Thursday, December 23, 2010

Archive Photo of the Day: Eva in the rain


Eva in the rain, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
In May of 2008, the volunteer program at Mount Rainier National Park won the George Hartzog Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and along with the park Superintendent and myself, we got to bring along two volunteers to represent our program. We brought George Coulbourn and Eva Meassick. One of our perks was a guided tour of a selection of the monuments on the National Mall, and though the day started out with decent weather, by the time we got to the FDR Memoral it was pouring down rain. At one point I looked over and saw Eva standing slightly apart, and the look on her face compelled me to snap a picture. I love this shot because, unlike so many others, it's impossible to know what's going on in Eva's mind. She's not smiling for the camera, it's a completely candid moment, her thoughts lost in the rain.

What do you think: is the effect enhanced by black and white?

Eva black and white, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.

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