This small boy was having great fun collecting crabs with his mother in the small coastal town of Blakeney. The harbour silted up over the years so that it no longer acts as a commercial seaport although small pleasure boats have access. The harbour and surrounding marshes are owned by the National Trust (please see my last post for more dtail about this organisation). Trips from Blakeney can be taken to Blakeney Point to view the seal colony.
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emka (64182) 2013-10-03 23:03
Hi Ann, Charming shot of this small boy in blue crocs. Very nice colours. Lovely view.
Warm regrads Malgo
InasiaJones (30030) 2013-10-03 23:50
I think that your photo translates instantly the fascination of the the apprentice fisherman for its catch.
This image is all about emotion, discovery and what it is to be a kid, and that spontaneous moment needed to be caught at the right time, which is what you have accomplished perfectly. Light is very good, I like the neutral background and the posture of the boy. His jersey is reflecting the linear pattern on the deck, which is a bonus.
carlo62 (19485) 2013-10-04 0:00
il giorvane pescatore sembra che sappia il fatto suo.
Bellissimo ritratto, i colori della maglia riempiono piacevolmente la vista e il movimento del bambino è particolare e originale.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-10-04 0:25
Ce garçon semble interrogateur devant cette épuisette contenant un crabe.Une scène très bien photographiée.
jemaflor (74108) 2013-10-04 0:28
A lovely scene with this child, perfect sharpness and light capture, tfs.
SnapRJW (23704) 2013-10-04 0:35
Good Morning dear Ann - This is such a wonderful candid shot. It encapsulates the wonder that children display when discovering the world about them. This little chap's whole being is clearly focused on hos catch. This reminds me of the quality of the small girl in the lavender field that you posted and to my mind you have a real talent for candid child photography. I expect you have some great shots of your granddaughter if this is anything to go by. Top class work here. Warm regards Rosemary
Royaldevon (21517) 2013-10-04 0:51
Good Morning Ann,
What a charming photograph!
You must have been beaming with delight when you saw this little boy, so involved in this activity! That is the beauty of children, they are so focussed, so animated that, for a few minutes, nothing exists outside their sphere. You have captured that moment so well! We want to share it with him, to peep into the net and relive childhood!
A wonderfully composed shot, everything in the right place, fine textural details, a perfectly judged dof and natural colours.
I love it!!
Thanks for this, you've brightened a grey day,
yquem46 (35412) 2013-10-04 1:50
I like the expressive look, well now how will I cope with that stuff in the basket !!!?
lousat (64243) 2013-10-04 1:54
Hi Ann,very nice and interesting pic,i like the strange and original "toy"..ehehhe....perfect capture whit the usual top quality of sharpness and colors,it's nice to watch something of different.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
CLODO (26472) 2013-10-04 1:57
this young boy is proud of what he caught in his net but seems also afraid of it!
the framing is perfect with the wire bobbin at bottom right.
snunney (72762) 2013-10-04 2:13
I see we are neighbours today. What a charming capture featuring this little boy fishing for crabs. I like his stance and the expression of pleasure on his face. Perfectly framed and very well presented.
tyro (15721) 2013-10-04 2:25
Now this is what boyhood should be all about!
You have caught this moment wonderfully well, the boy standing out beautifully against a nicely out of focus background which has no distracting features whatsoever. And, of course, the bright colours of his shirt also help to "lift" him away from the background.
Your composition is pleasing and also obeys the "rules" very well with a strong connection between the boy's gaze and the captured crabs in his net as well as the physical line between his right hand and the net. And, very cleverly, you have included his simple fishing reel at bottom right and that, together with the boy's gaze and his net, helps make a fine triangle whose lower side is accentuated by the lines of the slats of the jetty on which he is standing.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. To reiterate my feelings about the excellent composition in this picture, I am reminded of the excellent workshops which one of my favourites here, Peter (graffer), used to perform on other people's photographs. Unfortunately Peter has not been very active on TE for some time but if you have time I think you would really enjoy having a dekko at his "Composition Analysis Workshop Theme". If I were cleverer with image editing, I'd love to "have a go" at that with this picture. In fact, if I have a spare moment, I might just try later on!
P.P.S. And what makes this picture even more appealing to me is the fact that just two weeks ago we were blessed with a second grandson! :o)
timecapturer (37152) 2013-10-04 3:10
a lovely shot this and one that every boy/man will identify with I bet. You have captured the concentration and very essence of this pastime so beautifully here. Superbly executed and wonderfully presented.
Brian. (Another child that has grown old).
