They were three, two boys and a girl … talking, laughing - running briskly with heavy schoolbags.
The quiet road became lively the moment they appeared. In reply to my soft “Good morning”, they yelled “Goooood morning” in chorus and waved hands.
The scene was so charming that I kept looking at them and enjoying.
Suddenly, my friend shouted – “STOP” – and pointed his camera to the girl.
She was startled and stopped abruptly.
The green grass, the colorful flowers by the roadside, the beautiful mountain-tops in morning light, the gorgeous jacket of my friend --- all looked dull in front of her innocent obedience.
Shot on way to Bermiok, West Sikkim, India at 08:52
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Indrasish (2939) 2013-10-21 21:52
Excellent shot here.. I like the composition and the subject.. But I think the colors of the girl is over saturated.. Don't Mind.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. Keep sharing.. And thanks as always for your interesting note..
Good morning and wish you all the best..
pajaran (57957) 2013-10-21 22:41
Interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa uniforma za decu u skoli.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text, information and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice uniform for children in school.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
lousat (87134) 2013-10-22 1:01
A very nice work in PP to give the colors only to the young girl,excellent idea and perfect solution,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (26083) 2013-10-22 4:11
hello, a nice presentation here. Like the partial desaturation you used in this composition. Nice to see the little school going child. Great depth and sharpness. A nice idea to keep the main subject in colour while the rest in monochrome. Excellent work. Tfs.
Miguel82 (27277) 2013-10-22 4:44
Ooh what a charming little girl with a colorful blue uniform Alekhya, good idea a color and b&w version picture, she looks very serious and going to school
High resolution, I hope a brillant future to her
All the best, have a nice day
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-10-22 11:52
This is a great image . I like the innocence on the girl's face.The selective use of colors has been done very deftly and looks good.Wonderful composition and clarity here. Keep sharing.TFS.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-10-28 2:12
A story well told in text and image.
jhm (148742) 2013-10-29 5:39
This little girl is very nice photographed, lovely portrait.
I don't know or I would take this girl half and the photographer also half, a little bit against the moral of the photography.
But every photographer makes his own choice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
abmdsudi (50496) 2013-11-26 20:14
Clever ideas my friend with this 'stolen picture' and Interesting note to go with this shot, It's a nicely tight cropped to fill the frame with the cutie and part of the avid photographer caught in action . This shot pleases the eye with adorable -effectively in selective colouring thus isolating the rest- who probably unaware of your lens, but she livens making the shot. I love the clarity and sharpness where it counts. Indeed a cool joyous candid shot precisely timed. Congrats
mcmtanyel (19701) 2013-12-01 18:51
A very cute & innocent face, indeed. Children are so trusting! At first, I was not sure about the giant (compared to the little girl) that was trying to take a photo but now that I read the note I am glad you included enough of your friend to show what the girl was posing for. I like your partial color treatment very much.
imageme (1790) 2013-12-06 13:07
Hi Alekhya, Wonderful note comes with this image. I like the way you put the B/W on everything except the lovely girl because that way it emphasizes the emotional moment of the shot. Very nice PP work. Awesome snapshot of this innocent little school girl.
COSTANTINO (62669) 2014-01-27 12:46
I liked your idea to present the little'girl in blue and the rest of this photo in sepia
lovely sweet and delicate little girl with the
innocence of a child
great depth and sharpness