Metaphor

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UploadedNovember 27, 2007
TakenMarch 11, 2004
MakePentax Corporation
ModelPENTAX Optio 550
Exposure1/238 sec at f/3.2
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.8 mm
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I don’t see this as a contrast between the statue and the disabled man in the wheelchair. On the contrary, the statue is a metaphor for the man’s spirit, his determination to overcome his limits.

32 responses

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    Great shot. I also see the statue looking to heaven while the man only dreams of being free to be part of the world outside as he gazes out the window. Reminds me of Laslow's hierarchy of needs. The statue has attained physical perfection so dreams of a higher existence while the man with his physical challenges still wishes to attain something more earthly.

  • Amanda Means

    Amanda Means gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    Very powerful.

  • Amanda Minatra

    Amanda Minatra (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    powerful.

  • paul moore

    paul moore gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    just stunning

  • Kristin Mitchell

    Kristin Mitchell (Deleted) said (29 Nov 2007):

    There's a poem, I remember, about a man begging outside st Francis church of Assisi, by Norman MacCaig, a famous Scots writer.
    Available here:
    http://www.jacobite.org.uk/maccaig/xpoems/assisi.html
    Your photo reminds me of that poem.

  • Sotiris Dimopoulos

    Sotiris Dimopoulos said (3 Dec 2007):

    This shot is 1000 words.

  • kopi

    kopi (Deleted) said (8 Dec 2007):

    Outstanding photograph

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (19 Feb 2008):

    Thank you, each and every one of you. Your wonderful comments on this picture mean a lot to me.

  • Kathryn Grimes

    Kathryn Grimes said (28 Apr 2008):

    Beautiful. You didn't even have to explain this picture. It speaks your words for you.

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (9 May 2008):

    Exelent.Very strong message.

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (23 May 2008):

    Beautiful!! Thank for sharing your vision with this image...You opened my eyes just a little more, and that is good...

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Alexis this is such an inspiring image indicative of the power of the human spirit in spite of adversity - voted many times over if I could !

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2008):

    Another of your amazing shot! Great job. My vote

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (15 Aug 2008):

    Powerful - no words required... Alexis, I think this is so far one of the best and most deserving entries to "Faith"!!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful!! Well seen and said! :)

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (24 Aug 2008):

    Thank you very very much. This image is very special to me, so I appreciate your encouragement even more.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    Outstanding in every way, Alexis!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Incredbile.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    My vote...again

  • Ralph Komives

    Ralph Komives (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2008):

    I voted, very powerful.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    I am very moved by this.

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Speechless

  • morgan jones

    morgan jones said (22 Sep 2008):

    Incredible! Voted!

  • Kathi Moore

    Kathi Moore gave props (26 Sep 2008):

    very power for Alexis. What an awesome capture.

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    One of the most involving shots I've seen anywhere. Such visceral thoughts come up instantly upon sight. A truly great shot.

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (10 Oct 2008):

    excellent. just tragic, almost as if the statue has turned its head away from the wheelchair.

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    I am moved, beautifully shot and written....

  • UnEasy

    UnEasy gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Brilliant Alexis. Inspired. My vote for sure.

  • peter

    peter said (18 Aug 2009):

    all said

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (7 Sep 2009):

    Perfect entry for this theme-

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (29 Jan 2010):

    Super capture. Very very inspiring!

  • Megan Bailey

    Megan Bailey gave props (25 May 2011):

    Very moving image. Love this.

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