This young guy was captured on Panagsama Beach, Moalboal during Easter… With a firm grip on his lifesaver he seems to be making up his mind if the surf is too big for a swim!
Moalboal is a town on the South West coast of Cebu, situated some 90 km from Cebu City. The place has gained fame in scuba circles because of the coral reefs around Pescador Island, about 20 minutes banca ride away.
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krishindu (469) 2005-12-01 4:46
Dare to go! Humorous shot Pablo. I really liked it. From behind, I can even read his face!
pitai (3985) 2005-12-01 6:41
hello pablo, very nice point of view. looks like the kid is having a second thought about the ocean. lol. very strong colors and light. well done, gabriel.
berek (33531) 2005-12-01 10:20
Hi Pablo ,
Your composition is great. i like it. TFS.
Sharpness : 7/10
Light : 7/10
Colour : 8/10
Composition : 10/10
turkamerikali (3291) 2005-12-01 23:09
This is very cute shot:)
I like the pov,softness,colors,frame and note.TFS
prumod (8300) 2005-12-02 1:40
this is a great one... in this shot even if i can't see his face i can see the expression... and your pp makes it very simple and just like a water color wash...
Vesela (967) 2005-12-02 3:45
What a lovely shot!That boy looks so cute!
I think the picture misses a bit of sharpnees but I like it anyway.
efigesta (12188) 2005-12-02 7:01
Hi My Friend
Great portrait, i love it, so ternure pic with a great colors and POV
ChrisJ (94802) 2005-12-03 4:04
I like the juxtapositioning of green, cyan, & red, in this superb beachside image. Perhaps a bit more sharpness? Still excellent overall, & tfs.
erdna (5711) 2005-12-04 13:14
Thank you for this picture. It made my day! I was all smiles looking at this photo, coupled with your title, it is a super icture for me.
I will be away from home, TE and TL from December 7 to 21, 2005. I like to wish you and your family, a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
Marlis (2298) 2005-12-05 8:40
this is a great daily life shot. Nice low POV. We don't need to see the kid's face- we can feel and guess what he is thinking. Fabulous moment.
sergio1 (12152) 2005-12-14 12:48
Bonita composición y escena particularmente me gusta porque aparece este niño pequeño que llena de vida la captura.
ballyna (1689) 2005-12-19 18:15
nice capture,he is very lovely and looking at this pic gives a pleasure especially in these winter season:-)I hope he does not dare.
anavazao (5592) 2005-12-27 18:13
dada (1135) 2005-12-29 3:56
very good photo and the title is well chosen:D
I love the combination of colours here:)
Rushabh (389) 2006-01-05 23:11
Pablo you have captured a great moment here! Looks like it was taken midday but none the less the light makes it interesting. TFS
fmfelman (118) 2006-01-30 7:50
Great shot. I like that we can see the wave splashing as he takes hesitant steps toward it. The title of this shot is perfect. I wonder if you can sharpen the the shot just a bit more? It's hot summertime in Buenos Aires right now and this photo makes me want to rush to the beach! :)
pranab (5354) 2006-02-03 23:29
good question here! do i really want to go for it!
no matter how you look at it , this photo just puts you at the moment.
great capture. good color contrast.
elBud (2237) 2006-02-17 10:30
this is a really good one, a nice decisive moment, good colors.
thanx for sharing Pablo.
andr3w (595) 2006-03-04 19:21
Vert very cute shot. Truely a decisive moment for this little fella.
sufi (9588) 2006-03-14 7:57
Hi Pablo my friend;
It's a wonderful composition and very cute photograph... I like it so much...
giannispap (263) 2006-03-14 7:59
excellent! i like the title!
nice shot! clear image!
riclopes (35577) 2006-03-25 6:03
Quite funny note and title.
Diferent from your usual Norway winter scenes, this image make me wish for summer days. The pose of the kid really works with your note and the decisive moment is very well captured. Good work!
Have a good weekend,
dHitman (0) 2006-04-01 3:05
An interesting shot you have here. The tight grip of the boy's hand on the float says it all. Good moment and tight framing. TFS!
sayan (2617) 2006-04-24 8:26
I lke the composition. Great light and colour too. Only thing that it is not very sharp. But I think that does not matter too much. The idea is great as well as the title of the pic!
plimrn (21344) 2006-04-25 4:26
I agree with your note and your critiques above, this is a very expressive photo; that tight grip on the life ring, those feet firmly planted in the sand. Well done!!
rozy975 (3047) 2006-05-02 4:50
This is really cute. I can imagine his face.
"To go or not to go in the water??"
