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Vendors and Beggars

Vendors and Beggars
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13722 W: 295 N: 27332] (109787)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-18
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Cambodia-Laos
Date Submitted: 2008-04-29 10:40
Viewed: 11616
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 178
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tonle Sap Lake

Cambodia's Great Lake, the Boeung Tonle Sap (Tonle Sap Lake, see the map ) is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia - a huge dumbbell-shaped body of water stretching across the northwest section of the country.. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, swelling to an expansive 12,000 km2.During the dry half of the year the Lake shrinks to as small as 2500 km2, draining into the Tonle Sap River, which meanders southeast, eventually merging with the Mekong River at the 'chaktomuk' confluence of rivers opposite Phnom Penh. But during the wet season a unique hydrologic phenomenon causes the river to reverse direction, filling the lake instead of draining it. The engine of this phenomenon is the Mekong River, which becomes bloated with snow melt and runoff from the monsoon rains in the wet season. The swollen Mekong backs up into the Tonle Sap River at the point where the rivers meet at the 'chaktomuk' confluence, forcing the waters of the Tonle Sap River back upriver into the lake. The inflow expands the surface area of lake more than five-fold, inundating the surrounding forested floodplain and supporting an extraordinarily rich and diverse eco-system. More than 100 varieties of waterbirds including several threatened and endangered species, over 200 species of fish, as well as crocodiles, turtles, macaques, otter and other wildlife inhabit the inundated mangrove forests. The Lake is also an important commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. In harmony with the specialized ecosystems, the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive - floating villages, towering stilted houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters.

The lake sits only about 15 km south of Siem Reap town. If you take the ferry between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap you will cross the lake and dock at the village of Chong Khneas. There are several ways to see the culture and wildlife of the lake area depending on the amount of time you have and your interest.

Λίμνη Tonle Sap

Η μεγαλύτερη λίμνη της Καμπότζης, Boeung Tonle Sap ή ( λίμνηTonle Sap δείτε τον χάρτη ) είναι το κατ΄ εξοχήν χαρακτηριστικό γνώρισμα στο χάρτη της Καμπότζης - μία τεράστια υδάτινη επιφάνεια στο βορειοδυτικό τμήμα της χώρας.Στην εποχή των βροχοπτώσεων , η λίμνηTonle Sap είναι μια από τις μεγαλύτερες λίμνες γλυκού νερού στην Ασία, που επεκτίνεται εως τα 12.000 km2. Κατά τη διάρκεια του ξηρού εξάμηνου του έτους η λίμνη συρρικνώνεται τόσο που φτάνει μόλις τα 2500 km2, αποξηραίνοντας τον ποταμό Tonle Sap , ο οποίος ελίσσεται νοτιοανατολικά, και ενώνεται τελικά με τον Mekong ποταμό, στη συμβολή "chaktomuk" των ποταμών απέναντι από την πρωτεύουσα Phnom Penh.Αλλά κατά τη διάρκεια της εποχής των μουσώνων ένα μοναδικό υδρολογικό φαινόμενο προκαλεί την αναστροφή του ποταμου, γεμίζοντας τη λίμνη αντί να την στραγγίγζει.Αυτό το φαινομένο οφείλεται στον Mekong ποταμό, ο οποίος φουσκωνει από τα λειωμένα χιόνια, και από τις βροχές των Μουσώνων.Οι φουσκωμένος ποταμός Mekong επιστρέφει στον ποταμό Tonle Sap στο σημείο όπου οι ποταμοί συναντιούνται στη συμβολή "chaktomuk",αναγκάζοντας τα νερά να καταλήξουν στην λίμνη Tonle Sap.Η εισροή αυτή των υδάτων επεκτείνει την περιοχή επιφάνειας της λίμνης περισσότερο από πέντε φορές, πλημμυρίζοντας τις περιβάλλουσες δασικές εκτάσεις με αποτέλεσμα να δημιουργείται ένα εξαιρετικά πλούσιο και ποικίλο οικοσύστημα. Περισσότερες από 100 ποικιλίες υδρόβιων πουλιών συμπεριλαμβανομένων αρκετών απειλουμένων προς εξαφάνιση ειδών , πάνω από 200 είδη ψαριών, καθώς επίσης και κροκόδειλοι, χελώνες, macaques, ενυδρίδες και άλλα είδη άγριας φύση κατοικούν στα πλημμυρισμένα δάση..Η λίμνη είναι επίσης ένας σημαντικός εμπορικός πόρος, που παρέχει περισσότερο από τα μισά από τα ψάρια που καταναλώνονται στην Καμπότζη.Σε αρμονία με το εξειδικευμένο αυτό οικοσυστήμα, τα ανθρώπινα επαγγέλματα στις άκρες της λίμνης είναι ομοίως διακριτικά - επιπλέοντα χωριά, υπερυψωμένα σπίτια, τεράστιες παγίδες ψαριών, μια οικονομία και ένας τρόπος της ζωής που συνυπάρχουν με τη λίμνη, τα ψάρια, την άγρια φύση και τους κύκλους των αυξανόμενων και μειωμένων υδάτων.

