As rain clouds gather overhead, the joy of these little kids is expressed in every step they take. They know that the rain will bring much needed water to the fields their father and uncles toil. Their needs are simple, just enough to feed their stomach. So they are happy that the rain is finally here. When their family gets to sell the paddy they grow, they will probably get one new dress during the festive season. Who needs more, one dress a year is more than enough for this young kids.
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maciekda (19895) 2006-09-03 11:10
fantastic image Anjan, great moment, very nice composition. I like your post-processing as well - good idea with those brownish tones, well done
sam224 (6215) 2006-09-03 11:32
Very interesting shot here. I like the way the three silhouettes stand out against the pink background. Very interesting composition.
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-09-03 11:37
a great, very creative shot Anjan:)))))))
Great moment and fantstic POV.
partha (14020) 2006-09-03 11:39
Oh ho, Anjan it is a shot not from a photographer but from a painter. The movements are very rythamic and the colour tone adds tha drama in it.
delkoo (68) 2006-09-03 12:27
very nice silhouettes, anjan, under cloudy sky, i like it it is a good photo.
polter (7239) 2006-09-03 12:31
What can I say of such a photo ? I can join in my soul with the children in their joy. So I'm inside the photo not outside. Great. Greetings T.
Angelillo (9372) 2006-09-03 12:37
Thanks for the note, that helps very much to understand the shot. This is very beautiful. There is a nice rythm in the silhouettes, against this threatening and coloured sky. I've thinked (before reading your note) they run to shelter from the rain, and... After reading your note, your shot is more understandable and I see the joyful movements. Great shot! Congratulations, and thanks.
sunilshukla (844) 2006-09-03 12:58
This is super one Anjan, and a reall feel from your heart note also. In sepia this picture is just 2 good. And the rythmic movement of the kids well taken. I am seeing your recent posting and I can say that you are emerging as one of the best photographers around here though highly underrated. Keep up your good work.
vincz (19113) 2006-09-03 13:06
Awesome picture, very pcreative, so lively. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
krakus (1581) 2006-09-03 13:08
good symetric compo. good way to catch movement.
kinginexile (2598) 2006-09-03 13:09
Wonderful note, and a vibrant capture, which misses just a bit of energy(1) and clarity to it, so the impact of seeing that they are children and enjoying their running is instantaneous, infectious, not just understood by our eyes. The idea of conversion from color is judicious, but maybe the reddish brown effect you chose is distracting needlessly. IMO, of course.
Someone, Henk, said in the forum that critiquing comes down to like it or not like. Not so, I like your capture, and I critique it. While having a nother sip of coffee as well! ;)
Thanks, Ajan, this is very much photography as we all tend towards.
(1) using multiple bursts maybe, to catch different postures, and maybe you did actually.
russte (0) 2006-09-03 13:09
Hi Anjan, a wonderful, artistic image which perfectly illustrates your Note and demonstrates these children's joy of LIFE! The sky makes an ideal background to their three images in partial silhouette. And, unlike a lot of toning on TE, the toning here suits the image very well. Well done. Stephen
axiotea (21649) 2006-09-03 13:10
A very nice shot created by the silhouettes of the kids under the cloudy sky. In your note we can understand that they are really happy and hopeful...TFS...
All the best,
faubry (35405) 2006-09-03 13:15
great shot!!! very nice silhouettes! i like your note a lot true..
a_i_ren (1315) 2006-09-03 14:29
Remarkable composition! Beautiful shot!
hubert (1577) 2006-09-03 15:07
Really an impressive shot Anjan. A perfect situation under a wonderful sky.
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-09-03 15:31
beautifull perspective.well managed.
KevRyan (22952) 2006-09-03 16:44
Nicely seen Anjan - perhaps I know something more artful along the lines of this image so its impact is not as much as if I hadn't seen something like it before .....and for real myself on a river bank near Ahmedabad - but it is a very nice capture of the movement against such a kind sky - nice tonal work too!
best wishes Kev
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-09-03 20:27
Wow. The clouds really make a great back ground! Great comp and POV. Nice silhouettes.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-09-04 1:00
nice take. i am a little worried about the texture/resolution but somehow that adss to the feel of this image. i wonder as i look at this image, if i were looking at a clip from a classic movie!
