Title of this picture: ” the backpack – the solitary traveler”
Picture taken at Washington D.C.
Why is this backpack here?
Where is the owner of the backpack?
Is he a traveler who travels by himself?
Is he taking a photo of the Washington Monument and just putting down the backpack because it is heavy?
But then, why does he want to include his backpack in the picture?
It is a very cold winter.
Snow is everywhere.
But the snow is melting – see the puddle.
The sky is bluish.
There is hope.
There is light.
The solitary traveler continues his journey, towards the solitary monument, with his backpack.
This is how I interpret this picture. The backpack is the solitary traveler.
I took this picture some time ago, and actually posted it on my travel site. At that time, a friend who is a great photographer, discussed with me about the theme of this picture. I took the picture, but the backpack was not mine. This is how we both interpreted the picture: The backpack is the traveler. The traveler is the backpack! He is taking a solitary walk, towards the light, with hope!
I saw another weekly challenge photo today. There was a comment that it was too sad. Do you think this picture is more inspirational than sad? I appreciate your comments and feedback.