We went back in Milan from the Alps in the mid afternoon of the past sunday, 'cause we had a Birthday Party of a young lady, daughter of our friends.
They live out of the city in a wonderful rural house with hectars of fields all around.
There were dozens of children, between few months to not over 5 years. Pure Kaos, Anarchy!
A storm came at dinner hour, but fortunally it rained for few minutes, then children back on the fields to run, to play football, to play hide and seek, to collect flowers...
Moms and dads where sitted on a long tables under the main arcade, with BBQ, wines and photocameras!
Model: NIKON D40
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 5/300 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-05-11 20:19
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 188 kb
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faubry (35447) 2008-05-15 1:16
Ciao Paolo, what cute photo... soft colors, superb expression from this little girl like frozen... i like a lot, thanks
temmel (2496) 2008-05-15 1:18
what a lovely expression on their faces:)
Lovely and joyful picture.
Perfect capture of the mood.
All my compliments!!
smarcell (19965) 2008-05-15 1:22
Ciao Paolo, molto spontanei questi due bimbi, e una bellissima luce. Luminosa e morbida. Sembra quasi fatta in studio.
jang (1300) 2008-05-15 1:24
I can not believe this image.Absolutely beautiful shot. I love how all the colors are pastel.
Thats wonderful the kid in the chair looks so happy!
sevy (58) 2008-05-15 1:25
Wow, very nice photo.
The lightning is very soft and the use of a narrow deep of field go well to provide a nice ambiance for this child view.
I do not know if it is your childrens, but it is a good familly portraits to be kept for memory.
albertz (2468) 2008-05-15 1:48
Wow.. You have captured those angelic faces very well. I like it a lot. They should be proud of this shot. Congrats
ls7902 (7348) 2008-05-15 2:03
Wonderful expressions. Great POV & soft colors. Latiff.
Floydian (30970) 2008-05-15 2:05
The girl his face, very impressive, like it is taken from a Botticelli painting. Also enhanced by the soft warm colours you have here. Something complete different than we see normally from you. You should put more accent on these kind of pictures, a great eye in seeing and making this.
I am really impressed to see this from you....a high class image and although the boy is nice, it's the girl her face what is really amazing me...perfect.
patdeph (35748) 2008-05-15 2:18
what a nice photo!I like very much the expression of the little girl,and I like to see them,almost lost in the nature!The soft colours are wonderful!A great,great photo!
Royaldevon (41799) 2008-05-15 2:34
This is such a beautiful shot of childhood innocence! It reminds me of early 20th century paintings.
The well positioned children, their soft toned skin, the masses of wild flowers and the well chosen viewpoint, all combine to make this a charming shot. Well done!
Pattyjy (2180) 2008-05-15 2:34
Ta photo est ravissante, pleine de fraîcheur. J'adore l'expression des enfants, les couleurs sont magnifiques et douces. Très réussi. Bravo.
aloyho (6798) 2008-05-15 2:49
The most eye catching part of this shot is the expressions on the children's faces. It tends to bring the viewer back to their own carefree younger days. I enjoyed the good colour control and the quality that you are able to achieve. Simply adorable!!
Regards and a great day ahead.
feather (51130) 2008-05-15 2:59
The expressions captured are wonderful. I wonder what they are looking at with such interest; almost trepidation - a butterfly maybe. The overcast sky did you a favour here as the mood would be totally different with bright sunshine. I love how the small children are almost dwarfed by the grasses. The DOF you set was perfect and the detail in the foreground and the children is perfect. A wonderful image Paolo and one for you to treasure. Get it enlarged and framed!
Muse (34962) 2008-05-15 3:16
Une image emplie de tendresse dans le regard de ces enfants.
Ils sont tellement mignons!
De très jolies couleurs .
Jeppo (17645) 2008-05-15 3:18
che bella immagine...ricca di dolcezza...e l'espressione della bimba...così sorpresa ed intensa.
che belle le magnate sotto gli archi delle cascine....cascine che da me vengono squartate per costruire alveari in cui imprigionare la gente e spingerla alla schizzofrenia!
PS: non oso immaginare la magnata che ti sei fatto...però io mi consolo con il cervo in umido sbafato in moravia l'altro ieri!
johnfreeman (2274) 2008-05-15 3:39
This is wonderful. I love the dreamy atmosphere and the soft pinkish and green pastel tones but what really makes it is the expressions of the children, particularly the girl with her wide round eyes and upward gaze. You can really sense her feeling of astonishment at the natural world, perhaps a passing butterfly. A beautiful image conveying the innocence of childhood.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-05-15 4:45
They are like little fairies thanks to the soft colours around them. The light after storm is beautiful. I like it a lot.
bobocortis (16026) 2008-05-15 5:25
... wow! La critica potrebbe finire qui, mi lasci senza parole. Credo che questa immagine abbia il suo motivo vincente nell'irrealismo: i bimbi sembrano due statue di porcellana nel mezzo di un diorama. E' una di quelle foto che ci fanno vedere dove si può arrivare con l'occhio e la tecnica e dunque ci spingono a migliorare.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-05-15 7:50
Great shot with splendid timing. The composition is very attractive, colours and lights are excellent. Beautiful shot, Very well done! Have a nice day
rigoletto (34279) 2008-05-15 11:34
I must say that i am jealous of the lens which you used for this one.
