A typical street scene in one of Trinidad´s beautiful evenings. A boy playing, waiting for his mum. You can see her silhouette in the left background. Some moments later she took him into their house.
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
3888 x 2592
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-10-19 10:15
Very nice scenery . The light is soft and the colors beautifull. Excellent sharpness also on the kid.
Wanda1 (15142) 2008-10-19 10:16
I think that you were really inspired by your Cuba trip as you have posted some wonderful images from there. The boy has such wonderful clarity and I like that he is just going about whatever and not really paying much attention to you. Once again you have found some lovely light too.
Colombiana (2955) 2008-10-19 10:30
You've have taken some beautiful daily-life
images from Cuba. Here, this boy seems to be
so immersed in his own world. His expression
is so sweet. If it wasn't fot the note, I would
not have noticed the silhouette of the mother.
Although I think the blurred b/g was very appropriate.
The oldsmobile behind the kid really helps
this image depict life in Cuba.
Bartleby (13552) 2008-10-19 10:32
What I like in this shot is the light of course, but also the very evocative attitude of the boy. Really reminiscent of childhood musings, when you've got nothing else to do and you start playing with what's around you, or daydreaming...The focus is spot on. My only pick is that bike that I find a little distracting like this, sticking out of the boy's back. But still, I like your shot.
zanzi (13690) 2008-10-19 10:38
Beautiful use of the aperture capabilities of your zoom.
A really nice result.
naznaz567 (344) 2008-10-19 10:45
Masterful capture, but beyond technical excellence, it is also a very touching depiction of the dreamy innocence of childhood.
giorgimer (34941) 2008-10-19 12:32
bellissima la tua serie su Cuba. Ricordo ancora con piacere il bel libro fotografico. Questa è una delle più belle. C'è un'atmosfera molto naturale, ottima scelta del momento. La profondità di campo corta è molto efficace.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-10-19 12:44
Excellent composition. I like your choice of aperture.
The little boy is so sharp and except him, the whole photo is perfectly blurred. The light is sweet and perfeclty managed.
I like the presence of the old car in the background.
A very good shot!
Traczewska (14) 2008-10-19 14:01
Tender and soft touch you have Chris.. You can climb the mountains in severe and cold winter mornings, fly over the tops, swim in the white cotton of clouds, you can sense the smell of the hot Cuban streets, everything with the same carefull maestry..
It's likely that somewhere, there is sth, you can't really do.. but you haven't shown it to us yet..
with regards :) agn
Anna-- (7791) 2008-10-19 14:09
le tue foto di Cuba sono straordinarie! Qui hai ripreso una scena dolcissima con il bambino assorto nei suoi semplici giochi e la madre, appena accennata nello sfondo, che veglia e protegge. La luce e i colori sono splendidi e ottimo lo sfondo sfuocato e i dettagli che vi si intravedono.
siamesa (28123) 2008-10-19 14:18
You are an expert to take scene like this. Lovely moment. Simple and nice picture. Parabéns.
Abraços de S2
chpp (4281) 2008-10-19 15:58
excellent shot, perfect lignt and good POV and perspective.
tomescuc (3291) 2008-10-19 20:58
Cute one (not in a kitschy way). The boy is really in his own world. The light is awesome.
jorgi (3810) 2008-10-20 0:08
you really know how to make most soft portraits. This one is so gentle and it feels just right. It feels that is boy is gentle, so young and still under influence of his mother. Playing with a grass... :) Only children know how to do that. Play with whatever surrounds them. Wonderful photo.
Clementi (52514) 2008-10-20 0:43
una bellissima scena che esalta la dolcezza del bambino,in un gesto normalissimo e la madre sembra controllare che tutto vada bene, una gestione della profondita' di campo eccellente come lo e' anche la luce e i colori, a completare l'opera uno dei simboli di Cuba, la vecchia macchina anni 50.
davvero bella e la metto tra le preferite.
jjcordier (79297) 2008-10-20 1:07
Une très belle lumière qui enveloppe doucement l'enfant et qui illumine le fond d'où apparait la silhouette de la maman tant attendue. Très belle composition.
Cretense (68703) 2008-10-20 5:28
Excellent daily life scene, perfect portrait, with a flawless framing and composition, excellent focus and "shalow" depth of field! Great light managment, too, I like the warm and "soft" colours! Congratulations!
johnfreeman (2274) 2008-10-20 7:01
Your shallow depth of field takes us straight into the boy's world. It's as though he is so concentrated that the blurred shape of his mother is relegated to the edge of his vision. The soft colours and light are wonderful.
grigand (20112) 2008-10-20 12:51
Una scena molto tenera, veramente ben composta, ottima la qualità e perfetta la profondità di campo, bravo.
