While visiting Cambodia last time, I had 3 days in Siem Riep, and for some stupid reason I spent more time wandering the market and poor places like Chong Kneas or Phnum Kraom than time with the famous Angkor complex. My friends explained that I am lack of a taste on architecture or history. May be they are correct. I love to be among people to enjoy the charm in their eyes and their smiles.
Please share with me this snapshot. Thanks.
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dvlazar (6662) 2006-12-03 9:16
A lovely photo that captures the hapiness and friendliness of Cambodian children. Great moment of spontenaity, and these expressions make for photos that rival the angkor ruins.
PSYOPS (0) 2006-12-03 10:43
I like the pure happiness shown in their smiles. Whatever the condition of life they are suffering, the key to happiness is to accept life without comparison.
Also, this is a beautiful photo taken during late hours of the day.
sothy81 (9630) 2006-12-03 11:59
Hi Thanh, this is like you said a very charming look of the chidren. Great shot with great focus and sharpness. The colors are also very nice. Wonderful job.
Yuanclarkson (38) 2006-12-03 12:42
These smiles represent a country with its charm, sincerity and mildness. Your capture contains them all, and it convinces me to visit...
Serendipity (1045) 2006-12-03 13:01
Un magnifique portrait. Cette photo d'enfants riants sur fond de rizière représente vraiment bien le Cambodge. Tout est là : les sourires, l'eau, le vert typique des rizières, et les grands palmiers que l'on devine tout au fond.
nicol_g (859) 2006-12-03 14:19
By time, you may forget certain architectural details or historical dates/information (it happens to me often - although they are important also) but it's hard to forget a sincere smile, a sign of trust, and sometimes some sad aspects of (real) life. And I think that's because they don't "deal" with mind, they "deal" with soul.
That's the experience that will mark/teach you most: daily life, people.
I like much the candid image you shared today. Thank you.
huynt (5079) 2006-12-03 18:32
Hi Anh Thanh
I saw a lovely friendship smiles in Cambode espceial in your wonderful shot. On the waterway from Siem Reap to Pnong Penh I always saw the wellcome of the poor children when they see our boat. Thanks for sharing. Huy
ChristineLe (59) 2006-12-03 20:33
The color of these children's skin discloses to us how much they have to participate into their parent agricultural work and how long they have to expose to sunlight over the fields without proper garment...
I am going to show this picture to my own kids...
albertopiubello (2623) 2006-12-04 2:44
I'm agree with you about enjoying the charm of people during my trips: it's the best way to know a country I think.
Your shot is really impressive: perfect focusing and gorgeous smiles.
lacroux (4562) 2006-12-04 7:54
These two shining faces represent a couple of the future for this people which has suffered so much. Cambodian children, like all children, smile when something makes them happy - let's hope that the Cambodian people's future will be as bright as these children's smiles.
- Copyright: Ngy Thanh (ngythanh) (8456)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-70mm L, SanDisk Ultra II 2Gg
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 8:58