Standing amidst the chaos of voices, colors and people in a market in Bangkapi (Bangkok), was this cute little boy. Everyone was unaware of my presence except him. He was an elusive subject and it took me 6 shots to finally get him in focus. It was well-worth the wait. He finally glanced at me and I captured an innocent stare. I succeeded. Now I have seen part of what the future of the world will be through him.
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avigur_11 (21954) 2004-01-18 8:45
This is really great, Manny. Such a cute boy and such an innocent look. The colorful backgrount of fruits and vegetables is very interesting and gives a hint about the boy's life and future. Very very well captured. Excellent job.
flip89 (3400) 2004-01-18 9:10
Manny, I no longer even have to look at the captions of the thumbnail. The composition, colors, subject ... and those eyes that you always seem to capture with a special expression ... is so distinctive Librodo ... you no longer can't mistake it.
clodreno (0) 2004-01-18 9:18
This one is nice too. I like the way you took it, leaving a lot of colors on one side..
What camera are you using.. It's really sharp. Nice to see the coins in the basin..
Vagabond (5848) 2004-01-18 9:22
Very nice and interesting composition and descriptive notes
maciekda (19861) 2004-01-18 9:26
nice! a small kid giving a really big look. the composition is superb, and there a lot of circles in the scene - baskets, oranges, scales, coins.. and are those coins for sale too?
and it is so easy to pick out your pictures from the gallery. good work again.
karin (175) 2004-01-18 9:27
I must say, Manny, that this is one of your very good children's portraits. The colours are beautiful. The expression of the boy is so fresh. This is what you get from living close to the market. This is a favorite.
JAF (0) 2004-01-18 9:37
belle photo tant sur le plan technique... que sociologique et humain !
eelliott305 (776) 2004-01-18 9:40
A beautiful portrait of innocence. The boy is nicely positioned, surrounded by the different coloured fruit and vegetables.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-01-18 9:44
Oh wow. Again all the innocence of a child captured in this single picture. I think the position you took this from is very effective, as it makes the boy turn his head and look up. Wonderfully framed with all the colorful produce that is on sale at the market. Great stuff, Manny.
CoolDan (2516) 2004-01-18 10:14
Qu'il est mignon ce bambin. J'espère qu'il ne se trompe pas en remettant la monnaie...
C'est une jolie photo remplie de couleurs et très bien composée. Félicitations.
yweinreich (165) 2004-01-18 10:23
Rich Colour, Rich Image, So many shapes - you can feel the abundance of the fruit with the engaging look of the child breaking through - it must have been beautiful
richtersl (3546) 2004-01-18 10:25
What a beautiful child and sweet expression we have here!! He's perfectly framed among all the produce.
wtolyz (20) 2004-01-18 10:37
Beautiful and touching picture! You've captured a lovely scene. Excellent! Very well done, Manuel!
momshu (505) 2004-01-18 10:55
A healthy Thia babe; I love that this image is near perfect and then one can see the daily life of a half eaten orange and scattering of foods to be placed back in the container. We learn young!
Opus (0) 2004-01-18 10:56
Loaded with color, very well exposed and composed; plus he is is a reall cutie. Well done, as usual!
zto (292) 2004-01-18 11:58
What a cute litle boy. I for one would not be able to resist some extra shoping from this stand. As usual, your potraits are wonderfull, both when it comes to composition as well as colours.
Another job well doen Manny.
jrj (34841) 2004-01-18 14:08
A fine capture with the little boy amongst all those colourful fruits. Fine colour and light setting adds to the total impression.
papagolf21 (76561) 2004-01-18 14:36
Vous possédez, Manuel, un art consommé de la photographie de personnage. Cette composition est fort réussie par ce regard d'enfant, par son environnement et des couleurs qui mettent l'ensemble très en valeur.
You have, Manuel, a consumed art of the photography of character. This composition is extremely succeeded by this glance of child, its environment and of the colors which very emphasize the unit. Congratulations.
Porteplume (3323) 2004-01-18 15:14
When will you stop to make the next photo even better than the previous one? ;o)
I just look and look and admire, I have nothing to say than perfect on this one...
henrye (3500) 2004-01-19 3:22
Hi, I'm back. Wonderful photography!!! Everything - the colors, the composition, the frame, etc. - is just perfect!
joseelias (369) 2004-01-19 10:31
Excelent composition! Very busy and crowded, but the boy presence is so intense that the background doesn't interphere, and by the contrary add a lot of interesting details.
roshangar (1673) 2004-01-19 12:17
good comination of colors,I like this type of composition.nice titel and well seen!
emax (919) 2004-01-19 17:54
The different fruits makes the pic very attractive but the good composition it is the merit of the boy. I do not know why your persons they all have some special expression on the face, like they are all surprised when you shoted them.
dsidwell (9771) 2004-01-20 22:55
I leave for a few days and see what I miss! I really like how you almost always have your subjects look right into the camera. To me, this creates a lovely intimacy that is both pleasant and captivating!
mikhalych (1319) 2004-01-28 4:35
Wonderful portrait, as always.
liakoshim (565) 2004-01-30 8:40
just fabulous! great capture, colours and details are amazing. keep shooting, your shots are a joy for eyes
eleparc (24063) 2004-03-07 8:03
another great shot/ the future tenant of his father's shop...heritage it is called... but yet so innocent! I love the shot and the atmosphere. Dof is excellent as usual! the kid is kind of asking : "What can I do for you today?".
Dionysos (1234) 2004-09-21 7:31
I like everything:Angle of view, composition, colors, idea. Thanks
rabani (9645) 2005-10-17 21:06
Hie Manny, you have all the ingredients; the produces, the plastic container/money register,the weighing machine and the wonderment of a little boy, looking up.His stance looked attentive toward his responsibility except his off side glance at you. Life is a lot like the little boy...forward looking but mindful of what is around him.
Paulo_Cohen (354) 2005-12-14 5:26
Very beautiful photo - good timing and excellente colours
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-09-08 6:50
Very cute little guy :) nice shot
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Enfants, Regards d'Enfants du Monde [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-18 8:42
- Favorites: 8 [view]