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Face Of An Angel

By AlanBW
I hope that you have all fared well during the awful weather we have had to endure in the UK during recent days. Compared to many others, our problem is minor, but on Friday the extremely heavy rain began to leak through our roof and into the loft. One bedroom ceiling has been affected quite badly and I am not sure if it can be dried out, sealed and redecorated, or if it will need to be replaced. The roof is being inspected and hopefully repaired later today. With all the kerfuffle over the roof during the past few days, there has been little chance to look at EPZ, so I'm going to try to catch on all the galleries over the next few days. If it is only click and run, I hope you will understand.

Update 25/07: The problem was a cracked tile and with the volume of rain last Friday it poured into the roof space. Temporary fix done, but the major work still has to come with the replacement of some felt and batons on the roof. The bedroom ceiling needs to dry out completely before the full extent of the damage can be assessed. Apart from the usual excess, we are covered by insurance. Compared to many people in the UK we got away lightly, but it is still a nuisance.

The above image was taken last December in Bangkok, not far from the Chitlom skytrain station. Outside a large department store there are numerous seats where the public sit while waiting for friends and relatives. This beautiful little girl was flanked by Mum and Grandma and it was clear that both of them doted on her. She sat patiently, engaging Mum and Grandma in animated conversation; her smile and sparkling eyes were captivating. I was sat on some steps about 20 yards away, trying to capture a shot, but with so many people passing to and fro it was not easy. Eventually I managed to squeeze off a shot as the delightful little girl sipped from her water bottle. I was hoping for an opportunity to capture her beautiful smile, but just after I had taken my shot Dad arrived and they all trooped off together, the little girl clutching Dadís hand.

This will be my last upload for a while because at the end of the week Tricia and I are going on a short holiday, when we will be touring around Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It will be our first visit to this part of Europe, so we are really looking forward to it. I hope to return with some interesting shots - weather permitting of course!

Tags: Travel General Child Bangkok Candid Drinking Girl Thailand Portraits and people

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Barbaraj 14 450 England
23 Jul 2007 7:58AM
She looks like she is in a world of her own. Colourful intimate photo.
23 Jul 2007 8:07AM
Beautiful capture Alan, enjoy your holiday,
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
23 Jul 2007 8:10AM
Charming candid Alan - have a great hol. Bruce
Nettles 13 England
23 Jul 2007 8:12AM
Your title is spot on, she's lovely.
A great capture Alan and have a great holiday.
imagio 14 12 1 England
23 Jul 2007 8:15AM
Like it Alan.

firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
23 Jul 2007 8:27AM
beautiful capture, Alan. she looks very lively
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 8:41AM
a lovely little girl, well captured.
Enjoy your trip,
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 9:43AM
Thanks everyone, much appreciated as always
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 10:21AM
Great capture Alan as always. Great candid shot. Have a good holiday. No doubt you'll be taking plenty of pictures which we look forward to seeing on epz.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 10:33AM
A lovely candid Alan, I hope all goes well with the roof repair. We had more rain fall on Friday than we usually get for the entire month of July! I was ok, but several houses in my area were flooded and a few people had to be rescued.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
23 Jul 2007 11:04AM
A sweet capture Alan .

Hope your roof is soon repaired . Have another great holiday . Look forward to more of your shots .xx
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
23 Jul 2007 11:11AM
So sorry to hear of your rouble with the roof Alan, hope it gets sorted for you.
I also hope that you & Tricia have a superb holiday, & thoroughly enjoy yorselves, I look forward to seeing the wonderful pics that I know you take.
You leave us with a wonderful image of a very sweet looking little girl.
Take care,
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
23 Jul 2007 11:26AM
A nice moment, well captured.

Best Matt
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
23 Jul 2007 12:08PM
Alan, Nice pic. and descrip.Smile

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
23 Jul 2007 1:02PM
Cute, I agree! Spot on! Click!!!

kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
23 Jul 2007 1:13PM
great capture. I hope all goes well with the roof
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 1:17PM
Thanks all, your comments are much appreciated
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 1:28PM
Sweet innocence - perfect capture Alan
AlanC1 14 1 England
23 Jul 2007 2:01PM
Great colour well spoted and taken
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 2:12PM
What a little beauty..a wonderful candid shot of this little girl. The composition is full of warmth.
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 2:23PM
Thanks Gaz, Alan and Di, very much appreciated
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
23 Jul 2007 2:29PM
lovely candid shot
- her "faraway" expression works well
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 3:46PM
Marvellous face and moment, Alan.

trissie 14 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 3:51PM
A brilliant capture Alan, a lovely little face.
Have a lovely holiday Alan and Tricia.

