Photographer's Note

I have failed in my front portrait shot.

I promised in the note of my previous post of posting a portrait shot from the front, so here it is. You can see the subjects are not giving me the full view that I expected to get. It was early morning at the public square in front of Royal Palace, and sunlight was great! The little girl was so busy running around chasing pigeons. So when I tried to shoot her together with the woman, see what I got.

Let me ask you a question : WHO do you think this woman can be? Her mother? or guardian? or just maid? Tell me why when you state your answer. You can base your answer on this photo alone. Probably mothers with instinctive reflex can give a more convincing reply. And I will tell me my answer at the end of this note. No, she was not unhappy that I shot the little girl. In fact, she was smiling even though hiding behind the little girl.

DateTimeOriginal - 2009:03:09 07:10:02
1/800 seconds, F/5, ISO200, FL200mm, sigma 70-200 f/2.8

option 1 - mother. Little girl was dressed in modern style but the mother dressed in simple tradition. He shoes were fine. But would a mother not protect her child instinctively, rather than behind?

option 2 - guardian. She took the girl out for a walk and had a good leisure moment. The least likely in my opinion.

option 3 - maid. Her duty was to take the girl out for morning walk. The girl was well dressed. She dressed in simple manner. Likely? Cambodians employing maids?

Final verdict? I did not ask who they were, so none.

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