Wanda1 (14978) 2006-09-04 1:31
A great shot capturing a nice moment, clouds in the background are wonderful, and a nice composition. Your photo has a lovely mood.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-09-04 2:26
excellent capture of the mood. perfect choice of sepia tone and nice silhouette. tfs.
sayan (2617) 2006-09-04 2:42
Wonderful POV, great dynamic shot. The sepia adds an old look to the compo. The silhouette came out really well.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-09-04 3:50
You have created a superb atmosphere here with this very unique sepia mood. The spring in their step is a joy to behold and is perfectly described in your note which in itself is a gem. The silhouttes are just perfect and their motion has been beautifully captured. I also like the low POV that you have managed here bringing the clouds into play. Well Done!
With Greetings from India
prezntime (3946) 2006-09-04 4:40
Excellent photo. The sepia tone works very well and brings out the definition in the clouds. The composition is very well done with the three children skipping through the scene. Great lighting and capture.
priyasri_80 (363) 2006-09-04 5:01
Great capture. Excellent POV.
m_s_s (1687) 2006-09-04 16:40
great shot, very inventife of placing these silhouettes in above photo. great colors - good idea of using brown colours. well done. thanks for sharing.
goodwill (4224) 2006-09-06 5:10
I cheer you Anjan for this beautiful shot.
A perfect shot to welcome and celebrate the moonsoons.
The dance of the silhoutees is a treat to watch.
Keep it up man,
hay_kes (30436) 2006-09-06 16:50
Great shot and good compo. Exellent silhouettes and lights.Very well done!
prumod (8300) 2006-09-08 11:21
this is wonderful shot... you are mastered in sepia handling... appreciate your approach...
westernisles (740) 2006-09-08 11:24
Amazing picture......well done.
I love it and the sepia tone too.
arunabha (184) 2006-09-10 12:06
Marvellous. A great composed silhouette.
Liked the sequence of the girls. Can
almost feel their emotions.
neelkaak (458) 2006-09-11 3:29
Beautiful rhythmic composition. Very good choice of sepia. A little soft but that has added to this dreamy atmosphere.
arindam_thokder (3985) 2006-09-12 11:24
How can I miss this one, like a painting in the canvas of Sky...so dramatic...The rhythms of the steps of the three woman.....I just love this.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-09-13 12:08
the 3 silhouettes are so mysterious !
Great shot with an excellent PP.
Excellent low POV, well done
bhorerpakhi (559) 2006-09-17 12:54
Aha ki anondo akashe batase .... amar chobi ta dekhe sudhu ei kothai mone porche. Darun, durdanto.
hitesh (594) 2006-09-18 1:38
Fantastic shot and excellent composition.The shot looks great with sephia colours and the subject is great.The sky makes drama to the shot.Thanks for posting.
Luan (12971) 2006-11-14 10:44
one of best outlines I saw...fantastic shot, may be it is missing a bit of sharpness but the compo is so good.
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-30 5:16
A fine silhouette photo, I like the few colours and movement (the right one is suspended in the air!)
HIRAKZ (168) 2007-01-09 3:10
A beautiful composition, and sepia makes it special. Congratulations.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-02-26 14:51
So well captured moment here;wonderful silhouets against a beautiful sky.
Thanks for sharing
Graal (95972) 2007-03-31 2:20
good idea, interesting shot, fine silhuettes and contrast. I like it.
venslens (448) 2007-03-31 10:32
Hey...looks like a scene from the Akira's film "The Dreams"...
gooooooood pic...differently postured walks of the children, the texturized clouds....
a good work of art...
evokes lots of emotions...hats off!!!
muzz (254) 2007-03-31 14:01
wow what a wonder full shot.. TFS Muzz
scalerman (26900) 2007-04-24 13:37
Anjan: great tripartite silhouette image. Your sepia choice is perfect here for the cloud texture. best, c
dilane (861) 2007-05-17 4:52
thanks for your visit
very nice picture with a great moment of capture
the colours are a good choice
vito_vito (11) 2009-06-30 10:21
Fantastic image Anjan, great moment, very nice composition.
Geniver (2) 2012-03-18 7:28
Beautiful light and wonderfully captured sense of movement. One can really feel their joy. I also like the sepia colouring of the image.
- Copyright: Anjan Mitra (anjan) (1086)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon 24-70 f2.8L
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-03 11:08
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