The Cambodian children may have forgotten with the civil war ended for a while now.
But the effect because of that war still haunted many people who's lucky enough to go to the country. I was there in 2006 and was overwhelmed to see the amount of children begging, selling or pretty much doing other things but reading or writing at school.
These two adorable kids may look so innocent playing with each other ( I thought it was such a great scene ) inside the Angkor Wat. But that's how they attract their potential buyer of their postcards after we came out from the Angkor Wat.
On every stop at many temples in Angkor Wat, you'll greeted by many children offering "One Dollar.. One Dollar" drinks or souvenir.
I wish a strength for the country to get over the haunted past and hope to see many more bright children with much better fortune.
This photo taken before my SLR time, taken with my favourite compact SONY Cybershot DSC N1 ever, before it went missing from my bag, one day at work :-P. Changed the color to sephia on my iPhoto.
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KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-02-26 12:40
Absolutely wonderful photo.The light so beautifully captures the girl's smile. I also like the sepia and the softer edges. One small thing, the girl's head is too close to the top of the frame. Still, it's a beautiful photo. Good note too.
holmertz (47066) 2010-02-26 12:58
It's a fine photo, the girls are very charming, and the sepia makes us believe that maybe this was before all the evil things happened.
I had rather mixed feelings in Cambodia. Generally people were extremely nice, but all those more or less abandoned children, often working hard, very vulnerable to exploitation, made me quite depressed. It's such a corrupt country, with politicians who wouldn't care, so not many people have the strength and courage to proect the children. It's a great shame.
yquem46 (38750) 2010-02-26 13:08
A very moving shot of these 2 cute little girls playing very simple games
Clever choice of sepia tones just like in the good ol' times
ciakgiak (30423) 2010-02-26 13:23
Hello my dear friend,
I'm really impressed about her amazing expression and about the splendid light in her face.
I like a lot the sepia conversion, this is a really great portrait, congratulations.
Warm regards Artesia :-))
Ninello52 (7576) 2010-02-26 13:28
Bellissimo questo interno con luce naturale! Mi piace la scelta del bianco e nero seppiato, bello l'atteggiamento giocoso delle bambine!
john1 (4028) 2010-02-26 13:33
Amazing portrait of these two young girls, pretty face and sharpness. the composition in B/w creat a great atmosphere, the light and brigtness are good in control here. Congratulation, good job.
Have a nice day.
siam2005 (1566) 2010-02-26 13:41
Fantastic portrait of smiling girls!
Good chois of sepia colors and beautiful light.
Have a nice weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (38512) 2010-02-26 16:20
Very heartwarming and attractive one!
Perfect framework and composition as usual.
Very soft description splendid.
Slow shutter speed makes a good atmosphere.
Blesseing on your great job!
Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
CycleEyes (24) 2010-02-26 20:51
Expressive moment captured with nice exposure, pleasure ! Thanks for sharing.
InasiaJones (31562) 2010-03-30 14:46
Cute and spontaneous moment. The source of light fits perfectly with the scene to create a "dreamy" look, which goes well with child subjects.
The movement of the hands is good and the expression of the girl's face is a key element in the impact of your photo. Clever use of the wall to make a frame within the frame, and for avoiding to place it in the middle.
- Copyright: Artesia Irawan (artesia) (959)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-10-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-N1
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 11:50