Books by Michael Charles Messineo
Look closely ... the camels are the little white lines in the picture.
The black you see are just the shadows!! This view is directly overhead
from a very high altitude as the shadows are painted across the desert floor.
This starkly beautiful overhead image of shadows cast by a caravan of camels trekking across desert sands is the brilliant work of photographer George Steinmetz, whose work has been featured on the cover of National Geographic.
His latest passion is photographing the world's deserts while piloting a
motorized paraglider. This image came from the Turkish version of
National Geographic, used in conjunction with a February 2005 article
Thank you Mr. Steinmetz for inspiring these words...
Throughout our life we gather things
that make us who we are.
Others see us differently,
some great, or not up to par.
Our road through life has many turns
we struggle and survive.
We lose some fights and miss some goals
but our shadows always thrive.
We sometimes smile while things are bad
hiding the truth within.
Some fail, lose hope, and just give up
while others start again.
No matter who we think we are
or how we show we're alive.
We cast a giant shadow
for others to surmise.
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|Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly
|Very intrigueing photo and inspiring prose. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria|
|Reviewed by Chanti Niven
|Even little people cast giant shadows if the sun hits them just right. What an incredible photograph and a most worthy write to go along with it. I'm glad I found this on such a gloomy day.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|And my shadow seems to be getting bigger by the day...;) e & r|
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|The image and the write compliment each other wonderfully.
Well done ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Amazing....the picture and the wording!!
Very well written Michael!!