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Hallo 2010

Posted by
Joan Felix (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 4 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Years has changed, new hope has arrived. The future is not necessarily brighter, but the smile remained bright children, as bright as the morning sun. We certainly could pass the year 2010 with renewed vigor and new hope and SMILE

Canon EOS 500D 1/125 second F/2.8 ISO 100 195 mm

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roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

graphics and image are great

ai to heiwa

4 Jan 2010 5:46am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Very strong picture withe a heavy message.

4 Jan 2010 6:20am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

excellent, bravo, SMILE ON.............

4 Jan 2010 6:41am

STEED from Gueret, France


4 Jan 2010 7:39am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une image vraiment forte... j'aime

4 Jan 2010 7:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Terrific terrible ! I love this image, despair & hope, chaos and energy, and your high contrasts enhance their voices, i can hear them - fabulous true image, bravo & thank you, Joan*

4 Jan 2010 8:01am

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

A thoughtful message!
Like this in black-white, do you take b-w directly in the camera or convert the photo into b-w in photoshop?

4 Jan 2010 8:25am

@Nilla: convert into Bw using adobe lightroom

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice smiles !

4 Jan 2010 8:55am

Rags from Plano, United States


4 Jan 2010 10:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great hard edged processing on this one, I love the way it looks.

4 Jan 2010 10:56am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Children are always a good exemple for us... see their smile and joie de vivre even if life is hard...
A beautiful touching shot.

4 Jan 2010 11:20am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Joan-Felix,
Your access to and the words underneath, like me. I also hope that the 2010 is good and many people with a smiling face we meet them all. Thank you for your comment on my web page and wish you all the best for the new year 2010. Regards Christel

4 Jan 2010 12:23pm

lougris from France

beautiful smile of children..
in a desolation land...

4 Jan 2010 12:25pm

Julia from Munich, Germany

this is a great pic in bw...

4 Jan 2010 12:55pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful,great capture :)

4 Jan 2010 2:26pm

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

The happiness of a child. Nice capture, and well done in B&W.

4 Jan 2010 2:41pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent BnW shot.. love the expression on their face.

4 Jan 2010 3:02pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A powerful mono with strong and rich contrasts. A great image where this poor place contrasts with their smiles.

4 Jan 2010 3:13pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Shit !! In 2010, it's possible ?? Good B&W and the energy of the kids...

4 Jan 2010 3:44pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Wonderful capture!!
With a little late, I returned yesterday. Happy New Year.

4 Jan 2010 3:48pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent documentary shot . Super BW !

4 Jan 2010 4:06pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

L'avenir leur appartient j'espère qu'il sera meilleur en tout cas jolis sourires d'enfants pour débuter 2010.

4 Jan 2010 4:06pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

What a shot. Works well in black and white, and the busy background adds to appreciating their complex world.

4 Jan 2010 4:40pm

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

great image and kids are happy everywhere. If only we, adults, followed their lead..???


4 Jan 2010 5:12pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Stunning and so hopeful... 5 stars and a smile in return...

4 Jan 2010 5:39pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

impressive and beautiful shot

4 Jan 2010 6:34pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful shot. Good processing in BW.

4 Jan 2010 6:51pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Nice and sharp! Beautiful composition and New years message!

4 Jan 2010 6:55pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very wonderful !!!
friendships !

4 Jan 2010 7:07pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Wow, the best photo

4 Jan 2010 7:18pm

mauro from Spain

great shot i like it very nice image so strong and soft at the same time beautifull!!!

4 Jan 2010 8:03pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Excellent black and white, strong graphic lines with a hopeful, optimistic centrpiece. Top marks!

4 Jan 2010 8:44pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


4 Jan 2010 10:06pm

micke bergling from Sweden

Great picture... love it

4 Jan 2010 10:30pm

payam from tehran, Iran

wow great job i love it!

5 Jan 2010 8:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous monochrome.

6 Jan 2010 1:03am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brilliant composition...........fantastic in monochrome. This is a gret shot you've taken

6 Jan 2010 8:14am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

Karine couldn't have said it better. this is a painfully beautiful image Felix.

6 Jan 2010 8:17am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

happy smiles! the photo is alive!

7 Jan 2010 3:52am

isa from France

Quelle belle photo ! J'aime ce contraste entre la misère du lieu et le bonheur qui se dégage du visage de ces enfants .
Bonne soirée .

7 Jan 2010 4:41pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

I love your BWs the rawness of them. AND I so think that in the West happiness is so attached to what we have, when really this image reminds me that its not. I long for that kind of freedom from things (actually I am kinda there) but I live in a world where things are portrayed as what its all about, and no interest till 2011. yeah right!

7 Jan 2010 8:00pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great group portrait! I love shots of kids--the young boy in the back that isn't smiling with his head cocked to the side is sooo cool. :)

8 Jan 2010 12:49am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Great shot! I'm a sucker for high-contrast B&Ws. This choice of toning couldn't have been better for this kind of shot. The paradox of the situation they're in and the emotion you captured. Beautiful!

10 Jan 2010 2:00am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What an amazing group shot! Those kids are just so wonderful! The contrast is superb! Love it!

19 Jan 2010 5:28pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/125 second
ISO 100
195 mm