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7 Dec 2003 12:35AM
love it

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ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2003 12:35AM
Sheesh! I saw this as a lovely capture of childhood joy until I clicked on the thumbnail and read your description! Talk about cynical!! *Sigh* Ok, here's ya click.
Smile
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2003 1:03AM
One thing I couldn't help noticing in Cuba was the way colours would overlap, blending in between people and their immediate environment. Take the girls bag and the wall behind her as a classic example. One of many!
billma Plus
13 119 United States
7 Dec 2003 1:27AM
I really like this one. I love children caught in the act of being children. The colors are marvelous.
luigitoi Plus
13 5 1 Argentina
7 Dec 2003 2:42AM
Great shot, Tim, well deserved award. Your Cuban and Mexican portfolio is inspiring. You really capture the essence of those places, with amazingly sharp and colorful images and great compositions.
Thank you for your kind words on my portfolio.
SuziBlue Plus
14 16.2k 10 Scotland
7 Dec 2003 9:57AM
Ditto what Eric said! I don't think you needed to give a reason for the title itself - the title fits anyway and feels just absolutely right. Fits the place, the mood and the energy, and this is perfect in colour.

What catches me even more is the internal response I had BEFORE I knew she was watching a vicious dog fight, and AFTER.
7 Dec 2003 2:08PM
you sure know how to put the colours together, in all your pictures. or maybe you just have the same taste as me!
brilliant colurs, wonderful atmosphere. excellent! well done
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2003 12:38AM
Thanks for all the feedback folks. To Suzi, I hope your internal response was not too perturbed by the message in this one! To Eric, I was not being cynical, perhaps a little tongue in cheek? Anyone notice that colour overlap thing I was talking about?
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2003 12:41AM
Yes, and her legs, too. Don't worry, I only used the word cynical because it means "dog-like". Not being serious. Grin
aworan Plus
13 145
8 Dec 2003 9:18AM
Congrats on the award, Tim. Its amazing how certain things give people satisfaction. I can relate to the young lady here, while i was growing up in a West African country. I'd see a dog fight, and there'd be a small arena of us surrounding the 'gladiators'. Looking back it was a vicious sight to behold, but in some sick innocent way, we took pleausre from it. All part of growing up, I suppose (In certain social contexts)
krishna Plus
13 19
8 Dec 2003 10:38AM
A well deserved award, Tim. This truly captures the spirit of the place. The colours are so earthy. The girl's glee is so uninhibited and spontaneous and you got her hopping!! Great shot.
a2jlp 14 165 Scotland
9 Dec 2003 9:48PM
A magic moment and for me, much of what photography is about. A real 'slice of life'. Well done.
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2003 10:11PM
Yes, it's real, and you can't argue with that.
11 Dec 2003 12:00PM
inspiring!
flossie Plus
13 1.6k
12 Dec 2003 3:19PM
You can almost feel her excitement - great picture. I think I would have preferred not to have known what was promting this reaction, but there you go ...that's life!
Well done for being picture of the week (and getting the ed's choice )
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2003 4:24PM
Thanks again for all the kind comments. Sorry again, to have let the cat out of the bag about the true emotions behind this image!
hnsngrh Plus
14 10 United States
13 Dec 2003 5:01AM
I can only say that I'm surprised only ten people commented so far. There are so many things to like about the photo, including the colors, the sharpness and position of the little girl and the overall composition. I would love to have a chance to stoll the streets in Trinidad - after seeing your shot!
hnsngrh Plus
14 10 United States
13 Dec 2003 5:01AM
I can only say that I'm surprised only ten people commented so far. There are so many things to like about the photo, including the colors, the sharpness and position of the little girl and the overall composition. I would love to have a chance to stoll the streets in Trinidad - after seeing your shot!
agoreira 13 6.0k Wales
19 Dec 2003 9:47AM
Make that eleven people! I came here as a result of "Tim"? commenting on one of my shots, I'd missed it previously. :-( Well worth thr trip, an excellent capture, first class!
Frank
31 Jul 2004 6:43PM
You have an excellent portfolio, I really enjoy the people shots! Brilliant
regards
Jill
5 Sep 2004 3:29PM
Just brilliant - talk about the decisive moment! Great capture, great colours and textures too.
5 Sep 2004 3:31PM
Just brilliant - talk about the decisive moment! Great capture, great colours and textures too.
5 Sep 2004 4:37PM
Sorry!
Lovely Colours, you caught this image perfectly!!
Click to ya!!
Suzan Smile
A little late, but Congrats on the EC-it was well-deserved!!
Suzan Smile
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2004 9:30AM
Thanks Suzan! You are too kind!

Regards,

Tim
An image you could come back to many times, cheers

Phil
24 Jan 2005 2:20AM
SUPERB capture Tim.. wonder how I missed it earlier.. very well-captured and composed ! excellent colours too Smile
well done, again !
click***
raghav
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2005 3:58PM
Thanks Phil and Raghav! Really very kind comments indeed! and greatly appreciated!

Regards,

Tim
woodlark Plus
12 538 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 12:27PM
Brilliant capture.
karl
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 6:57PM
Thanks Karl!

Tim
1 Feb 2005 1:12PM
Just came to visit your portfolio and I'm not sure how I missed it in the first place. Starting with this excellent shot, I'm going to have a good look.
pip
celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2005 5:20PM
Thanks Pip!

You are VERY kind!

Tim
love it. click
14 Feb 2006 9:19AM
Not mundane at all, a wonderful candid shot

Hawk
Take-a-View Plus
13 293 5 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2008 11:13PM
Great candid
Diana Plus
10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
19 May 2008 9:27PM
superb !!!
Dianna

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