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This week I've been going on a photography course. It was all black and white analog stuff. Quite the opposite of anything I've submitted to my gallery before. Here's probably my favourite picture I've ever shot.

You make up the story behind it.


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WOW thank you all sooo much for the comments and favourites after this lil one was made DD. It really was overwhelming. As a thank you I've added it to my prints account. So go get it if you want to -> [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-02-15
.... by ~suusje If this were vertical, this would be one of those cards that's blank inside! I love those kinds of things. Then again, I'm used to writing a lot of captions. The look on this child's face and the fact you can't see the reaction of the adult just makes the photo for me! ( Suggested by khizarmalik and Featured by cweeks )
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happybunny666 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
this made me smile and made me really sad at the same time. at first i thought he fell out but then i made it big and then it made me smile, like he is looking at all the beauty of the world with a child's eyes. then i had to look at the grandfather and i was wondering if he was annoyed or smiling or looking up as well. ya know? but his hand is relaxed so i'd like to think he's smiling. =] i really really really love this picture though.
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sosiewosie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
This is seriously my favourite photo from a non-professional photographer ever! You'd better have it up on your wall in Wolves next semester!
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sosiewosie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
This is seriously my favourite photo from a non-professional photographer ever! You'd better have it up on your wall in Wolves next semester!
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RachelRaincloud Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
this makes me sorta sad.

but i really like it.
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diewardie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Photographer
oh wow this is awesome its kinda disturbing and i like it a lot
wat's happening there? i really want to know..
wat's the kid doing laying on the ground? (i thought it was a doll)
and wat's the dude doing standing there?
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jaggedheart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
hahaha. he fell down. hehehe
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crimsondemise Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
O_o whoa. im thinking i should maybe feel a little bit bad since this brought a laugh out of me...but great work! ehehe
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:iconthe-girl-under-glass:
brilliant.
i love the composition
and the way that the adult is standing so passively.

good job!
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LanceUSA Featured By Owner May 18, 2006   Digital Artist
Yeah...I've seen this behaviour in my 2 year old...its pretty much when your kid shuts down and refuses to obey you any longer. Its kind of like when workers strike or when protesters engage in civil disobedience...but its more personal because its aimed at you, the parent. Nice capture...I think the exposure came out perfect too.
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Dolen Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Ah....dat is zo lief ^^ ...maar waar is ze eigenlijk mee bezig XD...naja....een mooie foto iig =P
het zwart-wit geeft er egt een effect aan ^^
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punkie078 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
great capture.

this is such a kid moment. I love it. great job.
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Vanderaap Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
seems like a Dutch grandmother not knowing what to do with her screaming granddaughter - ouch, common up here ^^ great shot, especially love the pose of the woman :)
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4evrData Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006   Writer
Just thought you might wanna know I ordered this print a few days ago and just got it today. It's in a silver frame, and it looks totally awesome! First dA print I've ever bought! Thanks for taking this picture =D
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suusje Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
wow thanks. That was the first print I have sold. :D I'm glad you like it.
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moeuf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
hehe
other peoples' kids are great.
especially when they go home.
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hmrle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
this is an absolutely great picture (((: i really like how the child looks somehow so stiff on the ground with his hands parallel on each side of the body.
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toxicdreamonkey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
hahaha that's silly...very silly...^_^
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cyqle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006   Photographer
very funny good shot. greetz from poland. :)
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ioquacious Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
wow wow wow.... this is a great shot!

firstly, gd use of b&w.
very gd street photography here;
it's really quite a common sight but the way u took it...
the composition, the crop, the focus on the child and all...
very amusing.
i like how the adult's head is not seen.
brings me to the perspective of the child instead.

actually, i had expected more expression on the child's face.
like anger or frustration etc. since i was expecting him to be throwing tantrums
(thus he's lying on the ground).
but the fact tht his is almost expressionless is very intriguing, and even creepy to an extent.
he just lies thr in an almost stiff manner and stares up into the sky, it seems.
and it seems as tho the parent might just be annoyed and looking at the child exasperatedly. :P
hehe

all in all,
this is a wonderful shot.
congratulations on the DD. :heart:
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thejcgerm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
kids always seem to do that. :hmm:
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amarandi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
I have so been here. LOL.
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TheValediction Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Haha how did you manage to run into that situation?
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DanniHaus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
my story...hes looking at the celing.
he looks about 2-3 so Im guessing he was distracted by somthing shiney!


