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P E A C E
12-FEB-2006

P E A C E

Tonle Sap, Cambodia
April 2006

They lived in a shanty around Tonle Sap lake.
They only knew one English phrase: “One dollar, please”.
I looked at their gestures and they seemed to signal two dollars instead.

My mind-set funneled my interpretation towards the materialistic nature of man.
I couldn’t take a good picture unless I changed my way of thinking.
I stepped back and saw a different sign: PEACE!
With a smile on my face, I pored over my backpack and took 2 dollars,
a pack of chocolates and some pens
and peacefully handed them over to their waiting hands.

Nikon D200
1/30s f/5.6 at 12.0mm iso200 full exif

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Dia08-Mar-2009 20:24
It touched my heart!
bob 18-Sep-2007 04:48
Goosebumps as i read on. As they say, every picture has a story and this was one of those that certainly melts one's heart. Kudos!
flowsnow01-Feb-2007 04:01
I just got back from Cambodia and visited Tonle Sap. I exactly feel the same sentiment as you when they started to say $$ and..... You are right the mood and way of thinking has to be correct in order to capture a beautiful picture. Great shot! Mine is not as close as dramatic as yours!
Azlin Ahmad26-Jan-2007 05:44
what you've demonstrated is the power of interpretation and the talent of seeing beauty in your surroundings. v
Rob Rosetti12-Jan-2007 17:42
I'm speachless!
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