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Chum Reap Sue

By LesF  
Another from Cambodia, on the way back from a afternoon on Tonle Sap lake the sun was getting low and I spotted the sun backlighting this little girl and just as I was framing the shot see gave a little wave.

The title Chum Reap Sue, Cambodian for Hello

LesF

Tags: Photo journalism Life Hello General Cambodia Portraits and people Tonle sap lake

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Comments


JouŠo 12 56 Finland
18 Jan 2009 5:20PM
first class photo journalism! Thanks for sharing these excellent shots, Les!

And this one has amazingly well handled exposure control!

Jouko

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Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jan 2009 5:20PM
This has been a good series Les
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
18 Jan 2009 5:23PM

Quote:First class photo journalism! Thanks for sharing these excellent shots, Les!

And this one has amazingly well handled exposure control!

Jouko




I agree mate.

Superb.

Regards

Ian
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
18 Jan 2009 5:24PM
I love this, everything is spot on, the light, the composition, the depth of field, the eye contact, the mood... One of the best photographs I've seen on this site for a long time. Smile Hope it gets more than my piddly award Smile
RAUL 7 Italy
18 Jan 2009 5:28PM
Perfect portrait!
Wonderful shot.
Raul
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
18 Jan 2009 5:29PM
I really like the backlighting, how lovely that she waved - excellent shot Les!

Sarah *
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
18 Jan 2009 5:30PM
Short listed this one myself mate. The quality of light in here is excellent mate ... wish it was in my PF I can tell you Smile

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 5:32PM
Tremendously strong portrait, enhanced by the crop. Well deserving the attention it's getting!
Moira
LesF 9 182 9
18 Jan 2009 5:50PM
Thanks for the response very much appreciated and a very special thanks to "Hanners" & "Trooper" for your user awards, means a lot guys.

LesF
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 5:53PM
Superb candid ...... stunning!

gill
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 5:54PM
A travel shot to die for, the light and sense of place are outstanding.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Jan 2009 6:10PM
I love this Les,the expression is priceless.Superb.
Tom.
proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
18 Jan 2009 6:14PM
One word.Excellent.
Andrew.
LesF 9 182 9
18 Jan 2009 6:38PM
Melanie thank you very much for your user award it is really appreciated. Cheers folks your support with all these images from Cambodia means a lot.

LesF
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
18 Jan 2009 7:04PM
fabulous lighting
MikeH 11 217 4 England
18 Jan 2009 7:05PM
Like this the best of your latest bunch Les, great wave and those bananas look great in the backlight,

Mike
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
18 Jan 2009 7:55PM
All about the light, Les. Ron.
RobboB Plus
9 111 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 8:12PM
Wonderful capture. Great street photography
proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
18 Jan 2009 8:15PM
Had a feeling.Very well done.
MikeH 11 217 4 England
18 Jan 2009 8:22PM
Congrats on the PA Les, it's the wave that does it,
Mike
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 8:22PM
Wow has this got the Ahhhhhh factor & superb light. Great image and congrats on the PA

Glynn
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
18 Jan 2009 8:22PM
What an excellent capture Les.
The wave and backlighting seal the shot.
Congrats on your PA Smile


ATB


~Alley~
martin.w 14 424 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 8:22PM
What a fantastic image Les. The light, focus, detail and comp are all spot on....one of the best travel shots I have seen!

Well done for the PA too Smile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
18 Jan 2009 8:28PM
PA at the very least I'd say ... hopefully POTW now too Smile
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 8:34PM
superb photography!
18 Jan 2009 8:40PM
The tradgedy of it all is breath-taking. Top-calibre work.

Warm regards, Iain.
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
18 Jan 2009 8:41PM

Quote:Hope it gets more than my piddly award


...and it deservedly did, congrats on the PA Les, I'm with Paul bring on the POTW well done sir Smile
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
18 Jan 2009 8:55PM
Congrats Les Smile
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
18 Jan 2009 8:57PM
POTW for me too Smile

Congrats MrF, a really worthy award Grin

F x
petixa 11 Spain
18 Jan 2009 8:59PM
another very beautiful photo...
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
18 Jan 2009 9:05PM
Congrats on PA Les, well done
LesF 9 182 9
18 Jan 2009 9:32PM
Well that has just finished the weekend nicely, thanks to the PA team for the award I am well chuffed and thanks to all who have commented it is appreciated.

LesF
REKLAW 11 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 9:39PM
top class, well deserved award, nice one.

Ian.
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
18 Jan 2009 10:00PM
This is brilliant.
mr g 12 403 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 11:28PM
Excellent image and deserving of all the praise
Rob
dathersmith Plus
9 550 12 England
19 Jan 2009 12:04AM
An excellent image Les, worthy of all the awards and definately POTW for me.

