She was near one of the temples of the sacred hill in Mamallapuram. Apparently, not older than 7, holding a baby that she was treating like a doll. Too shy to do her job - of begging - properly, she kept on hiding on the rocks, still staring at me.
I took this photo from rather far.
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clodreno (0) 2003-10-19 10:29
I love the face of this young girl.The ray of light is also welcome. Children seem to be always smiling in India, not like in the western countries..
martingard (0) 2003-10-19 11:00
Très jolie photo et très jolie petite fille. la photo manque eput être de couleurs?
Mary (814) 2003-10-19 15:51
Great expressions of the children! Good composition! I like it!
chalcone (761) 2003-10-20 0:00
This is such a strong picture of contrasts. The stone, the frailty of the children, the colors, the smile and the poverty; the juxtaposition of all these create a powerful image.
scalerman (26900) 2003-12-08 23:09
i have taken some pictures with people that are this amazing (and heart-breaking). i have had the same problems: lack of sharpness and focus. when i travel next i will always "bracket" my shots with several exposures. don't worry about film cost. just take as many pictures as you can.