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What is the price of happiness?
06-JUL-2007

What is the price of happiness?

This is a little village kid living at the base of the "Grand Canyon" in Nizwa. He comes from a family of carpet weavers - more honestly, crude woollen rugs which are handwoven and used as a source of income. This is a place where creature comforts are scarce and difficult to come by.

I let him use my trusted Canon, and he took enough photos to make my battery run almost flat! But it was worth seeing his delight. I'm not going to get all philosophical on happiness v material wealth, but it's marvellous to see that some children, no matter how difficult their surroundings, are so naturally so sunny and good natured.

Part of my gallery on Nizwa in Oman - http://www.pbase.com/azlin/gallery/nizwa

Canon EOS 20D
1/250s f/5.6 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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Hernan E. Enriquez23-Aug-2009 17:02
Thank you for sharing such lovely portrait!
Gary Hudes22-Feb-2009 22:16
He shared that delight in this glowing portrait! Wonderful image and commentary.
gilanuriel02-Jan-2008 18:17
Charming !
olivier bruning23-Sep-2007 21:21
what a lovely portrait Azlin! love the framing...V
jean louis BERGAMO BOUFAREU02-Sep-2007 19:48
beautiful smile ... V
Alex Lim13-Jul-2007 14:24
His smile is pure; excellent photojournalism style!
Enny12-Jul-2007 17:09
a beautiful smile.
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