The weather on Saturday in Ipoh was pretty much like the rest of teh week has been here in Malaysia. Suny mornings with spectacular afternoon thunderstorms. This little, though, was so excited by it seemed as though it was the first torrential rain she'd seen.
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rafelito (3648) 2006-05-08 2:12
Hi Richard...Is a wonderful shot in relation with weather, the child face is great.Many regards, Rafael
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-08 2:25
Wonderful shot, Richard, beautifully showing the dramatic joy of the girl, and the rain very well captured (it's really not easy to capture rain); in excellent composition nicely framed with interesting elements, regards, Daniel
carper (96) 2006-05-08 2:34
very nice capture of this rain.
the composition is very nice to look at and yes rain is falling dow, good photo Richard.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2006-05-08 2:34
Hii Richard, what a lovely capture, she's screaming with delight, it seems. Nice shutterspeed to make the force with which the rain fall, visible.
See you Saturday!
bibiweb (8) 2006-05-08 3:14
Nice one. I love the little girl's expression of joy and alos the way you've managed to capture these huge raindrops falling and bouncing on the ground. Hope you and your 20D were out of the rain to take this shot!
daddo (26996) 2006-05-08 3:45
Hi Richard. A very authentic depiction of what it is like living in the tropics.The heavy rain, the slowing down of the tempo of life.And then there is the universal comment on the joy of childhood. Regards, Klaudio
Galeota (10352) 2006-05-08 3:46
Hello Richard, I love theis kind of weather, with torrential rain falling suddenly to cool temporarily the atmosphere. The position of the girl is precious, with a smile that seems to express pure joy. Good capture.
ChrisJ (116068) 2006-05-08 5:11
What I like here, is how one small child, taking up a tiny percentage of the frame, can absolutely dominate the image. Well seen!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-08 5:22
What a great find, Richard, one of the few occasions where I agree with the choice of the "decisive moment" category here on TE. The downpour is really registering well on this photo, and the joyous girl is of course stealing the scene, what a lovely expression you captured. I could imagine a few crops to remove some of the surrounding detail and focus more on her, but it also works pretty well the way you show it.
thaprem (2558) 2006-05-08 6:03
A neat compo!..
I am amazed at the magic of the small child, occupying such a small space in your frame could yet bring the whole scene a meaning!..
I would have yet preferrred a closer crop!.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-05-08 8:59
hi richard, great work, love this composition here, with all those details playing important role in this image: the motorbike, the flowers, the curtains, and obviously the rain so heavily pouring;
the kid's cry is superb ;
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-08 15:32
Great and decisive moment you captured here - I like the joy at the little girls face. Thanks for the view and an rememberens of summer in Denmark :P
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2006-05-08 16:35
Well spotted, and the rain makes it even more attractive - very nice indeed :)
BrianGraney (1740) 2006-05-08 17:14
Agree with others that the girl makes this - it's almost as if she's lit by a spotlight.
And that rain......
avigur_11 (22107) 2006-05-09 23:19
A wonderful shot with a very nice human subject, Richard. It's not the best from the technical side, but there is something very strong in this picture.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-11 1:55
What a rain !
I'm saying like the kid there WOWW :)
beautiful and a nice wet shot ! :)
very well captured,can hear the strong sound of the rain but it's a nice sound for me always,
nicely done,Richard,love this shot,
jinju (14265) 2006-05-11 3:39
Wow, so nice Richard, so nice. This is how to shoot kids:) You didnt go for the cuteness factor but instead created a very interesting composition and a serious one at that. I was thinking b/w, what do you think? On the other hand, theres great joy here that b/w might squash so better leave it in color:)
kajspice (4542) 2006-05-11 9:03
I was thinking b/w too...I thought it was just me going over my obsession with b/w again, but I really think it would look great as the colours are pretty dull anyhow. I think there is enough charachter in the sprog to carry off the lack of colour. This is (dare I say it) cute and interesting.
is the meal on wednesday?
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-13 8:59
What a well taken funny picture with the little girl.
You caught this one very good, gives exactly what's it's all about.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
Polonaise (5802) 2006-05-15 11:14
How unique in it's of normalcy is this picture of yours, Richard.
The most difficult to capture. The beauty of natural events we tend to miss because it's...so common.
Go ahead and count Richard, how many pictures of kids and rain theme we have around here. And this miracle of kid laughin' at he rain, greeting the rain, playing in the rain...is one of the strongest memories we have from our childhood.
Well, I guess, fear of damaging the precious equipment ...!!??
euryan (8440) 2006-05-16 6:58
Some photos are easily overlooked as a small thumbnail. I must admit that I almost didn't click on this shot, but I'm so glad that I did. The moment you have captured here is simply wonderful. The child’s face is so bright and happy as she emerges from the dark cafe to enjoy the torrential rain. How you managed to capture this I will never know. My hats off to you.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2006-05-21 6:20
This image brings back memories! You have captured the moment perfectly - often difficult to capture the phenomenon of weather as it happens.
- Copyright: Richard Gatward (RGatward) (20086)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-06
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 18-55mm EFS
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): photos named after a movie/song/play/book quote, Rain, Pluie, Regen, Pioggia, lluvia, etc. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-08 1:57
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