I saw these girls in Pärnu, a small Estonian town by the Baltic Sea.
I don't remember if this was maybe a primary school or a youth club, but as I was walking by I noticed that lots of young people were entering the grounds.
As usual I got curious and walked inside to see what was going on. I saw these brightly and uniformly dressed girls and got the impression they were getting ready for some kind of performance.
I snapped a few pictures. This was the last one, when they had discovered me. Since I felt rather out of place, being at least 50 years older than everybody else, I didn't stay to watch them.
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mesutilgim (86886) 2013-07-31 11:49
Hello dear Gert,
Very nice capture with perfect pov and timing.
A scene full of life !
TFS and best regards
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-07-31 12:47
This is a wonderful look at the vibrance and joy of childhood. Thanks for sharing!
rbassin (19051) 2013-07-31 12:56
une belle prise de vue, la scčne est intéressante et pleine de vie; c'et bien vu.
Fis2 (87581) 2013-07-31 13:03
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
nikkitta (15394) 2013-07-31 14:26
Beautifull , colorfull, cheerfull , plenty of life capture
Happy girls smiling at you
Not so easy to obtain
Nice also you add the kind of red apple
carlo62 (35518) 2013-07-31 15:03
nonostante la tua etā, sembrano felici di vederti, ti stanno salutando cordialmente.
Bello tutto quel rosso nell'immagine, attira l'attenzione dell'osservatore in una bella e simpatica composizione.
AROBN54 (11473) 2013-07-31 18:54
what a fun and colorful shot. I love the way the red blouses match the large vessel to the left. The girls all look so happy and cheerful and I love the smiles. It's so nice you decided to explore. Really great shot! Many thanks and kindest wishes,
emka (82024) 2013-07-31 22:57
nice shot from the playing ground. their red shirts are eyecatching and amusing and match beautifully this round object. They were happy to see you. Why you didn't join then to play ? What is 50 years.. very nice shot.
UlfE (14641) 2013-08-01 1:22
Jag ser att du på dina två senaste foton, i likhet med din bror har med rödklädda personer,men här tror jag du bräcker honom med sex rödklädda personer och dessutom en stor röd boll. Det röda är verkligen till fördel för bilden och flickornas glada miner gör ju den inte heller precis sämre. Ha en bra dag!
subhendu_bagchi (25913) 2013-08-01 4:03
...1,2,3,4,5 and yes, I got the 6th one behind the red... Nice moment captured, like their friendy facial expressions. Excellent capture with good light and fine depth. A very good moment. Tfs.
saxo042 (37594) 2013-08-01 5:04
Utan tvekan rekord i rött! Men vad har det röda "äpplet" för uppgift? Det är hursomhelst snyggt bemålat i kurbits-stil.
Sergiom (63254) 2013-08-01 5:04
Elles semblent avoir beaucoup de caractčre ces jeunes filles toutes de rouge vętues. J'aime aussi beaucoup les chapeaux qu'elles portent qui leur donnent un petit air coquin.
marabu61 (8931) 2013-08-01 8:32
A joyful photo, so full of live and the lightheartedness of childhood. Even though you where the old geezer there, they did seem to enjoy having their picture taken.
Nice deep saturated reds and greens makes this very pleasant to look at.
abmdsudi (44930) 2013-08-01 12:10
There seems to be so full of powerful red and the little angels in this small playground so full of very vibrant colors dominating the frame and catching the attention straight away. Superbly spotted and captured photographically speaking, has produced a wonderful daily image. Very well done. Congrats
pajaran (53447) 2013-08-01 14:16
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na mesto i devojke u crvenim bluzama ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Lepo vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
Nice view of the place and the girls in red blouse ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment indicated.
Nice evening and all the best.
ourania (33797) 2013-08-01 14:48
it's interesting how this spontaneous capture of the girls hanging out at a corner of their school before their performance, a scene so casual and unplanned, can give us the feeling that we got insight on the daily life in their town. The girls' greeting to you and your lens has been transmitted much further away and reached so many more people. This is fascinating and very usual, expected and enjoyable in your gallery. Sometimes I think it's like you bring people closer and carry messages across the world using spontaneous portraits in daily life contexts. I like very much the naturalness of the scene, of the expressions and of the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
rychem (25376) 2013-08-01 21:04
Optimistic shot, very nice scene with the smiling girls, eyecatching colors good composition
macjake (58160) 2013-08-02 4:12
i'm interested in your last comments in the note...perhaps i'm WAY off base, but do you ever get a weird feeling as a Man watching young girls...what i mean by that is I feel in today society as a Man, I have to be aware of what i'm watching because some idiot out there may think 'that guys a pervert'
do you know what i mean?
there's a HUGE double standard out there...best example is when a man goes to the beach with a camera.
If a woman does it its ok, but when a Man does it he's a peeping Tom and a pervert.
It brings back a memory during my trip to NYC.