Η λίμνη ευρίσκεται μόνο περίπου 15 χλμ νότια της πόλης του Siem Reap. Εάν πάρετε το πορθμείο μεταξύ Phnom Penh και Siem Reap θα διασχίσετε τη λίμνη και θα αποβιβασθήτε στην αποβάθρα του χωριού Chong Khneas. Υπάρχουν διάφοροι τρόποι για να δει κανείς τον πολιτισμό και η άγρια φύση της περιοχής των λιμνών ανάλογα με το χρονική εποχή που θα πάτε.

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Hi Danos,
Very interesting and beautiful shot. Vivid colors and very good light. Well done

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-04-29 11:24]

Hi Danos,

very nice daily life shot. It's a graceful portrait of what I think is a family of hard workers. There is a beautiful context on this great composition. Very good work!

Hi Danos
Nice "people" motiv and intresthing scene
Very nice presented

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2008-04-29 11:40]
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Danos, I think this is one of your best. Composition, timing, the right eye-level pov are all great. Maybe a tad overprocessed, esp. contrast? I detect some halos around the girl's head, but I'm not sure. You seem to have focused on the people in the back, is that correct? If yes, it has worked well. Regards,

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  • amfdj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 56 N: 246] (1986)
  • [2008-04-29 11:44]
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Hello Danos,
This really a great daily life image. So natural and so beautifully colored.
Excellent work. Keep on clicking.

Hi Danos,

A very pleasant composition on how all these people are standing in the photograph. Also all have completely different expressions on their faces. Very nice.
And a very elaborate note on the location. I like that. Thanks!!


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  • Vames Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 0 N: 517] (4356)
  • [2008-04-29 12:32]

Γειά σου Δάνο ευχαριστούμε για αυτή την όμορφη στιγμή!Πραγματικά εκπληκτική

Hi Danos,
I like how this group of people, or maybe family, is placed here. From the left to the right, from the front to the back and vertically seen sitting, kneeing, standing. So you got a perfect rhythm in 3D.
Good one !
Cheers Chris

Bonjour Danos,
Jolie scne de vie. Ces enfants son superbes.
Belle image colore et techniquement bien ralise.
J'aime beaucoup.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2008-04-29 13:37]
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bONSOIR danos, a veray great shot like a picture with beautiful light and colors.wonderful.

Hey Danos,

A picture is worth more than a thousand words certainly goes for this one. And a great picture it is. From the start to the PP, a nice job.

See you around.

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2008-04-29 14:19]

Ciao Danos,

first of all thanks for the interesting note.
(I am considering the idea to go to this region next summer!)
as far as the picture is concerned, all subjects are very natural...but I like the surprised expression of the child on the right side. it looks like he did not realize somebody was taking a pic of him


perfectly close and framed, well done

Hi Danos
This is a very beautifull picture from Cambodia. These children are expressive. You have well managed the contrasts.
Very nice report.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2008-04-29 16:26]

Hi Danos,
Both an amazing compo and a lively and compeling documentary. The positions and poses of everyone in the image wouldn't be better if they were staging.
Hats off also for the sharpness and DOF, light, colours and the comprehensive note. I didn't know of anything you tell us about.
Regards, Jos.

Hi Danos, great daily life photo from Cambodia. You capture excellent moment. Great composition, colors and photo quality!

