A universal subject that I guess everyone with a camera has experienced ..........
This was taken in Penggajawa fishing village in Ende, Central Flores Island of some curious kids, children of local fishermen who wanted to look at my camera. Typical kids are always wanting their pics taken, triggering themselves to get more and more excited, everyone wants to be closest to the lens and clambers over each other to get into the shots.
They indeed are wonderful fun loving kids putting on a bit of a show for my lens but their faces are funny and adorable. There is nothing like the innocent play of children to warm the heart, these fellas are always great subjects around the world and when you do take them, what do they do;
stick their tongues out!
On the fly point and shoot, without composing or looking at the viewfinder, lens manually pre-focused and aperture preset at max opening to counter balance the low light.
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PaulVDV (20703) 2013-11-01 6:12
These kids surely seem to have a lot of fun!
Well cropped image of the six smiling faces.
Excellent daily life-picture!
Best regards, Paul
EstudioChispa (1890) 2013-11-01 7:31
This is fantastic, Abmdsudi! The close-up range and the high POV are perfect, and the slight blur at the edges (bokeh from f/2.8?) add a great sense of jostling.
In many ways, this reminds me of Waylim's foto, "Funny Faces." Perhaps we should start a theme!
rychem (20007) 2013-11-01 8:19
Beautiful photo of lucky kids, all children smile so optimistic, a photo full of emotions
janneman (2482) 2013-11-01 8:53
Joy is exploding from the picture.
pyffepa (625) 2013-11-01 9:12
Adorable is the right word.
You offer a stunning photograph and I have lot of pleasure viewing it.
The short focal give a funny rounded picture.
Have a nice weekend,
Romano46 (16580) 2013-11-01 9:51
i bambini quando si accorgono di essere ripresi diventano protagonisti ed ancor più, ovviamente, questi, che vivono lontano dalla città ed hanno rare occasioni di incontrare turisti con mavcchine fotografiche.
E' comprensibile il loro entusiasmo e le loro espressioni, che hai coplto molto bene, lo dimostrano in maniera eloquente.
Hai fermato con lo scatto un attimo di felicità che traspare dagli occhi dei bambini e lo hai racchiuso in un quadratino che lo conserverà per sempre.
Ottima ripresa ed eccellente tempismo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
holmertz (37619) 2013-11-01 11:04
Yes we have - experienced kids like these. It's usually great fun. occasionally kids could get so excited that they lose control of themselves and things can suddenly turn unpleasant. This seems to be a case where everybody just had a lot of fun. Your special technique of shooting without looking has triumphed once again. You have captured their funny faces beautifully in the most uninhibited way, while still managing a technically perfect shot.
Silvio1953 (116809) 2013-11-01 12:11
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely multiple portrait with fantastic smiles, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (27096) 2013-11-01 13:23
a familiar experience but an extraordinary photo. I love the way the frame is filled with excitement, smiles, dynamism, action, closeness and joy. I love the mischievous and friendly expressions, the warmth of the skin tones and how the light seems generated by the children themselves. The power of six intense and playful glances fixed on the lens is irresistible. Your play with the children has given a marvellous result. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mjw364 (7004) 2013-11-01 13:40
Nice shot, Abmdsudi
Full of emotion and movement and the frame well filled with them all. They all look so happy!
Fis2 (82342) 2013-11-01 14:20
Your photo is interesting.
Curious "portrait", interesting faces.
Good frame and colors.
I like idea.
kato (11630) 2013-11-01 14:44
It's always interesting to see the moment and spectacle which the children have a cheerful expression. It may be because we will find them the hope and possibility in future. Well arrangement.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-11-01 16:18
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry for my late reaction as so busy recently.
Ya Indonesia is a great country for shooting.
Great a lots of smiles make us happy and give many hopes. I will back to find archives for RI.
Thanks a lot for your attention as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
willperrett (6214) 2013-11-02 2:07
I like the wide-angle distortion, which adds a slightly manic look to the already mega-happy crowd of small boys. It's a very amusing shot, full of energy. The narrow DoF is surprising with such a wide angle, even at maximum aperture, but it works well to concentrate our attention on the trio in the foreground. Happy picture!
CLODO (29288) 2013-11-02 2:55
We can feel the joy of the boys to be taken in picture: smiles, stick out tongue, battle to be right in front of the (ultra wide) lens, to fit totally the frame.
adramad (35615) 2013-11-02 11:12
Great portrait of a group with all these guys, eager to enter the field of vision of the camera, has captured a very lively and sympathetic expressions, with complete naturalness.
Great image. I love
Good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Have a good weekend.
papagolf21 (83436) 2013-11-03 0:53
Un éclat de rire groupé très réussi. La composition ne manque pas d'originalité.
Très bonne journée.
mirosu (12676) 2013-11-03 1:24
Excellent group portrait of lucky boys. The light and sharpness is excellent. Superb use of your wide angle lens. I like the tight framing, but still showing five happy smiling faces. Well done.
Cricri (101805) 2013-11-03 7:29
Un joli petit groupe d'enfants ou la joie et le rire font plaisir a voir, le plaisir de voir aussi combien il aime pris en photo, le plus près possible, j'image leurs rire et leurs commentaires amusant après :-)
belle lumière et super bon cadrage
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-11-03 12:07
Good framing with a lot of happy faces. I like your ides. Well done!
delpeoples (52729) 2013-11-03 15:43
When I look at this photo I can't help but smiling back at all those sweet little faces smiling at me from the photo. It seems they absolutely loved you too,there is such a wonderful connection between subjects, photographer and camera. It's so up close and personal, they really are "all over you" - it looks like they're trying to cuddle you - and the slight blur of the camera is telling us this. What an amazing photo, showing the best in humanity, and possibly, if one image can do that, showing where all our hopes and dreams rest.
Wonderful, exhilarating shot
pajaran (48909) 2013-11-03 22:37
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Deca su nase najvece bogatstvo i budusnost.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Interesting and good article about the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
A beautiful moment.
Children are our most valuable asset and the future.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
emilbo (22262) 2013-11-04 6:27
Les jeunes sont des jeunes et ta photo m'a fait rire. Ils semblent avoir beaucoup de plaisir et je me souviens avoir déjà pris des photos de ce genre. Une photo qui met de la joie dans ma journée.
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-11-05 1:12
first of all-really apt title,that with the photographed scene takes on a new meaning.
You captured here perfectly essence of the childhood- carefreeness,joy and curiosity.
Beautiful and full of lovely smiles image!
All I can say about it is,that youu really have masterfully intuition for this kind of scenes.
Perfectly composed and framed picture!
adores (34734) 2013-11-11 15:07
A great shot, so full of joy:)! I like the high pov and the composition. Their happy expressions as they look to your camera are fabulous!
claudeD (30811) 2013-11-20 5:29
wonderful picture showing this kids having a lot of fun posing for you and your camera.I like your fotojob here very much.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40156)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-11-01 5:54
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