In my opinion, the smiles of children can easily compete with the most beautiful sunsets in making me pull up my camera. And, as I've mentioned before, I don't think I've met any children in the world, who can find an occassion to smile and laugh as often as Philippine kids.
I don't know what it is about them that make them seem like everything is funny or just pleasant (coming from Scandinavia I'm inclined to say the weather, though...).
I met these two lovely bandits close to a local beach outside Santa Fe.
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tomauer (316) 2009-09-19 7:31
great shot, well composed and use of thirds. Yes, smiling and being laidback, taking life as it comes, or "Bahala Na" is our way :) and why not! If we all just relaxed the world would be a better place. It is good to note that my friends in the Philippines who have nothing, financially, and career wise, still remain happier than some of the people i have met and some of my friends in the "developed" world. Makes me wonder were our priorities are. And how stupid some people place them. Well, at least i know, and i never take a thing for granted, if i didn't grow up with my friends here in the Philippines, and in Australia, i believe i wouldn't be a better person.
Thanks for sharing, Bantayan is a beautiful place i have to re-visit some day, a friend of ours runs a beach resort in Santa Fe. I wonder how its going nowadays, especially since tourism has grown in Bantayan.
Thanks for sharing again :)
leo61 (0) 2009-09-24 11:57
Hi Henrik !
A good doubleportrait full of joy and I like their position in the frame and the contrast with the nice,blurred background.
- Copyright: Henrik Kloppenborg (kloppenborg) (975)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 7:00