I think I am shooting so many beautiful things. Today, I went back to the pictures that started me as dSLR person, that one trip in Nan, Thailand when I borrowed my brother's Nikon D100 (and because of such an experience, I bought my own D70).
Nan...I still believe that that one trip created a big impact to me. Not only did I re-discover photography BUT it also opened my eyes to the reality of the H'mongs, a minority group from Myanmar who fled to Thailand. It was a community service and my series of photographs of the children there allowed me to raise some funds that I donated to them. Vic, here in TE, for example, donated 100 US and there were many others.
Anyway, I am planning to open up a gallery in pbasefor some of my best pictures in Nan, in monochorome. I will post some shots there in a little while. Here's the link:
(I'll be back to work tomorrow....2005-2006 schoolyear.)
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RGatward (20086) 2005-08-03 3:56
A very powerful shot, and as you say, rather a less beatiful scene than your usual. These H'mong children really seem quite sad, in great contrast to the impression I got from the rather remote hill tribe that I visited in April.
farshid (365) 2005-08-03 3:56
it makes me sad when i look at thier eyes.
Furachan (0) 2005-08-03 4:04
Wow, Manuel! This is no "cute" picture, but a powerful, extremely closely composed photograph with great power. This is close to some of the best War phots I saw from Vietnam; there is an immediacy in your work here, a closeness that is heartbreaking. Bravo! Francis
Belumpi (306) 2005-08-03 4:14
Heartbreaking....there is so much emotion in this photo.... no more words....
hasel (26) 2005-08-03 4:22
Very nice taken photo,Technically very well done and it tells a story as well
naxius (16685) 2005-08-03 4:31
Thank you for this note that is really touching..That's true that when people open their eyes to the world then we could lot of great things to help..
This portrait is really touching..Their gaze is so deep..
Thanks a lot Manny..
Cos (1562) 2005-08-03 4:41
A beautiful portrait, even if the subjects do look so sad! The tones and luminosity are excellent.
dolin (15619) 2005-08-03 5:47
Nice shot with a very good note.
This scene is really touching and "hard"
Thank's for this moment and for this contribution.
No other comments, good work
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-08-03 6:08
A very strong image, one wants to take it in its arms this small to comfort it! Superb;)
Une image très forte, on a envie de le prendre dans ses bras ce petit pour le consoler ! Superbe ;)
banukulaksiz (157) 2005-08-03 7:07
words aren't enough for this picture..
very very impressive..
Zepi (22848) 2005-08-03 7:12
Très bon portrait ,j’adore l’expression et les sentiments que tu arrives a faire passer à travers tes images.
Le passage en B&W est ici très réussi !
Beau travail Manuel
Merci pour le partage
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-08-03 7:26
Hello Manuel, so you're back in Asia now. I hope you enjoyed Europe and will return some day in the future (don't forget to pay a visit to the Netherlands!).
You've posted a very intense picture this time. The two main characters in your picture look so sad that we can almost feel their sorrow. Just the third kid in the background seems to be okay, which enlightens the emotions a little. Very impressive work.
hugolef (4909) 2005-08-03 8:09
a strong picture .... these children look so sad, what a deep glance. The young boy seems to be curious and happier, that gives a little hope to the scene.
Beautiful portrait, thanks for sharing
pridel (233) 2005-08-03 9:36
What can I say ?
this photograph returns to me sad like that posted on TL.
the little boy of the middle which cries is very touching.
the shifted postion of the third makes lighter sad mood
it is a splendid testimony.
Graal (103034) 2005-08-03 10:15
sad faces. Good composition and note. I like it. Well done.
apache (1426) 2005-08-03 13:59
A very touching picture. The eyes of the little girl speaks volumes and along with the crying baby, the picture touches my heart. The monochrome adds a documentary feel to the picture.
A very emotion evoking photograph
thanks for sharing
carper (96) 2005-08-03 14:00
wauw what a emotion shot,
yes it's good that you show us the other side of the world, very good composing shot, well done in Black and white. This one is good enough for a big magazine. with my compliments Manuel, fantastic job.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-03 15:02
WOW! Manuel, this is so emotional, so powerful, so touching. A masterpiece!
bullabulla (3488) 2005-08-03 16:28
this picture is very touching and it is great if your picture can help them!
So thanks for showing reality and helping!
eleparc (24063) 2005-08-03 19:14
wow! wonderfully powerful shot manny! it has a lot of spiritual mood and does not let the viewer untouched...a lot of sadness and intensity in this capture manny!!
a grand shot!
best of luck for tomorrow...
Nols (69) 2005-08-03 19:18
Manny, I have to say that this is one of the saddest pics that I have ever seen. You should do more b&W portraits. Colored pics are great but b&w really brings out the emotion in your protraits.
ChrisJ (116078) 2005-08-04 7:56
They don't look very happy, do they? I like the subtle inclusion, of the third child, on the right. An excellent tri-portrait, with a good tonal range. Well done!
webtweakers (64) 2005-08-04 12:34
such emotion is rarely seen in a shot... good picture, sad display...
kevinos (7517) 2005-08-07 6:15
This is a lovely thriple portrait, with a facinating selection of moods. facinating composition.
kozerog (1288) 2005-08-08 5:59
A strong shot Manny. Touched my heart. Very good work.
mphotographies (1976) 2006-07-18 13:07
Many thoughts came into my mind when I saw this photo. I see no point in spending billions of dollars on war, so much money spent to kill thousands of innocent people. Freeing a nation doesn't have to go this far. Why not spend it for medical research & helping the poor. Why does corruption exist? I wish contentment & peace for all.
vinti (65) 2006-08-30 13:40
I simply don't know what to say. Definitly the best photo on TE I saw so far... This is really shivering me...
puffy (263) 2006-11-04 16:24
That is very nice thing that you have done for these people Manuel, I salute you for that.
Excellent shot, I don't think I ever take any shots like this in my life, it is painful to watch, sad to see but it is also the reality, you done well... and thank you for sharing the story with us.
dareco (17134) 2007-07-25 16:18
So much emotion. I would have to agree, it is a 'perfect shot'
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Boracay: The Paradise Island
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-03 3:51
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