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Child & Kid

By lynsfiona
A sepia version of a previous upload before being able to upload large.

This was taken on our honeymoon to Egypt in April. It was taken in the middle of the desert at a tourist coach stop where we were surrounded by the local children - ranging from this little girl - she was about 4 years old up to teenage girls and boys all with their own baby goat, baby camel or baby donkey (sorry I only know what a baby goat is called!!)

This girl was so tiny, she barely came past knee height. She really struggled to hold onto that little goat, but she didn't put it down once.

We gave them some Egyptian pounds for taking the shot then it was back on the coach again for another 3 hours journey through the desert - destination Luxor Airport (I'm getting all nostalgic now…)

Thanks for taking a look.

Lyns x

Tags: Sepia Girl Black and white Goat Egyptian Dirty face Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Comments


canongirl08 11 18 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 5:53PM
Aw lovely image,Love the expression
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POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 6:10PM
Bless her she's lovely, nice shot Lyn's

Pooch.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
14 Aug 2006 6:22PM
Love the expression on the childs face.Sepia really works well with this image.well spotted and captured.Excellent.

~Alley~
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 6:26PM
Lyns,

Lovely image and superbly toned.

Glynn
14 Aug 2006 6:31PM
Lovely girl! Great capture and the sepia works very well.

Benjamin
14 Aug 2006 6:40PM
What a lovely story and picture. You must have so many wonderful mem's of your visit to Egypt.
All the best to you both,
John X (-:
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Aug 2006 7:03PM
A lovely candid capture, like the sepia effect
User_Removed Junior Member 10 51
14 Aug 2006 7:04PM
Hi Lyns. this is a bit different. Nice strong backlighting and the girls expression tells a story. Looks good in sepia too.

Derek
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 7:14PM
Hi Lynsey

I really like the expression and the story but I think this is the 1st of yours that i have not been to keen on, i am so unsure of the bright hightlight in the background and i dont feel the colour suits the subject. I think it would have been so much stronger in a grade 5 B&W then i think it would have done very well, but id still have to remove the very bright highlight.
Regards
Tony
14 Aug 2006 7:30PM
Its Different Lyns!! i really like the expression aswell,and how she managed to keep hold of that goat is amazing considering her size!
A nice image, well done!

Rick
BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 7:55PM
Original and different, well captured indeed!
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
14 Aug 2006 8:17PM
Well it's not fine art and it certainly is'nt beautiful, but it tells a story and tugs at my old heart-strings.

That "little girl" looks like an old man with a goatee beard, and her eyes (in the large version) are so deep and imploring.

It makes you realise how lucky we are to live in good old England.

Well done for loading this Lyns. Variety is the spice of life, and you're one spicey lady Smile
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
14 Aug 2006 8:24PM
The picture says it all Lyns. This is a first class image and a nicely toned b/W.


Phil
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 8:32PM
Lovely shot of this little girl makes me very sad to see her in this state,the expression says it all.
lynsfiona 12 5
14 Aug 2006 8:38PM
It's really heart wrenching to see the children here. You're torn in two directions - give them money then their parents keep them off school to go begging for more, or don't give them anything and maybe they go hungry tonight!! It just makes you put your whole life into perspective and makes you feel guity at how materialistic we are and how much we have to be grateful for.

Lyns x
AndreG 10 20 England
14 Aug 2006 8:52PM
Angel with dirty face, nice shot.

Andre.
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
14 Aug 2006 9:24PM
Great story image well taken reminds me of our trip to Egypt for to many kids like this
Brian.......
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 9:45PM
it tugs at the heart strings...that goat looks heavy :-( her expression says it all, very well caught and makes you put things into perspective

jo
AlanBW 10 20 England
14 Aug 2006 9:52PM
Fantastic candid that says so much
shortski 10 3 1 England
14 Aug 2006 10:45PM
stunning heart wrenching shot, the sepia does it justice.........jojo
tonymarq 10 1 United States
14 Aug 2006 11:26PM
Lynn always great to have beutiful memories to look back on and visit! excellent capture and trully beutiful expression!

stay well
tonymarq
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 5:04AM
fantastic image, well seen
chris
TommyStr 10 9 3 Norway
15 Aug 2006 5:32AM
This image describes both the pleasures and pains of travelling. I'm glad you reuploaded it, because I've missed out on a fabulous shot here! Sepia looks great
Tommy
Kool_Kat 10 166 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 5:40AM
This image brings all the children caught up in the awful wars around the world to my mind so sad but what a great shot
kath
biggus 12 6 England
15 Aug 2006 9:33AM
Stumbled on to your portfolio after checking out the "Monday one hour challenge". You have an excellent portfolio all of which have recieved the recognition of your peers. This one was just begging for the last vote and the story swung it for me. Another RC for the collection well done.
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
15 Aug 2006 9:53AM
A lovely candid. the b/w and toning works really well.

Ken
sputnki 12 10 Canada
15 Aug 2006 10:45AM
Great shot, although without knowing the background I would have titled it "Mommy can I keep him?"....

The story behind it adds another dimension tho!

Doug
15 Aug 2006 11:57AM
Simply stunning.!!
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 4:18PM
great capture
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
16 Aug 2006 9:01AM
Only just noticed this lyns!!
Odd but there ya go..

High contrast lighting controlled well and a nice image of a sad face!
Dave
Jouİo 12 56 Finland
16 Aug 2006 12:57PM
i´m speechless.........

Jouko
deavilin 12 341 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2006 8:38AM
The dirty face makes this for me excellent captureSmile

Charlotte
SamGillespie 10 94 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2006 1:36PM
Very National Geographicy.
Sam
electricsoup 10 30 England
17 Aug 2006 1:48PM
what an image, love it! love your portfolio too!
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2006 3:28PM
not sure how I missed this one on the gallery. Nice piece of travel photography. Background looks a bit burnt out, but given the likely conditions that shouldn't detract from a good picture.
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Aug 2006 9:34PM
Love it...and this is not just some frantic attempt not to click the Babe in a Bed image and prove my feminine side - I do actually like it - like.
honest.
lynsfiona 12 5
18 Aug 2006 2:06PM
LOL Keith, you know your feminine side is bursting to get out, you just fear it'll tip you over the edge!!! Lyns x
Paree 11 616 3
8 Nov 2006 5:10PM
Love the expression on the childs face.Sepia really works well with this image.well spotted and captured.Excellent.
maureen

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