More than the light and technical aspects that seemed to contrive to make this an above average photo (by my own standard), I am a bit proud of this photo for being able to capture such an innocent expression yet delivering a message that we all need to heed these days; that is, the conservation of water. The international Water Day is approaching. Let's be one with this kid. Let's conserve water.
I hope to keep up with your posts this week. Have a good day (and week) to all of you.
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Vagabond (5848) 2005-03-22 13:21
Good picture, very adequate to this particular day. Good capture, high definition, a decisive moment ..
gaby (19819) 2005-03-22 13:22
You are the king of the child portrait -
erdna (5711) 2005-03-22 13:29
This time it is the other way around, your picture, makes the message in your note very effective. I like the effect of the water frozen over the child with the expressive eyes.
Zepi (22848) 2005-03-22 13:37
Hello Manuel !
Magnifique rendu, j’aime cette photo !
Superbe mouvement dans les gouttes d’eau, j’adore l’effet de l’eau qui ruisselle sur le gamin !
Magnifique scène de vie !
C’est superbe, j’adore !
Graal (102928) 2005-03-22 13:38
Water -it's needful to life. Good note.Excellent, dynamic picture with portrait of child. Nice colours, good light.Well done.
emanuela (1257) 2005-03-22 13:40
hi, thanks for your message we need it !
the photo is very beautiful, hope the kid is closing it ! but it looks like he is.
water and body give a nice texture, even the background is very good.
alainh (33201) 2005-03-22 13:47
a splendid shot !
and for the water day, it's a good idea.
maybe the beginning of the take of conscience. I hope.
congratulations for this moment captured, nice, sharp, and very expressive.
regards Manuel and a good day for you also.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-03-22 13:49
A lovely capture in your typical "open aperture"style,Manny!
Excellent sharpness and saturation,the reflection of the light in the waterdrops is really beautiful.
naxius (16685) 2005-03-22 14:01
A new shot from you is always a nice moment!
I like this new portrait with an excellent light, very sharp and neat.
Excellent gaze catched here.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-03-22 14:50
nicepicture, very nice light and beautiful colors.
Nice water effect, well done !
Janice (4403) 2005-03-22 14:54
Wow Manny, this IS good. What a dear little fellow and all that precious water. I love is expression. Wonderful Well done.
jcandeli (40) 2005-03-22 15:16
Adorable kid. Nice capture of the moment. The water drops scattering has a nice effect. Very nice portrait as usual! JP
nwoehnl (122) 2005-03-22 15:35
Nice effect rendered by the backlight on the splashing droplets, and a good use of the water tap as a compositional detail in yet another absorbing and charming portrait. Good use of the shallow DOF, and the kid does look wet in this angle of the sunlight. Very good.
Paker (2650) 2005-03-22 15:44
Hi - meaningful photo... Great note.
Durius (1288) 2005-03-22 16:11
Magnificient light, lovely expression.
Very well captured.
michel_r (1118) 2005-03-22 16:37
beautiful manuel, expression, light, moment. Thanks for your note also.
olopez (4959) 2005-03-22 16:58
You amaze me again whit a very good capture, water drops, cute expression, light, DOF and message are excellent.
Luan (12971) 2005-03-22 17:08
Very fresh picture, i like the water drops all around tour composition. I like his innocent expression. This is a good message !
jrzufferey (7305) 2005-03-22 17:13
Excellente image de ce bambin jouant sous le robinet d'eau. Beau travail, amicalement/jr
Galmeida (12559) 2005-03-22 18:54
This shot is your great and usual quality and fantastic insight of capture this type of moments is life. Possible you are one or the best in this area with other but few TE members. Here you got a wonderful picture with this Water and boy scenery. Colors, compositionm and you get the great moment. No coments because its not necessary.
Excelent and usual qualified picture.
Well done and Regards.
eleparc (24063) 2005-03-22 19:10
great capture of this frozen running water..-) i like how the water forms a rounded shape to the left.. great use of DOF blurring the BG and the speed freezing the water droplets...a very nice shot complementd by an excellent golden light!
everlasting (15238) 2005-03-23 4:17
A moment beautifully frozen. it has it all DOF, light, compostion, and a well intended message.
robiuk (10807) 2005-03-23 8:29
Excellent message conveyed through this good-quality and pretty amazing shot!
The light IS fantastic, as you say, and the kid seems to know what he's been doing - like he's telling us the same as you do!
hugolef (4909) 2005-03-23 8:44
a great portrait ... i like the light, giving a lovely atmosphere. The composition is beautiful, kid playing with water, two elements associated to innocence and life.
Great shot, goes into my favorites !
Best regards, hugues
Haymotion (2753) 2005-03-23 9:53
Encore une fois, MAGNIFIQUE !
Belle scène de la vie et superbe réalisation !
