The garbage dump in Stung Meanchey district in Phnom Penh. A girl on Smoky Mountain.
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shangri-la (353) 2006-03-01 16:22
nice portrait! very expressive and touching... hard life, beautiful face...
Zepi (22848) 2006-03-01 16:26
Magnifique prise de vue!
J'adore la force dans le regard de cet enfant!
Une image très dure,pleine d'émotions...
C'est superbe Maciej
Merci pour le partage
Floydian (30970) 2006-03-01 16:32
Great horizontal portret..!!
Looks like she is walking from right to the left and you caught it at the right moment....well done!!
faubry (35401) 2006-03-01 16:36
hello Maciej, very beautiful portrait! i like a lot this composition with good background!!
designsoul (21492) 2006-03-01 16:49
Nice to see you back again, Maciej. What a tremendous shot, really... this poor girl is so defiant, her t-shirt so filthy, yet she is still wearing her shell necklace and bangles... the dynamism is superb, and the bokehed colour burst in the background is a strange twist on the reality of where those colours come from.
Excellent work all the way.
georgemoeciu (1150) 2006-03-01 16:55
super foto...regards.. from romania
erdna (5711) 2006-03-01 16:57
A photo of hard life, grime and grim determination! Very well done.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2006-03-01 17:15
Wonderful Maciek. Isn't the garbage dump a superb background for pictures like this? The serious expression on the girl's face is impressive. It brings out the context of this picture: a child in a very harsh environment. Her "hairstyle" creates a feeling of freedom though.
Tubularek (331) 2006-03-01 17:42
AmiBe (6042) 2006-03-01 18:47
what a strong glance, I can see determination.
Very strong, well done
jinju (14265) 2006-03-01 19:34
this is just genius. Stunning shot. The bokeh, that bokeh takes the ugliness of the dump and creates such beautiful colors and patterns and shapes back there, its a stunningly beautiful background for this girl. And the girl. You caught her in a perfect moment, with her hair flying, her gaze drawn out of the frame.
vapours (8264) 2006-03-01 19:35
This shot has a lot of impact, she appears dirty and obviously her life is a struggle, but she still looks strong and you've shown the determination in her eyes as if she is on a mission.
Very well done.
rewshearer (682) 2006-03-01 20:30
The DOF and the colours make this so compelling. You have captured so much maturity and strength in her face. Beautiful!
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-03-01 20:33
Even when she stands in front of a garbage dump, her self-confident pose and expression look great.Wonderful lens bokeh too.
moxon (78) 2006-03-01 23:06
Beautiful. Lovely bokeh and a great sense of the moment in her windswept hair and determined look.
kensimage (8561) 2006-03-02 0:50
Very well done, Maciej. She looks old beyond her years. She probably feels old too, after her difficult young life. Hard to tell her age. But she looks strong and determined, not defeated, which gives the image power. Fine work. Regards, Ken.
jjcordier (72548) 2006-03-02 0:51
Very good, Maciej! A very dynamic portrait
Furachan (0) 2006-03-02 2:00
Very cool, compositionally simple porytrait, Maciej. I like the granular quality of her skin (that's how precise your lenswork is!), against the lovely flowery bokeh behind. Oh, and your "timing" too which is im@eccable.
dolin (15647) 2006-03-02 2:44
Another beautiful shot of this place.
I like this portrait...splendid ! The attitude of the girl is very nice and the DOF is perfect.
Excellent position of the face and the mouvment of the hairs make a excellent effect.
entrelec (8328) 2006-03-02 2:45
Nice portrait,really dynamic ,and magic of the bokeh, the garbage field becomes a flower one.
This 70/200 seem to be great!
You have not enought pictures to show from your indian trip?
jasmis (57808) 2006-03-02 3:58
Excellent dynamic portrait. Proper DOF, extraordinary composition, fascinating model. Perfect photo, indeed. Regards, Maciej.
mark88 (2) 2006-03-02 4:34
Portret pierwsza liga, idealnie uchwycony moment, ale to Twoja domena, że masz wyczucie chwili.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-03-02 4:39
Very nice portrait, I like the expression of this child, the wind in his hairs. Good frame and nice colors !
mareseye (1209) 2006-03-02 5:12
A very strong portrait of this girl. An incredible look and expression. Really splendid.
Sorry, no more frogs for the day.
kevinos (7385) 2006-03-02 7:50
A very powerful picture. There is a good feeling of movement and the girl is composed nicely agains a background of blurred colours.Strangely, I fine the necklace rather touching: like a declaration of pride and femininity, despite the dirt and the smell. The necklace seems to say "I still have my self respect".