Darren.
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
19 Jan 2009 12:40AM

Quote:POTW for me.

and me .....
PHOTOGRAPHY AT ITS BEST
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 1:06AM
Congrats on the PA, an excellent choice.
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
19 Jan 2009 8:57AM
Just a magical photo Les ..... everything is right about this. Well done on the awards.
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
19 Jan 2009 10:05AM
well done on a very deserving potw
User_Removed 10 7 8 Netherlands
19 Jan 2009 10:06AM
great for all aesthetical reasons but mostly for the expression your caught. There is the raised hand that is somehow something that she associates with reacting to a kind stranger perhaps. At the same time, there is an expression in eyes and entire body that studies the situation, that asks: what is he doing here, what is this situation here? Excellent travel photography that is a comment on the genre itself.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
19 Jan 2009 10:15AM
One of the best POTW awards ever!! IMHO....

One to be proud of!

Congrats Les! And thanks for sharing this!

Jouko
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
19 Jan 2009 10:18AM

Quote:Well that has just finished the weekend nicely

... and POTW should start this one off nicely too mate.

Well deserved, best I've seen in a long time mate!!!
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
19 Jan 2009 10:23AM
YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!! Smile

Have to agree with the Boss, best I've seen too Grin

Fran xx
MarkT 11 119 2 England
19 Jan 2009 10:50AM
Well done Les - nice one Smile

Mark.
LesF 9 182 9
19 Jan 2009 11:00AM
Now I am really really chuffed, what a fantastic start to the week, a big thanks to the team for selecting this as POTW and once again for all your wonderful comments.

LesF
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
19 Jan 2009 12:01PM
This is without doubt one of the best photographs I have seen on the site Les!

Have my award as a small token for what it's worth!

Rgds
Paul
19 Jan 2009 12:22PM
Magical, love the light.
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 12:52PM
Sorted and well deserved sir - Congrats

Glynn
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Jan 2009 12:54PM
congrats
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
19 Jan 2009 12:55PM
POTW and deserves it too Les, congratulations matey Smile
LesF 9 182 9
19 Jan 2009 1:13PM

Quote:Have my award as a small token for what it's worth!


It means a lot Paul, I appreciate it thanks.

LesF
janmac 7 6
19 Jan 2009 1:29PM
Gorgeous shot. lovely lighting and capture.
Hope we can see it printed at the club.
19 Jan 2009 1:31PM
Congratulations on the POTW Les, this is an excellent photo, they don't come much better than this.
If there was a Photo of the Year award then this would be a strong contender, well done.
Geoff.
dathersmith Plus
9 550 12 England
19 Jan 2009 1:42PM
I'm so happy this was picked as POTW Les, the most deserving one in a long time. Great stuff.

Congratulations.

Darren.
Bladefire 7 1 1 Scotland
19 Jan 2009 1:52PM
Superb exposure, composition and expression. The best I've seen for a while.
Well done, Alan.
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
19 Jan 2009 2:18PM
Yes a cracker, well deserving of awards. Congratulations.
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 3:01PM
I wil catch up soon with the back catalogue and this is a good incentive to do so. A fine image that man.
NIck
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
19 Jan 2009 3:57PM
A big congrats to you Les on ......POTW Smile

~Alley~
wyatturp 10 2 England
19 Jan 2009 4:13PM
Super picture the backlight looks great

DougSmile---well done on your awards.
Rhino 9 England
19 Jan 2009 4:46PM
Well done for the pic of the week award Les !

Dave
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 5:20PM
Congratulations and so well deserved. Love the way the little girl almost has a halo around her. Superb composition too.
Di
19 Jan 2009 5:38PM
Congrat's on Photo of the week.. and all the other awards... so deserved... !

Fabulous pure photography.. in every aspect of the word...!!!


Nikki !

Brillaint..
zed 12 551 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 6:14PM
Congrats.
z
x
19 Jan 2009 6:17PM
Fab shot and well done on the awards.
Annette
MikeH 11 217 4 England
19 Jan 2009 7:11PM
Well deserved Les,

Mike
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
19 Jan 2009 7:55PM
I've seen images by David Noton who is renowned for this sort of thing and this is equally as good, if not better.
Truly deserving of the award and one of the best images on this site ever!!
Paul
LesF 9 182 9
19 Jan 2009 9:08PM
Thank you Paul for your user award means a great deal.

LesF
LisaRose 9 172 4 United States
19 Jan 2009 10:48PM
Very deserving of all of the awards...incredible capture, congrats.

Lisa
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
19 Jan 2009 11:01PM
Fantastic! Congrats on all the awards!
Ty
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2009 1:25AM
Congrats on all the awards Les, wonderful photo which well deserves it.

Gary
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
20 Jan 2009 7:16AM
... gets my token gesture too mate, well done!!!
LesF 9 182 9
20 Jan 2009 8:38AM
To say I am staggered at the resonse to this is an understatement, the thing that has hit me the most is all the user awards, to have all these awards from fellow photographers means a lot and I would like to thank every single one of you I really do appreciate your awards.
So a huge thanks to Sut68, Toffee, Tychee, Phil Morgan, Rangerpaul, VintageRed, Paul Morgan, Melanie M, Troopers & Hanners.

