a continuation from what I posted yesterday...
I continued to roam around the surrounding at the base of the dumpsite. soon enough, i didn't see the rubbish. i didn't smell the filth. what i saw were beautiful faces of smiling children.
her red blouse caught my attention. when i smiled at her, she smiled back at me. the stray kitten gave me a soulful look.
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CinA (162) 2006-09-16 11:43
there is another day in paradise for me and you.
for all of us.
what a beauty girl.
please check my pictures and post your opinions.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-09-16 11:52
excellent display of love and affection on the pet. you captured it very well too. framing is perfect. the reflection of light from her eyes makes the pic a different one. tfs.
tifah (836) 2006-09-16 11:55
a very thoughtful portrait that shows no matter how hard life gets humanes though they suffer themselves still desire to give affection and love that which is around them. i hope that the future of this girl is bright and that she gets given the chance to lead a different life as a child should
isabela_sor (47555) 2006-09-16 12:05
Wonderful composition, Manuel. The innocent smile on the pretty girl's face is captured very well....Excellent shot, as usual :)
A nice week end
kensimage (8561) 2006-09-16 12:07
This is a shot with a lot of beauty and sadness, completely intertwined. There is a beautiful glow off the girl's skin, and a metaphorical glow that radiates from her smile. Of course the sadness comes from the conditions she lives in, which suggest the smile may well be fleeting. The nice subdued colors contribute to both moods. Well done. Regards, Ken.
sc07 (1292) 2006-09-16 12:08
Excellent photo! Colors and skin tones are really splendid. I like the affection she has for the cat, she helds it him with a wonderful softness. Her glance and her smile are intense and catch my attention. Wonderful scene!
agbonavita (0) 2006-09-16 12:10
Beautiful photo Manuel. The colors and POV are so good that I think I can thouch the girls face and the cat too. Besides of her smile, it looks a poor girl.
trosch (10) 2006-09-16 12:22
Amazing picture, I love the textures, the colors, the situation, the little woman, its a magic shot.
anducina (8407) 2006-09-16 12:53
Excellent composition--the fragile teenager with the kitten, excellent colours, great capture. Remarkable photo.
chriswhitley (2027) 2006-09-16 12:59
The colours are beautiful and what a smile. Very striking.
faubry (35405) 2006-09-16 13:08
very nice smile, sad life i think!!! alot love for her cat!
scalerman (26900) 2006-09-16 13:34
Hey Manny: this is a really amazing portrait. It has your style all over it. I haven't seen you around in a while, but I don't have alot of time these days. Looking forwarde to more good pictures. regards, c
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-09-16 13:51
Human and sweet, Manuel! Amazing and beautiful, it gives a lot of strength to now that even in the middle of rubbish you can find such tenderness...
rico (514) 2006-09-16 15:06
What a beautiful Portrait!
I have loved the colours. Did you use any effect? Teach me how to get this beautiful enhancement if so... Thanks for sharing it all!
jasmis (57824) 2006-09-16 16:03
Excellent double portrait. Both models are amazing. Regards.
tcht (7565) 2006-09-16 17:51
I find this picture somewhat different to your usual (close-up)style and I like it a lot. To me this is much more 'relaxing' to look at as there are lots of spaces around her with nice background; at the same time her facial features are sharp and well captured but not too close for me. Beautiful portrait featuring two pairs of eyes :)
dvlazar (6644) 2006-09-17 3:39
Amazing work youve done, as always - I love the red on the girl against the blander colors of the dumpsite. A great moment there.
jdurbas (69) 2006-09-17 4:58
what can i say
very good photos of nice smiling girl playing with cat
i like it very much
baba_flies (8829) 2006-09-17 7:18
Dear Manuel ... she is so sweet and caught my attention immediately. I wonder what she went through in her young life. If you look closer you can see a hard expression on her face which of course goes away with her charming smile. Sad. Great work - as always. Barbara.
Wanda1 (14978) 2006-09-17 10:12
A wonderful moving portrait with great colours and composition.
I have just discovered your gallery and I think that your work is exceptional, you seem to have a lovely connection with your subjects and it comes through in your portraits.
battousai (827) 2006-09-17 10:41
I don't know why but I have a feeling that this photo looks too artificial.
eleparc (24063) 2006-09-17 14:26
i love the scene and the colors in this one.. cute cat and girl too! well done!
vincz (19113) 2006-09-17 16:59
I love this picture, its very unusual colours (the green in the backgorund and the skin of the girl). The girl has such a beautifu smile. beutiful work!
djanloo (422) 2006-09-17 20:46
Thanks for sharing
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-09-26 12:23
ITs grreat how you have found so much beuaty in the middle of so much uglyness, excelent framing and beautiful colours.
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-09-26 19:37
Really Nice Manuel :D Great Shot. TFS
keribar (43841) 2006-10-16 13:30
Excellent prize winner for me. I also love cats, which means extra points from me.
Bluejeans (64247) 2006-10-18 8:41
Ola Manuel fantastico retrato desta menina com o gato, tudo perfeito começando pelo sorriso da criança.Parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo!!!
partha (14020) 2007-04-25 5:20
Hi Manuel ,
The smile is priceless. Perfectly captured moment and the colour is so excellent.
gmg (4202) 2008-06-20 4:53
Beautiful portrait for light and composition.
Cute girl and lot of mood in this image
NickEyes (2) 2009-05-28 1:57
i like photo like this, too much to describe
rusty88 (42) 2009-05-31 6:07
i just love that photo. you are brilliant photographer :) everything here is right, everything looks greate.
siam2005 (1566) 2010-01-25 1:03
Fantastic tender image! Nice smile, beautiful eyes and great moment. Colors and light perfect!
sittipong (251) 2011-02-23 6:30
It was more impression for this photo.
pinakie_slg (861) 2013-01-28 2:18
Excellent!! Simply WAO!!!
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 70-200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Children and animal II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 11:39
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