A justaposition of hats and a running boy

It is Saturday morning; so time to scan all the “Week in Pictures” for fun and beautiful images. I found two that I really like this week. The big news in the United States is, of course, Pope Francis’ visit, and there is this clever image by Tony Gentile for Reuters showing a clever juxtaposition of heads or hats.Pope Francis is being greeted by Cuba’s President Raul Castro as he arrived to lead a Mass in the city of Holguin, Cuba.

The second is from the other side of the world by Alex Ogle of AFP Getty Images and show a boy in India running with youthful enthusiasm, not to mention stamina, up the steps of the Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri village in Rajasthan on Sept. 24, 2015. For just a few hours on one day each year local residents are permitted to descend into the 100-foot-deep, 1,200-year-old stepwell. The action of the boy contrasts beautifully against the sheer geometry of the stepwell, creating a marvelous photograph. An interesting aspect, for me, is the dark area of shadows in the lower right. Some might argue that this should have been cropped out. But in my view it adds an air of enigma to the photograph. The image is reminiscent of Willy Ronis‘  classic Le Petit Parisien, 1952.





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