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The Runner

After taking the photo I expressed my uncertainty to a good friend of mine regarding whether, had I this opportunity again, I would have wanted the subject running towards rather than away from the water. This friend expressed preference towards the latter. I asked, curiously, why? Did it not make sense that the swimmer is running towards the water? She said that as a viewer she was drawn in to contemplating what it could be that the subject is so intensely running towards. She told me this was inspiring to her - that the runner is heading towards something unknown, rather than water, something that can be left to the viewer to imagine.

 

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Taken on December 8, 2013