TFS and reagrds,

welcome in the real world I think when I see a picture like this. We people in the west are rich when we look to these poor people in earth. Very good photo Danos, good composition and a fine quality shot, and thank you for showing the shot, good photojob, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

Hello Danos. Vendors and Beggars. An impressing, drastic and at the same time beautiful picture. These poor families fight each day for their existence. You seized the motive adequately with the camera. The photo is in certain way a document. Best regards, Wolfgang.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2008-04-29 23:28]

hi Danos

I find your capture of this pov to be very good quality and standard. Moment of truth in daily life here. Very well done expressive photo in every sense of the photography. Powerful photo.

tfs, bill

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4828 W: 622 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2008-04-29 23:28]
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Iassou Danos,
I read in 'Cambodia Today' yesterday that the police in Siam Reap are taking action to prevent beggars to hassle tourists, even to clean every tourist place in Cambodia of any beggars! Strange if you consider the high crime rate that goes virtually unattended! A good capture conveying the mixed feelings you get when these guys come around... you would't mind to help, but if you give to one, all will run to you.. Vendors are something else, it is valid business!
Good colors and light here along with fine framing of the scene.
Ta leme

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Wow, amazing one !
Superb tones, excellent exposure, great life catch... Outstanding job here...

Yasu Danos,
There is something very attractive with the soft colors and tones. The colors are wonderful, the light shining on the shore in the background, the expressions on their faces and the details look absolutely superb.
Se xereto. Salvator.

Hello Danos,
A daily life scene with interest at least for one reason, as I notice everybody's attention including the baby is focused on one thing..!
Your point of view is well chosen to show all persons, and the composition is perfect with the little guy in front!
Pablo -

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-04-30 6:21]
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Hi Danos,
Excellent composition, great placement of these people but I have a strange feeling with the skin of the little girl. Did you use some kind of noise reduction?
Best wishes

Une belle scne de la vie quotidienne.
Bonne journe.

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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2008-04-30 6:47]
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What to say? I like the photo, it's dynamic and it's lighting and colors are so very unusual!
What I dislike here is an extreme poverty of these people (at least I think so). It's bad, really bad, little kids don't have to live like that. I hope that economic rise in East-South Asia will rise salaries and everything else for these kids also.

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  • Jakab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 213 N: 1282] (3867)
  • [2008-04-30 9:00]

Hello Danos,
no doubt, an excellent picture, maybe the best one I have ever seen of Cambodian people. I have to praise that in spite of the bright background the faces are optimally exposed, their expression fill up the photo with emotion.

Hi Danos,
Great daily life shot with splendid details and the composition is excellent. Suggestive work, Very well done! Have a nice evening

Kalimera Danos,
very strong impression with the boy and the rest of the family behind him. The POV and framing takes all attention to the boy and I am sure he tried to offer you some fruits. I like this way to catch my eye.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • dbar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 11] (100)
  • [2008-04-30 10:04]

Γεια σου Δάνο και χρόνια πολλά,

Χωρίς να θέλω να μειώσω τις προηγούμενες, θεωρώ ότι αυτή ειναι η καλύτερη μέχρι τώρα της σειράς. Εχεις καταγράψει με όμορφο τρόπο το ανθρώπινο στοιχείο της περιοχής. Εξαιρετικό στήσιμο και με όμορφα χρώματα.


An interesting daily life shot which you have framed well and exposed well in the low lighting conditions. A good reportage shot.
Best wishes

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2008-04-30 10:31]

Hi Danos,
fantastic picture. Great colours and composition and the picture is very intens with all those people looking to you.
Regards, Gerrit

Don't they just tug at the heart-strings? Who could resists buying their bananas? The poverty in Cambodia is heart-rending. The framing of the image is excellent with almost no over-lapping. Good work

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  • kpav Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 708 W: 53 N: 405] (5031)
  • [2008-04-30 15:11]

Γεια σου Δάνο, καταπληκτική η καταγραφή σου με έντονο το ανθρώπινο στοιχείο και πολύ πληροφοριακή για την περιοχή σε συνδυασμό με το πολύ καλό σημείωμα σου. Τα χρώματα εξαιρετικά όπως και το φως. Σε χαιρετώ,

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2008-04-30 15:28]

All Danos!
Trs jeunes ces enfants qui offrent des fruits vendre pendant que la maman prend soin des plus jeunes C'est ce qui se passe aussi chez-nous chez-nous dans les pays chauds. Intressante prsentation de la vie quotidienne la-bas dans de superbes couleurs.
Saluations du Canada,

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2008-04-30 17:43]

