It was still dark
freezing cold outside
the sky covered
by small fluffy clouds
some blue appears between
when the dawn lighted up
then the clouds become orange below
at that point
no way than to run out
and walk, nose up
with all the senses awaken
trying to catch the beauty
of the new morning.
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gabrielpat (7163) 2006-12-13 15:19
une pure merveille.
tamtidelam (105) 2006-12-13 15:26
Beau moment de tendresse et superbes couleurs douces et chaudes.
Je garde la photo ;-)
scalerman (26900) 2006-12-13 15:29
Luca: these are the sorts of travel pictures that really move me. There is a warm, sensitive quality to this shot that moves so much past post of the uploads here on TE. Beautiful people, great backdrop, eye-popping color. They don't get any better than this Luca. Straight to the fav's.
flosoup (563) 2006-12-13 15:33
Lovely gentle image, the colours captured in the sunrise are beautiful. TFS
lasscor (7640) 2006-12-13 15:36
Lovely touching expressive double portrait.
I like much the expression of the baby and the way with which it holds his mother.
Great warm light and beautiful colors.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-12-13 15:43
It's almost as if the mother's expression alone would have made this image just too sweet ...but the baby's look adds a down to earth reality about it that surpasses the golden morning glow, nice as this is - but now the whole is a lovely counterbalance between their two experiences of the moment and your attention......a nice image.
best wishes Kev
andr3w (595) 2006-12-13 15:55
Such a moving photo and powerful expressions on both subjects.
marysia (0) 2006-12-13 16:11
I admire this warm light on her face. She looks like she wasnt there in her thoughts. It is really touching photo
euryan (8440) 2006-12-13 16:13
Great capture Luca. The early morning light looks gorgeous on their skin. I like how the mother is looking off into the morning sky, with a Mona Lisa smile on her face, and the baby is looking at us with its sleepy eyes. You've done a wonderful job here. Candy for our eyes.
flpanthers1 (108) 2006-12-13 16:29
Great shot. I love the way the setting sun reflects off the two people. Almost gives their skin a bronze tint. Very clear and crisp as well.
Luko (14000) 2006-12-13 16:29
That LIGHT is sooo beautiful! I've never seen such golden light except in Myanmar.. a gilded country in all terms, really.
Good idea you had of taking her looking on the sides of the frame, rather than looking blandly into your lens, it makes us curious about what is beyond.
Excellent shot Luca.
hubert (1587) 2006-12-13 16:43
Buona Sera Luca,
What a shine.
A warm embrace, hymn to the hope.
batalay (40201) 2006-12-13 16:43
This is a truly classic portrait, exuding emotion, without the distraction of the physical beauty of the setting. Absolutely first rate, and one that I am identifying enthusiastically as a favorite. Warm regards from Virginia, USA
naxius (16685) 2006-12-13 16:47
that's brillaint Luca...the light and the colors are so nice...
Plus the background..
A very appealing photog.
daddo (27756) 2006-12-13 17:42
Hi Luca. Beautiful light that transforms the landscape and the human subjects into something etherial. The transient glow, the fleeting smile, the passing shadows over the land- all contribute to this special capture. Evocative PoV. Superb colours. Regards. Klaudio.
bombilla (3406) 2006-12-13 18:11
I will join the chorus of voices that sing the praises of this magnificent photo. The child who clings to the mother with all his life force, still an appendage, still learning that the sun warming his cheek does not emanate from the large warm body that nurses and coddles and transports him, and protects him from the cold and predators and nightmares. He will learn soon enough, what she knows, that the sun is a far away, but powerful and friendly, especially when it illuminates the eyes of a mother filled with pride, in the morning above the mountains, beyond which she sees the future, coming soon, coming fast like rays of sun, the future of the small creature that still clings to her like light to the edge of the sky. -Hugh
m_s_s (1687) 2006-12-13 18:12
needless to say anything, just perfect work. great work. simply amazing.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-12-13 19:38
This is one of the most wonderful pictures I have seen lately on TE. Her face full of hope on a new day is really beautiful. To my favourites. Congratulations.
alford (3989) 2006-12-13 20:20
Hi Luca! Beautiful lighting, colors and sharpness! Their expressions are very fit for the photo. Very good background as well, looks like you were in the highlands of Myanmar here. I've just discovered your gallery and impressed with your portraits! TFS!
indcoup (4) 2006-12-13 20:47
great colors; great light; great expressions.
