While wandering the streets of Hue I came upon this barefoot boy, happily playing soccer with a friend in a schoolyard. I found something very appealing in the combination of colors and textures--they seemed to fit well with his carefree shoelessness, I guess.
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Cormac (26563) 2006-01-29 13:29
Wonderful shot Ken! The carefree feeling created by the boy's expression and the barefoot kick is conveyed well. I like the washed out wall behind too - great colour and great shot!
azuri (1598) 2006-01-29 14:41
very nice topic! the boy, the old house with peeling paint. Great atmosphere and tones.
emilbo (22616) 2006-01-29 16:22
Belle image de ce garçon en mouvement qui semble prendre plaisir à botter le ballon. Magnifiques couleurs chaudes et bonne composition.
munki (1305) 2006-01-29 17:03
Great composition and colours.
The football and the child's foot are captured at the right time.
Thanks for sharing
cherryripe (21033) 2006-01-30 4:02
Great capture with the colourful boy so sharp although in movement and the obviously moving ball. The backdop of the old building really sets the scene.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2006-01-30 23:55
Nice colours, and expression on the kid. Good photo in all, but I feel like it's missing that extra something to make it amazing you know? Maybe something in the foreground (more kids? a gate? something)?
Nice one man!
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-31 4:21
Another excellent photograph from Vietnam, Ken. Like you, it's the textures and colours of the wall and shutters that appeal to me in this. Exposure is good and your timing was excellent to capture the ball in the position that it is. I noted Alex's comment above about this missing something, but I like its emptiness - if there were other kids or foreground objects, I think it would have been too cluttered and it wouldn't have had the impact that this 'cleaner' shot has. Cheers . . . David
alego (277) 2006-02-12 16:05
Beautifull photograph. Light and colors are just perfect. Excelent framing and compostion. I like that the boy is standing slightly to te left of the center of image and shooting the ball parallel to horizontal.
marietom (34609) 2006-04-02 3:52
géniale ! Prise au bon moment, et dans un cadre coloré, avec des murs comme je les aime !
csavery (172) 2007-04-09 7:35
Works beautifully to convey the happiness of youthful play. Excellent. I can't comment on all your images here - so many excellent shots - so I will add you as a favourite.
BennyV (14991) 2008-09-04 12:13
This picture combines two great loves of mine: Vietnam and football. I've added it to my "beautiful game" theme.
Thanks for stopping by in my gallery while I was away. Your kind words were much appreciated.
- Copyright: Ken Alexander (kensimage) (8565)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax Z10, Takumar 70-200 mm, Kodak Elitechrome200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Soccer Unusual, Joga Bonito, The Beautiful Game [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-29 13:02