Hi Danos,
Great shot of the young vendor working hard to sell some ripe bannanas. Excellent clear colors with fantastic details and sharpness to this daily life beauty.
Regards, Tom

Bonjour Danos
j'aime beaucoup cette scne et la lumire qui vient donner de trs belles couleurs; Les personnages sont superbement positionns dans cette compo. Trs beau travail.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-05-01 0:09]

Hi Danos,
amazing scene, well composed picture. Good note. Well done photo. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Superb scene, those children are adorable, very well captured. Beautiful colors and light, excellent compo. Very impressive characters, especially the one in the FG offering that bananas basket. Touching scene.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14372 W: 1040 N: 28868] (136972)
  • [2008-05-01 1:36]

Hi Danos

My driver refused to take his vehicle on the rough road to the lake, so thanks for showing me what I missed. I stopped at Phomh Kran.

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  • Hellas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 177 N: 1334] (7063)
  • [2008-05-01 12:34]

Πολύ καλή λήψη που προκαλεί ποικίλα συναισθήματα! Μπορώ να πω ότι νοιώθω πάνω απ' όλα αμηχανία, όταν τόσα βλέμματα είναι στραμμένα πάνω μου. Πιστεύω ότι κι εσύ κάπως έτσι θα ένοιωσες ως φυσικός αποδέκτης. Η χρωματική απόδοση και η καθαρότητα της εικόνας που μας μεταφέρεις είναι άριστη.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2008-05-01 16:28]

An excellent daily shot here, friend. Interesting scene with nice composition. Well done.



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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-05-01 21:13]

Hola Danos.
Excellent daily life photo captured with a good POV, lovely colors and the vendors and beggars are very well framed with the lake in the bg. I like the way you captured the children in the fg especially the boy with the bananas. Thank you for your note.
Well done, TFS.
Best regards.

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2008-05-01 23:59]

A typical moment from South-East Asia. Poverty but beauty and mood too... Well done.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2008-05-02 0:19]

Kalimera Dane kai Xronia Polla
Apithani skini kategrapses edo me tis apithanes ekfraseis tis endeias kai ptoxias. Eikastika vevaia, apsogi!
kai kalo mina

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-05-02 1:50]
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Geia sou Dano,
eksairetiki i sunthesi sou edo me ta pitsirikia sto proskunio kai tin limni sto vathos,kali gonia lipsis kai vathos pediou,
to simeioma sou kai pali poli kalo dinei xrisimes plirofories gia tin perioxi,

Hi Danos.
This picture is nicely composed, and the human figures' presence on the foregroud, on the mid and on the background dive a greet depth to the shot. I like this warm light too.
Best regards.

Geia sou Danos mou
What a fantastic compo with great human elements in the geometrical graphical line and fascinating compo. The little children are really amazing ones with great background. Bravo Ine poli poli omorfo. ihsan

Hello Danos,
This sight of these a little surprised people to see itself photographing is superb of life and spontaneousness. Framing is splendid, the child will leave the photograph. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

Hello Danos,
Many thanks for sharing the daily life around the great lake!
good portrait in sharpness, rich colouration and superb details
you had shown us the most innocent faces of children!
from NZ, Tony

Uma maravilha de foto Danos...voc conseguiu registrar muito bem a emoo, a expresso em cada rosto...em cada olhar...
Parabns pelo excelente trabalho.

A great daily life shot, Danos. Fantastic quality. Superb expressions. Strong, clever composition. Congratulations, Daniel

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  • lexan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 24] (980)
  • [2008-05-03 4:56]
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Poli periergi fotografia!
Genika den me enthousiazoun oi photos pou deixnoun paidakia apo ton trito kosmo sti distixia tous, kai meta, me to epomeno "click" mas, pername sto diko mas kosmo pou ta exei ola.
I photo sou an kai exei na kanei me tin ftoxia den me "katapiezei". Isos einai ta zontana xromata ton protagoniston sou.


Γεια σου Δάνο.
Cette photo reportage est pleine de vie et les enfants sont tous dramatiquement dpeints. La vente doit tre pour eux une question de survie. C'est une photo qui interpelle. Belle ralisation.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15562 W: 159 N: 27210] (142886)
  • [2008-05-03 13:01]

Hi Danos,
Trs jolie, tout ces enfants avec leurs expressions et positions diffrentes bien capturer, le plus avec ce petit bout avec son panier de bananes, adorable
Have a nice weekend for you

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  • nisko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 65 N: 298] (2642)
  • [2008-05-03 13:44]

geia sou dano,
kai to taksidi sou cambodia fenete poli endiaferon kai entiposiako!Oreo to kadrarisma kai to timing stis ekfraseis ton prosopon!

