this was taken in one of the villages around sapa.
it was drizzling, but these kids were sitting on a branch of a tree and playing. there was one kid who looked back at me , the rest were too engrossed in their game. you can make out by looking at their legs that they had been playing in the rain prior to this.
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Aegean (2571) 2004-09-15 9:34
A very nice group portrait Sohrab!...The warm light is excellent as are the colors, the composition and framing...
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-15 10:16
nice framing sorhab! nice tones too, in teh dark area as you like it;-))
i posted a differnet angle of shoot today, especially for you to prove that i also do some non flat shooting-;) damned! lol
shutterbug (531) 2004-09-15 12:50
I like this a lot Sohrab!
The colors here are so rich. Love the composition and saturation of this photo. Great job as usual! Thank you for posting
twofun (1480) 2004-09-15 14:03
very good color and ceramony...
Child face is so pure and nature.
Thanks for sharing.
MiguelP (14470) 2004-09-15 14:13
Nice picture, Sohrab... Nothing to add or criticize about the composition, is more than alright. The point for me are the star of the photo, this four little kids. You´ve capture them in such a innocent moment that I would like to grow back (if such a word exist) and play with them. Unfortunately I also know and notice in your picture that life there is not so happy and that many child pass away because of ill problems... Well I dont wanna get serious in front of such a celebration of live. Congratulations from Madrid.
igor_wo (4) 2004-09-15 14:35
very good picture,
just one kid looking,
the small kid being held by just a nother kid.
a good feeling
thanks for sharing
genevrois (67) 2004-09-15 16:35
Très émouvante photo. Les couleurs bien vivantes et la situation est bien cadrée. Merci pour cet échange. Rudy
avis2avis (4264) 2004-09-16 1:02
This is very nice Sohrab. Great colors and composition. The one kid looking your way. Nicely done. I like this.
everlasting (15374) 2004-09-16 2:07
Great composition, colours are litle too harsh for me. But I now see reading the comments already posted that I am in the minority.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-09-18 8:48
funny expression of the kids and the light really works here... the colors are outstanding, i'll try a .vs theese days i love it!!! even the greens are perfect that was the main reason to shoot with velvia but i see kodak has improved their chrome films :D
TakiKO (115) 2004-10-12 15:42
O what a nice shot :))) Children are so expressive, well cropped and colourfull. But, what are playing? I think, that they arranged a train, and the last wagoon is sad, because it is empty and they will leave it on a next railway-station??? This is just kids' world. Bye, bye!
Porteplume (3470) 2004-10-20 6:46
Strong contrast and bright colours are the most attractive elements of this lovely image... And I must add that the composition is very well balanced.
Great shot Sohrab!
ngythanh (8456) 2004-10-24 20:24
I was in Sa Pa from 06-17 till 06-20 but failed to catch such a wonderful action picture. Even if I was there with you, maybe I still fail to well compose like you. Congratulations!
P.S. By the way, you had chance to trek my country. Please give me some advice on how to plan a trip to your country. Thanks.
rabani (9645) 2004-11-04 19:17
Your forte in photography is human. Either in b/w or color, your capture is really engaging Sohrab. This is really a wonderful photo. I wish I'd taken it. Not just beautiful but well composed and thought off. Well done Sohrab.
PSYOPS (0) 2005-01-14 12:55
KevRyan (22956) 2005-01-22 14:04
I think this is just a fantastically natural kiddy shot - it's really lovely - the engagement of the group and the innocent attention of the individual all nicely caught/framed against not the easiest of backgrounds.
karina (1109) 2005-08-31 2:07
I was just looking at some shots from your Vietnam gallery.... (only 'two more sleeps'until my own trip to Vietnam). Your photos are just making the wait seem even harder :)
kajspice (4542) 2006-02-08 21:32
I'm surprised to learn this picture was taken by you...not your usual style, so I'm really happy to see this with your name next to it. I saw this picture before I found out how to add pictures to my favourites. I have been looking everywhere for this. I finally found it as I remembered I had emailed a link to my best friend; a non TE member.
Its just lovely! especially with the mucky feet...By far, one of my favourites.
crisnique (857) 2007-06-14 7:28
Nice composition, sharp colours and above all wonderful subjects!
Grazie for sharing it.
satyakki (672) 2012-03-27 14:39
Nice composition, great colours and good timing choice of clicking when the kid on the left looks at you.The story is loud and clear from the eyes of his, and the action in posture of others.
I like it.