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This is one of the common scenarios seen in the remote areas of the Philippines. Everyday as part of his daily routine, and being one of the squatters living along the shore, he swims together with some of his friends.

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Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:6.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Let's Swim
Username:lobski lobski
Uploaded:22 Jun 2011 - 7:45 PM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Beverleycole
Beverleycole e2 Member 4Beverleycole vcard England
22 Jun 2011 - 9:48 PM

intersting story to picture indeed, brill picture i think
beverley

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 10:25 PM

We hear about pollution, but this is ridiculous. I just cannot imagine swimming amongst all that rubbish, but the child looks so cheerful. Is it the rubbish of the squatters? Such an interesting image, it certainly made me stop and think.
Pamela.

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lobski
lobski e2 Member 3lobski vcard Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2011 - 11:29 PM

Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it.


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When I shoot that it was a high tide and the rubbish of other areas were going on that direction plus their own rubbish as well. It was really a touching moment when I saw that but still they enjoy life to the fullest.

Fred Grin

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deburn
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22 Jun 2011 - 11:32 PM

This is really a moving picture. Great job!

Stan

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carmenfuchs
23 Jun 2011 - 12:05 AM

Kids - you gotta love 'em. They have so much to teach us. Fantastic photo. =)

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Rogerex
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23 Jun 2011 - 3:18 AM

The photo tells an interesting story. Thanks for sharing.
Roger

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Ray42
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23 Jun 2011 - 7:53 AM

A great piece of reporting - how the other half live - but still smiling

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Ridgeway
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24 Jun 2011 - 1:05 AM

Rather him then me but theres no mistakeng a happy smile,

Aidan,,

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ianrobinson
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25 Jun 2011 - 10:33 AM

Makes you feel humble as to what we have and yet are we really truly happy as he is in that rubbish.

Makes you think.

Ian.

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Michaela_Solway
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25 Jun 2011 - 1:30 PM

the phpto tells all- makes you think

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Chinga
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25 Jun 2011 - 3:59 PM

Amazing impact capture, disturbing and incredibly beautiful at the same time. IB

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wolf1
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25 Jun 2011 - 8:37 PM

Makes you realise how lucky we are and how we take it for granted, this boy looks so happy to be swimming and oblivious to the rubbish around him.
Good photograph.
Andy

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lobski
lobski e2 Member 3lobski vcard Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2011 - 8:58 PM

Thank you for the comment everyone. It really means a lot to me....


Fred Grin

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sweetpea62
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29 Jun 2011 - 4:20 PM

A lovely capture and a beautiful smile from this young boy..Lin

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Zimigery
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29 Jun 2011 - 5:14 PM

What an incredible image. I originate from Zimbabwe and it amazes me that the poorest children seem to be the happiest. Great capture Fred

Chriss

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Mynett
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29 Jun 2011 - 7:22 PM

what a picture, it tells a story, it is heartwarming

Linda

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AnnChown
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29 Jun 2011 - 10:19 PM

An extraordinary image.
Ann

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davey_griffo
davey_griffo e2 Member 5213 forum postsdavey_griffo vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2011 - 12:20 PM

He must have been desparate for a swim to go in there.

An excellent portrait, with a great sense of fun.

Last Modified By davey_griffo at 30 Jun 2011 - 12:20 PM

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NobbytheNobster
30 Jun 2011 - 12:43 PM

Great shot but how bad is the rubbish pollution? I've never seen anything like it before!
The boy looks very happy and seems quiet oblivious to it!
Rick

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catherinekp79
catherinekp79 e2 Member 452 forum postscatherinekp79 vcard United Kingdom
30 Jun 2011 - 10:07 PM

The little boy looks so happy with that beautiful smile yet I feel so sad! We really don't realise how good we've got it. Excellent capture. :0)

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thelooneybishop
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1 Jul 2011 - 12:52 AM

This is a truly amazing capture.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2011 - 7:27 AM

How amazing that he can still enjoy the delights of a swim in spite of the dreadful state of the water.
Helen

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PaulRichardson
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1 Jul 2011 - 9:13 AM

A touching capture Fred.

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kbtimages
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6 Jul 2011 - 2:25 AM

Very emotive image, well composed.

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55jase
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6 Jul 2011 - 6:22 PM

0What a superb shot. Very thought provoking.
Jase

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MrBlueSky
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8 Jul 2011 - 9:39 PM

A very touching image of the world's polution problem - well done

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marbrax
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12 Jul 2011 - 11:58 AM

OMG,
Fortunately, he has fun

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CraigWalker
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23 Jul 2011 - 2:02 PM

Exceptional capture! Love it.

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sawsengee
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24 Jul 2011 - 2:41 PM

a fantastic shot.....not many will swim in this water but the child is so oblivious of its filth & danger......innocence well captured in this shot

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ANNIEKERR
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24 Jul 2011 - 9:53 PM

Brilliant photo that speaks volumes - great travel shot! Smile Kerry-Anne

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Trojan
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9 Sep 2011 - 12:45 PM

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bobsblues
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7 Sep 2012 - 7:58 PM

A wonderful capture of young life unaware of what dangers could be hiding .
Rob

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