Shot near my grandmother's house where I'm staying. This is a typical family-run convenience store. Usually when a person shows up at the window the person inside says "ano po?" ["what would you like sir?"]
In this case, the kid just stared at the guy with the camera.
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Fiddlee (216) 2007-10-30 18:53
Really colourful and cute, thanks for sharing!
thirdangle (34) 2007-10-30 19:04
Nice shot man... gr8 color and composition.
deed3 (34) 2007-10-30 19:05
Great shot. I love the child's expression and his two eyes which can really talk.
arghya001 (324) 2007-10-30 19:29
Nice composition and good moments you captured.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-10-30 19:39
We could mistake him for Superkalan and ask how much?
edytungkal (4551) 2007-10-30 20:30
A very smart composition, framing this cute boy with the colourful details. Good moment to capture it, thanks Alex for this interesting picture.
grantlp (2113) 2007-10-30 20:45
I really like this image, which is refreshing and cute. The multi-coloured, "texture" of the products, is contrasted and broken by the single boy's portrait. Very well seen and captured.
adrielc (19) 2007-10-30 21:05
I love the framing and composition you've used in the photo. The bars frame this photo very well and the colours are vibrant. This is an awesome picture!
CaptainJack (0) 2007-10-30 22:04
Hi Alex, love the inquisitive eyes of this youngster, and the repetitive square shapes in the scene, brought all together by the larger central square though which the boy is coming through. Interesting to hear of these stores in Manila.
partha (14020) 2007-10-30 22:30
Perfect steal. The framing is nice and perfectly placed the subject. The expression is very good also,
jjcordier (77014) 2007-10-31 0:15
Excellente photo avec une superbe composition.
dareco (17134) 2007-10-31 1:13
That is one VERY handsome salesman!!! This picture really touches my heart. I love the Philippines and can't wait to get back there this winter! A fantastic picture with wonderful color and expression. He is a DOLL! TFS
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-10-31 3:11
marietom (34607) 2007-10-31 3:13
Elle est excellente, cette image.
Joli portrait, dans un décor pour le moins hétéroclite.
pablominto (53744) 2007-10-31 3:18
Interesting sari-sari capture, telling the story well!
I like the colourful details of the merchandise, and the expressive face of the vendor...
vapours (8264) 2007-10-31 5:32
Cool shot Alex. A great collage of sweets here with the kid stuck in the middle...looks like he is in paradise here.
andr3w (595) 2007-10-31 10:18
Great capture. The assortment of objects are great for the colour; the grills acted as your frame and the expression of the child... priceless!
Furachan (0) 2007-10-31 12:59
Hi Alex: wonderful framing here showing a hell of a lot more than just another cute kid. lifting this picture way above the rest.
Keep 'em coming...
adam_k (600) 2007-10-31 16:36
Quite a nice portrait you've got here :)
Darren (6823) 2007-11-01 7:47
Pretty cool shot Alex. Quite the expression on his face. Because of all the squares, I think the centered composition really works. I do think he could be a little sharper and to be honest I wonder why he isn't. Was this taken near Intramurous (maybe even within the walls)? I think I might have shots from here taken a few years ago.
Aline_N (3175) 2007-11-08 4:06
A lesson of composition.
An excellent picture, what a pleasure to discover your work.
sarahnatalie (695) 2007-11-25 7:50
This is a fascinating shot, Alex. It is very different from the convenience stores I am used to. I don't know how you'd be able to see all the things that are available. There is so much to choose from. I love the way the little boy's face is framed in the little open window right in the middle of the image. It's a fantastic shot. I don't know what else to say!
Benedict (7076) 2007-11-27 17:59
'pakiload po ng isang daang piso sa globe'.....
reminds me of my naughty 4-year old nephew, this boy centrally placed among the sari-saring bilihin is an exception of the 'rule of 9'...an excellent composition and very well presented.
scalerman (26900) 2008-01-18 23:22
Alex: a superb image. Great details and humorous composition. a winner. regards, c
jayR (16) 2008-12-18 22:33
this can be a perfect example for rule of thirds (vertical, horizontal or both)... and quite literally... and anyone who still does not get it should better have prescription glasses.