Γειάσου Δάνο, σαν μια θεατρική παράσταση στημένη σκηνή με αυτές τις πολύ συμπαθητικές φυσιογνωμίες.
Καλό Σαββατόβραδο.

Merhaba Danos,
A wonderful composition... Good colours, sharpness and good DOF. Well done.
Have a nice sunday.

Hi dear Danos,
Another "masterpiece" . Not only from your eyes and camera but from the very bottom of your heart !
Amazing pov and great compo. Looking at those kids, I think back to my grandchildren; how happy and lucky they are !
TFS and best regards
Congratulations my dear friend

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  • Truja Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 661 W: 89 N: 1457] (4953)
  • [2008-05-05 5:04]

Hi Danos,
excellent picture of the seven protagonists of the scene. Their gestures are certainly impressive and their faces say many things to us. The informative note is excellent and it helps to understand better the delicate situation us of these people. Excellent definition of image and great technique!

Un saludo,


hi danos,
You've achieved a nice and interesting result, i like the position of the people and the first one with bananas is absolutely stunning,great expression and nice light on their faces.

ta leme

Hi Danos,
Nice scene of dally life in Cambodge, good framing and superb light and colors.

Hello danos,

magnifique scne de vie quotidienne. Les expressions sont superbes.
Bonne soire

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  • crckt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 70 N: 1324] (7222)
  • [2008-05-06 17:52]

Hi Danos,
A very nice portrait! The expressions look very interesting and thanks for the note too.

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  • gbeli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 63 N: 238] (1970)
  • [2008-05-07 7:17]

Geia sou Dano
Poli omorfi fotografia apo tin eksotiki xwra.
Eisai pragmatika tixeros pou exanes ena toso endiaferon taksidi.

Ntano file moy ayth soy h foto nomizw oti einai para poly psila
Tha mporoyse na stathei se opoiodipote diethnes periodiko typou NG
Sygxartiria file moy eilikrina

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2008-05-07 18:22]

Hi Danos!
This one is great! You captured their expressions so well. Good moment. This little one in foreground with the bananas seem so amazed looking at you. Great daily scene, just a pitty many of these kids have to start working so early.

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-05-08 5:23]
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kalispera danos

i like the scene you captured. is it one family? they all seem fully focused on the kid in your foreground: as if their lives depended (and probably they did) on whether he will sell some bananas to you. your note however useful for describing the lake in general, does not say anything about the situation at hand (why, for example, you mentioned beggars?).

warm regards,

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2008-05-08 11:02]

Hi Danos,
Your very well-framed photo captures such an excellent sense of the pressure the beggars and those being implored feel; it hurts to look at your photo. Eswpecially when I think of Myanamar.


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  • LamCam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 73 N: 665] (3607)
  • [2008-05-08 13:38]

Hello Danos,
This is an admirable group portrait - showing the different 'characters' very well ( like actors on a theatre stage ) and in an interesting composition. This is not an easy subject to show with truth - but you have done it very successfully.
Best wishes....Maggie

hi danos,
very good day life shot! excellent composition with the kid in the foreground. vivid colours and good contrast. very good job. compliments

Γεια σου Δανο,
Δεν μπροω να προσθεσω πολλα για τη συγκεκριμενη ληψη γιατι θα ειναι περιττο.
Προσωπα ρεαλιστικα σε μια ρεαλιστικη σκηνη καθημερινοτητας...
Σε χαιρετω,

Hi Danos, A stunning portrait of daily life, a wonderful expression on the little childs face, you have really captured the scene superbly, quality oozes from this shot, great colours, your POV is perfect & excellent timing, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Πολύ καλό "timing", έδωσε πολύ καλό αποτέλεσμα που σου δίνει την αίσθηση ότι είσαι μέσα στα δρώμενα.
Εξαιρετική τοποθέτηση των ανθρώπων μέσα στο κάντρο σου δίνει την απόλυτη ισορροπία αλλά και βάθος στην φωτογραφία σου.

Hello Danos

This is a very nice picture, and good note from you.

