Wistfully by vividpeach

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As a group of us were trudging over hilly terrain in a Costa Rican fishing village, I caught the look in this girls eye as we passed her home and I felt compelled to shoot!

I believed I recognized the wistful look in her expression as asking, “What more is out there in the world?” The same expression I must have had on my face many times as a child.

Shot with Canon 5D Mark II

*Featured in Street Photography and *Photojournalism, August 20 or 21 2011
Featured in Environmental Portraits, August 31

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child, wistful, expression, costa rica, real life, street photography, journalism, world, travel

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  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleabout 3 years ago

    A powerful image vividpeach, I love your treatment and title!

  • vividpeach
    vividpeachabout 3 years ago

    THANKS for the encouragement!!

    lol Can’t help wonder about her life, her goals, her dreams… she obviously lives in poverty; her expression is SO thoughtful and intelligent— makes you wonder if she will have the resources to live up to her potential… I think maybe…

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 3 years ago

    What a wonderful photo, girl looks very sad, out of hope I would say.

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Roger! My first feature!!

    – vividpeach

  • Jay Taylor
    Jay Taylorabout 3 years ago

    Nobody so young should look this sad… beautiful capture and post work…

  • I know… maybe the look that is haunting is the tinge of hopelessness I sense.

    Thank you for the encouragement!

    – vividpeach

  • Andrew Kalpage
    Andrew Kalpageabout 3 years ago

    Great capture and love your thoughts :-)

  • Thanks so much Denzel!

    – vividpeach

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickialmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic street capture!!

  • Thank you SO much Mojca, that is a great encouragement coming from you—I LOVE your work!

    – vividpeach

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • Thank you SO much Jeff!

    – vividpeach

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you much for your VERY kind comment Ainsley!

    – vividpeach

  • Farah  Rose
    Farah Rosealmost 3 years ago


  • I CANNOT believe I failed to reply; I was SO excited when I saw the feature! Better late than never so THANK YOU SO much for this honor!

    – vividpeach

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