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i traveled into the city to take pictures of the gates at central park, but instead i ran across a new year's parade in china town. the kids went wild when those confetti canons went off. except this child. he stared dreamily up as the confetti fell on him.

camera: canon rebel
f-stop and shutter: unknown
ISO: 400

no manipulation.

EDIT: i changed the title and added a black border with this new title in order to prepare for print approval.
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Testralli Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Amazing picture :heart:
jessichu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
This is what photography is all about.

Great photograph.
hippie-indonesia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
awesome shot :clap::clap:
ClipCat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
....NICE SHOT SUCKER!!!.....think I've commented before in my short time here!
tell ya just havin' a 'hay-day' here this Sunday! goodDay4devs... I've got a new Folder
now titled: <lil' Child> that's where this is goin'. Love the ~~(((Motion~~)) of this shot,
and have Always loved confetti, don't ask me why??? <ty>
Kyme Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005  Hobbyist
very nice shot. It has a very nice feel to it.
Arashi-Koi Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
Wow, that is truly beautiful
I love the expression on that kid's face. Like the grain too :thumbsup:
Greetings, Thomas
sweeep Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
nice shot ! :) i was in Beijing at that time of year, it seems it was more crazy in NY than in China itself ! ;)
orphan Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
absolutely perfect. so real, and so beyond that.
oh dear, this is beautiful!
chryztoph Featured By Owner May 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
beautiful! :-)
Violator3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Great shot! :clap: and... respect for non-manipulators! :D
Reuno Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Superb, it's like is alone on earth at this moment. I particulary love the hi contrast that enforce the idea of loneliness and the angle that make me feel as "fulfilled with thoughts" as him... i have trouble arguing but you know this vertigo we can have when we're flooded with feelings... that's what it make me feel. Sorry for the engrish i'm french pal!

Anyway good work i really love it and +fav... definitely
suckerforakiss24 Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
thank you so much

and your english is understandable :D don't worry
swing-doll Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Photographer
wow, thats gorgeous and an amazing thing to capture. well done, the focus is perfect as well.
la-muerta-bonita Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
very awesome capture. awesome composure and subject, i think it would be better if the girl was more in focus, however. it's also a little grainy, which i think takes away from the photo as well. but other than that i think this is wonderful :) :)
TimelessImages Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
This is a great photo! What a wonderful capture of this child looking up at the falling confetti and the child in the background picking some up off the ground. Very nice!! :)
suckerforakiss24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
thank you :D
thefonz148 Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Really Beautiful :+FAV:
ofallpieces Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Hobbyist
Maybe he was thinking about china. Or about how pretty the confetti looked as it fluttered down.

^_^ I love how cute he is. He's adorably perplexed looking. D:
Tenebra Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
A brilliant photo, maybe the best on your gallery. :)
So simple but deep just like the smile on the kid's face.
It's impossible not to notice this. :+fav:
DarkWolfb87 Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Student Writer
Awesome, its great that his head goes into the black background, it ties the two halves of the piece (top and bottom half) together
xaphanea Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous photo, it's got such a feeling of being alive and free and innocent. :clap: Beautiful.
pleasegiveblood Featured By Owner May 4, 2005   Photographer
Amazing capture! A bit grainy, but it kind of adds to the effect. Nice shot! :)
tyrannicus Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Writer
this is great. the innocence, movement, sense of life. wonderful composition.
bjryddoch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
It is moments like these that make the other 1000 bad, discarded shots worth it .............. love it, keep it up :)
expozure Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005
Rare moment.
Very well captured..
Right place right time.
:star: :star:
artichokeheart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
*Amazing photograph*. I love it!
roxytrollope Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
A beautiful capture of innocence. I like the high contrast. . . but some of the background figures are indistinct because of it. I'm not too sure that matters, because the most important parts of the image stand out crystal clear. It's lovely, in fact lovely enough to fav.
kolbb Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
Beautiful picture, first of all there's the background, only the roof gives you that oriental hint, but contrasts a little with that hagen dazs shop, and then on to the main figure of the picture, that kid is just so captured by the confetti remembers the classic phrase: the little things in life are the best, it's a beautiful picture, managed to produce so many feelings for me, and the angle is perfect, great shot
negativeGs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
I really really love this. The angle, the subtle graininess, and the b&w make the moment so pure and innocent. There are just so many emotions captured here, it's truly beautiful. :+fav:
evergr3y Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
nice shot! i like the expression of the little boy.. the way he looks so dreamy
great atmosphere as well :thumbsup:
unfoldingdrama Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Photographer
A brilliant capture. I love the whole angle this shot is on. The boy is parallel to the frame and the rest of the world is out of balance. The falling paper (?) was an excellent idea for a subject and you managed to capture this child with an incredible expression on his face amoungst it. :clap:

Fav :+fav:
Majatti Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
Very good shot.
Maiden-Ireland Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
This is a really great picture, you've captured an almost pure moment :)
FreddyC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Your best by far, me being chinese knows what's it's like, captured what CNY is all about quite brilliantly.
Triagon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Photographer
beautiful picture!! contrast is perfect, composition is perfect...'s a perfect picture
I love it!! :+fav:
Ainf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
I like how you captured the emotions and how everybody is moving in this picture.
XiaoGui Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
What an awesome shot! :) :+fav:
Friedemann Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005   Writer
Stunning capture! :+fav:
Nisroc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Hobbyist
Lovely :+fav:
ZeroInspiration Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Beautiful :clap:
MrBig99 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one :clap:
x-3xile-x Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005   Photographer
nice piece lots od dept in emotions in it
bang-motif Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005   Photographer
nice shot, you had good timing. cheers
Turerkan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005   Photographer
so cool, tranquile

as if he would suddenly begin to fly with those confetti:D
althepal99 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005  Professional Photographer
I wonderfully captured moment. Nice work :clap:
KateHughes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005  Professional Photographer
i like it. Its a brilliant photos. :)
jarofjuice Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
If only you used a lower ISO!!! This is a great photo, and very dreamy actually. It saddens me to see this kid isolated from the events around him.
scy00013 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Beautiful picture with a very lively atmosphere. Awesome work!
dont-eat-thecactus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
CONFETTI!!! WOOT! I love how his face is turned upward, just makes the whole picture look, i don't know, like the kid is free or something...Then a very strong feelings of wonderment. I really like's very touchy feely :) Something that tends to be harder to capture without being cliche. :heart: the picture, the longer i look at it, the more i like it :D
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