A Khmer schoolgirl on her way to/from school cycling on the grounds of Wat Ek Phnom.
Wat Ek Phnom is an Angkor-type temple ruin, about 15 km north west of Battambang. It's typically included in one of those great tuktuk daytrips you can make in and around Battambang.
The trip runs along lovely small rivers flanked by trees and small villages. On the grounds of Wat Ek Phnom itself, you encounter a giant Buddha statue, a small school and a modern temple, part of which you see in the background here. The ancient ruins lie in the back of the domain.
"Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl"
(Sonny Boy Williamson)
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dkmurphys (44657) 2014-02-08 3:37
Charming scene. I like the image of this schoolgirl riding her basket red bike. Simple and beautiful street scene.
Have a good weekend.
icesurfer (538) 2014-02-08 4:30
Another beautiful capture of daily life in Cambodia. The bright colours of the bicycle really catch the viewer's attention together with the curious but intense look on the girl's face.
The temple behind makes the perfect background to the composition.
Maybe it is just an effect of the image shrinking, but did the camera AF choose to focus on the basket and not on the girl? Maybe it is just my eyes, and in any case it is a wonderful portrait of life in that amazing country.
ktanska (23442) 2014-02-08 4:43
Excellent tightly framed portrait of this girl on daily activities. Red cycle with a red basket is quite picturesque too. And the background looks amazing.
serp2000 (35784) 2014-02-08 6:37
Excellent portrait of the Khmer girl, so impressive and serious face. She reminds me her peers from Laos.
I see the Wat on the background. Well done.
wolf38 (29818) 2014-02-09 20:51
Hello Benny. A great and spontaneous shot. In the narrow picture frame is to see only what is truly important. I like the photo.
Best rgds, Wolfgang
annjackman (16859) 2014-02-14 6:55
This was well caught with a well chosen exposure keeping the girl sharp and throwing the BG out of focus. I love the spontaneity of the shot - a really charming image.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (13378)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D40, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
- Exposure: f/6.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-08 1:28