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I say a little prayer for you.........

By sawsengee  
Portrait of an old nepali woman saying a little prayer at the local temple in Bhaktapur Kathmandu Nepal,..... a town that was so devastated by the 2015 earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale. The sincerity of heart & prayer are reflected in the gaze of her aging eyes & her wrinkled hands posture.

THANK YOU dpr59 for the GEA, and also PhilT2, Leedslass1, kuipje, civitas, colijohn, sweetpea62, bigdenbo, optik, DavesWork, Milejanjic, canoncarol for the UAs......very much appreciated.

Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Praying Old woman Nepali woman Kathmandu Nepal Bhaktapur temple

Voters: ugly, jocas, CarolG and 46 more

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jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 6:40AM
Fabulous portrait
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Jun 2016 6:44AM
A superb portrait, Sawsengee, I would love to know her age.
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
14 Jun 2016 6:53AM

Quote:A superb portrait, Sawsengee, I would love to know her age.

She survived the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, I have no idea her age, but judging from her looks & frail trembling hands ( she held my hands in comfort & gratitude when I gave her a few rupees after the snapshot), I think she is about 80 to 85 years young!
Somerled7 Plus
4 226 8 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 7:46AM
Another wonderful portrait full of detail and emotion.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 8:54AM
the sucked in upper lip says more to me
MiguelB 5 1 3
14 Jun 2016 9:18AM
so much feeling here, her clasped hands add so much to the emotion of the image

I said a little prayer for some fine weather and good light to return here also? Wink
jadus 9 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 9:28AM
That is beautiful, it says so much.

PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
14 Jun 2016 9:52AM
Beautifully taken image which conveys such sincerity and hope. This shot could easily be an intrusion in such an intimate moment, but you have taken such a sympathetic approach to the portrait that I feel that we are involved in her thoughts and prayers. Seldom have I been so moved by a portrait image.
Leedslass1 Plus
4 3.5k 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 10:58AM
Beautiful image, full of emotion.
ukgubbi 9 5 India
14 Jun 2016 11:20AM
Great clarity. Excellent
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
14 Jun 2016 12:43PM
Just one word.
I'LL say one too for you
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
14 Jun 2016 1:03PM
excellent portraiture
14 Jun 2016 2:01PM
Beautiful portrait
cimic 6 1 South Africa
14 Jun 2016 5:19PM
Superb character portrait.
14 Jun 2016 5:28PM
A wonderful portrait ee and capturing every Ounce of that sincerity. A very placid and caring Face and I do hope her prayer is answered.

John Smile
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 6:06PM
Lovely portrait, wonderful expression.
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2016 6:27PM
Beautiful portrait, wonderful expression.
14 Jun 2016 7:41PM
Superb Sawsengee..Lin
14 Jun 2016 10:57PM
Superb detailed character portrait
15 Jun 2016 6:12AM
You've captured the essence of the subject perfectly.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
15 Jun 2016 7:15AM
full of emotion...great portrait work
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2016 2:54PM
Excellent image and very special!
Isabel GrinGrin
Beautifully captured.

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