A little scene, part of a little story that took place one morning at the quay of Ayia Marina. The little boy on the right was holding a net and, as he passed by the fishing boat with his father, the captain called him and put a fish in his net. He was bewildered and went on to show his friend, who is now looking at him inquisitively.
I watched the scene and took this photo from an adjacent café. I know the children are placed at the centre but I hurried to capture the expression and then considered the background equally important.
As I know the parents of the little boy on the left, I got their permission when I decided to post this photo.
Thank you for visiting
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danos (101858) 2014-06-26 1:46
ωραία η ιστορία με τους πιτσιρικάδες στην αποβάθρα της Αγίας Μαρίνας.Ένα μεγάλο ερωτηματικό δυσπιστίας είναι χαραγμένο στο πρόσωπο του αριστερού αγοριού κατά την αφήγηση του 'μικρού ψαρά'.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-06-26 1:48
Une superbe réalisation sur le port de pêche de ces deux enfants en pleine discussion et cela a l'air sérieux
Une belle prise spontanée
ikeharel (76209) 2014-06-26 2:15
Late winter rainy day, but kids in the island of Leros are uised to go (alone) to the marina and hang-out there, Ourania.
Fine taken the moment, vividboats colors contrast the wet paved jetty. Nice stiry told, added charming factor to the scene.
Kalimera and my best regards,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-26 2:23
Hello Ourania - I love this shot, it fascinates me just how seriously and with what great attention the little boy is listening to his friend. He can teach us something about the art of listening I think! I have no issues with your composition, the charming little boy deserves centre stage. What's important here is the exchange between the two boys and that comes across perfectly.
A super note and wonderful candid moment.
emka (104268) 2014-06-26 2:23
Hi Ourania, lovely scene and nice story behind it. What is wrong with the kids in the centre? I like this. beautiful [portrait of the boy and nice background.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (157948) 2014-06-26 2:58
The face of the boy speaks book parts, he listen excellent to his neighbour.
Very well depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
CLODO (35370) 2014-06-26 4:03
We can see his intense look and he is surely arguing with his friend.
Coming on the framing, the main subject is centered but not his friend back, and the boats at background and ropes direct the eye on the living scene.
Sergiom (86105) 2014-06-26 5:24
Je ne sais pas si ces jeunes grecs discutent de la qualification de la Grêce dans le mondial de soccer, mais la discussion semble très intense et les arguments pleuvent. L'arrière plan de bateaux est magnifique.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-26 5:25
this is delightful! The expression says it all. The innocence of youth and in a classical Greek setting. Wonderful!
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (62903) 2014-06-26 7:14
Fine port scene. The little fishermen are sure funny. Good colors also.
Have a fine evening.
holmertz (57465) 2014-06-26 7:16
This is a wonderful, charming and amusing photo. I love the expression of the bigger boy's face, like he is trying to convince the little boy that he isn't as good a fisherman as he may believe. This looks like a grey and wet day, which only seems to have served you well. The colours are wonderfully mild, yet very distinct. I totally agree with you that the entire environment is important for the composition.
Lefteris13 (300) 2014-06-26 7:50
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pajaran (64446) 2014-06-26 7:57
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled na decu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i deca.
Deca su nase najvece bogatstvo i buducnost.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place and time, a nice view of the children ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and children.
Children are our most valuable asset and the future.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Noel_Byrne (33090) 2014-06-26 9:46
This is a smile inducing picture, especially when seen in conjunction with your note, I can only imagine the levels of confusion in both their minds at the events :) They are like little miniature people (I know they are little people, but its hard to say what I mean - little adults perhaps??) talking about the days catch, and entertaining each other with stories of the one that got away.
I agree the background is a great element to the scene, so much color to compliment the life you captured.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (150363) 2014-06-26 12:30
Ciao Ourania, graziosa composizione coi due bimbetti, splendidi riflessi, ottimo taglio, magnifici colori e bella luce, brava, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (68228) 2014-06-26 12:37
Hello my dear friend
sweet and delicate photo part of a little story
I liked your story indeed and thanks for sharing
it with us they talk to each other like
old menthe expression of the face describes
have a nice time
mesutilgim (96772) 2014-06-26 12:45
Hello dear Ourania,
What a nice moment you've captured !
Very good layout and perfect timing.
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-26 19:05
Yes, let me tell you all about it...:) Ahh, a well suited title for this wonderful "catch." Just taking a peek at the background, I can instantly see what draws your focus for those lovely reflection pictures.
This one however, is all about these two young boys, and what a wonderful moment and expression you've been able to obtain. We get the true story from your notes, but what really makes this fun and intriguing are the possible stories that could be derived from this scene.
My first thought was the little guy in the red hat just told a joke that apparently wasn't all that funny, and his friend is thinking "Really, THAT'S your punchline?!!" :)
Whatever the scenario, it's the human interaction and characteristics that are a real treat with this one. Smart thinking and quick reactions to grab this shot, very well done! enjoy the new day. All the best.
Nicou (148566) 2014-06-26 19:54
Charmante scène sur le port deces enfants avec le bâteaux en fond et il se causent superbe vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23890) 2014-06-27 13:58
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
πολύ ωραίο το στιγμιότυπο απ το λιμάνι με τους πιτσιρικάδες απασχολημένους μάλλον σε κάποια σοβαρή συζήτηση :)
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-06-27 19:07
Pure innocence and universal subject timely shot full of warmth, bright colours and total concentration only children can convey so naturally. This image shows a side of real life that will be treasured forever and can be much more rewarding. Great candid, Congrats
Didi (60590) 2014-06-28 18:44
Une scène très intéressante. Les enfants adoptent une attitude naturelle et ne pausent pas pour toi
J'aime bien la qualité des lumières
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-29 12:13
Lovely daily life photograph with excellent sharpness. You framed the picture beautifully considering the small amount of time that you had. The colours are natural and the exposure perfectly controlled. I also liked the reflections in the water, along with the anchored boats, they make a very attractive background.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
daddo (27642) 2014-07-03 3:44
Hi Ourania. How delightful it must be sitting in a cafe by the sea, hearing the waves lapping upon the stone and seeing life unfold in front of you.Nice expression on your little friend's face and the somewhat unsure stance of the boy on the right makes the "dialogue" interesting to imagine. Lovely touches of red throughout in the clothing, boats and even reflection. Best wishes. Klaudio.
cornejo (45460) 2014-07-11 11:55
Hi Ourania, am here again after my vacation. Nice picture of this interesting scene of daily life in the harbor, very well captured in this good and interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.