The Decisive Moment

Challenge #1 in the a touch of serious photography series. Hosted by Vlad Eftenie.
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Following Cartier Bresson's words : "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative," he said. "Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever." This is a series that encourages entrants to present photos of unique moments, placing the photographer beyond the unicity of a "lucky" fraction of a second. At last, it's not only the "second" that matters (as shooting technique) but the story of a moment.
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Frolicking in a river
by alar
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We spotted those young Laosian boys in midtown river towing a toy boat. Realized they were spotted they dived ! Pretty soon they resurfaced and start to play again. This time wearing swimming trunks. I did not take picture again, preferring spontaneity of first happening.
Submitted: Monday, 22nd June, 2009 01:46 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 21st November, 2007
Focal length: 72 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Notes: handheld
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