Among the old stone structures and ruins of Banteay Srei, one finds almond shaped, dark brown, wide eyed children who follow you everywhere you go.
Sometimes, they tell you the history behind the temples; sometimes they beg you to buy their wares from them – postcards, scarves, little bronze buddhas, or purple water lilies from the nearby pond.
When you part, they put their hands together, and bow to you; leaving one with a most precious souvenir: the smile on their faces.
When I saw them through this doorway, I thought: what a pretty picture - made more interesting by the striking contrasts between the colour of their attires. It was as if the picture was in its natural frame instantly!
Of course, this picture will always remain, like many other things in Cambodia: framed in my memory.
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danyy (0) 2010-09-05 22:25
un cadrage très original et avec des textures bien rendues, grace à une mise au point parfaite et des lumières finement capturées.
papon (1283) 2010-09-05 22:34
Well captured..I like this natural frame :-)
All the best,
bennyfunky (793) 2010-09-06 0:05
Hello, nice picture, well capture and at the right moment.
smarcell (19963) 2010-09-06 1:41
I like these two children under the soft light, the colourful dresses, seen through the door that looks like a frame
jaywalker (16091) 2010-09-06 10:20
Hi Jayne, A wonderfully captured photo & the composition is excellent, the framing of the window is just perfect & you had a great eye to seize you chance, the innocent expressions on the children,s faces finish the picture beautifully, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
divail (7902) 2010-09-06 19:28
Ils sont intéressants, ces enfants qui semblent poser dans un cadre. Tu étais là au bon moment. Les couleurs sont douces et belles.
specialist (1173) 2010-12-16 12:25
a surprising image that gives first the image of boys in a picture-like painting but seen in a different light we see picture in picture, which is equally surprising :) very well-seen and presented May, compliments,
batalay (33417) 2010-12-18 7:47
You have composed this photo and the complementary note in a most poignant manner, capturing the colors and the textures.
You are an exceptionally talented photographer, but more so a photographic artist. I read your compelling note on your Overview Page. It is a pleasure to see your works, which indeed I will continue to follow in the future.
gmg (4202) 2011-06-09 4:55
Hi May Jayne!
Very nice picture of these two boys framed in an old window. The photo has a general romantic atmosphere and a very nice visual impact.
GREGG (7804) 2011-06-15 12:18
Very good portert children in the frame!
Island (573) 2011-06-19 6:56
your picture is beautiful! These children here in this place are like a vision. Their youth contrast with the old stone structure... The frame in the picture is lovely. The composition is very interesting and light well managed!
Good job! :-)
kennyblack (4207) 2011-10-07 11:06
Hello May, really a great image that suggests many unhappy moments and sorrow that so many people she is experiencing. The beautiful natural setting that you entered. Thank you for having posted.
My sincere greetings and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino
Juzo (4284) 2011-10-09 8:37
A strong frame and composition, the colours are rich. I remember these kind of kids when I was in Cambodia, selling postcards etc. Sadly they never go to school hardly as a result of making money for their parents etc. It captures the expressions I saw so often.
ckuhn55 (2660) 2012-01-02 15:01
Nice capture of these beautiful children of Cambodia. I'm currently planning a solo photography trip to Cambodia for 2012. Having traveled to Vietnam twice in the last 5 yrs, Cambodia is a must. Ive enjoyed your photos and glad you like my Ha Long Bay picture. Happy New Year
notrap (4996) 2012-02-04 4:32
Well seen and well done! I like it very much,
kiks (11601) 2012-05-10 8:11
Hello May, fantastic composition. It is like a picture in a frame. Very well seen. The exposure is also wonderful.
- Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) (2888)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Children of the World, Cambodia : portraits of childhood [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-05 22:16
- Favorites: 1 [view]