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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Msaka, Malawi
Date: Aug 27, 2011
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2012

Village girl in Maska, small village on the shore of Lake Malawi. The photo taken early in the morning when most of the people gathered around the fishermen on the shore. This little girl in her dirty white dress was one of the few that stayed in the village, on the main road. She was very quiet and even when I tried to speak to her she remained silent. There was this sadness in her big beautiful eyes that I remember best.

The photo is almost unchanged from the camera. I like the early morning light and colors. Cropped a little bit, sharpened a little bit, and made is tiny frame. Hope you like my little sister.

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.4417
Avg (commenters): 7.8261
Avg (participants): 6.4673
Avg (non-participants): 6.3171
Views since voting: 447
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 240
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/23/2012 04:25:52 PM
Balanced tension. Beautiful.
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02/23/2012 09:52:45 AM
incredible photo journalistic shot.

(voted earlier)
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02/22/2012 08:59:55 PM
Beautiful shot.
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02/22/2012 01:13:43 AM
Tugs at society's heart.
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02/20/2012 08:47:16 PM
this conjurers up so many words to make the story...great image.
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02/20/2012 04:20:56 PM
great candid capture. love the title.
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02/19/2012 11:22:31 PM
What a study in contrasts. The dirty frilly party dress with the dirty bare feet. Well shot.
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02/18/2012 07:10:28 PM
Nice shot of life in the village.
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02/18/2012 02:47:55 PM
great shot, love the comp. maybe dulling the background so the girl stand out a little more? 9
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02/18/2012 11:09:26 AM
I like the little boy hiding in the background, with the title it makes me think he's about to be a typical brother and play a trick on her. Very nice image overall.
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02/17/2012 10:38:45 PM
Great capture and compositions.
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02/16/2012 06:47:00 PM
Looks like it tells an interesting story. A picture that is worth a thousand words.
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02/16/2012 07:00:59 AM
Beautifully composed. I like additional details as well, particularly whatever the girl is holding, and the little intricacies of her dress..

Well seen.
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02/14/2012 06:20:52 PM
Very nice story and well executed.
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02/14/2012 08:21:38 AM
Completely excellent image.
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02/14/2012 07:42:44 AM
The composition,the focus and the look are all perfect in my eye.
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02/13/2012 10:21:43 PM
overall great image quality here, but its lacking some emotion or purpose.
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02/13/2012 07:04:25 AM
Beautifully captured.
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02/13/2012 01:36:24 AM
Great story-telling image.
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02/12/2012 05:56:54 AM
I have a feeling this is Gina. Great shot and so typical. We living in Africa know these scenes. Africans with their dark skins always make for good photography.
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02/11/2012 10:39:46 AM
this is wonderful
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02/10/2012 04:04:00 PM
My kind of photo. No fancy processing just a powerful image with good composition.
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02/10/2012 08:09:11 AM
Gorgeous shot. The sentinel, checking things out for her brother.
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