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Brothers in Alms: Beggars of Paglaum
Brothers in Alms: Beggars of Paglaum
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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Paglaum, Philippines
Date: Mar 9, 2007
Aperture: F1.4
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2007

Shot in a very poor regional community in Leyte called Paglaum. The children were magnets to my camera and I had so many great images but settled on this as a favourite.

I was there with two other pastors inspiring the local community leaders...well, attempting to. We left a real positive impact on their otherwise poor and hopeless lives.
Most of these kids won't get an education, and we were here to see if we could start another school like our one in Kenya.

EDIT: Basic stuff, like grayscale, duotone, USM, levels, curves and a few b and w adjustments in PS CS3 Beta.

PREDICTION: It will either do well or bomb...derrr. I hope for a 6.2-6.4.


Statistics
Place: 16 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.8553
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.8739
Avg (non-participants): 6.8049
Views since voting: 3274
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 152
Comments: 27
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/17/2007 01:09:08 PM
This does a heart good.
Such a joy to see life at it's finest.
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04/17/2007 12:14:14 PM
exceptional!
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04/14/2007 01:22:03 AM
brilliant, love it, i must get me a lens like that. :)
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04/14/2007 01:00:26 AM
This is OUTSTANDING image, priceless. Adding to favorites.
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04/13/2007 11:47:01 PM
They are just adorable, its a great shot that makes you really think about life and such.....

I typed much more, but deleted...no one needs a book as a comment.

Great shot.
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04/10/2007 10:11:26 PM
They are so cute Enzo! Great capture. Perfect pp work! Congratulations on the top 20! Keep'em coming
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04/09/2007 02:47:45 PM
Very charming photograph Enzo...and so well executed!
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04/09/2007 05:32:28 AM
yes, adorable indeed:) what an excellent photo!
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04/08/2007 11:35:40 PM
Enzo!!! This is AWESOME! What a beautiful capture of the delight of childhood. It is especially touching knowing they live in such economically challenged conditions.

Congratulations on beating your prediction, and a top 20 placing!

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04/08/2007 03:20:34 PM
i thought this was going to be a top 10!! I was one of your 8's ~I think it's a great shot & hammers home the irony of poverty & yet how children can still be children, despite the odds against them. Great shot!! I wonder if they learn in the processing of begging how "cute" can get them some extra coins?

(edited b/c I can't type!)

Message edited by author 2007-04-17 22:04:01.
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04/08/2007 02:58:17 PM
This is a great shot, so cute, love it.
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04/08/2007 10:28:06 AM
Absolutely adorably captured.
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04/08/2007 03:30:47 AM
Congrats on your top20 finish, Enzo! wonder why this didn't score higher...
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04/08/2007 02:18:52 AM
adorable.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 09:07:17 PM
Pure and simple visual joy. Well done!
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04/07/2007 02:36:53 PM
Thank you for allowing poor people to be happy. You truly have captured living spirit in a flat square. 10
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04/07/2007 08:48:32 AM
beautiful emotive!
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04/05/2007 04:33:45 PM
Great photo, the smiles, the hand around the shoulder, light, dof, love it.
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04/02/2007 08:50:01 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two now and I'm running late, sorry.

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04/02/2007 01:19:30 AM
A childs anticpation. Something from your trip Enzo?
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04/01/2007 11:11:51 PM
This is simply a beautiful image. So very natural. Great DOF.
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04/01/2007 09:00:56 PM
What a sweet shot...
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04/01/2007 08:42:48 PM
They are very cute kids, I like that you used black and white.
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04/01/2007 06:45:56 PM
Cute, very clear.
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04/01/2007 03:52:56 PM
B/W really did this shot justice. It's a great shot, the processing was right on for me. 10
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04/01/2007 03:41:59 PM
Sweeeet. Love their honest expressions. Wish the guy on the left weren't wearing the hat, but what can you do?
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04/01/2007 03:50:44 AM
nice capture, their expressions are priceless
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