People on the move...
This picture was taken inside the old Galle Fort area. These kids are leaving school, leaving childhood, growing up and heading towards the future.
Galle is the main city on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is famous for its old colonial architecture and its 17th century Dutch fort.
dedicated to Delnaja, who moved
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scalerman (26900) 2011-10-07 8:30
Benny: straight out of a movie - great capture and choice of spots to wait for your shot. The background makes the image of course. best, c
Juzo (4227) 2011-10-07 8:33
Love the colour here, great sense of daily life and the street art is a great setting to frame this scene,,digging your Sri Lanka shots, great to see some urban shots from there.
leo61 (0) 2011-10-07 10:47
Great POV and timing here!
Great to see these pupils on the move.Very dynamic anda nice background.
bantonbuju (51815) 2011-10-07 11:53
well... one could say "an ordinary, completely ordinary image"... yet - this dynamism... it makes all the difference....
JFS (32459) 2011-10-07 12:18
Graphic shot, nice dayly scene full of energy. I like the painted wall, full of color.
Have a good WE!
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-10-08 3:39
Thiws typical daily scene was very well composed, with good attentio to details such as position of the subjects, colors, all matching the graffitt. Very good work, congratulations!
sevy (58) 2011-10-08 5:43
Nice street shot and you succeed to balance with all the elements provided by the wall as background.
First I was wondering abou the lady half-cut, but finally I find it is working and giving originality to the composition.
Waylim (25502) 2011-10-09 16:43
Looks like I miss out abit while I was away, from Qarta back to India again. All are very interesting shots, I have lots of catching up to do.
This is very nice, a snap shot of the dialy life of this kids, hurrying to get their educations and a better living for the future.
everlasting (15358) 2011-10-10 4:12
a piece of street photography that I fidn so appealing, motion, composition and the added essence of the writng on the wall. Nice work
CLODO (35352) 2011-10-13 3:41
The boybis leading the group, hurrying to the school, in front of a commercial painted wall. Good catch
papera (14320) 2011-10-15 12:11
nice title - I think fred would appreciate it, especially since many of his pictures are about people on the go, fractions of movement, transitions.
kinds in their school uniforms - something I saw in India and in Japan and a sight quite uncommon here on continental Europe (unless you go to a fancy private school that is).
I like the burned colours and the contrast, with those typical painted letters on the wall.
God only knows who introduced those backpacks as school bags, they're uncomfortable as can be and ugly as well... but apparently they're popular in Sri Lanka too :)
have a good weekend,
abmdsudi (57156) 2011-10-18 19:41
I like the scene. Simple life which has been going on for generation and the
aged wall has witnessed enough life here. There is vibrancy in colors and
contrasting so well with white school uniform and there is good sense of
movements too. A nice slice of life, good light capture and composition. Well done
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-19 1:44
you have captured the title with your post.
A photograph that tells a story. Very well composed and presented. TFS
lpi (4857) 2011-12-19 12:04
Une très belle photo en mouvement, j'aime bien la composition et les couleurs du mur.
quillo (11856) 2012-04-18 13:46
Hi Benny ...
Joy full image, nice daily life scene.
Good POV, I like ... congratulations.
mafegan (8624) 2013-03-19 23:59
Seems most of the children are in a hurry - and an interesting background wall. Well cropped. Tfs, Marlene