GrahamB (939) 2005-03-23 11:00
Very nice shot. The lighting on the drops of water is excellent and, as you say, you have captured a very nice natural look on the kids face. Good work.
carper (96) 2005-03-23 11:03
He is fantastic Manuel,
realy fantastic composition, good details with the water dropps and the fantastic little man, very good job
jhm (153748) 2005-03-23 11:55
What a pretty portrait of this boy, I like the effect of the water frozen over the child with the expressive eyes.
Praetzer (2375) 2005-03-23 14:07
Nice to post this on the "day of the water".
Cute, especially due to the eyes.
weswang (18223) 2005-03-23 14:22
Hi Manuel, you have well captured the dynamic moment of the boy with the water drops. Your DOF was great. The light on the water drops makes a dramatic scene here. Well done.
flydragon (0) 2005-03-23 15:09
alway nice light and water
i like her gaze
nice to see you Manuel
sorry green later
alimo3 (6854) 2005-03-23 17:42
a beautiful image, with a nice movement and great natural colors and light.
a great expression and very nice job.
alford (3989) 2005-03-24 2:26
Can be a poster for Water Day, but is he closing the faucet? Or opening it more to play with it? Well, knowing kids, he must be opening it :)
The splash of water and the boy's expression are captured beautifully! His skin texture also looks so real! Another great shot! rgds.
ChrisJ (114689) 2005-03-24 4:34
The 'king of portaiture' strikes again! Superb sharpness & dof, with marvellous backlighting on the upper arm & shoulders, in addition to the tap water. Well done!
avis2avis (4264) 2005-03-24 7:55
Very good light. Very good shot. Nothing much to say here. Just one question... why didn't you use the full 800 pixels? I would love to see this in bigger size.
Cpamoi (10391) 2005-03-24 12:57
Magnifique scène, très bien réalisée.
lennarts (547) 2005-03-24 14:47
Excellent, excellent, excellent. I just had to say it. The colors, the composition, the subject, the feeling it creates - all good.
Thank you for taking this wonderful photo.
avigur_11 (22099) 2005-03-25 2:21
It is not the first time that you use water sprays for a great compo, Manny, and this is excellent, and so beautiful. Great shot and timing.
Mafo (1339) 2005-03-25 4:58
Very interesting dinamic photo, Manuel!
Very, very clear, nice colours, strong shut! Beautiful! Regards
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-03-25 16:32
This is wonderful. Great portait, great light, great effect how you catched the water, sunny beautiful child ... you must be proud for this picture!
igorb (758) 2005-03-28 6:25
What a joy (not for the kid which is obviously used to this water pipe) but for me, to see so exiting, so sudden moment of this child‘s life. He will probably not remember for this moment, even to you, but the moment that you catch will remain in my mind for ever.
jim007 (96) 2005-03-30 0:58
Hi Manny. I've been absent from TE for a few months and I missed a lot of your excellent photos. I particularly like this one because you captured an innocent child during his playful moment. I like the water droplets which I think made this composition great. Of course let's not discount the expression of this cute boy. As usual, excellent composition Manny.
faubry (35447) 2005-04-07 10:51
very good child portrait like always! i like the water who made way arond the children head, very brighly, thanks francine
jayita (191) 2005-05-13 1:27
I appreciate your thought. The baby's expression and innocent look are quite appealing. he didn't close his eyes even with this water flow!
guliz (438) 2005-06-04 7:32
warm color and excellent compostion.
Amellia (1862) 2005-08-22 14:38
rewelacyjna fotka, wspaniale ujecie, bravo, bravo, bravo:))))
sarahlukie (40) 2005-08-22 14:53
I think you have done really well at capturing the message of conserving water. Well done
lolo-06 (169) 2005-08-22 14:58
A GREAT shot full in emotion.
The light throught water, colors and his innocent eyes...
Really a Great moment.
aidil98 (94) 2006-06-06 14:52
Lovely child and the right moment. Good job!
afshin339 (306) 2007-05-16 6:03
This is a effective shot Especially When we Know How much Precious This Clear water.Really as you said Water conservation is very Important.
Suellen_Feroldi (288) 2007-09-04 7:32
Fantastic and very touching picture!!!
This is the reality!!!
Thanks for sharing, and have a great day...
Muche (176) 2008-11-28 2:28
quel superbe cliché, une belle scène de vie
bravo pour l'avoir aussi bien captée
compo, lumière, couleur, cadrage vraiment au top
rajhema (1873) 2008-12-13 6:10
That was one marvelous picture Manuel. Sharp and great natural expression by the kid. Fantastic picture
Need to learn how to capture such things.
arnoldenigma (42) 2011-11-29 12:52
Brilliant photo with a very strong message! I like it very much. great work! the look on the kid's eye tells everything! thanks for sharing...
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Joys of Childhood, world's children, More than 100 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-22 13:11
- Favorites: 9 [view]