A superb picture.
sarahnatalie (697) 2006-12-13 21:49
Absolutely stunning. There is nothing more to say.
jinju (14265) 2006-12-13 23:37
stunning. Stunning. I guess rules arent so bad. I mean you followed them so well: compositionally thois is great with a dominant foreground, offcentered framing. And your foreground, what a beautiful pair to catch: the colors of their clothing, the beautiful faces, very exotic. Then comes what makes this photo so good: the light. The light that creates those fantastic colors, that gives you the fantastic quality of exposure. Golden light. Golden shot.
Dubsie (346) 2006-12-13 23:51
Doesn't this one word summarise it all?
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-12-14 2:48
Une très belle photo, une lumière magnifique, des couleurs éclatantes, un POV et un cadrage qui mettent en valeur la scène...C'est vraiment bien fait !
faubry (35447) 2006-12-14 2:50
très belle photo avec cet expression splendide qu à la femme et le lumière directement sur elle, bravo
à ++ francine
MikiM (1924) 2006-12-14 2:58
Your poetry have always touched me. Wonderful composition with very pleasant lighting.
Thanks for sharing!
tjanze (5674) 2006-12-14 3:19
Fantastic portrait.Perfect light,perfect background.I like rule of third here,colors,look in her eyes....Bravo! Top class photo.
Furachan (0) 2006-12-14 3:31
This is really beautiful, Luca, I mean "Nat Geo" beautiful - heroic pause, golden light, the woman looking into the distance, the little one staring at you.
partha (14023) 2006-12-14 3:55
Great shot. the first light falling on the face of proud mother and the innocent baby looks very nice.
Good titling also.
bibs69 (3251) 2006-12-14 4:25
Wonderful :) A great portrait. The kid is too funny. Light is perfect and so on ....... Bravo !!
Best regards, Laurent.
vincz (19113) 2006-12-14 4:25
You got such a beautiful light on this picture. The way it is highligted by the woman skin and her clothes is superb. Her facial expression is so great as well, looks as she was in some contemplation state. The baby looks a bit weird, the wide angle did its special effect there quite well, especially with the huge arm/hand grasping his/her mother. Don't leave me mom!
sanalytis (1634) 2006-12-14 4:28
Great shot Luca,
Love the compostion and expression of both child and mother.
Very sharp photo with and good contrast.
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-12-14 4:41
Luca, un capolavoro!
e non aggiungo altro perchè qui le parole non servono...tutto quello che c' è da dire lo dice questa meravigliosa e superba immagine!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-12-14 4:58
What can i say. Only that it is wonderfull. I like the smiling beautifull face of the woman. I like the graet light. It's typiccaly the picture i would dream to take.
I was in Kanpetlet, not far from Mindat.
I had a great trip really.
Have a nice day
wolf38 (31296) 2006-12-14 6:22
Hello Luca. The photo is a fantastic achievement and a work of art of the top class, - not only for the instant. Simply perfectly. Greeting, Wolfgang.
Zepi (22848) 2006-12-14 8:37
Les couleurs sont absolument fantastiques ici!
LE faitr que cette femme regarde vers l'horizon donne encore plus de sens et de puissance à l'image
C'est superbe et ca part tout droit dans mes favorites!
leiju (1697) 2006-12-14 10:03
Aaaaaaah! This is the beauty of Life in person!
She almost looks like the mother of all humanity, bathing in the glory of smooth sunlight, and with her offspring holding on as best as possible. I love the apparent wide angle here and the wide landscape that stretches far beyond. This is pure bliss. The colours are strong and vibrant yet still smooth. A picture that is vibrating Life more than just showing it. A true masterpiece of Life. Thank You!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-12-14 16:06
what a beautiful image of mother and child. Great lightning and colours. I like the babyboy so much hanging at his mom.
Very touching image,
Galeota (10352) 2006-12-14 16:24
Even though colors are beautiful, this is another photograph about light (but colors are also about light in a certain sense, aren't they..). Of course a questioning baby, and a beauuuutiful woman...but what would they "be" without the magnificient golden light pouring on their faces? Beauty is not a characteristic of "things", but rather the way "things" are perceived, or revealed to the world by light almighty.
designsoul (21492) 2006-12-14 16:58
This is, as everyone before me have noted, a most touching, most beautiful, lovely shot with not only a deep emotional resonance but also perfection of the trade...
It is simply a masterpiece...
