Childhood Joy


Photo Information
This little child stood off from the "statue busker" in Bourke Street Mall, not daring to approach but completely fascinated. Then with slow movements the statue beckoned her forward. Slowly, hesitantly, almost fearfully, the little girl approached, a most serious expression on her face. The statue reached out, the little girl reach out in return, and slowly they touched, gently and gracefully, just the ends of their fingers. Then as if by magic the little girl's face erupted into the widest most joyful smile. The statue held her hand and the little girl moved in close. They communicated in total silence for about 10 minutes while the little girl refused to give up the hand of the statue - all the time with that same look of of total joy and wonder on her face.

I was so honoured to be able to capture that moment.

Melbourne, Australia, Dec 2010
02/01/2012 - 06:49Rhoufi
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length70mm
Views/Likes51/0

GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 07:23
Beautiful moment and light
PPG

Rhoufi

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 07:59
@GIULIO,
Thank you so much, I uploaded this to my page because it was just placed equal second in the Weekly Competition:

http://www.pentaxuser.co.uk/competitions/weekly-competition--233-joy-232

Thank you so much for your comment.
 
 
Melbourne, Australia
Pentax K-5; 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR Zoom; 70mm f2.4 LTD Prime; 50-135mm f2.8 SDM Zoom; Lightroom 3.6
Last Edited by Rhoufi on 02/01/2012 - 08:01

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 09:08
Good photo - better words.
My Flickr link

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (John Lennon)

sam-joseph

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 10:51
It's nice to hear words of encouragement for the statues. They move so infrequently that their hourly rate is abysmal at best. Let's hope their Union gets behind them and rallies the government for a better deal. At least the kid looks happy.
Regards
Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70

nonur

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 11:23
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful moment and light

I agree!
Regards,
Nezih

Rhoufi

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 11:30
@SteveEveritt
Thanks Steve. I just uploaded a photo from 30 secs prior to this moment, but it won't appear until the Quarterly Competition is judged. It shows the moment of the touch that I described in the words.

@sam-joseph
I like your sense of humour sam; I often llok at these statue buskers and wonder how they can do it. This lady is particularly good, she speaks with only expressions and always has a crowd around her.

@nonur
Thanks nonour, a nice bright sunny day in Melbourne often has pretty intense light.
 
 
Melbourne, Australia
Pentax K-5; 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR Zoom; 70mm f2.4 LTD Prime; 50-135mm f2.8 SDM Zoom; Lightroom 3.6

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 02/01/2012 - 16:53
Masterpiece!
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.

szgabor

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 10:37
nonur wrote:
GIULIO57 wrote:
Beautiful moment and light

I agree!

Me too. Lovely expression.
Regards,
Gábor
My website
My PPG site

pauljay

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 15:38
That's just lovely!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
jaypix
yankee44
PPG

Rhoufi

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 23:58
@Bobbinalorry
Phew! quite a compliment, many thanks.

@szgabor
The expression is truly magic

@pauljay
Thank you so much. A candid capture always has the purest expressions
 
 
Melbourne, Australia
Pentax K-5; 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 WR Zoom; 70mm f2.4 LTD Prime; 50-135mm f2.8 SDM Zoom; Lightroom 3.6
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