Trish x
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
23 Jul 2007 3:56PM
What a sweet young girl. Lovely photo. Great stuff. Look forward to seeing your holiday photos. Best of luck with the weather !
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 4:22PM
Thanks Sandra, Tel, Trish and Nicky, much appreciated - Alan
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 4:40PM
A fantastic capture Alan,lovely colours and light.

Have great holiday Alan and Tricia.

glyndwr 13 91 10 Wales
23 Jul 2007 5:38PM
Very nice shot,so natural.
23 Jul 2007 5:58PM
what a gorgeous little girl, lovely candid shot
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 6:06PM
Thanks Mo, Robert and SugarPlum, thanks everyone - Alan
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 6:33PM
Another testament to your skills and patience, Alan. A lovely pic. Have a good trip.

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
23 Jul 2007 7:04PM
Great image. Children are always so natural.
S_Boulding 14 72 England
23 Jul 2007 7:13PM
awwww, a thirsty angel Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Jul 2007 7:27PM
Thanks David, Andy & Sarah, much appreciated as always - Alan
danbrann 16 640 17
23 Jul 2007 8:05PM
Hope you get the roof sorted and have a great holiday and hopefullt come back with many good shots like this. Take care.
BlindMonkey 16 158 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 8:06PM
A lovely shot and story to go with it, nice work

GrahamBaines 13 39 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2007 8:50PM
Nice photo, well caught.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
23 Jul 2007 9:01PM
she looks cute

lovely work

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
23 Jul 2007 9:43PM
A charming capture Alan, hope you get your roof sorted quickly. Enjoy your trip to the Balkan states, look forward to seeing some images from your next trip, Ed
23 Jul 2007 10:27PM
Another gem, you have the touch
Pegon 15 78 1 England
23 Jul 2007 10:29PM
A lovely capture Alan. I hope things turn out well with the roof. Have a great holiday.
jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
24 Jul 2007 12:08AM
Great candid capture. Well done.


gajewski 16 10 9 United States
24 Jul 2007 12:54AM
A very apt title. -=\Walter
tuhin 14
24 Jul 2007 5:25AM
Vere quit Baby. Beautiful shot.
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 6:47AM
this is fab
just so natural
colours detail and lighting just great
well taken
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Jul 2007 8:24AM
Thanks everyone, much appreciated - Alan
Caledonia 14 2 Scotland
24 Jul 2007 2:22PM
What a wee beauty! She looks so pensive.
Sorry to hear about all your home troubles Alan. Hope things get sorted out soon. Enjoy your holiday.
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 3:14PM
refreshingly candid - excellent colour and composition.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2397 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 3:25PM
She's a sweetheart!
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 4:26PM
A lovely, natural candid.
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Jul 2007 4:42PM
Thanks Marie, Alan, Moira and Sandra, much appreciated as always - Alan
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 5:50PM
Lovely portrait, it is good to see well cared little girls from this part of the world.
enjoy your trip, I am curious to hear what you are going to find. Never had the chance myself...
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 6:41PM
lovely candid shot Alan - well taken

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
24 Jul 2007 7:47PM
Excellent shot Alan.You have a busy period coming up and I hope the damage to your house is not to great.
Enjoy your hols and I am sure we will see the story in images when you return.
wyatturp 15 2 England
24 Jul 2007 8:21PM
So sweet, not a easy picture to capture

Carl40 15 18 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2007 9:02PM
Great shot with good colours innocence is a wonderful thing to capture.
Hope everything work out with roof

AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Jul 2007 9:26PM
Thanks Johanna, Vinny, Tom, Doug and Carl, very much appreciated - Alan
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
24 Jul 2007 9:44PM
Sorry to hear of your problems Alan.We have been lucky enough to avoid all that flooding.
Had a weeks hol in Devon last week - sunny and bright.
Lovely image - ironic that water bottle in the light of what has happened recently and the lack of drinking water in UK.
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
25 Jul 2007 12:35AM
Love the rather thoughtful expression, well exposed.
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
25 Jul 2007 2:56AM
Premier league as always Alan, looking forward to some great candids from the Baltics.
Hope your roof is OK before you go, imagine it's difficult getting tradesmen these days.
Rgds., Jim
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 5:55AM
how cute is this, superb as allways Alan
AlanBW 15 20 England
25 Jul 2007 6:20AM
Thanks Brian C, Brian L, Jim and Chris, very much appreciated - Alan
JudeC 14 6 3 England
25 Jul 2007 6:42AM
Love this shot - just returned from Bangkok but light not very good for taking shots - JudeC
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 8:06AM
Cracking Shot Alan....Hope all your inconvenience and bad luck will soon be all behind you !!!!
GlenD 14 United States
25 Jul 2007 10:50AM
As always Alan a smashing shot!. Sorry to here about your roof mate the weather there is making news over here now with all the flooding.
Anyway hope the holiday is not a wash out and look forward to seeing what you capture from that. Have a great time
25 Jul 2007 1:59PM
A little beauty.
25 Jul 2007 2:59PM
sorry to hear about your house leaking..hope the problem is soon solved. this is a darling capture..and such a darling face..well done.
hope you have a wonderful time on your travels.
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 3:59PM
A charming image well seen
have a great holiday sounds like you could do with it
AlanBW 15 20 England
25 Jul 2007 4:31PM
Thanks Jude, Terrry, Glen, Christine, Tina and Glynnis, very much appreciated - Alan
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 4:49PM
What an angel! A beautiful shot! I hope that your damage is repaired soon and that this awful weather abates sooner! Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing your photos.
x Carol x
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
25 Jul 2007 8:15PM
What a delightful child. Sorry to hear about the rain you are all being plagued by. Hope your upcoming vacation affords you better weather. Looking forward to your photos fro there.
AlanBW 15 20 England
25 Jul 2007 8:48PM
Thanks Carol and Joline, much appreciated - Alan
myrab 14 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2007 8:50PM
A lovely shot,
Hope you both have a good break.
astyag 13 12
25 Jul 2007 9:21PM
You could get this expression that she is living in a world where nothing could break betwean her and that bottle of water. fascinating
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 6:45AM
lovely image, your narratives are great
AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Jul 2007 7:44AM
Thanks Myra, Astyag and Anne, very much appreciated - Alan
Possum 14 148 England
26 Jul 2007 10:52AM
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Here in Southampton we're pretty well unscathed and feel very grateful for it. Hope you have a great trip, both.
A fine image to leave us with; she's a total sweetheart.
iajacks 15 24 England
26 Jul 2007 2:21PM
nice one, a very photogenic little girl.

good shot ian
AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Jul 2007 2:59PM
Thanks Allie and Ian, really appreciate your comments - Alan
panda 16 5 1 England
26 Jul 2007 3:25PM
Sorry to hear your roof has sprung a leak Alan, this is not the time to have a leaky roof!! This little girl is such a sweetie, takes me back to when my daughter was that age. Beautiful image.

MikeEG 14 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 5:03PM
Nice one Alan. Hope you get the repairs done soon, have a good holiday.
AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Jul 2007 5:11PM
Thanks Phil and Mike, very much appreciated - Alan
AlistairJ 15 6 England
26 Jul 2007 5:31PM
Nice shot of a seet little girl.
I hope the house drys out ok.
Enjoy your holiday. I expect to see some great shot when you get back
Take care
26 Jul 2007 5:35PM
Lovely and natural portrait Smile

26 Jul 2007 5:43PM
Good natural shot and cute girl

AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Jul 2007 6:15PM
Thanks Alistair, Noemi and Rune, very much appreciated - Alan
csr 13 3 England
26 Jul 2007 7:03PM
Great composition
summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 7:38PM
Superb candid capture. Sorry to hear about your roof Alan & hope you have a great holiday. Can't wait to see the pictures!
patsy88 14 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 8:01PM
Cute capture....
AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Jul 2007 8:50PM
Thanks Chris, Carole-Anne and Patsy, really appreciate your comments - Alan
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 11:16PM
enjoy your break alan,this is a beautiful candid great clarity.
bricjen 14 United States
27 Jul 2007 7:22AM
I love the story behind this. It truly brings it to life!
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Jul 2007 7:34AM
Thanks Ian and Haynay, much appreciated - Alan
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
27 Jul 2007 1:01PM
so cute alan
innocent and real
love that its candid and not posed
27 Jul 2007 3:51PM
As usual, some great uploads.

AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Jul 2007 3:57PM
Thanks Cat and Sue, much appreciated
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
27 Jul 2007 6:30PM
A delightful capture Alan,I like the candid way you have caught her expression.
crimp 14 England
27 Jul 2007 8:49PM
Cracking portrait nice work.
shona 15 Scotland
27 Jul 2007 9:32PM
fantastic natural shot, shona Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Jul 2007 1:43AM
Thanks Pete, Kelly and Shona, much appreciated - Alan
Mjhearne 14 432 4 Scotland
28 Jul 2007 10:08AM
Beautiful capture!! In a world of her own indeed!
Great work!

And enjoy your holiday....look forward to seeing some snaps!!

ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2007 10:50AM
excellent capture - looks like ur enjoying your hols.
bdettmer 14 1 United States
29 Jul 2007 4:41AM
Beautiful pic!
stevophoto 14 1 United States
29 Jul 2007 4:51AM
Another beautiful shot Alan.
Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
29 Jul 2007 12:08PM
A lovely little girl, beazutifully captured. I look forward to seeing pictures from your trip.
anthhope 15 1 England
29 Jul 2007 6:48PM
Alan, well caught and great colours.
LesleyJ 14 247 England
29 Jul 2007 10:27PM
Sorry to hear about your roof Alan - hope it gets sorted.
Love the photograph she is a little angel isn't she - what a cutie.
canongirl08 15 18 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 12:48PM
Beautiful natural capture
ShedMan 15 3 2 South Africa
30 Jul 2007 5:08PM
Great shot, lovely portrait.

Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
30 Jul 2007 6:44PM
Great shot Alan...even the bottle..Smile

AnthonyR 15 5 Wales
31 Jul 2007 9:42PM
Another excellent capture Alan, well spotted and taken.

AlanBW 15 20 England
5 Aug 2007 9:45AM
Thanks all, very much appreciated - Alan
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
5 Aug 2007 8:19PM
Great shot,superb detail and clarity,well spotted and captured.........

AlanBW 15 20 England
6 Aug 2007 6:44AM
Thanks Tony, much appreciated - Alan
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
6 Aug 2007 5:07PM
Very nice shot Alan she is very angelic.

rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 9:59PM
Children, especially children from the Asiatic countries always look so photogenic. Excellent capture.
AlanBW 15 20 England
7 Aug 2007 6:46AM
Thanks Steve and Ken, much appreciated - Alan
beriah 15 1 Canada
9 Aug 2007 5:00AM
yes, an angel for sure Alan!! Wonderful capture - so very sweet she is!
We haven't had much rain on the west coast of Canada thank goodness as my lilies have just started to bloom and I wouldn't like to see them ruined!! Hope you and Tricia have a great new holiday and looking forward to the pics!
chodge987 14 20 Scotland
9 Aug 2007 6:25PM
And a little angel she is. very well captured. sorry to here about your roof, hope all is well.
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Aug 2007 6:51AM
Thanks Debbie and Chris, much appreciated - Alan
jondf 14 2.8k
10 Aug 2007 3:19PM
Maybe a little over-saturated and under exposed? Here's an alternative viewpoint -
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Aug 2007 6:18PM
Thank Jon, always good to get an alternative view
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
13 Aug 2007 8:02AM
Another first rate candid.
AlanBW 15 20 England
13 Aug 2007 11:46AM
Thank Paul, much appreciated
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
13 Aug 2007 1:56PM
Hi Alan.
This shot is a cracker love the colours,detail,naturalness of it.Excellent work.I hope you and your wife are fine and that your roof will be fixed soon and you are both well.Take care.AnnSmile
19 Aug 2007 2:25PM
A Beautiful shot.
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Aug 2007 9:56AM
Thanks Ann and Lorraine - Alan
sputnki 16 10 Canada
20 Aug 2007 9:37PM
Lovely shot, hope the holiday goes well!

AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Aug 2007 11:18AM
Cheers Doug, many thanks - Alan
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2007 9:48AM
Wonderful shot! John Smile
AlanBW 15 20 England
4 Sep 2007 10:15AM
Many thanks John - Alan
3 Apr 2008 6:11PM
great shot - gem
AlanBW 15 20 England
3 Apr 2008 7:16PM
Many thanks Gemma - Alan

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