Schoolroom on the Amazon

© Carol L. Fowler

Schoolroom on the Amazon

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 9/21/2012 3:36:36 PM

A powerful image Carol - Outstanding for the MT! #1487656

Stephen Zacker 9/21/2012 3:49:56 PM

I agree, Looks like a National Geographic image #10332142

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/21/2012 4:25:37 PM

Not much of a destiny for them. What a wonderful theme submission, Carol! #10332202

Barbara Waldoch 9/21/2012 4:50:21 PM

Terrific capture, Carol! #10332253

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 9/21/2012 5:56:49 PM

This is so good for the M/T Caro, hope we see it again! #10332332

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 9/21/2012 6:23:38 PM

Excellent capture. I am sure it will go gold :) #10332353

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 9/21/2012 6:35:49 PM

Fantastic, Carol. So cute. #10332361

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/21/2012 6:41:28 PM

WOW, incredible MT image, Carol! I agree with all the above. Exceptional work & fascinating but sad story!
My dream is to go to The Amazon. Best of luck, my friend!

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/21/2012 7:31:30 PM

Excellent MT capture, Carol. #10332414

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 9/21/2012 7:59:53 PM

Hi Carol,Beautiful capture my friend.I see gold with this one!!! #10332432

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 9/21/2012 9:17:48 PM

One can read a lot from their faces in this image, I see a sense of curiosity and bewilderment. It's a wonderful photo journalistic capture Carol. #10332489

Liz blahh level-deluxe 9/21/2012 9:34:53 PM

Perfect for monthly theme. I agree with Reynaldo, great photo journalistic capture! #10332505

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/22/2012 12:52:25 AM

great MT capture! #10332594

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 9/22/2012 3:40:06 AM

Fantastic image Carol - sure to see this again! #10332658

Joy Rector level-deluxe 9/22/2012 4:24:20 AM

love this shot #10332713

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 9/22/2012 7:11:51 AM

Perfect in every way, Carol. The mood, the treatment, the light. Love it. #10332855

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 9/22/2012 7:34:58 AM

AMAZING MT capture Carol, what strikes me is how these kids seem so glad to have event he little they have. SO sad they have such a bleak future!! Kids here don't have any idea how blessed they are!! <>< #10332885

Tiia Vissak 9/22/2012 9:50:31 AM

a cool MT shot! #10333015

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 9/22/2012 11:28:51 AM

Wonderful capture of these adorable children, Carol! Hope that things improve for them!!!! #10333093

John Connolly level-deluxe 9/22/2012 1:37:29 PM

An excellent image for this months theme, Carol! It is a pity such a sad story accompanies this fine capture! #10333233

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 9/23/2012 3:38:19 PM

A very powerful image and story behind it, Carol! Perfect for the MT! #10334530

Carol L. Fowler 9/24/2012 6:52:10 PM

Thanks everyone #10338678

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe 9/25/2012 11:11:34 AM

Super image, Carol... certainly is quite a story photo. #10340668

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 10/28/2012 9:25:45 PM

I love the natural expression in this storytelling image Carol. Congrats on this finalist image and good luck in the next round. #10388849

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:44:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend.WTG Carol!!! #10389804

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:20:38 AM

The quality and look are remarkable. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10389944

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/29/2012 10:41:38 AM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Carol!! Good luck in the next round! #10391125

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 10/29/2012 11:24:06 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Carol on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <>< #10391354

Carol L. Fowler 10/29/2012 11:32:06 AM

Thanks everyone #10391415

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:27:00 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Carol! #10391969

Tammy Espino 10/29/2012 5:09:47 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist,Carol :) I knew it would be here!! #10392954

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:26:18 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol!! #10393407

Rona L. Schwarz 10/29/2012 9:56:50 PM

Photojournalism at its finest, Carol! A very powerful image - no words needed. Outstanding image and so well-deserving of the Finalist. Hope to see it back with gold! Huge Congratulations!! #10393643

Carol L. Fowler 10/29/2012 10:44:39 PM

Thank you everyone! #10393714

Stephen Zacker 10/30/2012 3:41:42 AM

This is Wonderful. Congratulations #10393957

Monnie Ryan 10/30/2012 12:44:35 PM

Outstanding capture, Carol - congratulations! #10394904

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/30/2012 1:17:08 PM

Fantastic MT my friend. Congratulations on the Second place Win my friend. #10395050

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/30/2012 1:18:40 PM

Congrats again on your MT winner. #10395056

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:19:42 PM

Congratulations on your gold win,Carol :) #10395239

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:43:23 PM

Congratulations! #10395321

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:52:08 PM

You are having a great month.
Congratulations again Carol. #10395359

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:18:57 PM


Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:26:24 PM

Congrats Carol on this wonderful winner! #10395511

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:01:25 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Carol! #10395669

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:25:36 PM

CONGRATS!!!!! #10395749

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/30/2012 5:39:27 PM

Hi Carol,big congratulations!!!!! #10396002

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/30/2012 5:46:00 PM

Aren't they wonderful:)))
Congratulations on your win for this outstanding image, Carol! #10396027

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/30/2012 5:53:01 PM

Congrats on another well deserved win, Carol! #10396047

Carol L. Fowler 10/30/2012 6:48:33 PM

Thank you everyone! #10396159

Rona L. Schwarz 10/30/2012 7:35:41 PM

I knew we'd see this again, Carol! It's definitely Gold material and too good to pass up! HUGE CONGRATS ON A FANTASTIC MONTH OF GOLD!!! #10396238

Nadia Paul 10/30/2012 9:48:12 PM

Another beauty Carol - congrats! #10396470

Barbara Waldoch 10/30/2012 11:37:48 PM

Excellent job, Carol! #10396548

Julie Burnett 10/31/2012 5:35:46 AM

Congratulations AGAIN, Carol! What a storytelling image!! #10396903

Debra R. Harder 10/31/2012 8:37:57 AM

AMAZING image, Carol!! You are on a roll GIRL! Huge congratulations on another SUPERB GOLD WINNER!! #10397234

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 10/31/2012 9:51:19 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Carol on your wonderful win, WTG!!! <>< #10397375

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 10/31/2012 4:45:12 PM

Congratulations Carol! A great story telling Winner! #10398024

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe 10/31/2012 4:47:53 PM

I am so happy you won with this wonderful image, Carol...
Congratulations! #10398029

Neal D. Hatcher level-deluxe 10/31/2012 5:05:47 PM


Carol L. Fowler 10/31/2012 6:01:10 PM

Thanks! #10398171

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 11/1/2012 9:26:22 AM

Congratulations on this Gold winning image, Carol! #10399257

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/6/2012 11:58:36 AM

Very moving image, makes me sad for them, hope life gets better for them..

Congratulations on your Gold 2nd Place winner! There definitely is a story in this image to be told Carol..

jo ann c. #10407241

Merna L. Nobile 11/13/2012 2:38:35 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

Carol L. Fowler 11/13/2012 10:44:15 PM

Thanks! #10417976

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9/21/12, MT education. This is a reworked scan of an old shot from a trip on the Amazon River in Peru. These young kids followed us everywhere when we stopped in their village and wanted to show us their schoolroom. We only saw young kids- the guide told us that because the villages were so poor, most kids left when they were teens to try to escape this life, only to live as beggars in the streets in the bigger cities such as Rio.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 9/21/2012 2:52:50 PM

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