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The Piper by Ginny Schmidt


Small (23.2" x 15.8")

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Another in the series of photographs of statues depicting Native Americans found in an office complex garden in St. Petersburg, FL. I really wanted to erase the building in the background to make it look like the piper was playing his music in a pristine, natural setting. But progress marches on, and development continues to encroach on habitat, so I treated the "un"natural end of the picture with an unnatural coloration. I think this treatment is actually thought provoking, as if the Native American was frozen in time, playing his flute, while “civilization” inexorably encroaches into his territory. Here, the buildings seem like a mirage, but which is ultimately more real? The buildings will eventually fall, but the spirit of this piper is eternal.

Taken with Kodak 10.2mp digital SLR camera, processed in photoshop.

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  • Mark German
    Mark Germanabout 7 years ago

    Nicely framed.

  • Rois Bheinn Art and Design
    Rois Bheinn Ar...about 7 years ago

    This is fab, Ginny!

  • KellyThomas
    KellyThomasabout 7 years ago

    great shot, hard to notice the buildings in the back ground because of his beautiful harmonious flute playing

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 5 years ago

    nice image Ginny…. well done …

  • Thanks very much … how are things in AZ?

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 5 years ago
  • Thanks so much!!

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • titus
    titusover 5 years ago

    I really like the light in this image and agree that the existing background adds rather than detracts from the content.

  • Thank you, titus; I’m glad you like it.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    congradulations on your feature

  • Thanks very much.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thank you so much.

    – Ginny Schmidt

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