Schoolroom on the Amazon [Funny Family Portrait]

© Carol L. Fowler

Schoolroom on the Amazon

Uploaded: September 21, 2012 14:52:49


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


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 21, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker September 21, 2012

I agree, Looks like a National Geographic image #10332142

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 21, 2012

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

Barbara Waldoch September 21, 2012

Terrific capture, Carol! #10332253

Gord MacEachern September 21, 2012

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

Tammy Espino September 21, 2012

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

Leslie McLain level-classic September 21, 2012

Fantastic, Carol. So cute. #10332361

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 21, 2012

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 September 21, 2012

Excellent MT capture, Carol. #10332414

Robert R. Goodman September 21, 2012

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

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 21, 2012

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 September 21, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 22, 2012

great MT capture! #10332594

Nadia Paul September 22, 2012

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

Joy Rector September 22, 2012

love this shot #10332713

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 22, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 22, 2012

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 September 22, 2012

a cool MT shot! #10333015

Ellen Hodges September 22, 2012

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

John Connolly September 22, 2012

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 23, 2012

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

Carol L. Fowler September 24, 2012

Thanks everyone #10338678

JudyAnn Rector level-classic September 25, 2012

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

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic October 28, 2012

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 October 29, 2012

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

frank w. degenhardt October 29, 2012

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 29, 2012

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

Carol L. Fowler October 29, 2012

Thanks everyone #10391415

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Carol! #10391969

Tammy Espino October 29, 2012

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

Renee Doyle October 29, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol!! #10393407

Rona L. Schwarz October 29, 2012

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 October 29, 2012

Thank you everyone! #10393714

Stephen Zacker October 30, 2012

This is Wonderful. Congratulations #10393957

Monnie Ryan October 30, 2012

Outstanding capture, Carol - congratulations! #10394904

frank w. degenhardt October 30, 2012

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Congrats again on your MT winner. #10395056

Tammy Espino October 30, 2012

Congratulations on your gold win,Carol :) #10395239

Tiia Vissak October 30, 2012

Congratulations! #10395321

Kathy Cline October 30, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 30, 2012


Phyllis H. Burchett October 30, 2012

Congrats Carol on this wonderful winner! #10395511

Renee Doyle October 30, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Carol! #10395669

Colette M. Metcalf October 30, 2012

CONGRATS!!!!! #10395749

Robert R. Goodman October 30, 2012

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

Patti Coblentz October 30, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 30, 2012

Congrats on another well deserved win, Carol! #10396047

Carol L. Fowler October 30, 2012

Thank you everyone! #10396159

Rona L. Schwarz October 30, 2012

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 October 30, 2012

Another beauty Carol - congrats! #10396470

Barbara Waldoch October 30, 2012

Excellent job, Carol! #10396548

Julie Burnett October 31, 2012

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

Debra R. Harder October 31, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2012

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

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic October 31, 2012

Congratulations Carol! A great story telling Winner! #10398024

JudyAnn Rector level-classic October 31, 2012

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

Neal D. Hatcher October 31, 2012


Carol L. Fowler October 31, 2012

Thanks! #10398171

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 01, 2012

Congratulations on this Gold winning image, Carol! #10399257

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 06, 2012

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 November 13, 2012

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 November 13, 2012

Thanks! #10417976

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