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Subject: [Leica] Call to Prayer
From: joelct at (Joseph Low)
Date: Wed Apr 5 22:11:12 2006

             Hi Ted

             You should be a poet :-D

              Kind regards

             Joseph / Singapore

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Call to Prayer

Tina Manley showed:
Subject: [Leica] Call to Prayer

> Part of the Families of Abraham Project.  A Muslim father whispers the
> call to prayer in his newborn baby's ear.

Hi Tina,
A wonderful photograph no matter who what why where!  No need for words
because it's so captivating in itself, the tiny hand and the father in what
can be assumed a tender caring loving moment.

No we can't hear his "whispers," but there's an emotional feeling in the
picture that everyone must feel as I do. It's felt particularly more so by
an emotional jerk like myself and I find it a most captivating life moment
without words at all.

My verbal re-action quietly to myself as it opened?.... "Damn she's good!"
:-) And you show it each time you capture moments such as this!

I noticed in other posts analysis of the picture because of the description
and in this case where we really have no absolute visual indicating who what
why, I feel it would've been better to leave it un-captioned. Besides I
found the picture so strong in itself I never looked at the words. Nor do I
think it required any because the visual is so strong it doesn't need any.

Yes I can understand words when the exhibition is hung, that's different
than posting a photograph to a group of supposedly visual astute folks.


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