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Someday My Prince Will Come..

By Jasper87  
Many thanks to Helen (Helenlinda) and Malcolm (Saltireblue) for their UAs on my Webb Bridge and to all those that voted/commented/clicked, most appreciated.

This is a young Nepalese girl wondering why a group of Westerners were walking through her village in the foothills of the Himalayas miles from anywhere! The thought did cross my mind as well!


Tags: Nepal Himalayas Child portrait Landscape and travel

Voters: Carrie_1, NDODS, Badgerfred and 154 more

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:50AM
An extremely hard hitting and emotive image, which certainly provides us with a huge slice of reality. The eyes in the young girls face seem to some up what I am trying to say. Certainly an image which will tug at the toughest of heart strings.

Thank you for sharing this image.

Regards Nathan
27 Aug 2012 7:53AM
Excellent composition, love the expression captured,
I am mad on old windows and this ranks very high if not the best I have seen. The colours and texture are out of this world.
Well...well...well done. WesternRed.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
27 Aug 2012 8:03AM
It would have been a fine capture without the little girl but with her it is superb.

Philip_H 8 1.4k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:05AM
Wonderful all round capture, Dave.

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:06AM
A very emotional image Dave and one that you should be so proud of
beautifully captured
moiral 10 12 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 8:12AM
She doesn't look too happy to see you either, think that little finger is telling you to keep going. Great shot, could look at this all day. Moira
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:16AM
Excellent composition and I love the expression. Superb image Dave.

NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
27 Aug 2012 8:17AM
Love her expression..........well spotted.......GrinGrin Love your composition...........very pleasing to the eye.......WinkWink
27 Aug 2012 8:18AM
Dave, a very powerful and emotional image full of life. Nice comp and nicely done. The texture of the wall and the window beautifully blends with the mood, posture and the expression of the girl. Please accept my UA.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:20AM
This is superb Dave. Love the composition and her face tells a story. Also the textures in the wall are great! I've been to the Himalayas too and remember thinking the same as you! Please have my UA!
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:28AM
Yes indeed, Nick and I have been to Nepal and have to agree with you. A superb composition Dave with wonderful detail.
Humblebee 8 1 England
27 Aug 2012 8:36AM
You feel that if you reached out your hand, you could touch her - I can add little to what has already been said - a superb capture in every way Dave - and is that a door knob up in the right hand corner of the frame ... Carol Grin
27 Aug 2012 8:38AM
it has all been said Dave its a winner

ollimar71 10 2 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:41AM
Great capture and processing. And love the title too.

marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:41AM
Good lord, 3 UAs and a GEA and only posted an hour! Brilliant image! Excellent composition, great variety of textures and colours and a great portrait of the young girl! Marvellous!
zapar40 10 66 5 Wales
27 Aug 2012 8:44AM
superb shot, worthy of these awards, nice one.
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:47AM
A very well composed image Dave- she looks very comfortable there - probably a position she sits in to gaze at what is going on outside regularly.
Like your title, and although she may well not know the tune, its buzzing round my head now WinkWink
Great textures and colours - but I can't work out what is top right
Excellent detail, lovely comp, expression speaks a thousand words, this capture says one, superb.

11 10 10 England
27 Aug 2012 9:29AM
She doesn't look too happy with life - would be nice to think that the title could come true. An excellent image.
27 Aug 2012 9:39AM
Composition, technique and processing perfect. great shot and well deserved awards. Regards Russell
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
27 Aug 2012 9:47AM
What more can I say ,that's not been said,I love this picture and as one said it's a good one without the little girl but having her in make;s it a perfect shot
CONGRATULATIONSSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileon all the Awards Smileyou deserve them all and if I had mine you would have had another one
KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 179 England
27 Aug 2012 9:53AM
A wonderful, well seen image. She looks thoroughly fed up. I know it can't be (can it?), but the object on the window frame (top right) reminds me of a surveillance camera!
jdinne 17 16 England
27 Aug 2012 9:58AM
Congratulations Dave on all the deserved awards befitting of this superb capture.

All the best

User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:07AM
Such a compelling image. Congrats on all the awards, very well deserved Grin
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:27AM
Well done with the EC Award - just noticed it on facebook WinkWinkWink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:27AM
The awards say it all, this is superb. Very thoughtfully and sympathetically composed.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
27 Aug 2012 10:38AM
Superb compo, texture, colour and contrast!
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:47AM
Great image Dave!
Thought you would be in Scarborough for the BankyWink You would make Cliff Mitchlemore proud!
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 11:06AM
A real quality image. - gary
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:08AM
It has all been said. Superb.
rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:24AM
A professionally rendered image that has everything from pathos of the little girls situation to the strong composition and tones of the window forming a natural frame.
Add the incongruity of the electric light bulb and you have the epitomy of a thought provoking image that deserves all the accolades it will undoubtedly receive.

Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 11:24AM
Excellent work here Dave, must be wonderful to be able to travel long distances and see the world.....

I've left a suitable retort to your comment on my Hedgepiggies image which should give you a wee smile.....Wink

carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:32AM
Done it again, well done, a real cracker, composition is brilliant, fantastic Dave.
Been looking for a shot like this for ages, but cant find anything like it where i live, Deal in Kent.SadWink
well done.
posty57 12 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:46AM
Congrats on all the awards Dave. It is a cracking image. That trip must have been brilliant. Wink Well done my friend.

Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:56AM
One image - so much impact.
Beautifully observed and photographed.
27 Aug 2012 11:58AM
It's all been said above, deserves all the awards, excellent piece of work.

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 12:24PM
Thought this might have been Cuba from the thumb here Dave.
Excellent bit of reportage.
And an excellent grotty BG too !!
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 1:00PM
Can't add much to what's already been said, Dave: a wonderful candid shot that says so much about life and conditions in these high Nepalese villages.
How I envy your having been there.......I know it's wrong to feel and say such, but I can't help it.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 1:36PM
Wow! Fantastic image and so good to see how greatly it has been appreciated with that wonderful array of awards. Congratulations!

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
27 Aug 2012 1:36PM
this truly deserves the award and is much better shot of a girl than those who usually get the awards.
TBH, I first thought, " oh Pronabh got an award at last!!"""
Yes Dave, I glad you got those. It was time!!!
27 Aug 2012 1:49PM
Lovely image, great title just right.
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
27 Aug 2012 1:59PM
Lovely pic & the app title.
stops you dead just great
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2012 3:00PM
A wonderful image, Dave. Carol
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
27 Aug 2012 3:38PM
My vote for the image and congratulations.. but if i might say i did not like the title.. it might not be your intention here, but the title is somehow ridiculing this little girl of the poorest of families.. it is amply clear that prince is a far thing.. all she must be caring about is food twice a day.. again, excuse me.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2012 4:15PM
All been said Dave simply stunning photography.


taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:40PM
Wonderfully descriptive--this perfect image--- I hope some something does come her way to bring her joy!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
27 Aug 2012 5:14PM
A superb candid and really fine bit of photojournalism. Great comp. and detail throughout. I must add my UA to those already posted.
MNS 9 United Arab Emirates
27 Aug 2012 5:25PM
well done : great colors , sharpness and composition
and full of emotions and sympathy
wolfy 16 36 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:06PM
Amazing work, congrats on all the awards, much deserved indeed!!
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:11PM
Wow! A truly stand out image Dave. Superbly framed and full of impact and emotion. No surprise this is doing so well and no hesitation in adding to the torrent of UA's. Very well done.
27 Aug 2012 6:11PM

Quote:An extremely hard hitting and emotive image, which certainly provides us with a huge slice of reality. The eyes in the young girls face seem to some up what I am trying to say. Certainly an image which will tug at the toughest of heart strings.

Fabulous work

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:13PM
My 24 hrs is not quite up but I will be back to give that award.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
27 Aug 2012 7:14PM
An excellent portrait, Dave, very nicely framed by that woodwork. Lovely tones and textures, and beautifully processed, well deserving of all the Awards Smile
Trev Smile
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:28PM
I've never seen a photo with so may awards, very well deserved and hope you get POTW too Dave. Really outstanding photography and the girl nicely is in a good position.
basith_am 8 7 Sri Lanka
27 Aug 2012 7:33PM
excellent shot with great detail....
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
27 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Wonderful image.
27 Aug 2012 8:04PM
Superb shot Dave,sorry I missed it..Lin
Rock 18 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 8:37PM
Tha's best gooing-up Three peaks Lad.

Superb shot siree.

Oh we are sailing, we are sailing.

HG and Rock.
UrbaneMagick 8 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:54PM
Dave................. this is as good a travel photography work as will be seen.

Your'e going to have to buy yourself a supersize sack for all the awards you've received for this's another..I don;t think it will be the last.

