I cut the arms, the ears, the fingers... but after cheking all the photos I've taken there, this is surely the one I prefer because of their expressions. So, here it is!
I've taken it in a school somewhere between Bhavnagar and Diu. The Navratri celebrations (nine night's festival, that is a very important one in Gujarat) were taking place and they had been dancing in the school yard. Then, they all sat down to listen while the head teacher made a little speech. That's when I took the photo, exactly because of their expressions.
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holmertz (42267) 2012-12-10 12:58
A fine picture, and their expressions are really interesting. Nearly all seem to be attentatively looking in the same direction, but studying the picture more closely I find a few whose eyes are wandering around a bit, and even one or two looking straight at you. Some of them are wearing interesting caps, or at least some kind of headgear. The light was perfect, it's really beautiful.
npecanhuk (66838) 2012-12-10 14:51
Que linda foto!
Vc registrou as feições de todo esse pessoal de uma maneira maravilhosa!
Nitidez, exposição e cores excelentes!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,
ACL1978 (7507) 2012-12-10 17:18
So many great expressions to explore here, Ana! At first glance, of course, the kid picking at his teeth is hilarious, but the rest of them all have such a great array of faces on here. The patterns you've gotten from all these little black-haired heads is great, and the three in front really set the tone well. Perfect settings to bring this scene to real life - really nicely done!
bukitgolfb301 (36462) 2012-12-10 17:39
Hi dear Ana
Greatest pamfocus portrait shot for many faces,Ana!
The best match of slow shutter speed and expsoure creates the best presentation. Very pleasant shotto see. I hope thier future will be bright and hopeful. Thanks for your posting finest shot and have a good day!
Takero from cold Tokyo
siolaw (38288) 2012-12-10 22:27
I think this is quite well framed/cropped... it is not easy to make a coherent picture of crowds. The attention can be felt on all faces, with one guy having a finger in the mouth!
bayno (18342) 2012-12-10 23:06
realy a good image and so sharp, i like to se all this different expression...nice colors too...
have a good day..
annjackman (20117) 2012-12-10 23:24
Indeed, this is about their expressions. I love the sea of expressive faces. For me the one that stands out is the one with the sunglasses that takes the interest further back than just the front rows. A powerful composition with excellent sharpness and exposure. A great contribution to TE - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
wolf38 (31282) 2012-12-10 23:30
Hello Ana. When I travel around the world, I go to school, if that's possible. Even you are interested in schools. The pictures are excellent. The study of the faces is a joy. I like the photo very much.
CLODO (30706) 2012-12-11 1:11
for sure, you had to cut arms, heads...I like their different faces, eyes concentration on the speaker, not taking care of the photographer.
lousat (78427) 2012-12-11 2:46
Hi Ana,a very original pic and a great capture,i like to see the different face expressions of the guys,it's funny..ehehe...perfect choice of point of view,great details in the best exposure,and a lot of colors.....have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (31613) 2012-12-11 8:00
Hello Ana - You have captured a great inferred movement in this shot which is really impressive. The majority of the children are looking at the teacher, I assume. Their eyes cause me to follow their gaze and to wonder what they are looking at and who they are listening to. Excellent work, pin sharp, good light management and a beautiful tight crop. Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (44262) 2012-12-11 20:34
Wonderful & varied human expressions and concentration demonstrated on this excellent color reportage capture. This is excellent, hardly any noise anywhere and they really are amazing 'on the spur of the moment' Well done
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-12-12 5:21
Oi Ana ,
Belo momento com estes rapazes nesta escola sossegados , parecem bem interessados no assunto pelas suas expressões , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jhm (140619) 2012-12-13 5:08
This is extraordinarily how all these young people with high attention listen, where are our school children!
This is a very well example for our youth.
These picture is perfect taken with a excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent compositon, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
marabu61 (8693) 2012-12-13 6:48
a very charming photo with lots of character in it. Those children look really attentive to whatever they are listening to. Perfect sharpness and DOF with those never ending rows of heads.
have a good day
adramad (38854) 2012-12-13 9:34
Una foto sensacional con esta gran cantidad de chavales, que son un verdadero muestrario, por variadas expresiones en sus rostros.
Me cautiva tambien el brillo de sus miradas, todo ello lo podemos disfrutar con detalle gracias a la soberbia nitidez y luminosidad, de este magnífico trabajo.
Pasa una buena noche.
ourania (32789) 2012-12-13 11:51
this is a fascinating picture with endless interest thanks to the many faces, characters and intriguing expressions you've captured in an effective tight frame. There's superb depth and sharpness and wonderful natural colours in the shade. Light management is excellent. As the photo is about children, there's an intense sense of movement in their seeming stillness. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Nicou (124193) 2012-12-14 1:02
Merveilleuse image et captage superbe captage et image quel n ombres d'enfant quelle pureté dans les tons et ces couleurs, superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
Didi (57492) 2012-12-14 18:32
Belles expressions enfantines de ces élèves à l'écoute du head master :)
kordinator (19140) 2012-12-15 0:26
Elegant shot with many nice faces.
Excellent shutter speed and expsoure.
Fantastic composition and sharpness.
Nice expressions of kid face on the image.
josepmarin (57831) 2012-12-15 9:23
Olá, amiga Ana,
es verdad, la clave de esta composición es su espontaneidad y su gran riqueza gráfica, gracias a la gran vitalidad de estos chicos, y a las expresiones de atención en sus rostros.
Parece que lo que están escuchando es muy interesante, me gusta cómo has captado esta fantástica escena.
Un gran trabajo.
Pili e Josep
Cricri (108037) 2012-12-15 11:07
Excellent le cadrage, la profondeur de ces petites têtes, et puis leurs expressions si différentes, sérieux, cool comme celui avec ces lunettes, ou celui qui fait une drôle de grimace avec sa bouche, une belle scéne d vie très naturel
lpi (4857) 2012-12-15 11:42
J'aime toutes ces belles expressions des enfants.
Tu as pris ce beau cliché au bon moment...Bravo!
Silvio1953 (124609) 2012-12-16 10:52
Ciao Ana, lovely composition with a lot of cute children, fantastic expresions, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (56605) 2013-01-05 15:41
eles separam os moleques das meninas , tal como era por aqui há uns 60 anos. o discurso devia ser meio sádico pela expressão dos garotos. muito boa a luz e cada uma destas carinhas descobrindo o mundo.bela foto, parabéns.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (38184)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.2, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 12:53