“Amelia”

This is again Jessica–another image from the Zombie 5K Run series. I particularly like this treatment and expression–with the prominent goggles and world-weary expression it reminds me a bit of Amelia Earhart–someone I’ve been interested in most of my adult life and for whom I have great respect. Here’s some information taken from a Wikipedia article–and the link if you want to read the whole piece. The info presented here is just a small part of that article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the world-famous Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman’s Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

For a while Earhart was engaged to Samuel Chapman, a chemical engineer from Boston, breaking off her engagement on November 23, 1928. During the same period, Earhart and Putnam had spent a great deal of time together, leading to intimacy. George P. Putnam, who was known as GP, was divorced in 1929 and sought out Earhart, proposing to her six times before she finally agreed. After substantial hesitation on her part, they married on February 7, 1931, in Putnam’s mother’s house in Noank, Connecticut. Earhart referred to her marriage as a “partnership” with “dual control.” In a letter written to Putnam and hand delivered to him on the day of the wedding, she wrote, “I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any midaevil [sic] code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly.”

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Here are the international comments on yesterday’s image, “Sunburst.” :

Jorge Maia Great and strong work! Not your usual work, but it’s a very appealing and vibrant image. Greetings Orion.

zurab getsadze WOW!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!++++++++

Valdimir Perfanov Awesome work and strong feeling! +++

Tiia Vissak interesting light, tones & compo!+ very surreal!

Sami Akbeniz Great work. Thank you Orion. I am also really drawn to your [photo] work and story telling…

Grazia Pezzini Excellent effect with great atmosphere! The light sun is very great!

Miorela Punga wow!!

christian wery That’s a great realization Orion ! It talks to me +++

Ausadavut Sarum Excellent!

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