A young boy reaches for the sky at Ela Beach, Port Moresby, PNG.
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goodwill (4226) 2008-08-27 22:34
Your subject is obedient.
Not even for a single second did he show restlessness, till you siad ""Clicked"".
Its a cracking shot with emerald water and I am impressed by the way you composed it, taking the tree from the right bottom to the left frame.
nemesiss (2979) 2008-08-27 23:38
Wonderfull POV and compositopn. That boy are like one eagle. Colours and light are fantastic ( blue of water).
All my gratitude,
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-08-28 0:10
hope there´s not a cliff beyond..
a thrilling eyecatcher..
Gessle (70) 2008-08-28 0:18
Incredible shot. I hope he landed safely in the water...Splendid colours and I like the framy you gave as it is almost invisible. Great composition.
bj40 (6) 2008-08-28 1:10
Hi Marlene,You have all the elements workings for you here creating this very harmonious image.The position of the boy arms seem to mirror the branches of the tree, he looks as if about to fly.Both the framing and frame work well ,photo of PNG are not common on TE are there more to follow?
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-08-28 1:35
this is a superb shot but for that frame (It's a matter of taste, I know, but I think it ruins the simplicity of the photo) and oversharpness. I love the idea and your cadrage a lot.
mikele_pl (2400) 2008-08-28 1:46
this is a cool photo. It seems this branch is so high above water. The curve of the tree lead the eye through this image. Well done!
ilDottore (5252) 2008-08-28 2:17
Absolutely amazing shot.
Fantastic colours, composition and atmosphere.
mirarer (4751) 2008-08-28 4:12
Very eye catching shot. Nice blues and great composition with the boy in the tree.
jmdias (59236) 2008-08-28 8:02
perfect colors, light, subject and framing. Very interesting this compo and not usual. I liked everything but I guess sharpness isn't perfect, but nothing that can spoil the vision, nice work
hispic (9652) 2008-08-28 20:22
What a pleasant image! the color of the sea is beautiful indeed. Perfect composition. This is a really wonderful photo that completely repainted my image about Papua New Guinea.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
leo61 (0) 2008-08-28 20:35
A great shot with these wonderful blue tones.Composition is great with the diagonal branch and the boy is at the perfect position.
I add the image to my "balance theme".
ktanska (26061) 2008-08-28 23:54
Beautiful place. Good framing with foreground and background in harmony. Simple blue colours look great. And the boy brings drama balancing high up.
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-08-29 6:22
Lovely and joyful composition Marlene, very nice work!!!
have a nice weekend,
holmertz (45936) 2008-08-29 7:18
This is a superb composition which could be said to symbolize the joy of youth and freedom. Very good colours. I'm less enthusiastic about the frame inside the photo, but that's a minor thing.
PS I posted a slightly similar picture from Indonesia some time ago.
fanni (14381) 2008-08-29 13:12
very interesting wonderful composition which attracts attention at once! And a very dangerous balance, I should say!
the colour of the water seems almost unreal...
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-08-30 23:32
The good composition and color and a nice subject.
Kielia (24073) 2008-08-31 9:17
this shot is a real eyecatcher indeed and a very pleasant one showing the joy of childhood! I also like the intense colour of the water. Great capture!
tomszat (1141) 2008-08-31 13:15
I like this shot, I don't like the quality. I mean - idea, subject, composition and colours are all excellent, it has summer feel to it and gives wonderful feel of being young and free. The photo from technical point of view lacks details, looks low resolution and a bit blurry to me. So +3 points for the subject, atmosphere and composition -1 for the quality :-)
TFS & regards,
yedirenk (11244) 2008-09-01 19:55
extraordinary shot with excellent aqua colours and superb frame.very nice point of view.very impressive scene.great work.well done.TFS
fkokol (1636) 2008-09-02 2:56
Wonderful timing! Beautiful colours and composition.
ban_man (528) 2008-09-05 10:20
Classic shot. Very natural.
