Yu Yuan Garden, old city in Shanghai...Outside the famous tea house during the middle of a busy day...So much photographed by tourists.. Nothing much natural here...I was trying to ward off the peddlers trying hard to peddle watches, Pens & DVDs. I was thinking uninterestingly, what could be worth shooting here..so full of artificial life...
Then I was proved wrong,as this scene unfolded before me as I sat there watching.
She is a one of the peddlers who tried her best selling her bits of watches & pens...Might not be a successful day for her. After a tiring day she drops down to relax with her baby & the baby was so happy with the private time she got from her mother...
Just two of them lost in their private world in the middle of tourist cacophony all around!...
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japiey (10163) 2007-08-28 2:30
THIS IS A REAL GIFT...
The baby holding her mom as close as he can...and the lovely smile...PERFECT in catching such a golden moment from life.
Thoughtfull mother and a lovely child..
isabela_sor (47700) 2007-08-28 2:52
Simply touching scene!!!Lovely!I don't care about cadrage here,only feelings are importyant :)
tsti003 (285) 2007-08-28 22:17
Hi Premanand Thangavelu
Nice shot, it certainly carries a lot of emotion and tenderness.
Your other critics have summed the situation up perfectly, a golden moment, thoughtful mother, lovely child, touching scene, and feelings are important. This is exactly what I see here.
My suggestion would be to hone in on all this emotion and crop it right back to just the too characters and eliminating everything else. I will do a quick workshop to show you what I mean.
It's a precious moment, and you saw it and you capured it, well done.
oochappan (16981) 2007-08-30 9:07
A very pleasant cozy scene Prem to see how the baby is intensively hugging mother after she came back :), nicely seen and isolated from the OOF background area.
prumod (8300) 2007-08-31 9:24
it's clarity is superb... expsoure is perfect... nice title apt for the shot....
noborders (1010) 2007-09-05 0:34
The moment is really precious and wonderful, a bit moving too, the baby seems even to try to comfort her mother - I feel rather sorry for her, she seems to have a hard life and I hope that she'll find time for her child !
Technically, the sharpness is so perfect, I'd love to touch the soft, velvetty little hands and arms of the child...
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-05 16:52
Hi Prem. A very fine human-nature composition. It is clear with good colours, but more importantly it is powerfully emotive. Beautiful work. Murray.
axiotea (21649) 2007-09-10 21:26
I like the joyful expression of the kid holding tightly her mother's arm. A touching image with fine sharpness and natural colors.
Have a nice day
danasam (1075) 2008-08-13 5:19
Hi Premanand, very good moment you captured, excellent timing. well done.
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2554)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): MOTHER : [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 2:25