The Moment Before you say 'Say Cheese'

Challenge #1 in the The Mystic Look of Mundane Life series. Hosted by Saswata.
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How many test shots you need to take while you shoot a group photograph ? And how many times you laugh when you check back those imperfect shots ? ( some with closed eyes, some changing the suit, some cleaning the shoe, a stranger enters the frame accidentally) Please go back to those never-published group-snaps and let all of us laugh to our hearts' content. * We are not inviting Trashes. We are inviting the group photographs which tells the real story... the real candid gestures of the people who are about to be photographed. But, these so called 'non-perfect' snaps are never evaluated as those never get a chance to be displayed. This is going to be a very unique and different challenge as people will be seen off-guard... the real character will come out. * And while voting you can keep in mind : 1. the snap which is very candid/lively 2. which makes you laugh 3. tells story
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I took a ton of shots like this, waiting for the hyper-active kids to calm down (a real challenge on a Friday night after school, and after a heap of ice cream and candies). I chose this one out of all of them because it told so many stories in one, all classic moments from a large family reunion. From the mothers disappointed look in her half-naked son (who himself is in a world of his own, mouth still covered in chocolate ice cream), the cousins trying to outdo each other, the latecomer, to the daughter's classic attitude pose...it took a while to get everyone settled.
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Submitted: Saturday, 21st January, 2012 19:25 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 23rd February, 2011
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 3200
Notes: Slight adjustment to exposure and sharpening only.
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