With mouth open wide

by Heike May. 11, 2017 2095 views

There was a remote-controlled hot-air-balloon floating above the kids. Sometimes the bottom of the basket opened and candies were falling down, which the kids tried to catch. 

When I later looked at the photo, it made me smile, that they all had their mouths open, except the taller girl in the middle. 

Eugene Ionesco : 'The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one has got used to existence, one has become an adult.'

I love to see the difference between this pure unadulterated joy of the little kids and this grown up girl, who is somehow neither a child nor an adult...

I think, that moment she knew, that she lost something...


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Laurie Madsen 11 months ago

Fantastic capture and story!

11 months ago Edited
Melinda J Johnson 11 months, 1 week ago

I absolutely love what you captured here.  'Truly a priceless little microsecond.  Thank you for pressing that shutter and sharing the moment.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Radha Mistry 1 year, 11 months ago

Love this

1 year, 11 months ago Edited
Michelle Keena 2 years ago

This is such a beautiful shot! Love, love, Love.

2 years ago Edited
Heike Replied to Michelle Keena 2 years ago

Thank you so much Michelle. This is what I call a 'once-in-a-lifetime-photo'. I think it's the best photo I've ever done. blush

2 years ago Edited
Michelle Keena Replied to Heike 2 years ago

Yes, some of the best shots are the ones that are not posed but are the ones that are captured in the moment as they are happening.  It caught my eye when I was looking scrolling by.  Yes, it just a lovely photo :)

2 years ago Edited
George C 2 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful scenery !

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to George C 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks so much !

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lois Lepisto 2 years, 5 months ago

Love to see those delightful faces!!  Great capture!!

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Lois Lepisto 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks so much, Lois ! It was a great fun for all. grinning

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Victor Quintana 2 years, 6 months ago

Really great shot! Especially with the separation from the group of kids and adults! Hope she didn't lose her capacity to be amazed, sometimes that's what separates kids from adults.
Cheers!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Victor Quintana 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Victor for your comment. I think, there is a time in our childhood, where we dearly wish to become an adult....And when we finally are an adult, we often wish, we could be a child again. smiley

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Victor Quintana Replied to Heike 2 years, 6 months ago

Indeed! Many times while studying I wanted to be able to just be done with education and start working full time and have my own money... now I miss those long vacation spans and lack of responsibilities!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Samresh Shrivastav 2 years, 7 months ago

what an awesome shot !!!Perfectly timed.The taller girl seems to be elder than other kids and it looks like as if she had already surpassed this kind of excitement in her life and candies no more excites her .

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Samresh Shrivastav 2 years, 7 months ago

I think she also wanted to catch some candies, but on the other side, she felt too grown up, to act like the little kids. smile Thanks for viewing and your comment, Samresh !

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Baptria 2 years, 7 months ago

Nice catch!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Baptria 2 years, 7 months ago

Kind thanks !!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 7 months ago

Great timing!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you so much for watching !

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sirena Lu 2 years, 8 months ago

Such a moment is not easy to capture, usually its very fast away, but you captured it in a beautiful way, and it has something deeper to say, job very nicely done! +1

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Sirena Lu 2 years, 8 months ago

Many thanks, Sirena, much appreciated ! Have also a wonderful sunny weekend !  smile

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dinaana Mh 2 years, 8 months ago

The best thing about kids, when they're happy it's genuine.
It's all real, no hidden agenda.
Pure joy :]

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Dinaana Mh 2 years, 8 months ago

Yes right Dinaana, all the adults around where totally enraptured by this joyful mood of the kids :)

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pam Brighton 2 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful capture, the story is there to see.

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 8 months ago

Thanks Pam, much appreciated !

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kelly Williams 2 years, 8 months ago

I LOVE this photo!!!
What a priceless moment to capture in time.
Focus is crisp on the fundamental point of interest and producing it in Black and White - just Stellar!
Your work gives us something to aspire too ...

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Kelly Williams 2 years, 8 months ago

Thanks so much for the compliment, Kelly. It really means much to me. :)

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Emilia 2 years, 8 months ago
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2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Emilia 2 years, 8 months ago

Thanks so much Emilia. I'm so happy about this photo, it's so full of joy and vitality :)

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
- Kim - 2 years, 8 months ago

Great capture!

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 8 months ago

Kind thanks, Kim !

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 8 months ago

A wonderful moment in time. So many happy faces. Great capture.

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 8 months ago

Thanks so much, Michael. It was great to to see all this joy :)

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 8 months ago

Lovely picture

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 8 months ago

Many thanks, Peter !

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
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