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Challenge: Blue Filter (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Jan 7, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2021

I don't really know what brought tears to this boy's eyes. I saw a few kids playing outside in a small "floating" village at the Tonle Sap Lake, and this boy was standing still a few yards away. Perhaps he was excluded, or hurt himself while playing, don't know. But his sad posture, and silent running tears (as you can see, they were dropping on his chest) made me stop and take this photo.

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Place: 1 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 6.8095
Avg (non-participants): 6.9286
Views since voting: 291
Views during voting: 78
Votes: 35
Comments: 5
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/21/2021 07:54:20 PM
You are so brave.

I can't imagine taking my camera out in public to shoot strangers... and to shoot someone in pain and get this... I admire your courage.

I am so timid with street photography.

This is well done, Lev!

Congratulations!
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04/21/2021 07:57:41 AM
Congratulations
A beautiful, emotional and well presented documentary image.


Message edited by author 2021-04-21 08:00:00.
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04/21/2021 01:41:23 AM
Originally posted by streetpigeon:

(Haven't rated entries in this challenge because I'm unsure what I should be looking for. However, I'd like to express appreciation for the images that, in and of themselves, I enjoy.)
The stunning unhappiness of this child is almost unbearable. We can only pray that it's not all like this, and there's a plenitude of light as well in his life. I don't know how to say anything more.
No doubt a terrific photograph.


Rich always has a wonderful way of expressing what i can find difficult to put into words ..
the not rating this challenge .. i felt exactly the same ..
and about the child too ..

this is one photo i wont forget in a long time ..
to even have the confidence to take such a photo .. of someone suffering ..
that is what often distinguishes a good photographer from a great photographer ..
going where angels fear to tread almost ..

many congratulations on such a raw image .. and of course the blue ribbon .. :)
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04/20/2021 10:28:34 PM
(Haven't rated entries in this challenge because I'm unsure what I should be looking for. However, I'd like to express appreciation for the images that, in and of themselves, I enjoy.)
The stunning unhappiness of this child is almost unbearable. We can only pray that it's not all like this, and there's a plenitude of light as well in his life. I don't know how to say anything more.
No doubt a terrific photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/15/2021 08:16:23 AM
My favorite of the challange. Beautiful and evoking portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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