A Thought for Christmas

Picture by simon_bull

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  • December 23, 2010
  • Nikon D80
  • 18-135mm
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
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  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro
  • File Format JPEG
  • Notes
Documentary Kenya Child


23 Dec 08:28

I could have used one of my many snowy images as my Christmas Greeting type ‘card’ to you all, but decided instead to offer something which I hope will provide a rather more thought-provoking image. If I had to choose just one image from my Kenyan photo-shoot then it would have to be this one. I called it ‘Watching’. The child was one of about 150 mostly aids-orphan children in a Nursery School situated in one of the slum areas of Nairobi. There was no doubt that the school provided some sort of order from the chaos of their lives and there was plenty of fun and laughter. But look in to this child’s eyes and spare a thought for what their future might hold. A sobering thought, particularly at the time when many of us are surrounded by family and have a great deal to be thankful for. Happy Christmas, and sincere thanks to all those of you who have viewed my Gallery this year and/or found time to make comments.

23 Dec 11:12

Well done.

23 Dec 14:35


23 Dec 16:31

Excellent shot and processing! I have a very hard time with HDR / people's faces ... they always look too surreal. This one looks perfect!

24 Dec 23:19

Its a truely amazing and powerful shot, I feel so much emotion looking at this image, there is so much sadness in it, and so much emptiness. Emptiness of their hopes for the future. Its a powerful shot and the sort of image which has to grab people and s

28 Dec 21:46

This makes one want to cry!...and, this child has already aged!. I'd surely eat my heart out if I were there seeing this!..may God watch over this poor child!...

04 Jan 09:30

no necceacary to comment

06 Jan 19:41

sin comentarios. excelente toma!

07 Jan 21:38

It is incredible in which point your work is powerful, exactly because it makes feel a strong emotion! much respect for this Christmas thought !

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