I think you should try portrait of the girl on left with the bananas, it would have come out nice as well. i tried it but cos of the size its looks just ok, but i think you could do justice to it with the original file.

posted a ws for you. :D


Dear friend, I am sorry to announce that I may be departing from TE very soon. The reason is that TE admins keep erasing my photos although here there are many similar ones, some without even a note! I keep on posting and they keep on rejecting without a "real" reason. when I ask for an explanation by e-mail, they keep ignoring me. Today as another act of threat they erased one of my first posts here. I posted on the forum requesting advise, they erased that post also. I cannot keep up with this rude behavior, I feel I am posting to my stupid pc since once rejected no one responds to my requests.
You be well and keep shooting!

Hi Danos!
I can almost hear them..."One dollaaaar - One dollaaaar". Perfect shot here and an interesting POV that adds depth to the scene!

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2009-08-24 14:28]


Hello Danos ---------------->

La escena es muy especial y llamativa,
las expresiones de sus caras no necesitan
ninguna explicacin, es una imagen muy completa
y que, al menos a mi, me transmite muchas sensaciones,
me gusta y te felicito.

Un saludo compaero y hasta pronto.


Namaste Danos,
a very good composition from your oldies. Great portrait captured with nice POV. Superb light and depth. The whole atmosphere is finely elaborated in your photo. Very good shot. Tfs.
Have a nice day.

Dobro vece, kod je temperatura pala na 0 C stepeni, zima poranila.
Mnogo dobar tekst i kompozicija.
Zivot je tezak deca od malena pomazu roditeljima da se prezivi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, boje i mnogo dobar rad i fotografija, moje cestitke.
Prijatno vece i mirnu noc sa lepim vremenom i dobrim snom, zeli vam Paja.


Good evening, when the temperature dropped to 0 degrees C, winter poranila.
Lots of good text and composition.
Life is difficult, children are helping their parents to survive ...
A good time length, sharpness, colors, and much hard work and photography, my congratulations.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with the beautiful weather and good sleep, he wants you Paja.

Kids are always a good subject, Danos, but here what is in the scene is one of the 3rd-world big problem: under-age employment.
Children is a part of the family's working-force and this is why the situation is perpetuated for future generations, they never get the proper education.
Nice image in low afternoon light.

Hallo Danos!
Eine sehr gute Dokumentation, man fragt sich, warum es uns so gut geht!
Wnsch dir einen schnen Tag

Δάνο καλησπέρα,
τι σκηνή είναι αυτή! Λες και είναι ένας πίνακας ζωγραφικής.Ειδικά το παιδάκι με τις μπανάνες και το κορίτσι πίσω δαίνονται τόσο ζωντανά-αληθινά σα να είναι δίπλα σου και σε παρακαλάνε να αγοράσεις από την πραγμάτεια τους.


Hi Danos,
Fascinating image, and a really brilliant note thank you. So sad to see ones so young working, another world, and one which I have no experience of. This picture really tells a thousand words, thanks for sharing a part of the world I know so little about.
Best wishes

Hi Danos
Thanks for sharing this unique portrait. Very interesting note too!
Best wishes

Hi danos
This is one that I did not know from you and that I find by accident in the critiques page
Many layers of interest here and of course first of all the little kid with the basket of bananas
I'm glad to add myself in the long line of praises
Bravo, have a pleasant WE

Δάνο, είπα να μοιραστώ την αναζήτηση σου στον κόσμο με μια φωτογραφία με εκπληκτική ευκρίνεια και λεπτομέρεια απο μια περιοχή του κόσμου άγνωστη σε μένα.
Πολύ ευαίσθητη εικόνα με τήν παρουσία και παιδιάστικη έκφραση, μια πανέμορφη εικόνα!
καλό σου βράδυ,

Very hard reality you depict very well Danos,
These children don't go to school and work since their youngest age
Good pov.., fine colors, clear shot

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2014-02-14 22:55]

Hi Danos !!
the facial expressions are priceless....... so authentic and I believe that even today you will see scenes like this one
i also like the colours....... they have a bit of punch.
it looks like you were ready with the camera & got a good reward.
Happy week end

Hi Danos
I am fond of images that depict the daily way of life of people around the world. The timing of this photo is perfect; the natural expressions of the boy and the girl in the foreground give character to the picture. I think the lighting conditions are hard. I wonder if the use of a flash could eliminate some contrast with the background.

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