In the Philippines, it is customary for kids to play in the river during summer. In my trip around my province (that same day when I hired a cab), I saw these boys in the river in the town of Tigbauan. I stopped for almost an hour and took over 100 shots of them.
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startacked (1341) 2006-04-23 10:50
Good timing! Nice expression on the kids face! Good colors. Well done!
berek (35400) 2006-04-23 10:51
very active picture. your timing and framing are great. thanks for your sharing.
Meaning Sense :-)
eleparc (24063) 2006-04-23 10:52
great shot manny! the water was not quite as blue as on mine from Boracay, but you got 4 in the frame and one with a very funny face:-) great shot!
How are you? did you follow my other pics from Philippines on pbase or flickr?
zig (2456) 2006-04-23 10:56
Hi Manuel. I just wonder where they'd landed after the jump. I see the kids looks more vivid than those in Japan. Very good take of them in action. The face of the kid in the middle made me laugh. I hope he won't mind seeing himself looking like it. Where did his eyes look at then...haha. Dynamic actions, very good photo.
siolaw (38078) 2006-04-23 10:59
Hi Manuel...a good diving children shot !! they are everywhere and in every position...then the middle kid standing in the air!! great capture
Sittivet (565) 2006-04-23 11:01
looks like fun! Good capture.
tcht (7565) 2006-04-23 11:06
Hi Manuel this is a fantastic capture. Not just the timing is flawless, the composition also shines. The lighting is quite strange but is also very effective. Extremely well taken!
tjanze (5674) 2006-04-23 11:35
Wow! Simply fantastic.Beautiful sharp action photo.Good colors,light,motive...+++
nopoint (878) 2006-04-23 11:35
Great capture of actions! They surely have fun...Kiet
PeterC (2242) 2006-04-23 11:46
A superb shot very dymanic and the expression of the boy in the centre is just perfect. Your timing was perfect.
jayantmathew (14) 2006-04-23 12:22
great moment in time manny... may look more dramatic in b&w...just may.
Nikofan (1090) 2006-04-23 12:31
I like the manner you froze those kids moves!
The exposure is very good too, beautiful light.
You were right to stop at this place!
Thanks to share.
talatbay (2424) 2006-04-23 12:44
how a nice frame
ishai (4097) 2006-04-23 13:16
This looks amazing, Manny
Its very nice to see this boys all in a friction od a second later in the air making a salto
You need a good camera or many many tries to get this good as this
kevinos (7393) 2006-04-23 13:17
Oh Manny! what a winner you have here! wonderful action and caught at that magical, perfect momnet.It also expresses the fun of poor Asian kids, doing thinks their way.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-04-23 13:35
Amazing! Wonderful image. Love it. Nino
McFlick (170) 2006-04-23 13:56
Les couleurs et surtout une netteté parfaite, donne à cette photo quelque chose d'irréaliste, une pause dans le temps...
dolin (15647) 2006-04-23 14:02
Waouhhhhh, fort ca.
C'est tout simplement fou la manière dont tu as réussi à figer ce mouvement !
En plus les positions sont folles et on a l'impression qu'ils vont s'écraser sur la terre, l'effet est géant.
Pis pour terminer...superbe jeu de couleurs.
BHo (2177) 2006-04-23 14:20
Simply a wicked shot, Manuel. You captured the moment perfectly.
coco (30439) 2006-04-23 14:33
Really spectacular. The light and colours are great, and the momment when you make the photo too.
The result is... you only need contemplate...
evanrizo (456) 2006-04-23 14:36
Bravo bravo, a perfect timing, very good shot, thanks for share.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-23 14:37
Wow ! Very impressive picture, great timing to tke this one !!
I like the fixed movement and the joy of living of these kids !
faubry (35405) 2006-04-23 14:48
wow! what dynamism you have captured!!! very good work, i like a lot! timing is great
bigtim (3518) 2006-04-23 19:24
Magnifique! tu y a passé du temps mes tu as su encore une fois capter un instant magique!
Merci pour le partage
reynocum (297) 2006-04-23 21:36
What an action shot. Good timing. Never thought a photo can be this entertaining.
clarkzor (379) 2006-04-23 21:44
Fantastic! love the expression on the one kid, looks almost a bit surrealistic. I love the various moves the kids does. Well composed, good colors, everything!
sayan (2617) 2006-04-24 1:36
That is a great dynamic composition! Wonderful!
kclai (2267) 2006-04-24 2:02
Hi Manuel my friend.
It's nice to know that you built your trademarks of executing cool candid shot and give wahhhh and ohhhhhh.
The striking timing execution and the naturalness of the environment are well captured.
