Competition awardThree steps forward

Three steps forward Three steps forward
Copyright by: Osvaldo Mirante, Switzerland
winner of the "Viewers Choice" award of the competition: Portrait Photography -44- (no street!)
You and Me In Calabria_Three steps forward

I was watching this photo. Watching it as embedded in a movie where characters do not speak with their mouths but with their thoughts.

I was watching this photo, and I immediately thought of this title; Three steps forward.

The funny thing is that I do not know the exact reason behind the choice of the three words.

What I remember is that It was the beginning of the religious celebration of the “Maria of the mountains”. The one protecting the Nature from any summit of the world.

The celebration was to burn a tree, to make it fire and to enable the smoke to become, instead of a result from destroying, a present to the sky. Saying thanks to the invisible.

While I was in the crowd, I was surrounded by illuminated faces. 

Before being aware of these faces, I was observing a small kid I felt in love with her naivety and childish adulthood behaviour. Before that, I was looking through the eyes of my wife, and feeling her happiness. And before the faces and eyes, I was smelling the burning desire to understand what was happening.

It is only after these collected feelings that I started to look around these faces, just beside me, looking in different directions, illuminated by fire and belief.

I was three steps forward my initial thoughts. I was richer than before.

These faces… look at these faces… look at these eyes, and cranes, and noses.

The fire was at about a quarter of a moon shape at my right.

Osvaldo Mirante also joined the competition with these photos
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Technical Information:
Camera : Canon EOS 70D
Lens : EF50mm f/1.8 STM
Shutter Speed : 1/60
Aperture : f/10.0
Iso : 4000
Copyright : Osvaldo Mirante
Taken : September 17, 2018, 11:44 pm
Uploaded : 9 months ago
Category : Night photograpy
Favorites : 10
Views : 45
External Views : 1023
Votes : 17
Points : 170.10
Facebook likes: 0
FINAL Points : 160.09
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