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Sunday, June 27, 2010

East Meets West


Two different cultures separated by continents and 1000s of years found each other in a small Midwest town. The sight of a very contemporary lady walking with a far eastern monk caught my eye as they passed by in deep discussion.

Two so very different people must have so much to talk about...to care about...to inquire about. And how did they end up in a small community of about 600 people? That is the payoff often times with photography...to capture a moment in time that at least on the surface holds such contrasts. The downfall of photography is that many times the image leaves unanswered questions. On the other hand, sites like "Write with Pictures" gives us the opportunity to project our own lives, our own answers to the images such as this.

If you haven't tried before...go to one of the sites such as the one above sometime and try your hand at adding your own narrative to images. It will often leave you with a sense of accomplishment after laying your reality on top of someone image.

Have a great Sunday and maybe you will have the chance to interact with another culture today??

Dan

4 comments:

Anna said...

Dan wow this is one is unique. Funny how we always have ways to meet. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

Sunny said...

A very interesting image. I like how the clothing colors match he flag.
Hope you had a delightful weekend.
☼ Sunny

Dan Felstead said...

Anna...It is always fun to visit with someone who is not from the area that you live in. That is why I like to travel so much.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny I had a very Hot weekend...but a good one! This is going to be a very hot Summer here in the Midwest this year.

Dan