Cheers and good day.
yanseiler (20) 2006-04-24 2:42
Congratulations for this very dymanic composition.
subha_jit (86) 2006-04-24 3:55
What a moment! Great shot.
eloisa (186) 2006-04-24 4:12
is the first time i see one of your shots "in movement". spectacular composition and timing.
kozerog (1286) 2006-04-24 5:03
Excellent, fantastic capture. Love it.
jiekuan (332) 2006-04-24 8:39
Awesome action shot I would say, Manny, you captured a really nice shot. The action, the color, the POV, you did everything right and well.
robiuk (10807) 2006-04-24 14:45
Great shot (but you heard that so many times!)!
Unbelievable mélange of bodies and positions in the air - I love the face expression of the boy just setting off for a backflip!
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-04-25 6:12
This is one of your best work, Manuel! You caught the kids with such vibrant gestures and with such various posture, it enhances the joy and individualism of each of this kids have (and also, us, other humans). Each one is special in it's own way...Well done!
I would have added this take to my favorite, but alas, I am already at my 100th picture so...
markoci (3927) 2006-04-25 10:45
a great moment indeed... however i'm quite disappointed with your pp here (by your own high standards especially)... looks way oversharpened, too contrasty and other strange effects (due to shadows/highlights adjustments?...) i'd have also cropped it tighter on top and the right...
partha (14020) 2006-04-27 7:18
Terrific shot. U have captured the different body languages at a same time, timed very well.
Go to my favourites
orme (7215) 2006-05-14 23:32
An incredible capture, Manuel. The clarity and detail is amazing considering all the motion. I especially like the fact that you have one boy with his feet just pushing off from the ground. Amazing!
GusTheo (80) 2006-05-17 16:26
This photo is absolutely fantastic!
mdetay (4865) 2006-05-22 9:45
This is a major picture. You are very good at portrait. Excellent. Excellent.
nihanneke (57) 2006-05-30 15:58
Excellent capture Manuel!
wolf38 (31038) 2006-07-10 4:15
A really good picture of full movement and action. The camera stops the children in the motion. The photo is well realized. Greeting, Wolfgang
voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-11 13:19
not unusual to spend a lot of time in the subject.
this shot captures the essence of childhood, carefree fun.
i hope you let the cab go when you decided to stay.
Mistral (15402) 2006-09-02 3:03
excellent dynamic shot with a perfect framing.
I love all the different jumping positions of the children.
DragonAngel (280) 2006-10-02 5:29
I really love this one.. especially the boy's expression. When you see that, you can feel the tension and the adrenalin rush. It's net easy to that oo..
calimex (151) 2007-01-08 2:18
This is a great "decisive moment" shot. Very good capture all around!
Happy new year!
Jason_teale (717) 2007-01-29 6:22
holly crap this is a sweet shot! the look on the kid is priceless!!! Wonderful composure!
agrin (108) 2007-07-15 21:48
Great shot - 4 critical moments all in one photo!
pcp (3394) 2007-10-11 0:15
What a brilliant shot man, WOW...interesting momvement. Good colors and great details.
thanks for sharing
golden (2289) 2007-10-21 2:49
What a diving!
Excellent shot Manuel.Perfect timing,composition and framing
MeAT (1174) 2007-12-04 8:36
Well, it was worthwhile spending an hour with them to get that shot!
... and admittedly, it must have been a lot of fun too! hihihi
I like how the four characters are lined up similarly to the line between the land and the water.
franklinjoa (43) 2008-02-14 6:21
JEJEJE esta foto brinda mucha diversion y alegria, buen momento (timing) para la toma y la expresion del niño es maravillosa.
Buena foto buenos colores. Un poco sobre expuesta en el fondo pero lo que cuenta es lo que comunica esta foto.
liskit (165) 2008-02-14 6:45
Great timing, light and sharpness, congratulations!
KevRyan (22952) 2008-05-08 14:24
Manny - you are a photographer's photographer through and through - a star amongst stars and a wonderful engager with people - that shines through your portraiture and play with these kids = the lighting and processing here is superb and although there is nothing particularly original in the idea/subject - the execution is wonderful!
best wishes Kev
claireneillands (108) 2008-05-17 10:37
this is absolutely fantastic. really well captured, sharp and the colours come through really well. tFS
arturski (4465) 2008-11-25 1:28
Manuel this ist excellent shot , full of dynamic photography, great work!
didemay (2945) 2008-11-25 1:35
All of them are so dynamic and they are all in the perfect spot in one frame. It is so nice to see one of the children's faces (the 2nd one from the left) and the expression. Best Regards,
wawa (692) 2008-12-20 5:33
The only thinh I can say is that you're a hell of a photographer. Each shot is even more stunning than the previous one.
mattmorrison (134) 2009-01-19 14:36
What timing in this picture! I love it! Great POV, great color, great subject. What more can I say? Thanks for sharing!
mar14 (97) 2009-02-26 12:17
To be young again! This photo captures and signifies all the daring moments only our youth can carry.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Sigma 12-24 f5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Freeze! I am shooting!, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV), More than 100 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-23 10:47
- Favorites: 11 [view]