PeterC (2242) 2006-03-02 9:46
Superb potrait. I love the deifinance in hre eyes the will to survive in such conditions. Great DoF light and the hair is just brilliant.
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-02 11:57
amazing blurred colourful background for this girl in Stung Meanchey. The wind blew in her hair and her pose is beautiful too!
As usually a great work!
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-03-02 14:29
Rewelacyjne. Swietnie uchwycony moment, przepiekne kolory i GO. I takie smutne, zapatrzone w dal oczy dziewczynki... Podoba sie!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-03-02 14:49
Hell, what an amazing portrait. So beautiful. Beautiful face and gerat effect with the wind in her hair. Nino
Svillegas (1169) 2006-03-03 2:39
Wonderful portrait for such a horrible place. Lovely composition, great use of the DOF. Great colours and texture, I can feel the skin of this girl.
Superbe expression taken as well, there's a sad look on her face and eyes that works a lot.
Great job, lovely!
elBud (2237) 2006-03-03 19:13
Great Capture, great Photo, good expresion on her face, very good job Maciej!
johnhopkins (866) 2006-03-05 10:19
Super photo. Great sharpness and bokeh. The wind in the hair and the angle of her head and shoulder give the shot its dyanmism and she has a determined look in her eye. Great work.
alford (3961) 2006-03-07 22:15
Hi Maciej! I have viewed your garbage dump theme over and over, and I really like the way you captured their lives naturally! Plus the sharpness and colors are excellent, very real! The look on this girl's face is mysterious as well, you can't tell what she's thinking about, weather she's tired or not! Very good composition! rgds.
tinamunk3 (6404) 2006-03-08 13:22
Wow, what an amazing shot of this girl. Strong expression and a lot of nice movement. So well timed.
just4iris (792) 2006-03-09 5:09
One of your beautiful, strong and touching portraits!
Very good DOF, perfect moment.
Porteplume (3393) 2006-03-29 5:34
From the thumbnail I recognized directly the place of your earlier excellent shots on the dump, and the way you "froze" her in the mouvement has unbelievably become your signature. Really impressive!
Who would believe that the blurried background is just garbage and not made of flowers? Lovely girl with a very strong expression on her face, I really hope it will help her to survive...
Amicalement - Viviane
asival (5299) 2006-04-21 18:25
Great portrait.. i just love the blowing hair it brings life into the scene
yanseiler (20) 2006-05-04 5:47
A very dynamic shot, this girl as such a strong look. However I would have been happy to see her whole hair...
lasscor (7640) 2006-05-29 17:16
Very expressive and dynamic portrait.
I like her beautiful face, her hairs in the wind and her strong glance.
capca (0) 2006-06-18 20:27
this glance is very strong and her attitude to...it's eloquent how life could be difficult and incredible how children could be so strong !
excellent shot, well done
gramma (3519) 2006-11-06 15:28
Very good portrait which very correctly translates the environement in which saw this child. The background is well detached from the subject but it nevertheless makes it possible to guess the contents of it. Very good work !
ls_photography (8) 2007-01-12 22:03
Very beautiful young girl in the starting of a hard life. I think it is greatly captured the in the way that she is looking. Thanks for sharing Leanne
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-24 2:18
We can say it's true when somebody says: A photograph is as same as one thousand words... (I'm not sure if in Eng is the right translation)
and It's so sad to think that we still have this kind of scenes in oure countries. :-(
I'll add your work to the themre Children of the World...
mejor (239) 2007-02-24 10:15
Wow great job!!!
isabela_sor (47535) 2007-02-25 3:26
Her face is so determined!The life was very cruel with her ,she is only a kid ....
Technical,your picture,this portrait is perfect: focus,DOF,colors and the framing are just excellent
All the best
ilvao (2306) 2007-11-28 14:14
YOU CAPTURED A CAPTIVE PHOTO AND A VERY EXPRESSIVE FACE
ALL THE BEST
Haymotion (2629) 2012-02-07 23:52
Very nice shot
Nice atmospher and atitud of this young woman
CLODO (28504) 2012-02-08 0:36
A picture full of motion, with the wind in her hair, well framed and with an interesting bokeh. The note is rather sad, but real.
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): garbage dump in Phnum Pehn, Children of the World, My favorite images of you, CLODO's selection XIII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-01 16:12
- Favorites: 13 [view]