Travel photography is usually the domain of "BurnBlue"....he has serious competition now..superb.

xwang 11 56 8
27 Aug 2012 9:21PM
Excellentlly captured image, beautiful colour contrast.. I especially like the expression on her face...great work, Dave.
clintQB 9 51 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:26PM
Wow...this has to be my favourite of yours so far...excellent
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:29PM
WOW! I have never seen so many awards for the same image before, this has to be a first and very worthy if I may say so David
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:58PM
Great image Dave, well done for all the awards, Peter..
danbrann 16 640 17
27 Aug 2012 10:08PM

Quote:WOW! I have never seen so many awards for the same image before, this has to be a first and very worthy if I may say so David

Ditto. Outstanding.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2162 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:39PM
When you get up off the floor, you will undoubtedly realise what a gem you have here.
28 Aug 2012 12:18AM
.....and my vote, too (if you still counting, Dave)!!!!!!!!!! Well done on your Awards!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
28 Aug 2012 12:34AM
Are you in "Guinnes World Records"SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!! AniaWink
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 10:00AM


Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
28 Aug 2012 10:06AM
Congratulations Dave on the EC and all those well-deserved badges. It's a real stand out shot.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
28 Aug 2012 4:45PM
I don't know what else to add Dave apart from my congratulations for such a wonderful image - your awards are SO well deserved Smile

Sarah *
28 Aug 2012 5:34PM
a lovely image. giving an insight to life in the Himalaya's
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 7:00PM
'Superfine {A++++} Reportage color Portraiture!' ~ LEx Wink
Metro6R4 9 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:29AM
There is nothing more I can add that has not already been said but I love it............. Regards Paul.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 12:29PM
Holy cow!! Congrats on the EC, GEA and all the UAs, Dave SmileSmileSmileSmile

This is SO very well shot...and an image which should make us appreciate the life we have.

oh wow , this is outstanding ..I love it , fabulous totally Smile
29 Aug 2012 7:37PM
So natural. This image could not have been posed for.



bill33 Plus
9 52 1 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 7:47PM
Fantastic capture with exceptional processing Dave well worth all of the above awards, top class work my friend, Bill.
I really think this one is saleable for display. Magic. I could hang it up in my lounge.Grin
Well done. WesternRed.
30 Aug 2012 5:56AM
Everything will be fine, baby! Your prince will come one day!
Good photo, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 7:18AM
What a fab expression expertly captured of course
Tibetan 8 3 England
30 Aug 2012 10:58AM
She looks most put out I must say, great photo though well captured, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
30 Aug 2012 1:53PM
Superb photo!!
1881 8 India
30 Aug 2012 5:21PM

======= SANJEEV
jonathanbp 12 99 Thailand
30 Aug 2012 6:19PM
This is simply one of the most powerful images I have ever seen on this is a work of exquisite excellence - Jonathan
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:04PM
Here is one more UA to add to your impressive collection of awards Dave. I wanted to give you this award before but I couldn't work how to do it until today.
Jat_Riski 12 89 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:38PM
Excellent image & image.
geffers7 Plus
10 53 1 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Wow - only just caught up with this Dave - absolutely stunning - many congratulations on all of the well-deserved awards. Have another one - my first (well I've only just worked out how to do it!)
31 Aug 2012 8:12PM
What a picture, it's very strong, very well shot and composed, makes you like at it again and again, fantastic.
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 10:44AM
Dave it's all been said, however.....outstanding work and worthy of all the accolades and more
phil99 13 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 6:29PM
WOW ...Superb and well deserving of all the awards.....Phil
1 Sep 2012 7:15PM
What an amazing image. Strong and to the point. I hope her prince does arrive for her one day Smile
7 Sep 2012 9:37AM
Love it, perfect processing too.

John Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 9:22PM
The image says it all... Wonderful shot...
You have a super portfolio here, but I was really taken by this. The textures, clarity, colours and most of all the expression on the little girls face says it all. Also a great title. A cracker!!!
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 10:13AM
Brilliant textures, excellent colours and a wonderful expression on the little girl's face.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 8:19PM
A wonderful travel photograph that epzer Burnblue would be proud of. I could see this one gracing National Geographic or a similar publication
21 Dec 2012 3:12PM
An excellent capture, composition and a very expressive faceSmileSmile
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
5 Mar 2013 3:32PM
Stunning image and the face of the beautiful little Girl say it all, Help to me-----Milky( Gary )Grin
Debmercury 1 25 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 8:25PM
Super capture this photograph really does tell its own story and I just love her pose.


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