Children of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.
Children just wanna have some fun, don't they. This was a shot I took a few minutes before I took the one that I posted before.
El Nido, Palawan is one of the most beautiful places that I've ever been to. It is a phtographer's paradise. Here are more pictures I took from this trip. Please visit the link hereunder and your comments will be appreciated.
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AnaFrantz (636) 2006-11-07 9:39
This is a beutifull scene Manuel! Full of energy, life and naturality! I really liked this shot! Well done!
MCL5455 (78) 2006-11-07 9:41
Nice capture of a fun moment for these kids. Good idea to see the colored balloons; it amplifies this magical moment.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-11-07 9:43
wonderful! Great idea with colors balloons and dark siluette of children. I like it.
zizzer77 (721) 2006-11-07 9:47
jmcl (14535) 2006-11-07 9:56
Wow, the color of the balloons against the darkness of the other elements is great. The color of those balloons says all that ever needs to be said about the emotions of kids on a beach.
I wonder if the effect would be amplified a bit more if you took all the kids down to silhouette?
takabanda7 (338) 2006-11-07 9:57
Really love this one. Nice contrast between the black shadows and the colours of the balloons. Wow
rozy975 (3047) 2006-11-07 10:01
I love the joy in this photo.
Balloons look fantastic on the monochrome sky.
goodwill (4226) 2006-11-07 10:05
A million dollars shot Manuel. This shot remins me of mine own childhood,when I would wait for the Sun in the East and go ourt in the lawn to play with my friends......with the same ballons.
I can feel your shot .
wolf38 (31296) 2006-11-07 10:06
Hello Manuel. A beautiful and peaceful photo, - to be nearly too beautifully over true. Everything is arranged perfect and outstanding composed. Light and colors tons accord very well with one another. Nevertheless a masterpiece of the photo art. Many greetings, Wolfgang.
Dionysos (1234) 2006-11-07 10:06
This is unbelievable ! One of the best, in your portfolio, in all TE !
berseph (1758) 2006-11-07 10:34
Nice capture. I like the outline of the children. I also like how the only things in color are the balloons and the pale sky. It's quite an interesting result.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-11-07 11:53
99 red baloons ... do you remember that song from the early 80ies?
I like this capture with these silhouettes of the kids and the baloons going up to the sky.
partha (14023) 2006-11-07 12:34
A cheerful moment u have captured. The dynamism of the children, the floatind baloons, the nice atmosphere all mixed together to give a great shot.
nico51 (274) 2006-11-07 13:57
Très belle photo avec un bon contre-jour et de la lumière dans les ballons.
natwald (0) 2006-11-07 16:49
You lucky *** ;)
What a marvelous thing to photograph.
And an excellent job you did of it too.
cessy (13647) 2006-11-07 16:57
wow.. what a great and fun moment captured
very nice, Manuel
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-11-08 0:15
Very Very nice, Manuel! The spirit of youth at a very dramatic settings, shot against the setting light, clouds building up, the sea close by, the colorful balloon fills the kids with pure joy...such simple toy, but so much joy come out of it... (did you see the similarity of "toy" to "joy"...just saw it now...)
A well taken shot, good call for the exposure decision.
arnab_thokder (63) 2006-11-08 1:00
Okay, this one is great, but not better than the previous one. This is going into my favourite also.
vapours (8264) 2006-11-08 3:52
Great shot Manuel, the colourful balloons look great against the almost colourless background and water. Nicely done.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-11-08 7:14
Very interesting mixture of silhuettes and colours. Great moment, I wonder if a more panoramic view wouldnt make it look even better.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-11-08 7:42
lucky you to be there at that time; those coloured ballons are lovely details in this lovely scene with the children.
greetings from Holland
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-08 14:19
Another pure joy, in EVERY sense of the word, Manuel! An incredible shot, again, much like one previous one but now with these fantastic balloons hopping all over... beauty itself...
will come back
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-11-13 1:59
Fantastic view over that dozens of children playing and dancing. Greta POV and good sharpness.
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-14 10:16
Hi Manny, i love your works!it is the first time i comment a shot of yours...
This shot is wonderful...and i haave great emotions watching it!there is an incredible atmosphere here!it an image full of life, with a great reflections and fantastic colours and lights!wow Manny, really i have to thank you!
ciao from Italy!
marietom (34609) 2006-11-21 16:41
Le contraste entre les couleurs des ballons et les ombres des personnages est très réussi.
Javid (1262) 2006-12-22 6:57
fantastic.like all of your works.
I have nothing to say more.
sanalytis (1634) 2006-12-30 21:56
Your pictures are all stunning, each evoking much emotion. Not much more I can say. Beautiful.
Serendipity (1045) 2007-02-17 8:49
Wow ! Fabulous backlighting !
kingofquns (0) 2007-06-13 6:37
Wow! I looked at your portfolio and couldn't decide which one to critique. All of them are stunning. This one is a work of art. Congratulations.
savask (1891) 2007-09-16 9:35
great moment. I imagine the joy of those boys. Excellent compo
jusninasirun (17162) 2007-11-20 5:23
I like this picture because of the colors of the balloons even under the low light condition. The activities if the children playing was captured brilliantly against the fading light.
madziabis (261) 2008-10-30 22:30
fantastic photo. I absolutely love it! I am going to Palawan in January and can't wait!
sunamoon (10) 2008-12-29 16:07
Wow You have a gallery of photos than more impressive, transmits a joy and life your photos amazing, you have got an eye privileged for this art of the image!
This image is an example of it, original and precious image, Congratulations!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Merou (4726) 2009-10-05 13:59
I like it very much. The oposition from the colors and the children are excellent
kishorek (105) 2010-06-08 5:46
Great capture of the JOY. Perfect colors,sharpness and framing. The colors of the baloons adding the more flavour to the picture. Welcone my friend. TFS.
svefay (810) 2010-06-14 13:40
that is an excellent composition,bravo...
ajitsrawat (78) 2010-06-16 6:44
I do not have much knowledge to write critique for a photograph. But I can not stop watching this photo. Clouds near sun which is about to set, sky filled with
colored balloons, joyful children in dark shades... everything is perfect. A great composition.
blueaquan (279) 2010-06-16 10:23
One among the best photographs I like in TE. Superb colour dynamics, its simply perfect.
Much more than technicalities, its the joy and expressions of these Children that puts a smile on us. Its true, best things in life come in small packages :)
Cheers, for sharing this picture...
alak73 (18) 2015-10-21 19:28
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 70-200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2006-11-07 9:36
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