Another photo from the small village near Luang Namtha. Us farang, resorting to whatever tools we have for survival, pull out our cameras in the hopes of yes, getting some good pictures, but also of keeping everyone interested long enough to somehow make our presence there justified. But in the end, everyone seemed happy, so I hope our intrusion was in some way a positive thing.
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sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-11-17 22:27
Excellent group portrait. What I like best is the varied expresion on their faces. Th BG gives us a peek at the place they stay. However the shirt of the person showing the camera is a little too bright and a bit distractive from the main subjects.
With Greetings from India
sothy81 (9630) 2006-11-17 22:29
Hi Steve: This is great. I was laughing when I saw this picture. It is funny to see these little kids love your camera. I think that inspires him a lot. You are so kind to those children. Good work. Sothy
btw, we went to Laos in August, and the water level was high. It is lovely to see the water flow and to listen to its flowing. I love being and want to go back again. We also went kiyaking. It was a lot of fun.
zips (1958) 2006-11-18 3:19
Nice job. Of course you couldn't dress the personon the left as I agree his shirt is a bit too bright, but I like the faces on the shirt of the boy in the middle, faces from a world away.
kees6 (103) 2007-09-15 19:44
> But in the end, everyone seemed happy, so I hope our intrusion was in some way a positive thing.<
We provide them also with some entertainement, but this moment is fleeting for them, then back to daily existence. What you could do more to make it a positive thing is to note what village you are visiting, and later, via your guide, send back some pictures. They are very much appreciated by both the children as well as the adults.