WhistlingChill (8) 2006-06-08 16:43
soo nice... successful shot
keep it up :)
daddo (22664) 2006-07-21 7:02
Hi Pablo. A sweet picture which captures the perspective of the little ones where everything is magnified and yet the world is there to be explored. Shall I? Shan't I? And the colours are just superb. My compliments. Klaudio
edal (6804) 2006-08-22 16:06
You've captured the natural hesitation of children at entering see waters. Of course, it's not for long...
Good old capture of yours!
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-09-16 8:00
oh my gosh this is SOOO cute!!Perfect title to an adorable photo! Love the colors as well ...TFS
Angshu (54745) 2006-09-17 23:56
Well seen and well captured my friend...a tad less sharp, but I love the compo & your caption
pierrefonds (54962) 2006-09-24 7:49
A good POV of this young child looking at the sea and asking himself should I go in the water. The photo has a very good composition and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-11-17 7:57
Very kind and expressive shot! This is a very good observation and playful theme. Its an effective POV and superb cut. Suggestive moment and impressive shot!
Thank you, nice days
smash2707 (3310) 2006-12-26 8:50
Hi Pablo. Beautiful composition and nice color contrast you captured here. Well seen. I would just sharpen the shot a tiny bit. Regards, Yvonne
cepekdong (3676) 2006-12-30 13:21
this pic is very funny, sadly its cut on the right side but the baby is very beautiful ! i like it !
Giorgio (11279) 2007-02-04 11:27
- Very pleasant and funny image with this kid and his buoy which seems to hesitate before being thrown to water, it's very sympathetic, bravo!
robertbartolome (270) 2007-04-01 7:41
Lovely composition and your title fits very well with it. Cebu is indeed one of the great places to go if one wants to see beautiful beaches.
By the way, thanks for your comment on my "Friends at a sari-sari store" photo. I'm pretty sure you saw one in your trip to the Philippines :-)
gunbud (34066) 2007-04-20 22:18
I think he will work up the courage for a taste of the wonderful salty blue surf. It seems he is using his lifesaver as a cane as he moves across the bumpy white sand. Lovely moment you have caught here.
clic (14154) 2007-08-26 9:38
After this first bath at sea, don't worry, he won't hesitate anymore!
His still posture is evocative of hesitaton.
giorgimer (34804) 2007-09-27 1:41
excellent moment capture, very nice idea. It seems this is a little out of focus. Good colors and POV.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-12-29 13:14
He seems a little small or using such a big buoy in the sea, but this is a very nice child's view.
All the best,
UlfE (14639) 2008-02-07 10:26
I am a little bit reluctant to comment your old photos, since the are not up to your present standard. However, taking into account that this picture is taken a long time ago this one is very nice. Very colourful and well composed but I am sure if you took a similar picture today you would have placed the whole lifesaver inside the frame. I could see that in your latest post you placed the lifesaver inside the frame with with very good margins. Have a nice evening!
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-05-05 9:40
Hi pablo that would be a very good picture would it perfect sharp
great moment but so unfortunately not as good
but nevertheless well done
jmdias (52650) 2008-09-27 17:18
amazing view, the boy is perfectly put in the scene, the strips of colors of the beach and sea in front of him and the title is perfect too. I guess sharpness isn't so special but nothing to spoils the compo. nice colors and light
foozi (7101) 2008-10-24 17:59
a great composition of bright colours
on a bright day.
Excellent ideas with good presentation of
jafadabret (56497) 2008-12-09 2:39
Cette photo est un sourire pour cette journée. J'aime cette attitude du bonhomme en face de la mer, la main crispée sur la bouée.
charlotte_iona (1115) 2009-04-14 4:36
This is wonderful! Great pov and perfect moment as the wave breaks in front of the little boy.
Besides the lack of sharpness (perhaps a result of resizing), my only complaint is the edge of the rubber ring being cut off - I'd rather see the whole thing, or crop in even further.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-04-20 0:08
Nice scene. Very nice brave young man. GOod shot. Very funny effect.
belido (19934) 2009-07-26 6:21
lovely and original catch. I like the play between the colors. The lifesaver is suggestive and brings context to the scene. Framing is really good as well. Great one!
Amaz (11475) 2009-08-20 1:10
Nice compostion, Pablo!!
Good combination of colours and fine POV!!!
Very well done!!!
Nicou (116458) 2010-04-07 0:31
quelle iamge et portrait de soe, sueprbe ce jeune avec sa bouées, il hésite à se lancer dans les vagues, mangigique isntant et captage.
bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2010-12-03 3:12
it is really superb. The posture of the child offers nice mood. Like the vivid colours. Great composition with nice depth, sharpness and clarity. Tfs.
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-00-00
- Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon F-301
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Personal Favourites, Processed from film or prints [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-01 4:04