Thanks to life for gaving her 1050 grammes to arrive in this world ,and eyes looking deeply at yours.
she is allright to day.
Thanks to people giving what they can for help.
i dont send this kind of shot for points,and sorry for people who could be shoked,but it is part of our world.
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dragonslayero (3116) 2006-12-03 18:14
Hello HOWE Patrick
It just looks so unreal, yet at the same time you know fully well that this is the truth.
The POV is excellent, it shows how frail a little life can be.
Black and white conversion works great, the contrast is clear and pure and makes for an excellent portrait.
Iuli (838) 2006-12-03 18:23
Oh, my God, Patrik! My first impression when seeing this photo was that you were showing an aborted baby. It was probably due to that seemingly cruel grip of that hand. Then I saw the diaper, then the open eyes and the expression of the face and so a fraction of a second later, but after what seemed as an eternity I understood I was looking at a live baby and not at a killed one. I was seeing life in all its splendor. Isabela pointed this out to me, so I hadn't seen the title till later.
Beautiful shot of how fragile life can be. I presume you got in touch recently with this young lady (sorry if I'm wrong about the gender but I don't have much experience with babies) and that pointed you to post this shot. I'm glad to learn she's OK.
MiKa2000 (2432) 2006-12-03 20:49
Superbe moment que celui-ci...l'emotion est là !
Dommage pour le pied coupé.
zips (1958) 2006-12-03 22:43
Yes, people don't really like to look at things like this here on TE I'm learning....it makes them uncomfortable, but as I said before, it only takes a few people to change things while the others can go on with their normal routines without concern or worry because thay aren't predisposed to be interested in the first place.
Vey strong photograph with a great historical context. People born as the person depicted are victims of the lack of good nutrition and medicine in many instances, and you have shown how effective the developed world has been in allieviating such third world conditions in the last 25 years....or hasn't.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-12-04 3:15
Cest vraiment ireel,
Une xpresion de merveillemnt sur ce nouveau ne, par contre ca frailte et petite taille nous motre les diferents realites dans le monde.
Tres sensible comoe photo
jasmis (57690) 2006-12-04 4:03
Important photo. Really makes impression. This is the beginning. Amazing. Regards.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-12-04 17:06
quelle expression !!!
Une photo qui dégage une force incroyable !
C'est fou, un vrai miracle !
albertopiubello (2623) 2006-12-05 17:02
j'avais un peu perdu le fil de TE à cause de quelques voyage.
Je viens de voir ta dernièere photo: sur le plan technique elle est superbe pour l'expression de cette fillette qui dit vraiment tout. Ce qui m'interroge toujours c'est le fait de montrer la souffrance des pays du sud... Chaque fois que je rentre dans le "nord" du monde j'ai l'impression qu'elle provoque queleques mots de pitié mais qu'en général on ne veut pas trop savoir de son existance. Pourtant les 3/4 de l'humanité vivent là dedans.
J'apprécie ton commentaire très vrai et trés respectuex; j'ai vu d'autres photos dans le site qui m'ont vraiment shocké pour montrer la pauvreté comme on montre un paysage....
shirgold (2481) 2006-12-05 17:54
You have an interesting gallery, but this one is really impressive. Very good capture, very dramatic, a truly documentary type of an image.
TFS - Shir
designsoul (21492) 2006-12-13 21:36
Indeed dear Patrick my heart stops, looking at this little newborn baby... so tender, vulnerable, beautiful. A miracle of life, and his eyes are full of wonderment... that rag around his little body, the firm grip of the adult hand around his waist, his expression--these are hard to write about and hard not to feel immense compassion for...
Life...this is life...
Utterly moving, Patrick. Thank you, and also for the title of Violetta Para... one of my favourite songs...
ciec (1081) 2006-12-15 14:29
Image vraiment touchante.
Je l'ai regardée pendant plusieurs minutes !
zizzer77 (721) 2006-12-16 16:57
I have become father from 2 months and they are affected to me to watch this ALIVE small child.
he want live.
sorry for my english
ayniLL (0) 2006-12-16 17:00
i wish to baby long,healty and happy life
excellent shooting and amazing moment,full emotion
yanseiler (20) 2006-12-29 0:35
Hi Patrick, a very owerful image, the look of this new born baby is very expressive, I like this hand which holds her, a nice one...