LesF
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
20 Jan 2009 8:44AM
Well done Les for POW. Well deserved.
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
20 Jan 2009 10:08AM
Top work Les - well done on all the awards.
Regards Richard.
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 4:34PM
Nice one Les...well deserved "Photo of the Week"
....congratulations :

.....Mike
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 6:41PM
Congratulations Les.Very well done, wonderful photo Smile

Betty
Joartlover 11 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 8:24PM
Congratulations on the award ! well deserved too.
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 10:16PM
well done les....deserved of all the awards...absolutely superb

phil
LesF 9 182 9
21 Jan 2009 7:37AM
Thanks Betty for your user award much appreciated

LesF
21 Jan 2009 9:14AM
This is really a winner... Smile)

Carsten
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 2:04PM
Cracking image, nicely captured.
Cheesey.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
21 Jan 2009 3:29PM
Happy to give to this, The Best shot ever here at EPZ, my weekly award...

Thanks again for sharing this, Les! This will sell some serious money!

Jouko
LesF 9 182 9
21 Jan 2009 4:17PM
Iain & Jouko cheers for your users awards means a great deal, as I said in a previous coment I am staggered by the number of people who have given there users awards, a big thanks to you both.

LesF
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
21 Jan 2009 6:14PM
Great shot, well done on the awards Les. Very well deserved.
Graham
21 Jan 2009 6:46PM
Congratulations!
What a superb shot; lovely girl, good moment and composition, great lighting with the sunshine behind her...very well done and very deserved!!
Ingrid.
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 9:06PM
Gratifying to see that this has awards a plenty. Congratulations, I hope to see it grace more than one magazine cover and to find more rewards in a wider audience.
Moey 9 14 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 9:11PM
I would expect this image to be in one of those books you get showing journalistic images from around the world... the ones where you look at each image and they give you the incentive to pick up a camera and shoot, shoot, shoot!!!

Fantastic through and through!!!!

Regards,
Moey!
KTB 8 16 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 9:25PM
Outstanding shot and well deserving of awards !
MissPea 9 8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2009 10:12PM
what a treat to view!!! Ticks so many boxes.
Well done on all those awards....if only the wee girl knew!
Julia
SLW 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 1:33PM
Awsome, Les. Move over John Gardner, 2009 will be your year at the club. Steve
woodlark 12 538 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 9:28PM
Excellent!!!
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 11:04PM
Wow look at all you awards.
Congrats Les.
A wonderful image - what a great trip you must have had.

Kate
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
23 Jan 2009 12:22AM
PJ from the top drawer Les!!
Outstanding light and a lucky wave brought home the bacon in spades Smile
It's a good thing all those gongs are virtual or you'd have a bad back Wink
Well done mate!
Cheers, Goggz
jackieo 10 1 United States
23 Jan 2009 2:38PM
super......
23 Jan 2009 5:28PM
Breathtaking, whew, PRICE WINNER, just could not take my eyes away, Cameras are made for these kind of photos.
GK
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
24 Jan 2009 11:57AM
Congratulations Les
Diana 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
24 Jan 2009 11:14PM
well done excellent work

Diana
ToothPilot 9 50 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 11:32AM
Inspiring!!!!!!
Hendrik
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
25 Jan 2009 1:28PM
Many many congrats Les....
LesF 9 182 9
25 Jan 2009 6:39PM
Douglas (whyatturp) thank you for giving Chum Reap Sue your user ward, I am well made up. Cheers

LesF
sitan1 8 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 10:09PM
Simply stunning work.
49er 10 564
26 Jan 2009 4:18PM
Sorry I missed this... A stunner in every way.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 6:44PM
First class image Les,so deserving of all the awards,
congrats Les Smile
ian
xanita 8 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2009 12:07AM
Just FAB!! Smile
Anita
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
28 Jan 2009 8:20PM
WOW you've got a clean sweep with this one! can see why.lesley
User_Removed 11 825 Lithuania
31 Jan 2009 7:15AM
...truly fabulous!!!
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 11:18AM
Bit late in the day to this one, but gets my vote and award with knobs on. Superb, and fully deserving of all the awards and credit.
Smile
LesF 9 182 9
1 Feb 2009 5:47PM
Peter & Martin thanks for your user awards, they mean a lot and thanks to the others that have commented recently.

LesF
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
17 Feb 2009 11:32PM
One of the most impressive, emotive, communicative portraits I think I've ever seen.
Outstanding, Les!
Bill
PeelNStick 12 4 United States
27 Feb 2009 12:13PM
This is the stuff that great photos are made of. Fabulous!
Mgd 7 Poland
13 Mar 2009 1:21PM
Big little girl - the story in the face Sad Love the light, great photo
Magda
TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2009 8:41AM
Superb
Tony
15 May 2009 2:47PM
You captured the light perfectly, the composition, content, colour,it has the lot, even a hint of sadness, the little wave with no smile, GREAT work.
JessyH 7
11 Jun 2009 10:40AM
Brilliant. It looks like most people have already said it has everything like content colour and composition. With the little girl waving with no smile. Its just... BRILLIANT!

JessyH
8 Jul 2009 8:20PM
ahh.........its all beautiful
Outstanding photography.
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
11 Sep 2009 6:46PM
Extrimely good jornalism, great shot, excellent expression
27 Sep 2009 6:37PM
I can't imagine a shot like this . Congratulation Chum.
Mahesh.

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