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Mar 3, 2008, 3:40:14 PM

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I went to Smokey Mountain with Dae ~dae-mon1 last March 3, 2008. It's a semi-isolated place in Tondo, Manila where garbage is dumped daily by thousands of trucks. About 25,000-30,000 people live there and even though some houses are far from the mountains of trash, an unpleasant smell and a misty smog lingers around the whole place.

We met some kids around the area who were giddy to have their pictures taken. Most of them were barefoot and were climbing the garbage heaps, like stepping on and touching garbage was a normal thing. They also seemed to be immune to the smell already.

I heard their situation was even worse a few years back. Now, proper housing and recycling facilities already surround the area, fortunately. Glad to know the government's doing something about it. (!)

There were two particular little boys who caught my attention. I posted the other one before and he was best pals with this little guy. This was a candid shot I took of him going down a little hill of sorts. On top of the hill was where all the garbage were. It took me a long time to figure out where all it was. There were some grown-ups with large plastic bags who kept on going back down and up again.


:pray: On The Verge

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Canon EOS 350D. Sigma 28-300mm. Adobe Photoshop CS3.
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Millus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful photo
good work
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Zoukey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
This one is amazing.
Is your job to be photographer ?
I love your pics 'cause it makes me remember when I went to Japan, colours, hello kitty & sweety girls.
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nellAllen Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
idol!!!!haha...galing mu!
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venaou Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
It's beautiful and sad and tells an amazing story.
i love it :)
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Foshia Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Sho0ot,,,but make it make me feel sad =(
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hushedsuicidenotes Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
why do i love this?
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OkayManDy Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
his is cute ♥ ;)
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Imthenats Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Touching.

Not everywhere, is Gov.s helping probs such as this, in fact my Guv probably causes E-Waste probs in CHina. I am sad for their terrible Earth quake catastrophe as well.
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rrd Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
It's a great picture with a great story behind it. In a way, i like this photo more than you other pictures. Good job!
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Vongchild Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The composition and story are great. The color contrast is really nice, how he stands out from the background.
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