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Precious Time

Precious Time
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Gens
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2008-07-06
Catégories: Vie quotidienne, Expérimental
Appareil photographique: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposition: f/5.6, 1/250 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2008-07-07 3:57
Vue: 1584
Favoris: 3 [voir]
Points: 60
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I was screening the busy Gaya Street for a street photography experiment, focusing on human interest. I spotted this young girl, a daughter of a hawker, sitting on a trolley in the middle of her parent’s goods stock packaging. She was busy doing her maths schoolwork without being distracted by the busy shoppers and passersby in a very noisy atmosphere.

Morning light was sneaking in through a flanked gap of shades, pouring a nice illumination to make her stands out from her surroundings. I had further enhanced the light effect in CS3 with a bit vignette effect.

While other kids at the same age of her were still busy snoring at the price of comfort at home, this young girl knows how precious the time is.

Happy shooting,

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merhaba dear ramdan
wonderful portrait picture and composition.wonderful lovely litle girl and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Bom dia Ramdan

Very touching. Wonderful life look.

my regards


Really the time is very precious for
all of us. and this little girl saving
it very beautifully.

Bravo, your image is very lovely, beautiful
use of of available light. You have captured
it very well focused.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-07-07 4:18]

Hi Ramdan...
Beautiful shot...
Have a nice day...

Hello Ramdan,
little sweet girl shows us how precious our time is:)
excellent compo with perfect clarity and sharpnes, great light and pov,
welldone and tfs,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2008-07-07 4:23]

Hi Ramdan

Good fg sharpness on the preoccupied girl, with good colour & contrast. Tfs!


Atuk koi macam mana lagi sia mau kobihis ni kering sudah. Inilah gambar kamu yang mau buat sia hilang ingatan 2 saat. Great POV, you make this moment so inspiring, when I look at this picture seem like the time is stop and everything was moving so slow. I am so excited with this picture.

Best Regards
Keep on kliking...

hello Ramdan
how are you friend?
wonderful spot lighting
good POV
lovely colours
good perspective
nice portrait captured
interesting dark BG

good composition friend.

MAnuj MEhta

Attractive and emotional scene,Beautiful light that emphasize on her position,Meaningful title matched to story and her posting,Well sharpness and creative POV.Good work,TFS.

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  • linz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 77 W: 29 N: 161] (1742)
  • [2008-07-07 4:38]

Inspirational work and such a good candid and natural capture.
TFS Lindsay

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-07-07 4:42]

hi Ramdan

Very good observation in a crowded place. I think your subject is great. Definitely a good picture to tell a story. What I like is the choice of light coming down for highlighting this girl sitting there in her quiet corner, even in central position.

I used to find some coffee shops during breakfast, lunch or dinner, and sometimes find the hawker owner's children busy doing school work during breaks in between helping the parents in the shop. I fully agree these children grow up in high discipline and training and perhaps will become great people in future.

I happend to shoot on Saturday at our Sunday market too and would post some scenes from there.

tfs, bill

Congratulations on a powerful image. The lighting is superb and excellent note.

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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2008-07-07 5:35]

hi ramdan.

very very captivating! composition and all. i like the DOF and POV on this.


Hi Ramdan
great and observing street scene shot.
good lighting on main object - the girl.
perfect capture of a busy street atmosphere with the calm girl in the center.

Very sweet shot Ramdan!
A perfect application of this vignette style effect.
Great isolation of subject and color.
Well done.
- Vincent

Hi Ramdan,

Buli tahan mata kau nampak ni setting. Very effective use of vignette to accentuate the streaming light on the girl. Saya sangat suka ni gambar.



The lighting is superb and the shot captivating. Another world.



I love candid shots like this Ramdan! Nice details, excellent vignetting on this! Really spotlights this girl! Nice work!

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-07-07 8:08]

great observation... i like how you compose your picture, the left and right shopper become the boader and lead us to the little girl, adorable lighting to let her stand out from surrounding. tfs, Ramdan

cantiknya gambar budak perempuan yg lefthanded ne.. tergam betul tu light, Adhan.. nice finding too on your outing at gaya street fair.. sikit lagi sa limpas sana baitu kira mo p tingu tu pokok mangga sama pokok bunga kuning tapi last minute sa tukar fikiran.. kalo nda terkejut kali sa jumpa korang.. sa bawa2 dah dua2 kamera sa tu.. hehehe..

apa pon well done..

regards, nong

Beautiful capture Ramdan, a well picked composition.

Regards Mark :)

Beautiful storymaking picture.

Good Girl.!
Wished the youngsters in Holland where that good.!
Very well captured daily life, Ramdan.
Terima Kasih.

excellent light and PP to emphasize it, the result is brilliant,
interesting scene, i would even crop out the top, but this framing is in my tastes too

Assalamualaikum Ndan,

i find two smarts here...one is the girl who smartly chooses a spot under the highlight for her to do her (school)work....secondly is YOU for smartly choosing the right pov to capture her.

very well captured with great effect. impressive!


Beautiful colors. I love the way the light falls on the little girl. She seems really focused to her journal. Amazing shot as always
Thank you so much for sharing
Kind regards

Salam Bro,
A very good street shot bro..betukah apa aku cakap ni bro..Hehehe
Susah bro kalau kritik cakap asing ani..hehehe..

K bro,foto ni aku ketegorikan foto yang terbaik yang aku liat di TL ani bro..Kerja yang memuaskan bro..well done.


Assalammualaikum Ram,
You know you got it.

When you are at the right time and place, everything fall in place. And when you know when to respect the light, and not against it, it will show your subject in the best of light and almost excluding everything else in dimness.

Light is like water or oil in painting. Without it, all you have is just powders of colors and a blank white canvas.


Hi Ramdam,

A superb street photography you attained here plus the treatment to focus the eyes on the subject. Successful experiment my friend.

Hi Ramdan - A touchin documentary/genre shot with the light in the right spot. Good perspective with the image taken from/at her level, and looking up to the adults, as she might. I also find your note interesting. TFS! Cordelia :))

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