Taken on the beach on my vacation. Saw this little girl walking with her father who is blind... holding her father's hand, going from one place to the other to beg for money. Imagin how if this little girl lives in a wealthy family... her beauty will bring up... and here she is like nothing... no one wants to see her and want to give money to her and her father... she keeps walking along the beach... with her dad... look at her eyes, face... isnt she is cute?
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faubry (35373) 2007-06-25 4:54
hello Sothy, very beautiful close up portrait, i like deep glanze..she is very sad.. good BW, soon, francine
vincz (19099) 2007-06-25 4:54
Excellent composition. I like very much the hair on the face. Lots of sadness on her face. Excellent choice of black and white tocarry the right atmosphere here. Very well done.
Floydian (30970) 2007-06-25 4:56
Again such a deep b&w image, really beautiful. The eyes of those kids are very intriging, they keep on staring me. Plans are to visit Vietnam/Cambodia next year in Jan or Feb, i really hope to catch these kind of pictures myself.
Really good work...i like these kind of photo's a lot.
isabela_sor (47379) 2007-06-25 4:57
My dear Sothy
You become a master of this close up portraits!!!This is another masterpiece!!!!Not cute,SHE IS GORGEOUS !!!!!!
adamchewts01 (862) 2007-06-25 5:01
Seen and feel bad for this innocent soul after reading your notes.
There are a lot of innocent child being born to this world without any basic support from their family. Please allow me to add this picture to my theme "Children Of Poverty" to help create an awareness to other TE members and hopefully more.
Thank you for sharing
wolf38 (29116) 2007-06-25 5:01
Hello Sothy. A very much impressing photo. The face of the small girl tells a whole life history to more fully social misery. You created it with your photo to make the human visible. Congratulation. Best regards, Wolfgang.
arjun_das (1851) 2007-06-25 5:22
excellent b&w portrait of this little girl. dark background makes the subject stand out. i like the deep gaze of the girl. tfs.
lamp (137) 2007-06-25 5:41
she knows everything, and has thought a lot about all, her eyes show iron and hope.
Haymotion (2601) 2007-06-25 10:40
Très beau portrait !!
Bon choix du noir et blanc...
Contraste et luminosité bien géré...
Un grand bravo
melmcree (18) 2007-06-25 12:26
It is too sad that people have to struggle through life such as this. I hear today that Paris Hilton is being paid 1 million dollars to give an interview after she gets out of jail. Talk about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Its a fuc#ed up world isn't Sothy.
jaywalker (16091) 2007-06-26 9:28
Hi Sothy, I have been captured by a few of your superb portraits & will hope to visit your sight again soon, however this one is excellent, the eyes (which I believe are very important in portraits) are captivating, the piece of hair across the face is a very beautiful detail & makes the photo more individual, B/W is always a great choice for portraits & shows wonderful detail even better, this is a first class photo, kind regards Wilson
jmcl (14535) 2007-06-27 1:44
Stunning portrait Sothy,
Technically the way the hat separates the background from her hair and eyes is perfect.
Those eyes, her face, and the sweep of her hair speak as loudly as your note.
She (and you) can teach us as much as any PhD.
amazon (12110) 2007-06-27 3:58
ı like this girl's looks,
very dramatic dear sothy,
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-06-28 5:26
She sure is cute. Shallow dof works well and the flash adding that little sparkle to her eyes. Lovely shot Sothy.
kevinos (7379) 2007-06-28 13:01
It's a lovely, sad and tender portrait , Sothy. It is beautifully composed and the black and white adds to the drama and sadness. I love the whisp of hair across the face. Regards Kevin
delkoo (68) 2007-06-30 7:17
what a lovely portrait, one can read in her glance all the misery that this young girl live day after day.
Technically accomplished, i like the hairs on her face, you reach a high level with this one.
adores (30817) 2007-07-03 15:25
I see you're really working on your holidays.
Great portrait once more! The composition is perfect. I like the hair on her face and her expressive eyes. Good light. B&W was a great option.
Mistral (15402) 2007-08-06 12:53
excellent portrait! Perfect sharpness and great cute sight. You manged this portrait perfectly: I also like it's composition.
A smile from Italy
Benedict (7064) 2007-08-28 21:33
perfect pose of this little angel. the innocent look and some hair "crossing" her face is so dramatic, making her look so amiable, so adorable!
awesome portrait, ala- pro work!
Preetie (433) 2007-09-02 5:27
I am so touched by the image maybe because she looks a lot like my niece ..a little princess..I will post a shot of her in a couple of days as its a festival..and she will be dressed in a special dress..you seem to have caught her soul on camera..a perfectly sharp image without losing the soft beauty that she is..I pray for her...
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-09-27 19:42
Another great one showing and telling the story of Cambodia. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one proves that saying. Such a blank stare, conveying the sense of hopelessness. You can see it in her eyes, sort of drooping and although big, not really showing the life behind them. Good composition and excellent note.
The one nitpick, and I really mean nitpick, is the upper right behind the girls hat, which sort of blends in with the hat. Although, an all black backround may look like you just PP everything out of it. Not really sure.
boromare (366) 2008-08-05 14:13
hello sothy.great shot she have beautyfull eyes and i wish her father can see true.regards .mario
Mixer (62) 2008-09-21 12:39
- Copyright: Sothy Eng (sothy81) (9538)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-06-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 200mm F2.8L
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Children Poverty, Your Favorit, Cambodia 2007, Top Rated, mes favorites (1) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-25 4:52
- Favorites: 2 [view]