This is a quick peek from safe distance, into every day life along Barito River Delta, in Muara Tamban:
They are not on a picnic outing but going to school rowing a small canoe as they navigate the canals on the delta. The glittering of flooded water charmed me as the river flows along its very long length through the flat lowland. I am very fascinated by the way of life and the strength of the people who live along this great river.
They are a little bewildered by my presence perhaps, but I thought they enjoyed their picture taken.
I loved the “who the heck are you?” look in the curious eyes of that boy. Kids are kids the world over, I wish the world is kinder to them as they grow.
A river seems a magic moving thing......
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Fis2 (87273) 2013-10-20 7:43
Excellent composition, colors and POV.
I like water effect.
dta (68750) 2013-10-20 7:47
Hello Abmdsudi ,
They are so cute ! Incredible to think that this is their way of transportation to go to school : a so tiny canoe !
Excellent framing and beautiful coloured riddles in the water .
I like a lot the little smile of the first boy , too .
danos (88205) 2013-10-20 8:02
very nice the snapshot with the three little students to go to their school with this way.I like the ecxellent light and colour management as the clarity of the scene.
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-20 8:18
A lovely photograph.
You got the collaboration from the rear rower with his funny glance at you.
A lovely subject, bright colors and very nice colored effect on water surface.
I wish you a nice week,
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-20 9:15
Nice expression on the first kid face !
The boat seems really tiny to handle those 3 kids !!
PaulVDV (23035) 2013-10-20 9:26
A splendid daily life-picture of a part of the world where rivers replace roads.
The water reflects nicely the colour of the green environment.
It's a very cute picture of these schoolboys whereby the look of the rower draws all the attention.
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-10-20 9:48
What a charming shot Abmdsudi - Three little boys looking so smart on their way to school. What a delightful scene and a novel way to get to school but I guess if you live in a water-world this is the norm; to my eyes it looks like great fun and I can think of a couple of small boys I know who would love this mode of transport. Mind you, they wouldn't look as tidy and clean as these! Nicely captured and composed. Warm regards Rosemary
ourania (33433) 2013-10-20 11:38
another little daily life story that stands out against a backdrop of amazing, mesmerizing reflections. The way you composed and framed this picture, you offer us the chance to study and admire both of them. What makes me see this scene is for real is the little triangle of agitated water in the bottom left corner. I love the complicity you had with the protagonist, the little boy who's rowing while looking towards your camera suspiciously and curiously (like he should:) The motion of the patterns and colours in the water is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
papagolf21 (87324) 2013-10-20 11:42
Parfait, une fois de plus ! Très bon cadrage donnant un impact évident du rameur et de son regard.
holmertz (42701) 2013-10-20 12:09
This is a lovely little glimpse of daily life in a culture which is in some ways so different from where I live. In my country no children would be allowed to go to school by canoe unless they were wearing life jackets. (And probably not even then.) Although humans are basically the same everywhere it's such differences that make the world interesting. These kids are so cute in their iittle red canoe, wearing those caps. The funny smile the nearest boy gives you is really great.
carlo62 (35166) 2013-10-20 14:16
una composizione splendida, la barca è posizionata perfettamente, ma sono i bambini sopra che colpiscono l'attenzione, con la loro spensierata gita in questo mare di colori.
Periko (2911) 2013-10-20 15:20
That little boat seems like a toy. Funny scene!
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-10-20 21:09
it reminds me when I was a child when we were going to school waling through the woods but this is better yet, rowing into the river..what a marvelous way to start a day before school...I don't know if they have fun doing it every day but for sure they offer a fabulous picture!!
compliments on your spontaneous and extraordinary work!!
jjcordier (77372) 2013-10-20 22:29
Excellente photo de cette scène assez étonnante de "ramassage scolaire". Très bonne composition.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-10-21 2:04
uan foto molto graziosa per le belle espressione del bambino che conduce l'imbarcazione e di quello seduto al centro.
La composizione è perfetta ed i colori molto belli per via dei riflessi che dominano la scena.
Sempre bravo nei ritratti.
Ciao e buona settimana
bayno (18342) 2013-10-21 2:22
Another great scene Abmdsudi, also here the reflection is superb as the tones....perfect details and framing...excellent job....best regards...
gojo (1769) 2013-10-21 2:23
What a catch!
pajaran (53285) 2013-10-21 3:01
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana deca koja camcem idu u skolu.
