Peanut selller at Wat Phnom, the only hill in Phnom Penh. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong and discovered by a woman name Penh.
Today, many people come here to pray for good luck and success in school exams or business affairs. When a petitioner's wish is granted, he or she returns to make the offering (such as a garland of jasmine flowers or bananas, of which the spirits are said to be especially fond) promised when the request was made.
Of of evening, whe the Wat is at is busiest. women selling drinks and food and birds in cages (you pay to set the bird free)
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Luan (12971) 2005-07-30 14:52
very good catch, I like this natural expression and the control of the DoF. Too bad you don't catch more of the scene on the right.
marcon (135) 2005-07-30 16:35
Thank you for the note, very complete, and for the photo.
I like the subject. The girl has an intense expression. I agree that taking the goods she was carrying could be better, but most of all I don't like the man in the left corner.
I have posted a workshop to see a different version. I hope you like it. :)
kikvel (4784) 2005-07-30 17:15
a bit confusing background to her left where her hand is
but still nice
gaby (19819) 2005-07-31 4:45
I like this portrait, the face and the eyes of the girl and the green tones -
Have a nice sunday
christina (2040) 2005-07-31 8:34
Nice image! The gaze of the woman makes us want to know what she is looking at. It is quite nice!
Elise_d (1943) 2005-07-31 9:50
Another beautiful portrait. I also like the crop a lot.I see by your lense you were not very far away but she looks like she didn't notice you. congradulations.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14281)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Cambodia & Vietnam
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-30 12:16