BWJ (3088) 2008-09-09 15:50
What a perfect title for this picture. It is a good composition with the boy being just in the correct place. Beautiful contrasting colors.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-10-23 0:32
Looks like you have seen plenty of this world in your time fair play to you. This shot is excellent with incredible depth, colours and POV. The kid balancing on this tree is truly wonderful. Not a fan of the keyline you put within the image but thats my preference only.
Class shot though.
noborders (1010) 2008-10-31 3:54
Great movement from the boy in front of the splendid waters of the ocean, a photo full of dreams and poetry and admirable for its simplicity,
Koopman (1247) 2009-01-29 3:32
Excellent picture of this youn hero,
rey316 (24) 2009-02-02 1:16
WoW. What moment, what a hero. Beautiful work and nature
argycon (2769) 2009-02-10 0:04
Superb capture! An excellent frame with a beautiful scenery in the background.
lucasgalodoido (21470) 2009-07-14 19:04
nice picture here, with a marvelous blue sea and kid playing on the tree. Great job.
fritzi007 (9191) 2009-07-22 12:52
Very bravely, the boy, a really good snapshot!
ditta (67) 2009-08-10 12:31
Wonderful picture and the colours are fantastic.
Have a nice day. Hugrún
berek (44415) 2009-08-21 21:41
interesting moment with beautiful blue. your timing is very good. balanced composition . I like it.
Have a nice weekend.
fotka (3983) 2009-09-13 14:31
I was going through your gallery and pick up this photo for a critique. It is very interesting composition. You framed nicely with a diagonal branch and beautiful colors. It seems like the boy has no fear and good balance to be so high above the water.
As you said in discussions you cropped out this photo from other one. I like this one better but a quality is sacrifice.
Thanks for sharing and have nice day.
danos (91150) 2010-01-04 0:40
i never seen this superb snapshot with the little boy to be balanced before dip in the blue sea waters.Great moment one of the best i ever seen.Well done.
Have a nice week,Danos
fabianoleite (10160) 2010-04-23 19:56
Grea perspective, the water has a beautiful color and the infinite is just in front. The picture gives a sense of freedom and wish to fly. Good work. Congratulations and regards from Brazil!
foozi (7101) 2010-05-02 23:26
this is really an exciting scene. I cant say much about the stunt by the boy, it is wonderfully captured. The blue surroundings is really a stunning view. the branch reaching out is also very graphic.
such a lively presentation.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-08-04 10:38
Ola Marlene ,
Que magnifica cena com este rapaz em cima deste tronco , que belo momento bem perigoso , bonitos tons de azul ,bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ravinmb (1303) 2011-08-05 4:59
A very super photo.. it seems like it is done artificially for a shoot. You have done a fabulous work. The picture is just perfect. The framing also matches and perfectly done.
Have a nice done.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-08-26 2:51
Great moment and timing.
Great composition and light....
sroy63 (250) 2011-10-10 0:55
Dominic-jpn (87) 2011-10-22 18:21
Hello, very nice picture and good composition.
Only one minor thing : why this additional frame ? I don't think it adds anything.
rajani270474 (4) 2012-01-17 0:14
Excellent photo. Could actually feel that endless see and its emerging colors. Wondering how this boy is stanning so bravely out there. :) . Thanks for sharing this photo. A dark and thik frame could have worked with this photo.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-03-04 2:50
Very beautiful the 'image that gives a sense of freedom and bliss. Perfect POV with a wonderful background and the beautiful colors. Great job ... Congratulations and thanks for the post
Greetings and best wishes for good Sunday ... Mari
mattharvey1 (1042) 2012-10-22 10:13
This is such a cool photo - I love the way you have cropped out the ground so it looks like he could be hundreds of feet off the ground (I suspect the truth is that the base of the tree is quite close to the bottom of the frame as I can see some grassy stuf there?).
I see someone commented that they hope the boy landed safely in the water!! I really hope he didn't attempt to reach the water from there - it looks far too shallow and far too high up! Maybe he's the next Red Bull Cliff Diving champion.
The only thing I don't like is the frame - I don't think it adds anything.