Thank you for uploading this!
delkoo (68) 2006-12-15 4:40
I missed this one , what a beautiful portrait, full of tenderness and lit by a wonderful light of the end of the day.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-12-15 8:33
Une photo splendide...il n'y a rien d'autre à dire!
everlasting (15358) 2006-12-15 15:50
Hi Luca, what a gem! The expression that you have capturd of the mother is exquisite, against this backdrop with the baby and the womdwrful light. I wonder what she is looking at in the distance.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-12-15 16:28
a pure jewel, what a peaceful face and the baby is so funny.
Superb light, in Burma even the light is gold.
mdetay (4865) 2006-12-15 21:29
Great shot of the new morning.
Very nice colours. Excellent portrait, well done.
Congratulations. Great composition.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
parbo (11092) 2006-12-16 20:35
Their looks are spectacular. You excellently captured sunrise lights on their face and clothes. Silhouettes of mountains, trees, cloudy sky are perfect. Bravissimo molto. Congratulations. I wish you a very good weekend.
Clairedelune (4923) 2006-12-18 21:12
Both gazes are simply amazing. The baby looking straight at you. The woman looking away, her eyes, her smile, her amazingly beautiful face, speaking more than any word.
A golden light. A pure light.
There is so much softness here (I'm not talking about pixels here, I'm talking about human feeling), that it moves me. Deeply.
One last word: Perfection.
nicol_g (859) 2006-12-24 16:01
What really moves me seeing this picture is that sensation of peacefulness and contemplation conveyed by the woman's look into the sun rising light. That makes me think of a wonderful new morning! Beautiful work Luca!
Have a Merry Christmas and a beautiful holiday season!
gramma (3519) 2006-12-27 8:22
Very nice portrait. Light and colors are absolutly beautifuls. Composition is original. Perfect, congratulations !
mursaloglu (8682) 2006-12-29 20:20
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-12-30 1:55
What a MASTERPIECE!!!!
The light is just gorgeous. I love the wondering expression in the mothers eyes and the small baby hanging in her arms.....even the background couldn't have been better.
See you got yourself a new camera :O)
A happy New Year, Luca and all the best in the year to come.
e30mike (312) 2007-01-14 21:20
Excellent lighting, beautiful scenery, very very nice!
pari_ali (433) 2007-01-17 12:19
This is simply a beautiful picture, the tenderness is there in the mother and in the new sunlight carressing her face and her childs with such warmth. The half smile the clinging child the subdued colours of the landscape in the rising sun, and the bright colours of her clothes all go to make this a lovely picture. Great Capture!
marietom (34609) 2007-01-19 13:24
Je l'avais manquée, celle-ci, elle est mùagnifique, quelle lumière !
bwiti (402) 2007-01-26 18:52
Tres belle atmosphere...
Bien (4745) 2007-02-25 9:39
Ciao Luca, There is more here to that beautiful light than meets the eye. Surely the light of Myanmar isn't like any other light elsewhere and a morning sun is too precious to miss it, but here, the light is so precious as I feel the pure and beautiful soul of this lady is shining through your shot; like a higher source is at work here. The tender look on her face is very touching; I like how she greets this beautiful new morning, an example to all of us. She feels the beauty of this moment from within. The cute child looking at you with the most charming expression on his face is the cherish on the image, really, masterly shot Luca, golden work. Sabine
rubisheikh (77) 2007-05-28 17:54
Very nice portrait, Light and colors are absolutly beautifuls,Perfect composition,Well done TFS
Best regards Rubi.
teutza (10590) 2008-01-21 0:31
yes..another briliant one..i wonder how people see photographers in this part of the world?is it easy to make images or you have to hide?
lovely mood in this one
hispic (9652) 2008-02-16 0:31
Splendid mother and child's portrait!
Warm light in the morning, expression of child who is intent on watching you, expression of mother who watches morning sun, everything are really supreme.
Have a nice weekend, Hisashi
afshinazizi (6) 2009-03-04 13:44
Really beautiful portrait.The woman's face , the way she is looking and sunshne on her face that has made it glamour , and thesmall child , are made really perfect perspective.Maybe looking future,Future of her child.
elrio (0) 2009-03-12 16:20
una meraviglia questo doppio ritratto e lauce poi è semplicemente fantastica
sei bravissimo e hai una galleria stupenda
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm f/4G DX ED-IF
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Portraits, brevbrev14 FAV.2, Beautiful mornings, My portraits, Burma Miffy O places to go [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-13 14:59
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