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When the head fits

When the head fits
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-25
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Portrait
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Vietnam Cambodia
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 4:22
Viewed: 2406
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
South of Ho Chi Min City we had to cross the Mekong River.
We had to use a ferryboat all people queued up after paying the ticked we stand in a iron cage with bars. The boy on the photo was able to go in and out. When his head fit his body follows. Not many people in the west can say the same.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2006-07-17 4:37]

Hi Ruud

Wonderful portrait, with good use of a shallow dof, & an infectious smile. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-07-17 4:42]

Hi Ruud, what a happy young fellow. His free and open expression is so wonderful to see. You have taken some superb portrait of the people in your travels. Excellent result...

Kort gezegd : Dit is weer een juweeltje

Hi Ruud,

This is a lovely portrait of a pleasant ans sweet child! He seems so happy (I can imagine he isn't). It's obvious that he is ready to do something naughty... :))
Great POV and lighting!
Well done!


Hi Ruud,
Nicely captured. There is a place in Vietnam [I forgot the name] where you can see 'rat hole', very small but vietnamese use it for hiding and living [yes, living in it] during the war. They still maintain them for tourist to visit.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-07-17 16:18]

Hi Ruud,
At first sight, I believed in a truquage. Incredible agility of this child! And its smile is irrisistible. Very good DOF and contrast. Well done|! Annie

Hallo Ruud, prachtige foto en weer eens kwam een herinnering uit mijn kindertijd naar boven. In een lange kerkdienst was mijn broer zich aan het vervelen en besliste zijn hoofd door de spijlen aan de achterkant van de kerkstoel te steken. Het enige probleem was dat hij toen vast kwam te zitten tot het grote ongenoegen en grote schaamte van mijn ouders....


Original image Ruud. You caught his joy.


Hi Ruud

Interesting story and nice clear pic, TFS.


what a wonderful portraid.. he is realy cute. TFS

Very nice picture, Ruud.
A Reall boy he looks.

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-07-18 7:38]

Hi Ruud
Good portrait shot of hapy child. Good colours, sharpnes, details and light.
Well done


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-07-18 21:37]

Hi Ruud,
I like this portrait with thi sgreat play & fun mood. The expression of this boy is excellent, with this great smile. I like the lines in this composition. Very well done.

Hi Ruud,
nice portrait in a funny photo :). the BG is a little bright.

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