Lepa igra boja na vodi.
Opasan nacin da se ide u skolu.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good article on the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well shown that children go to school by boat.
Beautiful play of colors on the water.
Dangerous way to go to school.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Noel_Byrne (25640) 2013-10-21 4:24
row your boat, gently down the steam.... haha, hi Abmdsudi,
I like this capture a lot, more than anything for the smile on the boys face, I can almost feel the sense of excitement as they paddle down the river, no doubt on some top important mission! A great composition too, I would probably centered the boat, but your idea here works much better. Cool amusing scene, thanks for sharing.
All the best
mjw364 (7512) 2013-10-21 4:29
Ha ha! Three men in a boat! So fortuitous that the little boy turned to look at you like that - it makes the image work more effectively than if he hadn't. Like the colours too.
saxo042 (37594) 2013-10-21 5:05
Three happy boys here, they add life and action as well as colours to this very attractive picture. The reflections in the water behind them add further attractions to the picture!
Silvio1953 (125483) 2013-10-21 8:37
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with nice trio, fascionating reflections, splendid light and wonderul colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Didi (57652) 2013-10-21 8:46
Very lovely scene well framed with the boat in a strong point.
Very nice refections
rychem (25080) 2013-10-21 9:02
They look like young explorers of the world, I wish them that the younger generation had a better world than it is now, splendid photo
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-10-21 13:28
I looked for a long time at this shot and at "Life Goes On" before I chose to comment on this one. Both shots feature GREAT colorful reflections in the water, perhaps better in "Life Goes On," but I favor this scene for a couple of reasons. First, the people occupy a larger percentage of the frame here; second, this backwards glance of the last child is wonderful! The feeling here is of a hard-but-rich everyday life. In "Life Goes On," I believe the scene is accurately presented, but (for me) the wondrous colors don't match the seriously difficult task of hand-washing laundry on a broken pier. Perhaps that shot could be cropped slightly tighter and presented in monochrome? Just brainstorming -- two FANTASTIC images, sir!
mirosu (15052) 2013-10-21 22:09
You have produced really striking image here. The best composition are always the simplest, and your composition with boat and children within the frame certainly has impact. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. The light reflections on the water surface add nice hue to the scene. Well done.
dkmurphys (50376) 2013-10-21 22:54
Funny moment with those children making their way through the water. I like the colors and the feeling of innocence. Well taken scene.
Cricri (108601) 2013-10-21 23:25
D'abord le cadrage de la petite barque est bien placé laissant un grand espace a ces merveilleux reflets, une scène adorable et intéressante de ces gamins allant a l'école, j'aime le regard souriant du premier bonhomme, très jolie
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-22 0:39
beautiful and having its own charm composition.
Just love the timing and the way you framed the scene.It makes the shot much more eye-catching and expressive.Furthermore you captured in the best moment the facial expression of this boy-curious and still having fun.
jhm (141139) 2013-10-22 4:28
In Belgium are everyday long files to the school, here are the children busy on a very healthy way to the school.
Colours and presentation be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Graal (98628) 2013-10-22 10:21
nice picture, good shot and caught scene. Amazing young sailors. Well composition and done photo.
Have a nice evening.
tatadalou (6727) 2013-10-23 12:22
Good capture, I love the look of the young boy, he's very expressive. Composition OK, with a few reflections and a nice level of saturation.
mcmtanyel (14537) 2013-10-25 15:54
This is adorable, just absolutely cute! The expression on the paddler's face is too precious, he is really proud to have his photo taken. The reflections in the water are beautiful and the placement of the canoe in the frame is impeccable. A top-notch photo from an accomplished photographer!
kato (11630) 2013-10-26 6:19
You're capturing well this portrait by a godd composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle in which lovely kids are rowing the canal by little canoe. I can feel the purity and gentleness for their faces. Kids are kids the world over as you note in here. It draws out a good effect for the reflection projected to the canal and wavelet on canal.
adores (38591) 2013-10-29 16:50
Another great one, very well framed and with beautiful reflections! I really like the light here and the way the little one looks at your camera:)! Perfect!
maloutim (9637) 2013-11-18 16:28
This is a lovely, candid, original shot ! I just hope they can swim just in case the canoe capsizes ! I see one boy is the rower and the other two are enjoying the freshness of the water !
Nice bright color of the canoe and its passengers contrasting well with the green reflections of the river.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44680)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: NIKON D200, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 7:14
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