Children indulge in a tug of war contest held over the weekend at a kid's birthday party. Great fun for parental viewing, and some adults could not avoid getting involved!
Cropped, framed and unsharp filter applied.
Comments, observation and workshops, as always, openly invited.
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Darren (6823) 2004-09-26 11:30
Good expressions and I am always a sucker for diagonals like the line created by the rope and the kids. I wish that one adult shoulder wasn't there in the top left, but this is a very appealing shot. I like that evne though you had lots of light, you chose to go with a wide aperture, the narrow DOF works here.
naxius (16685) 2004-09-26 12:05
This is a very dynamic and colorful photograph Vic. I like the expression on the faces of these kids. They are so nature!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-09-26 12:39
great facial expressions here, I like the angle you ahve chosen and the faces just makes everyone laugh, well done
MiguelP (14470) 2004-09-26 12:46
So many kid from differents backgrounds playing together... There´s hope. Congratulations for the compositions, we can see the effort of this boys, even to figure out their personalities (but I dont tell). Greetins from Madrid, Vic.
Enia (365) 2004-09-26 12:53
haha...i love their expressions and of course your photo also. I think your composition is great in the diagonal and you have good dof. very well done!
RGatward (20062) 2004-09-26 13:37
ANother dynamic sports shot Vic. Good use of shallow DoF to our attention to the pullers in the front.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-09-26 22:08
Glad to see your posting again my friend....
Great action shot of this tug of war. Knowing you as I do, I'm sure you had a monstrous mud puddle awaiting the losers! hahaha
Great depth of field, focusing in on the second child.
My only suggestion would have been to crop out the adults arm in the TLHC (top left hand corner).
Other then that mate- great shot!
P.S.- Nice frame as well mate, one of your better ones.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-09-26 22:42
great children action pix. We also discern that not all of them put the same effort in pulling the rope, and some took it a lot more seriously than others.
There are some born leaders in that pix!!!
Tim (469) 2004-09-26 22:58
Great action shot Vic! I love the facial expressions on these kids, it's awesome!Adding it to my "precious children" theme folder. Way to go! God's best,
orme (7215) 2004-09-26 23:02
This is a wonderful action shot, Vic. Here you have the perfect diagonal 'line' in the photo. Some of the kids are really making an effort, but I like the girl who seems to be standing up looking for her friend. Well captured.
sunny (3068) 2004-09-27 1:05
Hehe, wondefful close up of the children, Vic! :-)) So glad about the involving as it definitely gave fine results: completely agree with Andrew that the diagonal is working finely for the composition and I like the way you focused on the first three children and that we still can see the others behind. Great colours and face expressions, showing some similar things from the grown-ups world: some are really putting efforts in what they do, some only pretend to do it and some are enjoying it the way it is without trying to change it at all..;-)
flydragon (0) 2004-09-27 4:24
beautifull to see children expression
its so natural
also a good composition with diagonal
Bos (626) 2004-09-27 10:59
Great photograph with the different expressions on the faces, nice colours.
Toonboy (2539) 2004-09-27 11:56
Fantastic shot mate so many different expressions hard work/effort and enjoyment all rolled into one nice to see the kids playing games I used to play instead of computer games
baska (0) 2004-09-27 12:24
Nice photo! Very dynamic and great colours!
merpb (2001) 2004-09-29 11:12
Such emotion captured in that range of expressions Vic, not much else to say apart from the very dynamic line and crop.
femkevdh (2633) 2004-09-30 3:51
fantastic capture Vic! Not only a great action photo of excellent quality, but also nice to see the mix of cultures (going for the same result ;-) )
lemon_logix (1054) 2004-09-30 12:37
Oh I missed this one. What expressions on the childrens' faces. Good capture.
MKING (3054) 2004-10-01 11:03
The diversity of their expressions of pain and excitement are interesting and well captured. Must have had a lot of sunshine that day-- 1/3000!
Endy (1025) 2004-10-01 22:27
You captured their great expression very well Vic. The depth of field is good and the mix of different colors is beautiful.
bullybeef53 (3363) 2004-10-08 18:30
Excellent expression and D. O. F. . These young people certainly appeared to work very hard . And the angle of the photograph is excellent . You certainly captured the moment .
sn00zie (2384) 2004-10-14 7:05
wow Vic! this is quite a capture. i love the expressions you've captured in this one as well as the pov.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-11-02 8:12
Oh very lovely and excellent capture - I like those expressions you got here - surely priceless :-))
Also the compostion with the robe in a diagonal line and the background blurred - Congratulation Vic.
rage_tm (623) 2004-11-03 8:42
Hi Vic, Nice Perspective in taking this shot. I like how you captured the different expression of fun and effort. Good DOF used here and nice colors captured.
Am just thinking of left cropping to remove the man's elbow. Nevertheless this is still an excellent capture of fun moments. Congratulations!
alimo3 (6854) 2004-11-04 18:35
this is one of my fovorite from your album.
funny,full of movement and with great faces .
thanks for sharing.
christina (2040) 2004-11-09 19:46
Just a FABULOUS phot capture the spirit of youth! Beautifully composed and captured. Well done!
KevRyan (22952) 2004-12-28 21:54
Brilliant effort - and the photos not half bad too! Kind of agree about the adult intervention but otherwise a really strong composition and meaningful action shot.
anil-ahuja (327) 2005-01-01 3:45
Great image, fun, innocense and a general love for life that can only be expected in children. Aptly and cleverly captured. Great inspiring image to look at on the starting day of New Year 2005.
faubry (35405) 2005-01-14 18:17
i like expression of childrens all in action!very dynamic
colors are very contrasted, well done in diagonal
awiefoong (181) 2005-10-27 5:18
i enjoyed your photos very much...
iGirl (1223) 2006-04-17 15:55
Hi Vic, what a nice action shot! You have really done a great job of capturing the moment with the expressions on the children's faces. I especially like your cropping and your depth of field. Thanks for sharing!
clarita (654) 2006-04-30 18:39
i love your comp/angle of this pic.
the expressions captured is timeless!
hirookadw (13) 2006-04-30 19:04
foto muito boa... muito boa mesmo! parabéns!
vicki007 (109) 2006-07-19 0:31
Wonderful capture of expression in this photo. Great colours, angles & DOF.
Like others above, i would only suggest to crop arm from top-left side.
raszid62 (18583) 2009-03-11 6:29
Very pleasant picture. mosaic of playing children's in many colours, very natural. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Vic Tokarski (kaychambers) (1198)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-25
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 70-200 VR AFS, Digital JPEG 200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/3000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): PRECIOUS CHILDREN, A shot to remember. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-26 11:13
- Favorites: 1 [view]