(Courtesy and copyright of LittleBlackBox. Taken with GRD II )
This is LittleBlackBox's entry for the Ricoh Forum Photo Contest for September, with a theme on School, Learning and Teaching. I voted for this photo because of its interesting composition that tells of the theme poetically. The left-to-upper-right diagonal shadows are pleasing to the eyes and give the viewers a sense of peace or smoothness as all such diagonal lines will theoratically do so to a photo (since general viewers will view a photo from left to right). Then look at the pensive exression on the face of the little girl, which is saying something to be interpreted differently by the viewers. The silence of the photo is at last broken, or more aptly, compensated by the running kid of whom the action is realised, too, by the shadow. It is clear from the shadows that the kids are carrying school bags. This is a very well done photo, unmistakably the best of all entries in my opinion.