VERY good job.
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DanniHaus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
my story...hes looking at the celing.
he looks about 2-3 so Im guessing he was distracted by somthing shiney!


VERY good job.
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apixiechick Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Photographer
funny as hell i see a lil boy or...girl? who didnt wanna get in the stroller so they layed down lol
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killertoothbrush Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Photographer
Sweet shot! :D
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twodogs239 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Photographer
Tantrum child, oh I love it....sometimes there is nothing to do but stand and watch, until they give up. Great shot and a very worthy DD.

I'm sure the parent will be pleased to know their childs behaviour won an award!
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gout-acquis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Finding God often causes such things.


Very nice shot, though I think maybe it could be cropped a little.
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Peacewise Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
+own
The posture of the adult implies that the child may have simply gotten out of the stroller and laid down calmly for no apparent reason. This in itself is tremendously amusing. The child however, looks like he just fell out of the sky and landed square on his back as though being blasted by the force of god. He's just so still and symmetric and flat, much unlike how I've seen most children. Excellent photo.
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sleepDeprived Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
haha, i love this! it made me laugh :)
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feldon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Writer
splendid. =P
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en-ni Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
playing possum?

....quite disturbing. i thought it was a very large doll at first.
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4evrData Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Writer
You should make this available in a print. I would so buy it. I like strange black and white pictures, and I'm making my room into an art gallery. :)
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DailyDeath Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Photographer
my, my what a capture.
beautifully portrayed. You got everything just right.

:+favlove:
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insanellamagirl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
spontaneous cloud watching.
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Pabbit-da-rabbit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
"Oh dear. I've fallen and I can't get up." Funny picture!
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Relient-K Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol....when I was a kid I never threw a tantrum because I knew my mum would just ignore me...=P
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xkommunik8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
the kids appears to be protesting against something, defiantly and refuses to get up.. better call in the cops to haul him off street, he's blocking foot-traffic.
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csmalls Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
gosh everyone seems to think the child got down there on it's own accord...which may be the truth, but my first thought was that the parent type person put them there on purpose...why?...I don't know. But that's what I thought. Once I saw a kid having a tantrum in the street and his mom got on the ground beside him and started having one too. I about died laughing cuz the kid stopped crying immediately and stood up out of embarassment. Parent:1 Child:0 ha ha
Anyway, this photo kinda reminds me of that experience. I love it. Congrats on the DD. You deserve it. :D
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DmanLT21 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
hahaha... Awesome pic! that used to happen to me all the time... :O lol... I used to have this really huge fur winter coat, so when I would fall I couldn't get up...lol Funny, eh? Yeah, ppl laugh now, I'd imagine I wasn't to me when that would happen... :D
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haos-shaman-queen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwww
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khai87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
very nice, congrats!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
this is awesome.
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Valentinik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
AAAAAAAAAAAAWESOMEEEEEEEEEEE....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:
Me in the position of the mother: get in the stroller or...else!!!!
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jeenay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
hahaha..aw
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seven-steps-behind Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
hahahahahaahahaha this photo is hilarious ... im not sure if it should be funny the parental unit must have been very frustrated but it made me laugh right away .. most definetly a :+fav:
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FisforFlunk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
This has left me speechless and with quite a lot to think about.
Makes you question the very basis of life.
Excellent shot, cutting off the adults top portion adds so much more to the shot. :+fav:
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Earth-RGBlues Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
:laughing:this is so awesome, congrats on the DD.
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Tsitika Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
This is amazing! I love the look on the kid's face...I think it looks like the kid just stopped, and looked up to watch the clouds go by. :) My weird little version of it lol. This is a beautiful pic. Congrats on the DD!
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si-monty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
This is very sweet. The framing is interesting and I like the way that the adults in the shot only have the lower portions of their figures in shot. It reminds me of cartoons like "Tom and Jerry" where the cook was only seen from the waist down. Congratulations on getting the Daily Deviation for this too.
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