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-04 7:24
A superb daily life shot from this quaint fishing village. Good sharpness / shallow dof and the boy's look of concentrated focus on the crab trap is well captured. Good colour and saturation and the vertical format was a good choice. The blue and pale yellow red colors contrast well. Have a nice weekend!
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-04 7:41
This is a charming and nicely composed photo which captures the little boy's excitement very well. We can see him looking at the crab in the net and thinking "wow". The light brown background is perfect.
Nicou (105903) 2013-10-04 7:54
Quel portrait de ce jeune en train de pêcher les crabes avec son paniers sueprbe et le ponton de bois une découverte inoubliable pour lui sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-10-04 9:58
Awesome capture of this little boy and his catch. I used to live by the lake in New Orleans and I enjoyed fishing and crabbing. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-04 22:04
lovely shot!Perfect timing and framing,which help you to capture the ssence of the scene and its unique atmosphere.
Have a nice weekend
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2013-10-05 4:10
Hi dear Ann
Very lovely and heartwarming image full of affection.
I fully understand his interest inside. This is the best example of perfect snap shot, I am sure.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
macjake (45588) 2013-10-05 4:21
Would it be weird to say that I have the exact same outfit!!
Just kidding of course :)
seems like nothing can take away this little boys attention in this precise moment.
I really enjoy the tight crop, and there are no disturbing elements getting in the way. and the wire in the bottom right corner is so smart!
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-10-05 5:22
Fine image of memories about childhood. I like the subject and the result of your idea.
Have a fine weekend.
delpeoples (48660) 2013-10-05 18:29
Hi dear Ann
What a gorgeous little man, that look of expectation on his face is priceless. Stunning definition and beautiful skin tones. The cherry on the cake, so to speak, is that the little bloke actually caught his crab in the end. Wonderful shot, which evokes the innocence and wonder of childhood so beautifully. PS: I love his blue crocs too!
saxo042 (33934) 2013-10-06 8:58
A very well composed picture! The stripes in the shirt is nicely combined with the "stripes" along the jetty. I can fully enjoy the excitement the boy must feel here, catching crabs! Did he just release them or did someone cook them for him afterwards?
boa (4671) 2013-10-06 12:05
a really good shot that remind many of us about our own childhood during summertime. A nice "feel good" shot with excellent sharpness , colors and light, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-07 9:52
Nicely caught! Yes - pun intended!
As for Macjake's opening line - he worries me!
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-09 22:33
Une très jolie scène et expression naturel du petit bonhomme, heureux et surpris par la prise du crabe, bonne lumière et format
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-12 5:44
apprezzo le tue fotografie perchè in te riscontro una grande sensibilità unita ad una tecnica fotografica precisa e molto raffinata.
Quando ti guardi intorno riesci a cogliere aspetti della vita che ad altri sfuggono e li concentri nello spazio di un fotogramma per raccontarci tante storie di vita che altrimenti rimarrebbero nell'anonimato.
Anche questa foto racconta una piccola storia, quella di un ragazzo del posto che vive esperienze diverse da quelle dei ragazzi di città e tu lo mostri con tanta naturalezza ed una tecnica di tutto rispetto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
marina7 (7162) 2013-10-12 10:44
excellent portrait and the timing is just great. I too love watching crabs whenever I meet them, they're such funny creatures...but I'd never think of collecting them:)
Perfect sharpness and clarity, love the way the boy's sweatshirt goes with the background. Very good work.
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-12 18:24
Hello Ann ,
Very special moments for the kid playing with the crabs in the net.You have framed it very well - great work.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Well composed photo. TFS.
williewhistler (9875) 2013-10-13 9:25
as you will well know taking photos of children can be fraught with all sorts of problems these days,especially doting from parents,but I`ll bet that his Mum will delight in this most charming of photographs.
Perfect timing and presentation,a truly lovely shot.
Kind regards Les.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-13 12:38
Ciao Ann, lovely scene with cute fisherboy, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-14 3:50
Mucking about looking for small critters in the mud. Ah! that's the joy of crabbing brings back a lot of happy childhood memories Ann. What summer is all about and this looks fun nice to see kid enjoying and learning himself as the same time. Love this very natural shot with the deep concentration enjoying the simple pleasures of seaside life and that he is completely unaware that he is the focus of your lens going in close...
This is beautifully composed, brilliant detail wonderful colour and light as this photo gives a very very warm feeling....
Simple delight, My congrats
siudzi (27769) 2013-10-14 13:44
What a super scene here! The boy was photographed perfectly so we can admire his funny expression which says everything about this thinking. Brilliant captured executed with great sense of the moment! TFS.
romanaa (7644) 2013-10-19 13:02
I just love the concentration in the face of the small boy. It seems it is a very serious thing to go crabbing.