Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast


I once again had to search a little to find a fitting photo for this week’s challenge but I think this works on a number of levels:

Contrast 1 (most important) – the contrast between the peaceful meditation in the foreground with a central theme of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance and the toxic environment of distrust, demonization, and total lack of meaningful discourse that is currently taking place in our Congress.

Contrast 2  –  the fact that most of these meditators are immigrants in contrast to the nation’s total inability to address the immigration issue in a positive and constructive way.

Contrast 3  – the combination of old and young among the meditators. and,

Contrast 4 – the obvious photographic contrast of the stark B&W…

Definition of Contrast?

As always, I apologize if my characterization offends anyone but this political season and the rhetoric of the current campaigns is really making me wonder where we are going as a country.

13 responses

  1. Very impressive picture

    March 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

    • Thank you David – I liked you entry as well. obtw – Amsterdam is a great city, we’ve been there a couple of times.

      March 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

      • Thanks! It is indeed a beautiful city. Very good to live here

        March 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

  2. great to give an answer to oppression with meditation – but maybe does not change anything?

    March 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    • Frizz – probably not…but it is a contrast to the strident discussion

      March 10, 2012 at 7:26 am

  3. I can see where you are going with this photograph. Very interesting interpretation of this week’s challenge. Thank you.

    March 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

  4. Amar Naik

    nice pic on CONTRAST

    http://amarnaik.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/

    March 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

  5. Great entry for contrast 🙂

    March 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

    • Thanks Jake – always appreciate your interest.

      March 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

  6. Great picture. Nice entry for this week’s challenge.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    • Thanks Arindam. Your latest post really has us thinking of India as one our next visits!

      March 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

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