An excellent photo! But -as I can see- already three times a winner.
I 'd like to thank all the kind people, who liked this photo and voted for it.
This one was my favourite. Very well done!
Nice shot and on the "decisive moment". Great lighting too! Congratulations for the deserved win.
A great photo! I think, it clearly depicts the NEED of almost all the children in Africa, in a simple but also breathtaking way. Was my favourite and I gave it my 5-star vote. Congratulations!
Wildbegonia: I find it quiet disturbing in the sense that is an image of children glorifying guns. At a time when some countries breed child soldiers, children this age, in a normal world should be playing football,video games, playing a music instrument . I send a complain to host and feedback. Proofed it wnt nowhere. There is nothing in this image that invite us or this children to fall in love with Lebanon. My local restaurant is owned by a lebanese and in its walls displays stunning 1970's and 80's photos of this beautiful country, its cedar forest, sea and Roman sites. What is in this image to love about? As for the photo's craftmanship, does not reaches the journalistic quality at least should it have.
Thank you for your comment. This photo was taken almost 15 years ago on film (hence the not "journalistic" quality) in Hama Syria (in this time a very peaceful country). The quality of this photo is to show these clean and well-dressed boys (obviously living with their parents, who care for them) in front of a huge wateremill , which is a landmark of Hama and Syria. Perhaps in your country, there are not boys anymore playing with TOY-guns (albeit some om them play with REAL ones in their schools), in other countries (like my country, Greece for example), boys still do. As far as I know, in the last 50 years in Greece, not even one boy or teenager used a real gun for killing someone.By submitting this picture, I included also a comment, which, I think, makes my point of view clear and also the reason to post this photo.
Captured the right moment. Great photo!
Excellent ! Bravo Byron!
This is.... ByronAki! Very nice also!
The Face ! Very well done, MCDaki!
Very well done and masterly framed. Keep on the good work !
ConanFuji: Nice one, Thanasaki. The creation of this challenge was inspired by your passionate shots.
I really appreciate your kind compliment, my dear friend Conanfuji. As you say in your lovely series of challenges "I'm only Human. Of flesh and blood I'm made". I'm always trying to depict the beauty and passion of people in their everyday life. Thank you!
I think, your (sweet indeed) photo deserved a much better than the last place in this challenge. It is just a "victim" of puritanism of some voters, who "granded" it with several "half star" votes. Keep on and don't be disappointed
I 'd like to thank all the kind people, who liked this photo and voted for it. It's a great honour for me.
babalu: Escher indeed. Good capture ! (M.C.Escher, not Esher)
Thank you for your kind comment. I realised the missing "c" on Escher's name just after the submission time was ended, so I couldn't re-submit this photo with a correct title.
Really nice ! Beautiful colours and framing. Congratulations!
Congratulatons for the deserved win! An excellent capture and framing...as usual, in your photos.
Great capture! Congratulations!
At last! Though ,technically, a not "perfect" photo, it iis relevantto the subject "love", as meant by the famous song. Congratulations!
A really "mystic" picture. Beautiful and masterly captured. Congratulations!