Posted on May 7, 2008
Posted by John Scalzi
Larger version here. Alternate version here.
“That’s a cool shot” — my fiancée. I agree. Either she’s very photogenic, or you’re a great shot, or some combination of both :).
She’s a total adrenalin junkie, isn’t she? I mean, swinging with one hand?
That’s just crazy talk!
Omigod! I can’t believe you used your own daughter as ammo in a giant slingshot! How far away did she land?
I like how the hair looks like some sort of ninja headband.
Wow! Makes me want to listen to “Falling” by Julie Cruise. Or better yet, The Wedding Present’s cover of same (I couldn’t find a song called Floating).
I love the alternate version with the background. It’s like the cover of an album by a ’70s psychedelic band.
Does she turn inside-out if she goes over the top of the swingset?
Reminds me of being that age…and leaping out of the seat on the upswing…until the town Clumbsy Jake broke his arm…next day the grade-school swingsets were swing-seat-less.
While I can’t argue that the picture with the all white background is a great shot, it gives me a bit of a chill too. The lack of any sense of overall depth of field (i.e. unlimited depth) and the fact that the swing chains don’t attach to anything makes me think on some level that poor Athena is going to fly off into space never to be seen again.
Bruce A. gets my vote for funniest comment in this thread so far. :)
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