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I spotted this young girl with her brother on her back in Taumadhi Tole - one of the Bhaktapur squares - in front of the Nyatapola Temple, which is the highest temple in the Kathmandu Valley. As I was taking pictures of the temple, I noticed the young boy watching me intently with his large round eyes, so I asked the girl if she would mind posing for a portrait shot. It turned out she had a pretty smile which provided a nice contrast to the inquisitive look of her sibling. There was a very light drizzle at the time, so that is why their hair is wet. I didn’t want to crop this too closely as I wanted to include the out-of-focus steps of the temple and one of the guardian elephants in the background. I also liked the contrast between the bright colours of her top and the stone tones of the temple.

Postscript: Please have a look at the fabulous workshop that Hisashi-san has done on this photograph. I would not have thought that it could have been improved so much until I saw his workshop.

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