I approached a small childrens playground and there was actually a sign posted that read "if you are an adult not accompanied with a child, please walk away"
as if every person must be a pedophile or something!!!
again, maybe i'm WAY off base in regards to your photo, but for some reason it just came to mind - so i'm very 'aware' when i'm taking photos of young girls, I get a strange feeling somebody is watching me and mistaking my intentions, even when its so innocent as you have done here. how about you?
its a cute and real photo, a nice moment captured.
eldancer1 (29608) 2013-08-02 10:28
Awesome candid shot of those cute little girls. To be young again with no worries except what game to play. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Graal (98786) 2013-08-02 11:47
nice street reportage and portraits in one. Girls are here very happy. Interesting red shirts and hats on heads. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2013-08-02 12:37
hi dear Gert,
great timing! so cheerful happy faces giving a lot pleasure to watch them :) wonderful composition and excellent sharp action shot.. thanks a lot to precious 50 years.. tfs, my compliements!!
bukitgolfb301 (36806) 2013-08-02 13:31
Hi dear Gert
Ya another happy image full of happines and joynes.
Thier innconet expressions are so heratwaming.
Very appealinh and eye-catcnig vivid color.
Sharp and clear image in perfect framework as usual. The object at left side plays a good role too.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend! Takero
Nicou (125464) 2013-08-03 2:21
sueprbe vue et compo colorée animée avec cette boule de couleur sueprbe et ces enfant et leurs pull orange quel patentage génial.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (25109) 2013-08-03 3:32
Nice picture taken from a park Gert,
Good pov, pleasant colors, they look happy
Vivid colors and I like the strawberry ball
Have a good saturday
kasianowak (7297) 2013-08-03 8:11
You created a lovely group portrait. It shows the welcoming nature of this wonderful country. Red contrasts nicely with the background.
lousat (79371) 2013-08-03 15:20
Hi Gert, a very nice and funny pic where the red so bright makes the difference,beautiful composition and great details and colors.I hope me too that you live a lot despite the diabet to see the end of Berlusconi..ehehe...have a nice Sunday and a good health forever! Luciano.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-03 15:53
Nice photo with great details and colors.Splendid contrasts and awesome sharpness.Very good POV and atmosphere.Well done.
All the best
Urs (14082) 2013-08-04 0:41
The kids saw you, you could not surprise them. Their red dresses make the shot very colourful. Good photo job.
Actually we ate meat and poultry dishes in Laos and the same we to in India. So far we have not turned vegetarians out of concern of the quality or freshness of the meat, poultry or seafood. In Laos when I can see that they cook my order and take the meat, poultry and seafood from the fridge, we eat. In India I carefully select the restaurant we will eat. It must look clean and we only take bottled water. So far we seldom had troubles in India.
Royaldevon (31415) 2013-08-04 1:37
The girls are certainly happy to be the subject of your shot!
For me, the colourful apple just makes the shot, it is well placed and demanding of attention. It make a most natural link to the girls who add animation and humour.
Lovely textural details.
Have a great Sunday,
limielski (0) 2013-08-04 1:39
This erd colour is the main theme :-). Perfect composed shot.
The smiling young girls give climate and charm. We can see a lot of happiness here.
I like your shot!
Have a nice Sunday!
annjackman (20317) 2013-08-04 23:39
I love this for the spontaneity and red theme. The girls are very at ease with you as shown by their friendly waves and smiles. A lovely shot - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
bayno (18344) 2013-08-05 0:30
Hello Gert, six red girl and five beautiful smile ;)
great shot full of joy and clear detail even in the shadows, beautiful vivid colors and excellent framing...
have a good day...
mirosu (15074) 2013-08-05 2:30
You have captured this scene from children school playground very well. I like the composition with red dressed children and the big colourful vessel (or statue?) in the frond. Excellent snapshot in superb light. Greetings, Miro
claudeD (34092) 2013-08-05 4:01
very fine funny picture with very good colors and sharpness. You really had the photographers eye in this situation.I lik ethe shot very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-08-06 23:11
The cute girls sitting in a park and waving at you present a sweet image for all of us.Excellent light and colors.A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color.TFS.
adores (38839) 2013-08-21 16:59
A real moment of joy! They look really happy and their clothes match with that artwork on the left. It's a nice capture and a good daily scene!
Tigerlily (3107) 2013-08-28 2:04
Hi again Gert,
Cheerful and interesting... I like the big apple.. This taking photos of young people has been talked about a lot in UK as well..I can't see anything wrong.. in a public place (and for public performance), as one of the photographers I know said:'... one must have a sick mind to see anything wrong..' I think that I agree...So, this is a great documentary shot!
mohammad_H (9548) 2013-08-28 13:22
Hi The colors are beautiful, nice and beautiful design, an attractive appearance, light quality, clarity, sharpness is very good, Good night H
fritzi007 (7132) 2014-05-04 13:52
trotzdem, nette Mädchen und ein sehr farbenfrohes Foto, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir ein schöne Woche
jcpix (13718) 2014-08-15 20:00
Probably a very wise idea not to stick around too long, especially with camera in hand. :) Love your curious intuition, it has lead to a delightful scene of childhood innocence and amusement...without being creepy. lol
Because of the tie-in with the big red apple and red uniforms of these young ladies, the picture would have been interesting on its own...but the fact you were able to catch them smiling and waving takes it to a new level of human connection. A happy result indeed! Enjoy the weekend. Take care.