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My Sweet Little Team

My Sweet Little Team
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Copyright: sharina jalil (sharinawati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 148] (614)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-03
Categories: Event
Exposure: f/4.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Adorable Kids 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 8:34
Viewed: 1916
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends of TL,
I'm back from the hospital and was going through some folders for a happier picture.

Last year there was this English Language Carnival with various competitions for primary school students. A new competition called 'Action Song' was created for pupils of age ranging from 7 to 9 in a group of 15, and they had to sing and make actions in the duration of 5 minutes. Well, managing very young 2nd language learners of English of a rural school was pretty much a handful - but exciting as well. We stayed back after school for 2 weeks and practiced during weekends too. Hectic weeks but they ended up well. We won 1st place in the semi-district level, went for the district level but then, didn't make it for state level. But it was a wonderful experience!

The little boys and girls (Asyraf, Irfan, Izzul, Amirun, Atikah, Afiqah, Asyikin, Shikin, Nurul, Aqilah, Fadhlah, Masturina, Rosma, Syasya & Noor) are clad in bright red outfit which we borrowed from the brass-band team, for we were low in budget - posing in the compound of the school we were competing at. Brilliant youngsters!

No PP, just resized.

All workshops and critiques appreciated. Thanks Dot

Hope you like it.

ShellyOB, Silvio2006, japiey, harpya, shelbeesmom, tanburi, dareco, black_dream, Rabani, CyberMeritam has marked this note useful
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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-04 9:04]
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HI Sharina
Good to hear you are now better from the infection, and congratulations on your win.

Its a very nicely composed shot,altough there are a few distracting elements, ie: the tree the garbage pail, the picture is somewhat slanted, and some of the faces a bit dark. But getting all of them to pose without moving is to me a fantastic shot, as the smiling faces in the foreground make up for the dark ones.

If you allow workshops you would learn a lot from them as many of the members that do workshops are very talented.

Hello, Sharina,
marvelous shades of red and a very unique line up to get all your students in the photo. I like the contrast in the green grass and that brilliant red. Well composed to be able to see each one's face. I like this. Thanks,

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-05-04 12:17]

Heelo Sharina!
Good to hear you are back from hospital. I hope you are healthy now :)
It's a nice picture,i like their uniforms :P They are all beautiful children!
Hope to hear soon from you and hope to see many beautiful pictures like this one!

Have a nice day!


by the way... you have a beautiful name

Salam Sharina,
What a lovely composition.Nicely portraits of this cute childrens.TFS.


Olá Sharina

I like the composition. It´s different way to see scool Group. Great colours.

Great to be at home!

my regards


Hi Sharina,

Beautifull smiles... lovely kids..
I like these images...
Very colourfull...
Enjoy Life...

Take care,


Hi Sharina, well returned Home, thanks for this beautiful composition with lovely children, great sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-05-05 7:00]
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bonjour Sharina,
C'est vraiment agréable d'avoir autant de sourire dirigés vers toi, cela apporte une grande fraîcheur !
Bonne journée


Hello Sharina

beautiful position
of these children, I like the expression of your faces
of their happiness of being photographed.
Beautiful culture and respect for her.
I like their uniform, the red is beautiful and strong.
Congratulations for the post!


WOW! Intense reds here! Great exposure, LOVE the curve of the line in this one! The kids are adorable!

Hellow Sharina,
Haw are you my friend...
Congratulations. Now you win against the ilness.
Your composition is perfect.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Sharina,
what a great photo of those cute and cheerfull kids.
Beautifull faces, colours and pov.
Regards Caesar

Hello Sharina,
1. Wonderful composition,
2. Great contrast,
Beautiful smiling lovely faces.
All of them.. I liked.

Selahattin E

Adorable kids. nice candid of them. Composed well.

Bravo!Wonderful sweet team!I like it!

This is really beautifully done, and I must add it to my 'adorable kids' theme. I like the bright colors and the expressions on the childrens faces. Have a great day!

Hello Sharina,
An unusual arrangement for a group portrait, but I feel it works very well!
Lovely contrast between the greenery and their uniforms, and it is always a treat to see happy kids...
Expressions are well conveyed in this colourful composition!
Pablo -

Very good work! Excellent composition, sharpness and colors! The little faces are adorable!
Best regards,


que bellas caritas te felicito colores hermosos

Assalammu'alaikum Sharina
I have to be honest with you without justifying it ok :)
You didn't do that much justice to this troop of yours. If I were you, I would have taken them somewhere nearby and, how they posed would be yours to decide. Something playful, cheerful and looking confidently cool. The arrangement could be something like you have here in zigzag, which by the way is thoughtful, so as you could get everyone in.

I learn in photography, the first instance might be good or appealing at first sight but when you work at it for a little bit more, you might get something better. By working at it, you are also giving yourself time to notice things on the periphery which might not give that much added values to your work. In photography school, it is called "working your subject".

Have fun with your teaching ok. I was a school teacher once, assigned to a rural school with the same or even lower deficiency. And I learn too that, when you are in a school like that, you have to be a Peter Pan a lot more than a government teacher.


Asalamualaikum Sharina,
Outstanding image, well composed and with beautiful colors.Love all the expression here, wonderful done my dear friend.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-06-04 19:03]

Hello Sharina,
children are cute and innocent. You could see lots of poses which are genuine and spontaneous.
Great huma action shot. Exciting colours with great clarity. TFS


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