of people shots Ada and for me you saved the best for your last, stunning shot.
Ada Emihe: Thank you Tim.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 3 Sep 2008, 08:13
if eyes being the windows to the soul is corny, i'm a farmer with a singular appetite for calluses and you've served the sweetest corn soup.

i'm often drawn to study emotions writ large in people's eyes. no whys or wherefores, just plain appreciation of who we are as humans and because i believe language limits us.

lovely capture, Ada. her expression is imprinted on my mind.
Ada Emihe: Thank you so much Terry.....I can't believe I just saw this comment. So sorry for the late reply. I agree with what you are saying and I see your people shots. reat stuff, you have a way of capturing depth in your photographs. Something I am still trying to get a hang of. I love your blog actually, and this shot was inspired by your work. Thank you Terry.

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