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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.
(c) :iconslumberdoll:
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:iconmillus:
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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:iconvenaou:
venaou Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
It's beautiful and sad and tells an amazing story.
i love it :)
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:iconfoshia:
Foshia Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Sho0ot,,,but make it make me feel sad =(
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:iconhushedsuicidenotes:
hushedsuicidenotes Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
why do i love this?
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:iconokaymandy:
OkayManDy Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
his is cute ♥ ;)
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:iconimthenats:
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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:iconrrd:
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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:iconvongchild:
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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:icongjoa:
gjoa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008   Photographer
very nice mood in the photo :thumbsup:
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:iconrecepgulec:
recepgulec Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
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seong-ahn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
gnda ng sharpness...hndi msakit sa mata...galing
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:icongtracer:
GTRacer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Love the toning you used, it really helps emphasise the boy.
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:iconryukataraku:
ryukataraku Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
kawawa talaga ang pinas
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:iconsimply-eli:
SiMpLy-eLi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Student
nice (^^)
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:iconvikush-vikimi:
Vikush-vikimi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008   Photographer
very nice pics :)
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:iconchemistyin:
Chemistyin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
hayuf lupit mo.
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:iconrejem:
Rejem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
that's not nice..yes dey'r bein watch by blinded people..a very sad shot,,

sn pagka shoot mo,,nag iba n buhay nung bata..
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hedwigurl92 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
i wish i could help those kids......=[
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:iconyesternights:
yesternights Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
I love how the dotty texture of the plants behind him make it feel so whimsical, but a dark, twisted kind of whimsical because of the actual subject and setting. Ang ganda!
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:iconug3:
UG3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
nice shoot
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:iconromanticegoist:
RomanticEgoist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Very good work, slumberdoll-san. Your photography is exquisite since you capture the beauty of everything you see, even in the most unexpected places :)



I hope that people will not only admire these kinds of pictures of yours but also feel compelled to do something about the situation of the less-fortunate ones. Keep up the good work and I hope you are able to, or rather continue to inspire people like me to be as good as you and be more socially responsible ^_^
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GTjiyeon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
what did u guys do there? did u help them in sumtin?
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guabobe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Community service? We had a gawad kalinga in Payatas, and yeah... It's really really amazing how people still manage to live in such conditions... and are forced to live in these conditions... Totally different from this though... I mean, I've been close to smokey mountain before and it's totally different from payatas. I mean, sure, proper housing, that I could see, but living and usually making a living close to the mountain just shows how the country's just covering up a problem instead of realizing a proper solution to it... Sure, the trash is far far away, but it's still... There! And the sanitation facility's dandy, but there's the possibility of improper maintenance, or corrosion of the facility. This is relief, and not solution... It's like trying to cure cancer with anesthetic. Pain's not there, but the disease is still destroying.

Yeah, apologies for ranting here of all places, but the possible backstory of the person in the photo, and what's happening around the subject of the photo at the time before, during, and possibly after, the photo was taken revolves around the issue discussed above. I mean, *it bites* or *it's unpleasant* doesn't even begin to describe the emotions one is supposed to feel, knowing what's really going on.

so yeah. ten points for the great photo. It captures the emotion, and everything, but I really hope people get what's behind the picture.
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:iconslumberdoll:
slumberdoll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
Nah, we just went there on our own. :)
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:iconguabobe:
guabobe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
ah, k.
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smile-d Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
very very good

:+fav:
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:iconambiens-art:
ambiens-art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Photographer
Astig. Thumbs up for more shots like this.
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:iconwkr23:
wkr23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Photographer
Sad and deep shot;/
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:icongoldenhead:
goldenhead Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
really sad shot, at the same time a beautiful picture.
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:iconseyakuza:
seyakuza Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
u are so lucky to cath this photo. Nice work
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:iconkashrx:
KASHRX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor kid...
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:iconxas421:
Xas421 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
A really good shot. Touching atmosphere. :hug:
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:icontakumi11:
takumi11 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
abbey showed me ur smokey mt pics (multiply..) galing ng shots.
mukhang ang saya nila despite their current situation..
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shenkouhei Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
waw.
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:iconlilyamongthorns:
lilyamongthorns Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
i like this picture...but i feel really bad for the kids and people who live around that area...
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lonewolf304 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice to know that at least there's some progress. but these kids needs to be playing and in school..

sayang ang childhood. :(
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Glass-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
nice.. so touching..
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:iconjosepaolo:
josepaolo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
very nice :D
great capture tricia :D
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:iconshanni-chan:
Shanni-chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Very nice shot -- I like it very much. <3
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:icontheadeleon:
theadeleon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
This is really good tricia, wow.
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:iconvincikun:
vincikun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
ohh.. a bit different PP here, right? or my eyes deceive me.. ahaha..
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:iconslumberdoll:
slumberdoll Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Not really. If you've noticed, this has almost the same colors as the other one I posted (though of course that one is much brighter and yellow). :)
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:iconaliveyetdead:
aliveYETdead Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Wow, I can feel a very sad emotion when I'm looking at this pic.

One of your most emotional shots ever.
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:iconkz:
kz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
How do you like the sigma lens?
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:iconslumberdoll:
slumberdoll Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
It's ideal for me because I don't like changing lenses a lot. The sharpness is okay. I'm lucky I got a really good copy. ^^;
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:iconreinhart-31:
Reinhart-31 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist
this stirs up my emotions; i kind of remember things in the past.
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:iconbellefire:
bellefire Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice picture. but i cant barely watch the poor kid and also... it reminds me that when i was a little, my mom always take me and visit smokey mountain in davao years ago because she was trying to help our helper who lives there.
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ShadowFlame1639 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
this photo is so good. The poor kids it reallly makes you feel for 'em....
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