photo challenge: i heart faces | over my head

19 Jul

This week’s photo challenge theme at i heart faces is “over my head” (by the way they are using this image as the as the post header, so I am beyond humbled). As soon as I heard the theme I thought about this image that I took at our city’s Independence Day Parade. The three soldiers you see marching are part of the Young Marine program at our local base. I was so struck by the center boy’s expression and the way he caught my camera’s gaze at the right second (or did I catch his?). He looks impossibly young, but is barely younger than many of the actual Marines I see all over town. There is more than a hat that hangs  over this boy soldier’s head. And it for those less-literal reasons, I wanted to use this as my entry.


Please see what else is over everyone’s head by visiting i heart faces, below.


6 Responses to “photo challenge: i heart faces | over my head”

  1. Daniel July 20, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I have seen that look countless times on the faces of young soldiers who are about to embark on a deployment or start a mission that intel has deemed “High Risk, High Payoff.” As always, your photos are amazing.

  2. life with kaishon July 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Powerful and poignant.

    • Yolanda July 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

      Thank you. So glad you appreciated it.

  3. Caroline July 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Awesome image ~ quite moving.

  4. Lsquare July 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    You were definitely in the right place at the right time to capture this moving shot—very well done!…

    • Yolanda Lockhart-Howe July 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by. And for the kind words about my photo.

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