There is always one…Part three
Continuing this mini-series of highlights from the Reuters picture file, my eye was caught by Robert Galbraith’s photograph shot in California on July 29. Robert was there to photograph the fires near Yosemite National Park, and saw this figure of an angel in the remains of a home burned in the fire.
In conditions such as this it is easy for the eye to miss what is nearby, because there is so much to photograph on a large scale, and it can be exhausting to work in an area that is dangerous and physically demanding.
We know that in its normal environment the figure wouldn’t have merited a second look, but the appeal of this image is not just that it is well observed in the circumstances, but also that it is simple, and the angel itself stands as a symbol of hope amid the charred destruction.