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My Little World
My Little World

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Location: Sinai Peninsular, Egypt
Date: Nov 21, 2010
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2010

I wanted to enter this shot for two reasons: first of course because I like it and feel it has something to say but also because it was taken with my old Panasonic TZ1 which I still love.
We were on a trip through the Sinai Desert in Egypt when we stopped at this Bedouin encampment. The barbed wire is there because they have the only water for miles around and need to protect it.
The children are generally happy and are used to tourists giving them handouts. This little girl only looks sad because she's just been shafted by her older siblings in the share-out.
My wife wiped the little girls nose and gave her a packet of tissues to keep. The little girl didn't seem too happy about it - She probably knew that the flies and the snotty nose are a serious boon when appealing to charity!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 11:02:39 PM
Very disturbing. Between the bugs and the barbed wire ... just heartbreaking.
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12/05/2010 09:42:39 PM
Sickeningly sad.
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12/04/2010 01:02:17 AM
Very emotional and sad image. How those flies survive in a desert is anyones guess. Photography is a very powerful medium indeed.
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12/02/2010 05:27:02 AM
Such a sad expression. The flies and barbed wire adds so much to the story. Wonderful image!
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12/01/2010 09:32:28 PM
Very eloquent
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