This is Ahira

This is Ahira.

 

Ahira's dream is to go to a university and be a computer scientist or doctor or whatever her parents want.

 

Ahira is currently at the Batu Caves in Malaysia, just outside of Kuala Lumpur, walking up the hundreds of steps. She and her family are making the traditional Hindu pilgrimage to the peak, where she will light incense to Lord Murugan and other Hindu deities whose shrines lay at the top inside the cave network. While she talks to me telling me about doing whatever her parents want, her parents look on and nod approvingly.

 

This comes from my Portraits Portfolio here: www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/sets/721575942039392...

  • Víctor Nuño PRO 8y

    Beautiful portrait!

    Her face really tells she is determined! Of course, I'm sure it is about your conversation, about her future. Really nice how you caught it, as well as the subtle HDR!
  • Gino 8y

    HOLY CRAP!!!
    Trey - You may have noticed this, but I haven't seen it posted here yet, if you blow up the picture to the original size you (TREY) can be seen kneeling down (wearing white shorts and no shirt?) in the reflexion of her eyes.
    Too cool. Check it out.
  • Amitai Elon 8y

    stunning! loved it!
    cheers
  • Vaeltaja PRO 8y



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  • Batram PRO 8y

    Congrats on explore my friend!

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  • reebA 8y

    beauutiful
  • Joe 8y

    nice one, trey
  • Manh Cuong Do 8y

    Magic color and lighting trey! awesome!
  • Monica 8y

    This is absolutely stunning. You captured the soul in her eyes beautifully.
  • Giuseppe Parisi 8y

    wonderful portrait trey, the uncommon landscape view here is superb and works good. You're the Lucis master my friend!
  • Nina 8y

    very, very nice shot
    expressive
  • Matthias Jiury 8y

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Facce espressive - Expressive faces (VOTATE BUDDY ICON! - VOTE. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.
  • Steve Hale PRO 8y

    Simply incredible picture.
  • Neuköln PRO 8y

    exceptional portrait; well done. back story adds to it.
  • Mike Le Gray 8y

    Beautiful girl and your pic does her justice. Excellent.
  • JoeDVS 8y

    i think this is awesome.
    the place looks amazing.
  • distantblue 8y

    my favorite shot in a while!
  • geosam india 8y

    Very beautiful portrait
  • Morgan Staley 8y

    the colours in this photo are wonderful (:
    great shot!
  • Claire Price PRO 4y

    Blown away by the light in her eyes; one compelling portrait...
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Taken on October 21, 2006
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