Waylim (25502) 2008-10-20 23:11
Such a beuatiful image, beautiful color with great clarity, composition is wonderful with plenty of room and the gentle way about the boy, his expression, so gentle and relax. In his own world. a pure joy. I love it.
amazon (12112) 2008-10-21 1:32
excellent compostion,good colours ,beautiful light managment,
polpo56 (15136) 2008-10-21 13:06
la serie di foto da Cuba non finisce di destare sorprese ed ammirazione in chi, come me, le guarda.
La bellezza della composizione, la posa del bimbo, l'armonia dei colori e la nitidezza spettacolare del primo piano contro la sfocatura degradante sono le note più attraenti, a mio giudizio, di questa splendida foto.
paololg (31448) 2008-10-22 8:58
mettendo perfettamente a fuoco solo il soggetto, hai creato una immagine bellissima, dove ci fai capire che il vero protagonista è proprio questo bambino che gioca con l'erba in attesa della mamma. Bravissimo a catturare questa immagine da un POV basso. Una foto molto bella e delicata, complimenti.
mark_mk (266) 2008-10-22 10:53
für mich ein echtes Meisterwerk, der Fokus ist perfekt, gut gesehen und perfekt in Szene gesetzt. Super Qualität und klasse Licht. Das 70-200mm ist wirklich ein klasse Objektiv, ich hab zwar "nur" die f/4 version, aber liebe meins auch!
archimatica (20648) 2008-10-22 12:56
Un altro bellissimo ritratto.
Il bimbo è spontaneo e naturale.
papera (14320) 2008-10-23 9:14
was fuer ein Bild - selten habe ich so ein inspiriertes und spontanes Portrait gesehen, fast poetisch.
Technisch perfekt - Fokus und Perspektive sind wirklich gut.
Danke - solche Bilder machen mich gluecklich.
declanalcock (127) 2008-10-23 11:54
Wow, excellent shot. The composition, warmth and focus are superb.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-10-23 19:10
Nicely composed with the BG out of focus and the boy nice and sharp.
faubry (35447) 2008-10-24 1:11
Bonsoir Christian, i like attitude of this boy, he are playing alone, quite, superb colors;
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-10-24 3:57
He, he, we've got the same title of a photo:) Isn't it funny?
Yours is great with fantastic depth, tones and light.
Best regards from Poland,
smarcell (19965) 2008-10-25 5:45
molto bello l'uso del tele, che ha isolato il soggetto, con il resto fuori fuoco.
SWEBackpacker (235) 2008-10-25 13:18
Wonderful child picture with great shallow depth of field. The photo is very well composed with beautiful colors and light. You have captured the boys face at the exact right moment.
Best regards from
flashpoint (4000) 2008-10-26 12:51
incredibile nitidezza e con un cromatismo
solare,questo ritratto di strada cosi' bene
ristretto e isolato dal blurred del BG
buona settimana sERGIO
mikeo (12129) 2008-10-27 6:00
Superb! Interesting daily life scene. All your photos from Cuba have some kind of incredible light. Seems they have different sun there;) Quality and composition but also framing are excellent!
veronika (6058) 2008-11-04 9:27
Oh i see you have great pictures from your summer vacation as well :) Wonderful warm evening light and the daily street scene, very peaceful and relaxing picture.
Would like to visit!!
abulafia (4900) 2008-11-10 0:59
Good timing Christian
Lucky to get this one before she stole your subject:)
Nice depth, very professional
InasiaJones (31566) 2008-11-13 0:26
Beautiful series, something very personal and out of the beaten path.
This one is very eye-catching. The warm skin of the boy and contrasty yellow put him in evidence, plus this great limited depth of field that brings the professional look. Daily life scene behind is well chosen, in particular with this old car, clear enough to be distinctive.
Merline (0) 2008-11-20 4:54
The mother is hardly distinguishable, but it doesn't matter in my view. What we see is already plenty. Absolutely charming. There is delicacy here, the soft and warm tones, the beautiful light, the young boy with his gentle attitude and the hint of a smile, it looks all very relaxing and the background is interesting, showing a bit of the street, the car, the bike. Great sharpness on the boy. My compliments!