Four Muskeeteers : I captured this image while passing down a village road in North Bihar.These four kids were playing games by the Kutcha Road.As I focussed my lens on them,the one in blue turned around and the moment was frozen.All the kids had different expressions on their faces and this prompted me to upload this photograph on TE.Moroever it is heartening to note that the village has a primary school where these kids go to study.It is not always games for them,although Bihar has a comparatively low Literacy rate of 44 percent in rural areas.
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snunney (100740) 2013-12-21 2:14
The different expressions are indeed quite captivating and they are all nicely placed around the frame. You have captured them well under a pleasant ambient light. Very good colours and sharpness. All in all a fine daily life composition.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-21 2:16
Children are so interesting as a photo subject that they always compel us to click them. It has been no different with you. An amazing daily life scene from rural India. I love the green surroundings and the contrast that it makes with the bright clothes of the children specially the little girl in the FG. Nice moment captured, thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (72887) 2013-12-21 2:38
Charming photo of the kids, play on roadside, waiting for one photographer that would take pictures of them. And nicely done.
The girl on right has a bit suspicious-look on her face, not sure about you...
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (81765) 2013-12-21 5:42
La jeune fille en rose semble complètement dominer la situation, par sa grandeur vis à vis les autres enfants et par son regard très autoritaire. Une très belle scène de la vie quotidienne.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-21 7:50
Catching street capture where you become the focus of interes for the children, they are lookuing at you with in quite diferents ways, being for me the the girl the best with a dignified actitude
Well done, tfs
pajaran (61856) 2013-12-21 9:27
Interesantan trenutak sa decom ...
Dobar trenutak snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazanao mesto i deca koja sa interesovanjem gledaju u snimatelja.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting moment with the kids ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and demonstrated that children with interest looking at the cameraman.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
holmertz (54293) 2013-12-21 10:36
You were lucky that the boy climbing up the ditch turned around so that you could get the full attention of all of them. This is a picture of quiet action and it's nice that the four of them are all wearing different colours. In November 1972 I spent many hours at Muzaffarpur railway station, having arrived from Raxaul and waiting for another train to Siliguri. By a misfortune I missed one connection and had to wait half of the day for the next one. But although I was going 3rd class I was allowed to use the 1st class waiting room, so I was quite comfortable.
Such many strange memories I have;-).
ourania (47120) 2013-12-21 10:52
"the moment was frozen" and you captured stunned expressions as the children stopped all action, surprised by your presence. They're probably not used to seeing strangers in their area and look suspicious. There's great depth and your composition has made the best of the children's arrangement. The whole scenery has been rendered with superb clarity, the colours are natural and agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-12-21 12:08
It reminds me a story, kids playing on the road side of north Bihar, one of the poorest state of India but with very welcoming people, it's close to Nepali border, I like the bright colors, you were very prompt to captute that authentic scene, all the best Fabbs
Sonata11 (33871) 2013-12-21 12:56
very beautiful POV and wonderfully executed image with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, amazing Light. Love it. All the best, Barbara
imageme (1790) 2013-12-21 14:20
Hi Farhat, A real life and attractive captured moment of these four kids in the rural area. The way they dressed shows big part of their way of living. I have found a common phenomena that people with darker complexion like to dress in much colourful clothing.
lousat (92858) 2013-12-21 15:48
Ehehe...how are nice these chlids! Everyone in a curious position and taken in a beautiful composition,great details and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-21 23:39
great daily-life scene and really excellent title for it,which makes the scene so evocative and meaningful.
It conveys so well the friendship feeling between them.
Nicely done my friend!
Have a nice sunday
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-22 1:50
nice composition with those 4 little kids. Nice facial expressions of them. A nice one. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2013-12-22 4:39
You're capturing well this scenery by a good angle and excelent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to the spectacle in which these kids are playing at vacant lot in village with rich greenery. They are wearing different colorful clothes. And, it's impressive in expression peculiar to kids which looks at an unknown person.
Noel_Byrne (31666) 2013-12-22 6:51
Great capture of the moment, and a very strong street image. The expressions are excellent, particularly the child on the right who looks much older than their years, its the expression of a much older person. The composition is brilliant, so bravo to you and the kids for getting into the perfect positions.
Love the title too!
All the best
adramad (46496) 2013-12-22 9:24
Magnificent composition full of charm and naturalness, with this group of children raised guess while they were playing .... its perched is totally natural, very nice background with the wide grove.
Excellent brightness and very good focus.
Very good job.
Enjoy a happy day.
Nicou (144264) 2013-12-22 9:40
Superbe captage quelle vue e tiamge de ces jeunes quelle scène de ces enfants sans souliers touchante iamge et cpatage au vif.
Bravo et amitié
danos (99221) 2013-12-22 11:46
nice the view of these children as playing in this rural area of the country.I like the expressions on their faces as the excellent timing of your shot.Well done.
jcpix (13930) 2013-12-22 11:59
A well timed photo indeed, the connection with these children is conveyed strongly with all of their regard towards the camera. A personal and intimate feeling from the expressive and spontaneous capture. Thanks for sharing some of the local personality with childlike innocence. :) My warmest and friendliest wishes. Take good care.
All the best,
Cricri (120521) 2013-12-23 11:49
Belle image d'enfants, j'aime leurs expressions différentes et des plus naturels, un air coquine de la petite fille en rose :-)
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-24 7:43
I was Errol Flynn, the swashbuckler, growing up in the Philippines. To be young again with no worries except what game to play. Nice capture of those youngsters with nice details. Well done, tfs.
clic (17265) 2013-12-26 7:29
Why do I have the impression of flowers growing in a clear space, given their colourful costumes?!!
mcmtanyel (23995) 2013-12-30 11:26
The composition is great. The four musketeers are well spread out and there is a sense of invitation into the wooded areas, drawing the viewer in. TFS!
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-23 5:38
Another girl with red clothing. These kids are so happy. They very much enjoy their childhoods. It's a very nice picture.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 1:53