The light, the white balance and the tone mapping creates a magical atmosphere here. Not to say that, catching those chaotic dwarves in their all natural poses is a gret bonus. Bravo!
chpp (4283) 2008-05-15 13:20
Well Paolo, it looks like the little girl found you! :)
She looks kind of frighten. You captured the expressions very well, with great light and soft colours
adores (46299) 2008-05-15 13:35
Wonderful photo! The expressions of the children are perfect and I also like the way he's holding the little flowers. What a moment!
Wonderful composition with very good light!
maltese (22901) 2008-05-15 14:21
Un superbe double portrait, les expressions de ces gamins sont bien saisies et le décor dans lequel tu les a pris est magique.
Une très belle photo!!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-05-15 14:44
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Excellent picture with the innocence of the childs! Great faces and details!
delkoo (68) 2008-05-16 0:32
you caught a great moment, lovely expressions and perfect quality for this candid and spontaneous shot.
jrj (34843) 2008-05-16 3:18
Impressive work in this one Paolo. Excellent overall quality and the very top facial expressions of the small ones. A delight for the eye.
Silvio1953 (150245) 2008-05-16 11:36
Ciao Paolo, tenerissima, splendido lo sguardo dei due bimbi, neravigliosa composizione, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
Graal (103038) 2008-05-16 23:10
amazing portraits, fine caught moment and pose of childrens. I like it a lot. Good shot.
noborders (1010) 2008-05-18 2:39
Their innocent look is very well captured, they look so natural and dreamy in the freshness of nature with a splendid weather condition... Please, more of this stuff !
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-05-18 3:32
Wonderful expressions stately captured, dear Paolo !
Lovely colours and light. Great photojob
Have a nice Sunday
veronika (6058) 2008-05-18 4:31
lovely double-portrait, the girls looks like if she saw a ghost in front :)) Very natural picture, nice to see kids playing outside with flowers.
archimatica (20648) 2008-05-18 5:40
Ciao Paolo. Luce straordinaria, un incarnato assolutamente realistico, espressione sapientemente rubata.
grigand (20130) 2008-05-18 6:19
Scatto straordinario per l'espressione dei bimbi, molto spontanei, e per la luce (sembra che tu abbia usato un flesh da cinema !)un pò innaturale.
Ciao e buona domenica.
sacavem (18620) 2008-05-19 9:41
What portrait.... good close up... I like a lot. Beautiful light and colours. Very good job
note: I think that you must have well-taken care of more in the publication of this type of photograph, because the pedophilia do not sleep in net.
Flavia (10352) 2008-05-21 7:09
Beautiful. It seems to have been out of dream or are they Hansel & Gretel... (Grimm's tale) Out of their fairy tale? The bouquet on the background is perfect. The soft color and textures are great and help to add this fairy feeling.
doubay (674) 2008-05-21 14:18
So vivid and full of life! Fantastic snapshot of these kids. Their faces are so expressive. I wonder what attracted their attention so much.
danyy (0) 2008-05-21 15:38
vRAIMENT FANTASTIQUE pAOLO, cette photo, tant dans ses qualités technique que dans la capture du moment avec ce regard vraiment superbe et admiratif, des enfants.
Du tout bon boulot bien cadré.
hispic (9652) 2008-05-28 2:11
Something strange atmosphere, colors and lights are not usually, but this image have been gripping me deeply.
Very stunning shot!
n? Hello Kitty on the girl's clothes.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
BitterMoon (2776) 2008-06-04 10:26
This shot was expected too much time to write my comment.
First thing I `ll say it`s...that I like it very much...love it.Their expression of innocence catch me from the beginning.Love the color toning you choosed.The excellent focus,DOF,...like they are from a dream...and just woke up.
Excellent quality and overall framing.
It`s so beautiful.
My kind regards
dipti (114) 2008-06-06 4:47
Cute picture Paolo
cute kids with lovely expressions, your description makes the place even more tempting.
figenya (2852) 2009-12-09 1:36
Light created a magical view here. Great shot with its soft colours.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-11
- Categories: Nature, Event
- Camera: Nikon d40 dslr
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): jeppo's favourites - the second 100 th, BitterMoon favourite`s I, Your favorites III° [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-15 1:11
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