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Take my picture ...!!!

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 13 August 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I was aiming for the stone sculpture (seen in the background) in Mylapore temple , Chennai and planning for my shot...

These two lads who were playing in the temple yard suddenly planted themselves in front of my camera and would NOT budge until I took their picture !!!

They had no inhitbitions whatsoever... allowing / demanding to be photographed by a stranger....
utterly carefree not having a worry in the world....

Childhood can be fun...

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

I'm glad these two ventured in front of your camera!

13 Aug 2010 5:08am

@Luke Wiley: Me too.
Thanks,Luke, for your comment

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

They wanted their portrait together :)) Good one!

13 Aug 2010 5:45am

@Paco Díaz: They were inseparable...

Ginnie from Netherlands

As long as they didn't demand money from you, Sunder, I guess there's no harm, right?! Partners in crime. :)

13 Aug 2010 5:52am

@Ginnie: Thank God..they didnt do that!!
and, yes, Partners in crime, indeed....
Thanks, Ginnie, for your comment.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice portrait of these two together.

13 Aug 2010 6:01am

@Zing: Thanks a lot, Zing..

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice portrait

13 Aug 2010 6:42am

@Calusarus: Thanks a lot, Calusarus...
Much appreciated.

jpla from Anjou, France

J'aime bien le regard du petit ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Aug 2010 7:16am

@jpla: Merci beaucoup, jp
Beaucoup apprécié

Chris from France

Beautiful portraits. The faces are very touching. Tenderness.

13 Aug 2010 7:48am

@Chris: Thanks, Chris for you comment...

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very sweet, they can be. :).

13 Aug 2010 8:09am

@Sarito: Thanks a lot...

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

i likke the way they look

13 Aug 2010 8:22am

@Amir Pouryousef: Yes, they do look nice together...
Thanks, Amir

QB from Victoria, Canada

Nice! I wish more people did that around here. People see cameras and they duck. Maybe it's just me. ;)

I love the expressions. They look so very serious.

13 Aug 2010 9:39am

@QB: They caught me unawares and just wouldnt move...
Nice experience though.

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great portrait , they are very serious ,it was important for them ... We can see the stone sculpture behind !

13 Aug 2010 10:56am

@Mhelene: Thanks, Mhelene..
Yes, it was important for them..
You should have seen them after..they were overjoyed...couldnt caprture that expression as they ran way happily...

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Wonderful portrait with nice stone sculpture in background...
*I've same experience like this, and I'll just snap a picture of them when requested, they will be happy :)

13 Aug 2010 1:09pm

@Anne: Yes, Anne, they were overjoyed...
It was an enjoyable experience...
Thanks for your visit and comment.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Future of INDIA....Nice shot.

13 Aug 2010 1:33pm

@PRASHANT: Well said, Prashant
Indeed, they are our future..

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Cheeky couple of nippers,nice shot..

13 Aug 2010 1:39pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: They really were quite cheeky and refused to budge..
But when I started to focus, they looked serious...Probably I need to be more quick ..
Thanks for your comment, Anthony.

don from spokane, United States

A fine, informal street shot of these two persistent youngsters. I'm surprised at how serious they look.

13 Aug 2010 2:24pm

@don: Thanks , Don..
To be quite honest, they were playfully obstinate ..
Maybe it was my tardy fingers, that by the time I was ready..they became self concious - lost the spontaineity and voila...the serious look.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This makes me smile. What a great bit of fortune to have this opportunity to take their picture.

13 Aug 2010 2:27pm

@Viewfinder: Like you say, I was indeed fortunate...

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image! I love the contrast of lights on the roster for the boys! Excellent close-up! Best regards! Adela

13 Aug 2010 5:50pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

That is so sweet . I am glad you took their picture :)) So many times the same happened to me that kids just ask me to take their picture ;))

13 Aug 2010 5:52pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait

13 Aug 2010 7:44pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really great portrait

13 Aug 2010 8:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A good street portrait! These young gentlemen are definitely go getters! Well done Sunder! ;-)

13 Aug 2010 11:05pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

beautiful shot. well framed and focused! i especially like your lighting :)

13 Aug 2010 11:40pm

saravana from India

ha ha ..cho chweet.. they really trying their best to make this portrait look great

14 Aug 2010 12:43am

Manola from Bassens, France

And, careless children: a fact pleasure to see...
Magnificent momental photo...

14 Aug 2010 5:17am

k@ from Paris, France

I like their serious expressions, cute ;)

14 Aug 2010 7:29am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

a very great portrait I wish you a pleasant evening

14 Aug 2010 6:33pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

A very nice portrait !

14 Aug 2010 7:32pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Thank you for sharing, maybe that's what they wanted. They wanted to see the world through your camera.

19 Aug 2010 12:24pm