Walking along the riverfront in Phnom Penh and the heavens opened, we tried to run to one of the many drinks places, but this rain was torrential, soaking us in minutes. The nearest form of shelter was an opensided pavillion, it didnt really keep us dry, but what fun we had watching the local kids. The kids had quickly stripped themselves of their clothes and were running as fast as possible and diving across the stoned floor pavillion at great speeds. A game that had obviously been played many times, some of the older children could steer themselves, even bump down the stone stairs. The very young children, yet unable to master the technique themselves were screaming with delight as older brothers skimmed them across the floor.
It was very difficult to try to take any photos as the rain was coming in horizontally and the camera was wet in no time, plus the light was terrible. But I wanted to try to give you a feel of the fun that was being had that wet morning.
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thaprem (2558) 2005-08-12 4:43
Nice Catch Elaine, with whatever limitations you had!...
supereira (9576) 2005-08-12 4:46
I like the composition and point of view.Good colors,light and sharpness.I like the reflections.Great contrasts.I like the expression of the kids.Good job!
flydragon (0) 2005-08-12 4:52
heheh so fun here ;o)
it remind me my trip in thailand
i had so much rain
a cute picture alway fun to see kids playing
sam224 (6215) 2005-08-12 5:37
Nice scene of daily life. I like the way the kids are playing and their smiles re giving me emotions...
Good reflections on the wet floor too.
seanf (246) 2005-08-12 5:39
this is a very good catch in very difficult conditions. lovely reflections and clearly a lot of fun being had. i like it!
huckool (96) 2005-08-12 6:02
Horizontal rain? Must have been some strong winds. That pavillion must have some really smooth flooring. Looks like fun ;)
betogrein (2232) 2005-08-12 9:57
Linda foto, belas cores, sombras e reflexos. Parabéns e obrigado pela visita.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-08-12 17:59
Hi Elaine , such a lovely capture indeed, and fuill of you! The face of the skidding kid speaks volumes, and the water that is pushed up, says something about the speed as well. Really lovely, nice reflections, and it showes me that you do not eed snow, to skid ;-)
gaby (19819) 2005-08-13 4:00
Hi Elaine a great great shot with a splendid compo in these hard weather conditions -
congratulations for the position of the children and the temple in the background -
Have a nice week end
weswang (18223) 2005-08-14 12:11
Hi Elaine, It is hard to take pictures while it is raining. You have done a good job here to show the fun mood in the rain. You have well captured the scene of the kids having fun and the raining environment. A nice action shot.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-08-14 17:08
Hi Elaine - fantastic timing, a fun composition, I also like the warm tones despite the rain.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15172)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia & Vietnam
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-12 4:40