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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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 4:38
Viewed: 3408
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was on an inter-island ferry from Cebu to Pagadian when this shot was taken. The ferry was met by Badjaus, including the young mother and son, in their small boats hoping disembarking passengers would throw coins onto the water. The Badjaus would then dive onto the water and retrieve the coins.

I isolated the scene by zooming on the yawning boy. Surprisingly, I think he made eye contact with the cam.

Yawning is associated with tiredness, stress, overwork, lack of stimulation, and boredom. Yawning can also be a powerful non-verbal message with several possible meanings, depending on the circumstances. In humans, yawning has an infectious quality (i.e., seeing a person yawning, talking to someone on the phone who is yawning, or just thinking of yawning can trigger yawning) which is a typical example of positive feedback.

No cropping and pp work except for resizing.

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Good timing for this ''water street life'' scene Danilo. After all the main way of locomotion is their boat.
Tilted image , colors and tight composition suiting very well here.
Well done !

Ciao Danilo, great POV in lovely family, splendid expression of cute child, wonderful colors and great clarity, very well done, happy Valentine Day, ciao Silvio

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-14 5:49]

Hi Danilo,

There is a harsh reality you've captured in this photo. There is beauty, yet their plight almost overwhelms me. Well composed, sharp and colorful. Have a nice Sunday.

Best regards,

Hello dear Danilo!

Very beautiful shot! Very good clarity and beautiful vivid colors. Nice yawing and expression on both the faces! The color of the water is so lovely that I wish to swim in!

TFS, indeed wonderful and decisive shot!

Best Regards,

Hello danilo,
Extraordinary shot with mother and her son. Outstanding turquoise water and sharp details.
Selahattin E

Danillo your timing is excellent here as is the detail in the shot like this very much tfs

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2010-02-14 7:15]

galing ng kuha Dan! the pp is just perfect for the shot! love the timing too! It would be more excellent if both of them are looking at the cam.. but hey it is a street shot... and you cannot have everything... beautiful POV and composition too! TFS Ingats

Hello Danilo ,
Wonderful shot with superb vibrancy and clarity,the contrast colors with so much neatness is great aspect as you didn't do anything PP work to achieve this result,well done.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent photo and composition.
Great clarity, sharpness and light.
Colors are perfect.

Best regards,

Great shot Danilo, sharp and full of detail.
Amazing timing, must admit that I yawned ;)


Hi Dear Danilo,
What a stunning daily life scene with an excellent moment.TFS.


It's a very rich shot in terms of colours, sharpness, detail, and well composed too.

A shame really that the boy is making eye contact and the mother is not; if it was the other way around, I think it would be even more powerful.

Still a compelling shot.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent shot with vivid and wonderful colors!
Lovely boy, pretty young mother.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-15 6:51]

HI Danilo
It must be tough to see such harshness in your travels
Its a great shot of daily life, great colors and well composed

Boa tarde Danilo
I like very much the colors and the sharpness of this photo. The Human language is very well catch and rich. And life goes on ...there is truth people and not only performers.
I like this very much.
Um abraço

whoa! this is a real treasure to keep...look at that little kid staring at you while yawning..a heart tearing moment, the modern maddona & child of the sea!!!


much respect,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-17 23:10]

Hi Danilo

A superb daily life scene of the yawning boy, & presumably, his mother at right. Good color & sharpness. His reddish brown skin contrasts well against the cyan water. Tfs!

Hello Danilo,

This is an extremely sharp focuss, capturing the details of this Philippean scene with amazing clarity.
The details of the surroundings all help to set the context but there is nothing to detract from the strong images.
Well done!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello danilo!
Stunning capture of a beautiful daily life scene!
Great vivid colours,lighting,reflections and texture!
Regards and tfs

Hi, Danilo This is photojournalism and a nice genre photo of a tired and bored mother and child. The clarity,composition and colors are superb but more important is the message. I often wonder why people have to work at these jobs to eek out a living. My prayers and hope for a better world with dignity and respect for all human beings. Cheers and TFS.

Olá Danilo

Olha a cor dessa água...que maravilha!
Linda imagem com uma nitidez perfeita
e ótima luz. Bonitos detalhes, amei!!!

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-02-18 19:29]

Very good captured, Danilo
Excellent light, colors and sharpness.
The color of the water looks like jade.

A perfection in capturing a daily life scene, with such great contrasts between the green blue colored waters and the boat, Danilo!

Great expressions, nice moment, wonderful sharpness and perfect higher POV. very well done!

best wishes,

Bonjour Danilo.
Belle image instantanée aux couleurs parfaitement nettes et aux couleurs parfaites.
L’eau azur met aussi la photo en valeur.

Bonne journée.

Olá Danlo,
This is a recurring theme in your gallery, but as in all the recurring themes the artwork gets better and better.
Is the case here.

Ciao Danilo

A picture of beautiful image Danilo,
Clarity and sharpness are of high quality.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done,

Have a nice weekend,


Hola Danilo
Buena imagen con sorprendente color y luz , buen momento el de este niño bostezando , buen encuadre , una composicion muy agradable e interesante , felicidades
Buen trabajo
buen fin de semana

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-21 4:07]

Hi Danilo,
beautiful daily life shot from Pagadian.Perfect clarity and beautiful colours.TFS.Necla.

Danilo, Indeed the boy made eye contact with the camera, but was not worried at all about been photographed naked!


A poingnant image for us all. Wonderful colours and pin sharp.



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-02-27 1:51]

Hi Danillo,
Super composition!
Excellent colors top details.
Have a nice Saturday,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-02-27 8:56]

Hello Danilo! What a fine shot you did, the quality of that picture is just fantastic, the best light and colors I've seen since a long time. You did great in the compo too. I must admit your Nik.. did a fine job too! :-) Have a great day!


Hello Danilo,

Another great photo with an amount of pathos in it.


Hi Danilo!
Wonderful photo,beautiful scene,superb colours and sharpness.

Hello Danilo! Very interesting woman, very fine child, excellent scene, amazing poses, wonderful capture. Perfect exposure. Well done!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-03-11 8:33]

Hello Danilo,
Very good composition and a very interesting picture. Perfectly work of the photographers. Very much, good light and colors and contrast. Very interesting familie scene of the picture.

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