Walking around with some TE friends outside the Pavilion in Buxton, I spotted these two young children, perhaps brother and sister. They were playing on their scooter and bicycle but suddenly they became interested in what was going on in the café part of the pavilion.
It seemed quite dark inside the café so they were struggling to peer through the windows to get a better view. I wonder what, or whom, they were looking at?
You can see a larger version of this picture on "beta" TE here.
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holmertz (44572) 2014-07-12 9:59
This is another simply delightful high-quality photo. Light and colours are perfect, but more important is how well the children are placed, one towards each side of the photo, and how they are looking carefully through the windows without embarrassment. They really make me curious too. What could be so exciting? Their clothes and bikes bring colours, the rows of window-panes bring a certain rhythm to the composition, and the mixture of reflections and what we can see inside the cafe provides a certain liveliness.
Is it just my imagination, or have you actually been including people in your photos much more often in recent months? Whatever, I certainly enjoy these photos a lot.
carlo62 (38164) 2014-07-12 11:37
la curiosità dei bambini è proverbiale e qui è riproposta in modo fantastico.
Bella foto, curiosa e colorata, i bambini sono incuriositi da ciò che accade all'interno e noi da ciò che fanno i bambini.
emka (85407) 2014-07-12 22:44
This is a delightful composition, well observed. The bike and scooter provide nice colours, it is a story in it - - what suddenly called their attention? We see some reflections and also people sitting inside. And have you looked inside too, to see what could be so interesting?
Have a beautiful Sunday
jjcordier (78392) 2014-07-12 23:56
La curiosité est un vilain défaut....mais permet de faire de très intéressantes photos.
CLODO (31749) 2014-07-13 0:30
I remember this sunny moment in Buxton, and mainly all of us have taken a picture of these 2 children looking through the window to see..... people seated and having a tea maybe and also dancing.
I like their reflection in the window.
See my version there: http://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1463749/photo203857.htm
and Mike's one
ourania (35948) 2014-07-13 2:58
this is a lovely scene, I like very much the vividness of your photo. Maybe the two children have had a fight and now are looking into the café for their parents, that's why they are not standing together - people photos evoke stories:) I like very much how the children's placement balances the composition and makes the wide upper part justified and interesting. Interior view and reflections blend nicely, rendering the children's attitude more meaningful. Texture and colour definition are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
marabu61 (9391) 2014-07-13 3:10
Oh well, how little the world has changed in regards to the curiosity of children. Would it not be for the bright plastic scooter and the stylish boots of the girl, this photo could have been taken any time. Like you I wonder what could have been so interesting to absorb these two youngsters so much here. Charming composition really.
have a great sunday
Royaldevon (33123) 2014-07-13 3:56
Ha! Ha! John,
I think we must all have taken photographs of these two children! They were such an attraction peering through the reflecting windows!! I think I opted to just capture one of them!
It is a fine angled shot, with good contrasts between the colourful f/g and the dark, mysterious interior. We, also, have contrasts between the f/g, textural details of the stones and that of the flat smooth glass, close to the children.
A lovely shot, both for its skill and for its subject.
Have a lovely day,
macjake (60726) 2014-07-13 4:06
how wonderful is this scene!?
its wonderful John!
the cute curiosity of children, the innoncence and playfullness - all captured so well here.
funny how their curiosity spills over to me, now I want to see what they're looking at :)
you captured such elegant and rich lighting here my friend, if only ALL of our photos had such light.
love the splashes of color, and the peeling white paint is a rich textured detail.
so many things to admire with this one!
COSTANTINO (59309) 2014-07-13 8:36
Hello my dear friend
light and colors are perfect indeed
the bike and scooter provide nice colors
really it is a delightful composition
charming composition indeed
childhood is always childhood
I like this scenery with the
cildren trying to see through
the windows and get a better view
have a nice tim
rbassin (19679) 2014-07-13 8:36
une très belle photo, la scène est amusante;
c'est bien fait, les couleurs et les détails sont agréables.
Les vitres foncées créent de bons effets de brillances et miroitement.
saxo042 (37604) 2014-07-13 10:25
Of course, the children here make this picture worth every smiley! They add a lot of colours and and interest, what would this be without them, some black window panes?;) A very fine capture and also a well composed photo.
delpeoples (54773) 2014-07-13 15:55
This is a delightful shot of these kids. I read with interest your discussion with Gert and completely agree that people (the ones who don't tell you to sod off) in photos certainly can make or break the photo. I like this particularly given the juxtaposition. These two cuties look to be spying into a room full of old people - maybe into an elderly care home. Youth fascinatedly watching the aged is to me, a reversal of the usual scene where we normally see the old people looking on at the young people with the look of nostalgia or indulgence or a faint envy. The inclusion of the 2 kids works really well, and I love their bright colours and little scooters. You did an exceptional job in using the layers and the selective brightening. That warm light is just so attractive too, where it really seems to illuminate the stonework. I can now pick out your photos even in miniature just for this very quality.
Part of me thought that to emphasise the old versus young point, cropping a solo portrait of the little girl would work well as we could then also focus more on the old people in the BG. When I get to my PC I might just do a WS to illustrate my point. Just a thought. In any event, a big congrats to you as I know for you, like me, people shots are not the easiest genre, but also because your subject is children. In this day and age, a harmless photographer taking shots of kids is likely to be tarred and feathered or frog-marched off to the nearest police station. So well done you!
annjackman (20761) 2014-07-14 2:22
This is creative street photography where you saw a special moment and caught it in time. The two children with their colourful bike and scooter have lovely light falling on them. I like the way that they are covering their eyes to have a better view inside. What makes this works so well is the fact that the inside of the cafe is partly visible and makes me peer hard through the windows just as the children did.
Kind Regards, Ann
williewhistler (15451) 2014-07-14 6:43
with the two children looking away from you and out of the frame I`m not sure what your camera club judge will make of this!
Seriously,I find it just delightful,the children peering into the window stand out ever so well from the darker BG,it`s one of those magic moments that only children can bring.Lovely.
Best regards Les.
cornejo (35231) 2014-07-16 10:38
Hi John, very good picture of this interesting scene with curious children looking out the window, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
willperrett (8043) 2014-07-20 2:05
They were watching a tea-dance! Only in Buxton! I looked through too. Indeed I also copped these two in the same pose, but from the side; must have been at almost exactly the same moment. Great minds, etc.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (21824)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 9:38