So I am back from Cambodia, what a nice country... I think people there are the most friendly people I have seen so far, so warm, smiles everywhere, I have never answered "hello" so many times before...
those kids were playing in the water in Phnom Penh, on the river bank opposite to the promenade, there is a small fishing village.. When they saw me they started jumping to the water, posing for me... Great kids, they were laughing all the time and particularly loud seeing themselves on my camera's LCD...
a picture taken in the morning yesterday...
no cropping, minor PS adjustments
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claudiaf (4438) 2004-04-16 5:11
Right in time! Great shot!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-04-16 5:15
Wow, Maciej, what a great moment to capture! Glad, you're back. The joy they are having is jumping off my screen. Very well captured. I like his shining, wet back very much, and the curve in her body is great, the movement is so visible!
omritoppol (826) 2004-04-16 5:16
Welcome back Maciek!. Great shot, it looks like she is actually flying- wow.Great colors, good use of DOF. The cropped leg bothers me a little. Another great one!
taivo (1843) 2004-04-16 5:23
Long time no see :) This is a perfectly timed shot, especially as the girl's left arm touches the water. The girl resembles a plane making a sharp left turn. The framing is great, as all with your photos!
roconnell (327) 2004-04-16 5:30
Fantastic composition with stop action and overall balance. Well done.
cmartos (242) 2004-04-16 5:31
Yes...take advantage of a short latence time at shutter release...But your eye make this a great shot. Excellent composition.
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-04-16 5:31
Wow !!! Itīs the perfect moment !
Itīs a great picture !
Congratulations and thanks for sharing !
ianmcall (1213) 2004-04-16 5:32
Great timing, nice frame with the poles. She does seem to enjoy herself. The exuberance of youth is a nice feeling. Welcome back.
clodreno (0) 2004-04-16 5:32
Nice one Maciek. it's always fun to take pictures of kids having a lot of fun.. reminds me of my kids in Kumabakonam dipping in the tank.
Very well done. So??? What do you think of your new lens?
Too bad the knee is cut, but a ncie shot , still.
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-16 5:42
Maciek nice to see you back;-) if you liked cambodia, you really should go to Laos. It is a paradise on earth;-)
This shot is extremely nice, in that you captured a moment of pure joy and amusement for these kids... and allowed us to share it with you. great framing and nice use of speed to freeze the jump in the air of that kid, only touchinh water with his hand... One could dream of a flying kid... like in some cartoons ... or our wildest dereams;-) congrats and welcome back
gringofil (0) 2004-04-16 5:49
Good to see your first Cambodia shot up and running. It's a nice moment you've captured, but the tight crop of the left side of the picture ruins the shot for me a little. Maybe if you moved a little more to the left, taken away that bamboo pole from the right (not really needed for the compo here) the shot would have had more impact. Looking forward to more!
aferrao (1145) 2004-04-16 6:50
I like that speed sensation of the kid!
I've captured the scene perfectly!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-04-16 7:10
great action shot and timing, well done, they look like they are having a lot of fun, great job
strangiato (10) 2004-04-16 7:11
Welcome back Maciek. It's nice to have fun and you have captured it. Great timing, great shot, well done.
Darren (6823) 2004-04-16 7:16
Great shot Maciek and I am glad to finally see something from your new lens. The capture of the action and the sense of play here are just great. I don't mind how the knee is cropped personally and I think you tripped the shutter at the absolutely perfect time here. My only small gripe would be your preference for higher contrast colors, but this is just a personal opinion. Good one, I hope you had a good trip.
RGatward (20060) 2004-04-16 8:16
Great timing. How on earth did he manage a jump like that. Looking forwar dto more shot of Phnom Penh.
mortijo (12828) 2004-04-16 8:18
A fantastic action shot. Congratulations. Sharp and nice colors.
stella (68) 2004-04-16 9:23
Wauw ! I'd almost start believing that people actually CAN fly...maybe only in Cambodia?
Me Want More of this Stuff !
Luko (13998) 2004-04-16 11:05
As Darren noticed it's funny to see these kind of colors coming from you (Well he was also complaining about contrasty colors coming from me...what do you want Darren? ;-) ) : this is more in line with Cambodia's earth and dryish brown colors, (sometimes speckled with the orange monk robes...) still surprising after Vietnam and HongKong.
Almost everything has been said from the downside knee cropped to the good points, excellent timing, I guess it would have been impossible with your other camera. (Btw I'm eager to look at other street shots and see whether it gets better with packed chaotic shots).
An additional praise for your framing : You managed to get the bank of the river on the other side just to close the upper part of the pic. Without that detail I think the image would have been incomplete, lacking of horizontal references. Good thing about the right hand side bamboo pole too.
manny (21833) 2004-04-16 11:50
Well, Maciek, it is so nice to have you back here. This is a good first post from your Cambodia trip. I like the action that you captured and the composition. Cut knee? No, it is not an issue. The motion blur? It adds charm to this shot. Contrasty? Not at all. Colors are marvelous. This is a good shot! Can't wait to see more.
About my Vietnam trip, I think it is hard to measure up to your good pictures there. I have very few good shots (TE standards) and before long, I will be on my toes again.
iamxa (3025) 2004-04-16 12:13
Hi. What a wonderful scene. FULL OF LIFE. Thanks for your mail. The children are our present and their future. We have to take cure of them. All the ways are good. Also to show theis life in good photos !!!
avigur_11 (22069) 2004-04-16 19:03
An excellent timing, Maciek, and a very nice picture. I like the color of their wet skin and the excelllent depth. Well done.
sengir (4956) 2004-05-24 16:52
Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-08-25 5:34
i think this could be one of your most memorable images, the timing is brilliant, exactly the kind of shot cameras were invented for. The crop doesn't bother me, i think the white frame makes the knee more apparent. great capture.
iGirl (1223) 2006-08-02 23:35
Wow, what timing! Great capture! I wish the boy's knee were not cut off, but I guess you were shooting fast and didn't have time to think much about that. Anyway, great job capturing the action, with just enough blur to show the motion, but not too much.
Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Jumping with Joy, Children jumping [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-16 5:07
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