A little girl in the village of poor people in Phnom Penh. My moto driver took me there and I spent one of the hapiest hours of my life there. I had a bunch of kids around me all the time, there were smiles on all faces around, people were happy seeing someone strange with a camera in their village...
Those people there are maybe poor, but I don't think they are unhappy, at least they don't show it - they know how to smile and how to be happy, even for a while.
and this girl after a while was taking a bath in front of her wooden hut - her mother just poured a bucket of water on her head ;)
and this smiling girl is almost in every picture I took in this village ;)
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Darren (6823) 2004-08-25 5:51
Very nice Maciek, everything here works other than the blue on the right hand side. The two parallel lines created by the bamboo work very well. She is grubby, no doubt about that.
everlasting (14698) 2004-08-25 5:58
She doesnt need to bath, she looks happy with her dirt, like a pig in muck........:) lovely photo. I do like Simon's workshop with the blue cropped out.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-08-25 6:39
Lovely picture, Maciek, She's got a shy, but also a very firendly and open smile, the composition is very nice, and everybod else talked about the blue thing.Hope, you're doing well.
pridel (233) 2004-08-25 7:21
I like much the merry attitude of the little girl with his broad smile. What I also like : colors, the blue of the foreground, the green cushion and coloured background.
bfly (5775) 2004-08-25 9:48
she looks dirty and happy Maciek :)..I loved her smile and your composition except the blue patch (catches the eye too much for me)...
(did you miss being there already ?)
zebrowski_artur (682) 2004-08-25 13:20
Podoba mi sie lekkosc tego zdjecia.
Jak bedziesz robil wystawe nie zapomnij mnie
Galeota (10338) 2004-08-25 13:42
In my humble opinion, the best you have posted since weeks now. At least, one that matches my sensibility. Her smile and eyes are very appealing and draw our attention. But it is mainly her body language, the way she turns her head in an innocent and na´ve way, that make the strenghth of this composition. As others already referred, the blue object on the right is slightly distracting, but not a big issue. I recognize here your touch of the "good days". It is a pleasure when you share this kind of photographs with us, because in a certain way you share a part of yourself. I like it.
frederic (76) 2004-08-25 15:58
She looks happy with her big smile.
The composition is good and the position of the little girl catch the attention.
ChrisJ (105419) 2004-08-26 3:44
Well composed. I'd crop the blurred right part & blue as well. Great image overall.
flydragon (0) 2004-08-26 4:26
no bath but she is so lovely
i like the composition
and the light
her hair on the face
becarefull Maciej she will fall in love for you ,o)
verry nice picture
avis2avis (4264) 2004-08-30 0:14
That smile you captured is worth millions! This is very beautiful Maciej.
I am a little confused if this is the same girl in "The happiest girl in Phnom Penh"... if yes, then in that photo taken 10 days later, she has lost 2 of her front teeth. :))
Luko (14000) 2004-09-03 11:14
Would I surprise you if I say I don't really care much for this image?
where's the moment gone?
where are the geometrical shapes?
CoolDan (2516) 2004-09-05 20:02
Quel sourire! quels yeux! magnifique photo Maciej. Bien vu.
scalerman (26900) 2004-09-28 16:38
Wonderfully powerful Maciej. I like this one very much. Your getting better - fast.
pannajola (0) 2005-10-06 12:34
urocze i takie naturalne!!!! gratulacje...opis do zdjęcia też mi się podoba
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Children of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-25 4:51
- Favorites: 3 [view]