Monday, December 17, 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Atop the Great Wall of China

As I took a closer look at this picture, I thought the color, slight as it is, takes away from the picture. So I converted it to black and white. I'm leaving the original up but wanted this one up even if just for comparison.

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Something about this young boy looking out from this high vantage point amongst the vastness of China told me I needed to take this picture. It's among my favorites (of the non-Lily shots that is) from our trip. Taken July 07.


Carmi said...

This image is powerful beyond words. Having recently visited China, I understand what must have gone through your mind as you composed this magical shot.

My WW contribution is now posted here:

This week, I'm also participating in an online effort to help find a young woman who went missing in Montreal. If you know anyone who lives in this region, I hope you'll drop by my blog and follow the link.

Thanks so much, and happy WW!


Not Afraid to Use It said...

That is amazing. Simply and utterly amazing. I hope you have that framed on your wall. And send it to National Geographic while you are at it!

Pamela said...

it is a great picture. Probably the closest I'll ever get to the wall

Roger said...

It's a awesome photo!! Good WW to you & Happy Holidays!! Idaho Daily Photo

Robin said...

What a fantastic shot for WW. It's beautiful. It leaves the viewer (at least this one) wanting to know more)--did he know you were there, where were his shoes, what was he looking at, for starters.

Very artistic :).


Yen said...

WOW! That is such an amazing shot! Simply breathtaking! :D
Here's mine for today!
Yen's Wordless
Happy Holidays!!!

Lil Knitter said...

Wow, awesome photo! I would have to agree that this is magazine material.
Happy WW!

napaboaniya said...

The boy proved he's not afraid of heights!! Nice picture :)
Merry X'mas!

Natalie said...

That really is a great shot!

Come visit my Wordless Wednesday if you get a moment! :)

smarmoofus said...

It is striking. From your blurb underneath, I take it you did not know the boy?


Diana said...

Some pictures capture your heart and imagination...thanks for sharing!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful Photo! Glad you took it. My son was there in November of 07!

Autumn said...

What a great shot!

2cents said...

this is one of the gorgeous photos today , thanks for sharing.
Mine is up at 4Seasonsofmylife. Hope you can visit me too.

vixensden said...

It is so compelling. You are right to have it as one of your favorites.

Happy WW

Sherry said...

An incredible shot.

Cheri said...

Great work.