THE BEACHES OF KOSRAE
On assignment for Scuba Diving Magazine in April of 2006, I made this picture on the beaches of the island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. Steve Eisenberg, a sales rep for the magazine, and Doug Beitz, proprietor of Kosrae Nautilus Resort, and I were walking along out the beaches of Tafunsak when we saw a gang of local children launching into the water from a rope swing tied high in a palm. I made a number of successful images of this moment from the water's edge but I knew that if I used the children in the foreground, I could frame an even stronger image in the dusk light.
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