On this grey wet Monday in Rotterdam, I thought I would post my first photo of Vietnam.
This sunny faced young girl, together with a few friends were selling small china birds whistles to the tourist that visit Hang pagoda and Tien Cave. When the kids were not busy selling, they played around the pillars of the pagoda. And I just sat and watched them play and clicked away..........
The coast close to the Cambodia border, is dotted with towering limestone formations which make it quite picturesque, unlike the rest of the Delta coast, which is flat. The fishing villages of the Hon Chong peninsula, have so far escaped modern development. Most of the villagers live in small houses, right on the white sand beach.
I know she is pretty much centralized here, but I didnt want to crop the writign on the pagoda or blue shutters. Was I wrong?
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fabio_ts (13694) 2005-08-08 5:24
Excelent portrait with fantastic colours and beautiful crop, great work, compliments!!!
scalerman (26900) 2005-08-08 5:26
the smile, the Chinese script... great photo and one to be proud of
oochappan (16758) 2005-08-08 5:31
A good smile and indeed the sun colors are there too with the wall at the right, her pose is nice too, a slight local sharpning on her was still possible I think. I don't mind the central position as all dynamics comes frm her pose.
A nice smile in a colorful setting Elaine well framed.
Luan (12971) 2005-08-08 5:36
so much joy in this picture, I can hear her laught loudly ;o)...beautiful catch, natural and lovely. Very well seen to have includes this part of colorful wall.
kaud (1840) 2005-08-08 5:38
Shining smile looks great.
Well preserved color.
Leonie (8809) 2005-08-08 5:58
Hello, really a beautiful face! You were right not to crop anything...the colours are lovely! Well done!
DLM (6479) 2005-08-08 7:03
Hi Elaine,great capture,if everybody smiled like this the world would be a nicer place.
Lovely image with very nice colours.
cbridge (702) 2005-08-08 7:36
Really nice vibrant portrait!
RGatward (20062) 2005-08-08 7:48
Lovely happy shot, I like the inclusing of the bright colourful (what?) on the right, in fact maybe a bit more of that would have been nice, but it looks like you didn't have much time to think there.
naxius (16685) 2005-08-08 8:21
Very nice smile! and very colorful picture..
I like the way you have divided it with those nice colors.
Thank you for sharing with us.
agerrard (338) 2005-08-08 9:45
This is great. It should be included in a coffee commercial or something - the girl looks so happy and refreshed.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-08 13:15
Beautiful portrait. I like her open smile. Beautiful colours around her. I like your composition. Nino
srabbe (1424) 2005-08-08 14:02
Beautiful vivid colors and such a wonderful smile !
This is a very nice portrait !
eleparc (24063) 2005-08-08 16:28
bravo elaine for this composition! the sharp focus and the colors are great! this smile makes me happy;-)
eladen (239) 2005-08-08 16:35
Wonderfully done. I like the colors & textures most about this. Her expression is infectious, it makes me want to smile as well.
christina (2040) 2005-08-08 19:41
Her face exudes so much joy and beauty. You captured her radiant spirit with beautiful color and life.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-08-09 1:50
Oh, wonderful shot! I don't mind the centralised position of the girl at all, I think it is very good and well thought choice to keep both the shutters and the Chinese characters in the picture. They form a nice vertical frame in the landscape oriented picture. Beautiful smile on the girl's face, perfect timing!
ishai (4097) 2005-08-09 6:14
What a good smile she has with color all around her
The DOF is good and so is the light
Good note too
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-08-10 6:43
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This one is also great.
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-13 13:45
Your title is absolutely right !
A good idea and with agood production !
Thanks for sharing that.
faubry (35405) 2005-08-20 3:39
superb protrait,beautiful smile.. very good colors, and composition, bravo
nygus (8178) 2005-08-21 6:22
colourful and simple, nice portrait
KevRyan (22952) 2005-08-24 17:45
Well -I'm a complete sucker for the use of primary colours or near primaries together in an image - large or small they always seem to create another special set of relationships in the photograph - here the primary relationship for the eye - which is absolutely commanding - is the relationship to the girl and her wonderful expression but the positioning works really well because it is supported so well by the relationships (geometry) of the colours - the text in the image puts it into great context geographically - fantastic - really nice Elaine!
entrelec (8328) 2005-08-31 4:11
Superb portrait, very expressive, well framed by an interseting background; Elaine you really have a personnal look.
clodreno (0) 2005-10-06 14:51
such a nice framing and beautiful colors.
I am not talking a bout the stupendous smile. I also like the way it's naturally framed on both side.
maciekda (19895) 2005-10-07 5:12
very nice image, lots of colors, beautiful framing and that great smile in the middle, i dont mind the central composition at all - it is fine. what a nice and cheerful image
fkk (2037) 2005-10-07 8:09
Excellent composition, fantastic atmosfer, I like the picture BRAVO
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ewag (94) 2005-11-30 9:33
and on this grey Wednesday in Warsaw i found this colourul and sunny photo! her smiling face is so radiant and delightful. this juxtaposition of yellow, orangey-red and blue wall colours makes the picture so warm and interesting. good way of making frames out of walls.
Amiplin1 (0) 2006-02-08 17:14
Bonita foto, Enhorabuena.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-02-27 8:16
What a nice smile!
just4iris (792) 2006-02-27 16:14
Beautiful smile, good composition e nice colours. Good work!
Mistral (15402) 2006-02-27 17:17
I like a lot your image full of life and happiness, and yes: SUNSHINE.
(grey and wet also in NW Italy, but now!).
veronika (6052) 2007-08-28 14:10
fantastic portrait full of sun and joy, centralized or not, those are just not so important rules :)
I really like it
muzi (12) 2007-08-28 14:24
so beautiful. she is the sunshine.. this is a photo to make other photographers jealous.. greetings :)
jct (645) 2008-04-07 16:46
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-04-05 14:59
beautiful smile in a colorful and well framed composition
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14694)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia & Vietnam
- Theme(s): evvka's favorite from TE#1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-08 5:20
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