The only other shot from the series taken at the reclamation area that came out well. I don’t know if I just wound up with a bad roll of film or if the developer screwed up, but all of the shots came back muddied and dark.
I wish I’d framed the shot better (I took it almost a decade ago, when I was significantly wet behind the ears), but despite the technical issues with the shot, I still find it a very striking piece.
I think it’s a combination of the look in her eyes, how she’s sitting among the rubble of her home, holding a piece of wood that could well have come from it. Even at that young an age she’s very guarded and cautious.