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I apologize for the quality of the photo as it was taken from the camera on my cell phone. This photo was taken on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill, New York. In my opinion, this photo represents an ethnic neighborhood depicted by the group of West Indians passing by and the nearby restaurants.  If one looks closely, a popular West Indian restaurant called Kaieteur Express can be seen.  In the photo, several colors coexist. There are different shades of pink and blue (jackets).  There is also black and tan (jackets) present.  The awnings of the various businesses are yellow, blue, green, white, black and red.  It is apparent that the children walking side by side know each other, perhaps from school or are siblings.  They are in close proximity with one another so I would assume that they are at least familiar with one another. It is safe to say from their jackets that the season is winter.  They are all bundled up with scarves and hoodies and walk with their hands in their pockets representing a cold day. The lighting in the photo represents the afternoon time.  We see the sun lightly shines, not as brightly as earlier in the day.  It is close to disappearing or setting for the day; this is represented by the shadows on the floor. The neighborhood seems to be always busy, full of cars, traffic, and people. It looks like a bustling community.

February 20th, 2010 at 12:25 am and tagged  | Comments & Trackbacks (7) | Permalink