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meager comfort

meager comfort
Photo Information
Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-04
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2009/12/11 Warm&Comf/Cool&Refreshing [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-11 5:05
Viewed: 3705
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A meal of rice, chicken, and broth provided an intense comfort to young Roberto. Roberto and his family were enjoying the public beach on this day of rest. His sister had just eaten and and was ready to swim and plunge onto the calm Pacific water. A simple life the family has, but they are happy and blessed in many ways.

Shot during a walking tour of Zamboanga City, a city besieged with peace and order turmoils. After taking this photo, Roberto insisted on sharing his meal. I declined but bought him a bottle of coke which made him super hyper.

Check out the WS for Roberto's portrait.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-11 5:32]

Hi Danilo,
I like this type of documentation shots - photojournalism!
The picture tells a story!
This child is enjoying his meal with a good expression of fulfilment in his face.
Very good natural colors.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-11 6:20]

Hi Danilo,

Thank you for sharing this simple yet heart-warming photo and background story. Our lives are extremely complex in comparison, but are we happier as a result? I don't believe so. Have a nice weekend.


Hello Danilo

These are the images that make an impact on us more fortunate souls. The Portrait you have here is wonderful. Keep them coming less we forget. To see thes kind of images make us ask about our fate and destiny. "WHY" Thanks Danilo

God Bless

Hello Danilo,
Well captured daily life scene. I liked natural pose of kid and clarity.
Selahattin E

Hello Danilo!
Outstanding documentary shot,with great
pose ,expression and natural colours!
Regards and tfs


This is a superb photo. There are two stories going on here composed beautifully by a diagonal. Lighting and detail are flawless.


Excelente documento de este niño comiendo ,a veces no nos damos cuenta de las cosas que tenemos y de lo poco que tienen los demas
buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-12-11 10:11]

What a lovely child!
Is very hungry I think!
Congratulation for the sharp details and lovely colors!

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-11 10:35]

Hi Danilo,
An image with a feeling.
Facial expression tells a lot.
You have placed him well in the
corner leaving room to
capture the BG activity.
A well composed shot.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi dear Danilo,
What a superb daily life shot vith great capture.Nice contribution to the theme.TFS.


Very sharp and clear photos.
Nice colors and detalis.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-11 13:20]

HI Danilo
Its when you see shots like these that you realize how fortunate we are. Its excellent as a story, thank you for sharing it with us.
I like how you isolated Roberto while still including the rest of the family at play.

Lovely composition Danilo and the DOF really highlights the subject well yet we can still see some of the environment clearly!! Good light and well exposed..


Hi, Danillo. This is photojournalism my friend and seeing kids running around and happy is a beautiful sight. The Photo is sharp, with good metering, and the including the background makes it interesting.Cheers and TFS.

Hi Danilo.
Very nice caught of view of this young kid,
eating her meal,
Excellent POV. and details,
good and excellent picture..
well done.
PS. Many thanks for your comments to my picture '1000 post...Merci..

Hi Danilo,

A very touching shot with great note, adore this wonderful composition, and that too through the eyes of an experienced photographer like you!
Great moment is captured here, with wonderful expressions and contentment the child is having on his face.

Very well done!

best regards,

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-12-12 2:31]


A touching daily life shot, well documented.
Sarap talaga kumain sa beach, specially with the family


Hi Danilo ,

I missed this shot and your last blazing one due to meager budget but this meager meal is very sentimental shot of yours which reflects a great deep stories of the unfortunate,unequal man made system ,a very thoughtful and kind contributing presentation,Roberto your innocent model plays a perfect role in this capturing, your skillful POV created a good narrow DOF with very much supporting elements in BG which is associated in your note.

Have a Happy Weekend,
Mushtaq Hussain

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-12 5:02]

Hi Danilo

A superb daily life scene of the boy and his simple seaside meal of rice & chicken. Tfs!

Wonderful to see something form a different part of the world and hear you documentary on the photo, just shows the generosity of kids even though they don't have much, he would have enjoyed the coke.

Wonderful photo.

Hello Danilo,

This is a photo with story, heart touching story.
You made excellent photo with focusing on this little boy who is enjoying in his simple meal.
Very good POV, sharpness and light and colors tones.

Best regards,

Olá Danilo

Ótima captura, boa luz e nitidez.
Interessantes detalhes e bonitas cores.

Boas my dear friend Danilo
The portrait of Robert (WS) shows a vey intense look and kid. He is very interesting. Beautiful portrait.
Eating gives a great confort, sometimes we feel there is something that miss us we eat trying to fill what is impossible to do. ..but in facyt it gives a little confort not only to the body.
Life can be simple but happy. Very well composed and captured this photo and a great add to the theme. Unique. my friend.
Um abraço
Ps I love your note and the great Idea of giving him a coke...Great confort!!( I love Coke-Cola)
Do you know that just after 25 th april 1974 it has been possible to drink a coke in Porugal?

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-13 2:37]


Fantastiqeu portrait de ce jeune qui prend son reaps, une merveille, le captage est parfait de belles couleurs, un netteté et pureté parfaite, grandiose.

Bravo e amitié


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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-12-13 6:06]

how can I miss this photo! a familiar site and a well executed shot! love the moment you captured! the background activity added to the photo too! well framed shot! TFS

Ciao Damilo, lovely composition with cute model, fantastic B&W portrait in the WS, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Danilo.
Magnifique image instantanée faite avec un excellent cadrage en gros plan.
Une photo digne d'une revue.
Bonne soirée.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent portrait of this little boy!
Full of beautiful colors, light, contrast and sharpness!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-12-13 10:40]

Ciao Danilo

You also have a great sensitivity in finding
wonderful photos, and with high quality, both in
image as the composition of context!
Superb setting in the image and earned his lunch.
Also looked in your WS, the picture in B & W was fabulous!
Congratulations my friend ...


Danillo grt shot my friend it shows that you dont need riches to be happy as long as you have friends and family
tfs regards bryan

Hello Danilo.. :)

How are you my friend.. ?
Wew,,!! This is really nice.. good daily life shot here.. i'm really impressed.. :)
Nothing else i can say my friend..all is there..excellent !! Well done.. :P


Hello Danilo,
Excellent contribution to the theme. Amazing composition indeed. Well done.
Best wishes,

Moving image from the heart, from someone who has a heart- wonderful.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-14 12:51]

Hello Danilo.
Very goog contribution to the friday`s theme. Original image. Good moment captured. Interesting scene.
Best Regards.,
Janek Kloss

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-12-17 9:43]

Hello Danilo,

Excellent Portrat of this young child.
Beautiful sharpness and wonderful colors.
This is the day in this region
The framing is beautiful, congratulations.

Muy buena tu imagen danilo, la composicion, el color y el tema. Felicidades por tus tomas. :)

A very nice "reportage" shot. The softly blurred BG keeps the attention on the boy : good DOF. Nice composition with a good light.
Best regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-04 9:49]

Hi Danilo,
beautiful shot of Lovely Roberto..Well taken.TFS.Necla.

Hi Danilo!
Very well captured daily life scene.
Sweet portrait!

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