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"Its for us ,kids....get off the slide...."

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 23 November 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is what he seemed to say - by his stare and refusal to get off the slide...

I climbed this slide to get a "perspective-shot" from above as well as the reflection in the shiny surface...I liked the shadows cast by the trees around.

By the time I was done ( I didnt quite get the perspective I had in mind) , there were kids behind me in the ladder who wouldnt give way and this cheeky kid at the lower end refusing to budge....

With my camera slung on my neck, I had to creep slowly down the slide and jump off without hurting this obstructing lad....Quite a scene !!!

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Awesome! I like all the shadows!

23 Nov 2010 6:06am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

You can never be too old to play like a kid.

23 Nov 2010 6:08am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, love the angle looking down the slide

23 Nov 2010 6:22am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

funny story! I think you're right about what his thoughts are! love the shot, though! I love the shadows across the sand!

23 Nov 2010 6:36am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Interesting story, great capture!

23 Nov 2010 6:55am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great POV, did you get dizzy? :)

23 Nov 2010 7:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid image plunging, light and shadows are superb. Good day.

23 Nov 2010 7:31am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful shot...Beautiful POV.

23 Nov 2010 7:58am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli cadrage ! Je te souhaite une bonne journée


23 Nov 2010 8:01am

LB Vision & DowsherVision from paris, France

Bien vu, j'aime beaucoup les ombres ! peace !

23 Nov 2010 8:44am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

What a very good perspective!. I love your play between light and shadows.

23 Nov 2010 8:52am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Great story, wonderful shadows and love the grumpy kid ^^

23 Nov 2010 8:59am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

The boy's expression fits your title perfectly :) I love this image. Wonderful POV and comp

23 Nov 2010 9:22am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stubborn little boy.. a very nice point of view.. great light and shadow.

23 Nov 2010 9:44am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Using photography as an excuse to play on a kids slide-shame on you!!!!!(Joke)

23 Nov 2010 9:45am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Sunder Excellent composition! I would try descentrarlizar the slide, or make the composition more square removing the right side (mine) a subjective opinion of course! Bestregards, Adela

23 Nov 2010 9:50am

@Adela Fonts: Yes, I agree...Thanks for your comment.

Khatoon from Iran

Childhood ... Good loving .

23 Nov 2010 10:10am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Superb view for your capture, beautiful work.

23 Nov 2010 10:53am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastic capture Sunder, the depth effect is really great ! Have a lovely day :)

23 Nov 2010 11:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ah! The perils of being on location with your camera! Nice capture - I hope you stayed up there long enough to get the shot you wanted!

23 Nov 2010 11:25am

Anika from Tehran, Iran

دلم برای بچگی های خودم تنگ شد!
Beautiful shot

23 Nov 2010 11:57am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL....quite the tale to go with this wonderful capture! Don't mess with the little guys! Well done Sunder! ;-))

23 Nov 2010 1:07pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Really superb! Great composition of the photo !

23 Nov 2010 1:13pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Haha! Fantastic shot and title! :))

23 Nov 2010 3:06pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

I imagine the scene! This boy must have felt one with the roller coaster!
Beautiful composition!

23 Nov 2010 3:41pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

muy original , bien

23 Nov 2010 3:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. fabulous leading lines

23 Nov 2010 4:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Very interesting how the kids refused to give in to the adult person with the camera. I like your idea with this perspective. And, it was good to get a shot of the fellow who did such a great job of obstructing.

23 Nov 2010 4:29pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Fabulous - I love the reflections in the slide.

23 Nov 2010 5:13pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden


23 Nov 2010 6:20pm

tataray from france, France

Juste superbe ))

23 Nov 2010 6:31pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder,
I like the view, including shade, color and detail of the general view, very good. The little boy looks up surprised. I think he found it funny that an adult person on the slide. Sometimes it's nice to be a child.
Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

23 Nov 2010 6:39pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

The surface looks like water, awesome effect! Great effort to make this shot..;-))))))

23 Nov 2010 6:58pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I love the title it made me laugh and it is soooo true. You are too big for the slide! ;) Great shot.

23 Nov 2010 7:21pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

everything is gorgeous about this image , from subject to the light :)

23 Nov 2010 7:26pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Interesting POV

23 Nov 2010 7:55pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Kids will be kids, and this one sure seems to have an attitude about you being up there, maybe not the shot you originally wanted but a great shot none the less

23 Nov 2010 8:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ornery kids! Nice shot though.

23 Nov 2010 9:22pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

nice shot, interesting POV, this boy is a bit too serious ^^

23 Nov 2010 9:46pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Ohh..what a wonderful shot! Beautiful angle and colors and shades!

23 Nov 2010 10:05pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

ha! Great shot - and great colors . pov and great expression!!

24 Nov 2010 4:16am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite the original capture with a unique perspective. I love the shadows cast on the sand and the child's reflection off the surface of the slide.

24 Nov 2010 4:22am

Dana from Burbank, United States

Funny story. And very focused shot. Love the color, the ramp, the mulish kid -- and his shadow.

24 Nov 2010 4:59am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

hehe, great story - and even if you didn´t get the angle you wanted - it looks pretty cool with the reluctant boy at the end of the slide ;D Have a great day!

24 Nov 2010 7:48am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic light and perspective

24 Nov 2010 12:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

he didn't get it did he?
Brilliant perspective and made better by the puzzlement!

24 Nov 2010 10:48pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Brilliant capture! the lighting and shadow are fantastic, nice colour and story... :)

25 Nov 2010 4:44am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

That's one funny and well captured shot! YOU were tresspassing into the world of kids, they do not easily forgive it....

25 Nov 2010 6:55am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb capture with the light play!

25 Nov 2010 1:07pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really interesting scene. I like the shadows.

25 Nov 2010 1:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice composition

25 Nov 2010 6:11pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Interesting composition, and funny story :)

25 Nov 2010 9:07pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nice :)

26 Nov 2010 1:27pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice frame and perspective. Beautiful light too.

28 Nov 2010 4:54am

k@ from Paris, France

What a fabulous perspective ! Attitude, colors & all work superbly in your frame.

28 Nov 2010 12:24pm

satish from chennai, India

hello sunder

it me again. could you retake this shot with a polarizing filter . i think the 2 arms of the slide might look similar through a polarizer.

2 Dec 2010 4:30am