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"My family went to Norway, and all I got was this friggin' balloon :|"

Another shot from Bergen, Norway (you'll probably see a couple more ;)). This time, I caught a little brat, being mad because his parents got him a balloon instead of a PSP.

Ahh, you gotta love the youth of today.

(PS: I have a soft spot for balloons, so that's not the last one you'll see either :lmao:)


Because I have a soft spot for children. And balloons. Mix the two, and you got me chasing this kid down the street to get a clear shot (I'm not kidding, I got *crazy1ady as my witness). Then, when I finally caught up with him, I kneeled in the middle of the street and waited for him to notice me. He did. Several times. This being the last, when he was clearly annoyed with me! The Street Photography contest says I need to tell what motivated me to make the photo... Well, to be honest - I didn't think about making it. There is no time to think in cases like this - just act.

I guess it was all in the moment. A moment, I'm glad I didn't think twice about before shooting.

Where and when taken:
Bergen, Norway - August 24th, 2006.

Technical info:
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/320 second
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100

- Simply Channel Mixer to convert to black and white
- Curves for contrast
- Slight dodge and burn to certain areas
- Vignetting
- No cropping, straight from camera

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Print: [link]
Image size
469x702px 216.35 KB
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Focal Length
117 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 24, 2006, 4:47:42 PM
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MikiyoOoHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I featured this awesome piece here ;) [link]
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diana-irimieProfessional Artist
haha, well this is very cute! this actually made me search for a photo from when i was about 4; i was also standing and holding a balloon and was drinking juice with a very annoyed face :giggle:
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Your work is featured in my journal :) :thumb292588799:
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vasik92Student Photographer
great shot man, congrats its simply and pure !!
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Hah! Cutieeee boy.
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Congratulations~ :heart:
Your phenomenal deviation has been featured in this week's 'Featured works' ! [link]
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anbmjjHobbyist General Artist
HA! I love the story. :D epic
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MaxHedrm0Hobbyist Photographer
That is one annoyed little kid.
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WarpedPurityHobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful.
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haha love how he looks
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Suar-Plum-Fairy02Student General Artist
There is nothing I could say to jusitfy this image
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This is such a cute picture and the story cracked me up! It's awesome :)
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look him cool..
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Amazingly adorable. I especially like how the balloon looks color-wise.
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AshleyAngel1997Student Photographer
How did you get the background to be blurry but the main picture is clear? But wonderful picture :)
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kriisyStudent Photographer
I love how he's holding a balloon with that expression on his face, they seem to cause a juxtaposition which is very interesting within the photo!
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finding-equilibriumHobbyist General Artist
Oh my word.

that may be the most adorable (and hilarious) thing I've ever seen.

This is.. fantastic! :D
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Nothing I can really add except my appreciation
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Jiyu-JinProfessional General Artist
what a happy child! with such a beautiful smile :woohoo:
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BummerForShortHobbyist Digital Artist
ahahaha his look says it all
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Lillesauen-PhotoHobbyist Photographer
Beautifully captured! :)
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MiyazuProfessional Digital Artist
his parents shoulda left him mooooore balloons
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AnmarilProfessional Digital Artist
A brilliant facial expression! :D
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