Thursday, April 23, 2009

ONE Grain of Rice



Long ago in India, there lived a raja who believed that he was wise and fair. But every year he kept nearly all of the people’s rice for himself. Then when famine came, the raja refused to share the rice, and the people went hungry. Then a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan. She does a good deed for the raja, and in return, the raja lets her choose her reward. Rani asks for just one grain of rice, doubled every day for thirty days. Through the surprising power of doubling, one grain of rice grows into more than one billion grains of rice — and Rani teaches the raja a lesson about what it truly means to be wise and fair.

15 comments:

Brittney said...

Oh Katy, you've done it yet again, blown me away! What a creative take on this challenge. I LOVED it. The picture is amazing. The angle, lighting and clarity...AMAZING.

Katy said...

Oops, I forgot to say anything about the picture.... I was surprisingly Stumped on the challenge.... so many ideas that it was overwhelming!! But I remembered this story from 4th grade and trust me, I TRIED to get the shot with my chopsticks HOLDING the one grain of rice... but being more American than Korean, my hands started cramping up and shaking like a bandit after a few minutes of trying. For the picture, I Defined and Sharpened it. Then I used the "bring on the eyes" tool to make my ONE GRAIN (on top of the chopsticks) "glow". I don't know... I'm hoping next week's "creative demi-gods" will be kinder to me.

Melanie said...

I absolutly love your take on this mission! So unique, and a great tale to pass on. I really love the texture of the rice against the black cloth, and the metal chopsticks are an added bonus. I think this is one of my favorite so far!

Jackie said...

Whoooo Hooooo!!! Go Katy, Go Katy! Lovin it........

AprilF said...

Awesome!! I really, really, really like this one. Well done.

Mindy said...

Oh. my. heck. I LOVE IT! I love the idea, I love the picture... Katy, you rock!!

Candace said...

Katy~ you do totally ROCK.. can I just say that I am SO GLAD you are part of this group of amazing ladies? You are such a breathe of fresh air. I absolutely love your take on this word.

And the picture itself is awesome as well. I love just the black, white, and silver. YOu did an amazing job, girl!!!

Rachel H. said...

Katy lady! WOWSA! This is absolutely amazing! What a great take on this challenge. I ABSOLUTELY love the clarity and detail of this...and the story to boot! WOW!

Corynn said...

Very nice picture. I love the lighting. I think I am going to use you as min inspiration to get better lighting in my photos. Amazing.

Melinda said...

I really like what you did with this challenge! I like the singled out grain on the top, and the scattered look. Neat!

Julie N. said...

Great picture! It's so crisp and the detail is awesome! Very, very cool and I love the story that goes with it.

Breezi said...

Great story, awesome focus.
Great picture Katy!

Janelle said...

I really like this photo. I like it even more because of the story. I love the angles of the chopsticks, and how the light hits them. Very original idea.

Kristine N said...

Great story and a wonderful illustration! I love it!

Blake said...

very wise indeed, and this is a nice shot!