The young boy yawns as the early morning sun shines on his forehead. The boy and his mother are sea-faring Badjaos who met a passenger ferry at the pier. I was a passenger of the ferry and took this photo from the boat deck as we were disembarking. The boy’s right leg appears relaxed but there is a firm grip (to the wooden boat) on left foot. As I look at it again, I think this will have more visual impact had the mother's head been completely included in the frame.
Critiques | Translate
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-08-19 1:27
Very Very nice, Danilo!
POV is just excellent, combined with the great timing and superb composition! Contrast is excellent, the boat framed between the blue-green water and the crossing wood bar - all work to further isolate the little yawning kid, and his mother... Too bad the lady's head was left outside the frame, but nonetheless, fabulous take!
zeca (19762) 2006-08-19 1:56
Another nice capture from this interesting series! I like this POV, showing everything from that canoe's life. That kid is in an interesting, and strange, position with his legs and arms!
pablominto (53744) 2006-08-19 3:01
Well framed image, and with beautiful colours from the rising sun!
I particular I notice the water appearing like unreal...
Interesting pose from your little friend in the banca!
arjun_das (1851) 2006-08-19 3:35
hi danilo, it is indeed very nice take. particularly i like the colour of the water. you handled the light very well. where were you at the tim of taking this shot? were you on a bridge? tfs.
mrcrow (3993) 2006-08-19 5:17
good use of the perspective and the poles...all is well balanced..you just lost the head and could be a bit sharper for me..could just be my monitor
voyagenation (1180) 2006-08-19 9:34
fitting tribute to our sea gypsys. well covered top shot! awesoem clarity and love the water feature and its calmness.
goodwill (4144) 2006-08-19 13:07
The shot of yawning boy is amazing. The boat with the bamboos looke effective but I am of the view that you should have got the full image i.e head of the mother in the frame.
muscovado (1566) 2006-08-19 14:35
The yawning and the contorted position of the kid made this pic more interesting. Splendid Foto! Cheers Bai Danilo!
wanna_yu (0) 2006-08-19 16:18
Well, you just coudn't find better perspective! Simple fantastic shot of very well seen moment. Great work.
berek (31921) 2006-08-20 0:07
I like hard line on this picture. very good point of view and detail. have a nice Sunday.
my overall evaluation -> :-))
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-08-20 0:38
Good capture, I like the POV and colours, small boy seems very relaxed here.
markstaples (15670) 2006-08-20 4:09
A great POV and a great capture in a nice, sharp and colourful shot. As you say in your note, it's a pity part of the person on the right was cut off and I would perhaps be tempted to crop. A great shot nonetheless. Well done.
sabyasachi1212 (19739) 2006-08-20 8:34
Excellent composition. Stunning colours. But its the little boy who is the winner all the way. You surely captured a wonderful moment. Well Done!
With Greetings from India
PJE (20756) 2006-08-20 8:41
Danilo very effective work here. I see you mentioned about her head being cut from the frame. It always seems to me that either the lens is never wide enough in instances like this, and not long enough in other settings. Timing was critical in this one too. Looks like you needed a little wider lens on or could have cropped on the left and allowed a little more on the right. A but so much fuss over a moment in time. Good Results!
plimrn (21344) 2006-08-20 11:45
You've managed the difficult light well to show a charming picture of the young boy. The details of the narrow boat with its outriggers in the glassy water and the ripples from the boat movement combine to make a memorable backdrop.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-08-20 15:41
Excellent POv on this one.
The boy looks so relaxing...it's funny ;-)
I like the colour of the water it contrasts very weel with the canoe.
Angshu (51174) 2006-08-21 3:35
Your POV is superb...& what a composition, just WOW. Wonderful framing with the boat spot at the centre & the yawn in the boy's face. Super!
osse (2808) 2006-08-21 8:35
Great composition and moment shot. Good sharpnes, colours, details, light and POV.
Well done Danilo
MIG13 (0) 2006-08-22 18:21
What an original and "full of peace" pic, Danilo! Unusual and very good POV, strong colours and sharpness! I like it very much! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-08-25 2:46
Magnificent POV in gorgeous composition. I like the contrast between different colours. Very good contrast.
TFS and my best wishes,
Silke (3027) 2006-08-26 17:27
A clean, simple composition with crystal-clear sharpness and magnificeent colours. I love the slice-of-life capture of the boy still waking up. TFS
rosaline (0) 2006-08-27 3:37
This is a shot that demonstrates good timing and quickness. You have captured the nice morning light which shines across the scene and delivers good and pleasing colours. This is a great work.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-08-31 6:55
Your elevated viewpoint has produced a very interesting image here Danilo.
In terms of the composition, I would have preferred it if the mother's head wasn't bisected by the edge of the frame, as you say in your note. I think the good points in the rest of the composition outweigh this small issue though. I especially like how the stabilising rods cut through and divide up the frame like that.
I think you showed good timing in taking this just as the boy broke into a yawn.
manatee (4642) 2006-09-01 15:49
Fro me this is the coninuity of the other pciture with the two babys sleeping in the boat, this is nice picture in fact you are rigth the face of this little boy is expressive he is just strating to wake up and I like the position of the leg too, I like the contrast of the water witht he boat and this people, is very good composition and all your pcitrures are wonderful I like your job really.
paura (47166) 2008-07-27 8:22
Aqui uma beleza de composição, tomada de um ponto absolutamente incomum para o interessante resultado gráfico. Muito bom trabalho.
- Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) (7281)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D-100, Tamron 28/200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/120 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-19 0:51
- Favorites: 1 [view]