A Happy Day

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© JOE FAILK
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Catching a moment in time.

Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ---- Henri Cartier-Bresson

That statement is the essence of candid photography. How many times have we waited for the right moment and missed the photo because we weren't very quick.

94 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    This is so cute!! Great entry Joe!!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Just love it,...

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    VERY artistic and wonderful shot, Joe

  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Great candid

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Excellent entry and joyful moment!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Incredible composition, and I think Henri would approve!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    This kittle cheerleader doing the Happy Dance must be watching Stef on her horse performing! Excellent candid!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    love the light on her

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic capture!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    I can definitely see the influence!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for theme. LuvIt. dp

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    great shot and entry!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Yes a very good interpretation and quite a delightful one!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    What a wonderful capture of this little girls joy of living. Excellent entry!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (2 Apr 2010):

    The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    A perfect entry....what a delightful, adorable capture!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    terrific capture and entry Joe ~ !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Love this, Joe!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Absolutely glorious shot.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Well Done!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    heysuper shot, really good for the cartier bresson theme, couldn't be more "in" Joe

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Too adorable :) well done :)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Fabulous photo which exemplifies the nature of a young human being while in a joyous mood! A beautiful and totally natural shot! Perfect photo for this theme!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Great of course !

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Awww this is adorable

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    such a perfect candid.... love it!!!

  • Sanne van de Berg

    Sanne van de Berg gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Such a cute moment you've captured very well here, great work!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Blowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic..love this!!!

  • Cary Silverman

    Cary Silverman gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    I love it! Perfect for the Cartier-Bresson theme!!

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas   gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Wow, you're the best, Joe!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Excellent entry ,,,,,

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (3 Apr 2010):

    Exuberant! How wonderful!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    This is an unbelievably simple, but awesome shot

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Great shot, made me look into the theme..... Love your explanation! Inspired to do my own :-) Great entry.....

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    lovely

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Nice entry.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    beautiful capture, Joe. Love it, love it!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    A perfect "decisive moment" image. And what joy!

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    yooohooo! excellent : )

  • Kim Pascu

    Kim Pascu gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    Great entry and shot !

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (5 Apr 2010):

    Looks like the little one is trying to get the dog off the chair so she can have a turn!! Great moment in time.

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Love the little chair with the umbrella...such a cute photo!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Great feel-love it!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Excellent entry! Love it!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Perfect...I love this! Great entry!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    This is great!!! Excellent entry to the theme : )

  • Pat Merino

    Pat Merino gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Works for me Joe!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    great capture and superb entry!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (7 Apr 2010):

    So sweet! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    excellent.....great timing

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Excellent entry--The only approach I use to photograph people

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Well done, a perfect capture for the theme!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip said (8 Apr 2010):

    Love this line "Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time."

    Awesome.

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Truly a captured moment...and you did it very well!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Nails the theme! Nice shot!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Wow, such an excellant entry!!

  • Yolanda Carmony

    Yolanda Carmony gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    Love it so nostalgic and how precious!!!

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (9 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for theme... !!! :)

  • Tim Peters

    Tim Peters   gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    What a GREAT action shot...it makes me happy...I need that...Thank You

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    absolutely fantastic shot! Excellent!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Excellent composition!! Perfect to the theme!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Bravo!!!! I feel her joy. Excellent entry, Joe. Love it! Love it!

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    The innocence and joy in black and white. Awesome.

  • Jamie Nardoni

    Jamie Nardoni (Deleted) gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    aww so cute!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    Superb entry, love this..

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    You were quick my friend… you caught joy.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    most excellent!!!!!! RAD!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic capture!!!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (17 Apr 2010):

    This is "American ROCKWELL". Bravo !!!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Excellent shot, you've captured the moment spot on, wonderful for the theme.

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Great shot

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    Nice one!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    nice title

  • Will Floyd-Evans

    Will Floyd-Evans (Deleted) gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Awesome shot. Great in B&W. Love it....

  • Cynthia Lee Katona

    Cynthia Lee Katona said (24 Apr 2010):

    Love the quote...and you have a great way with quirky subjects. Bravo.

  • Cynthia Lee Katona

    Cynthia Lee Katona gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Yes...let's see more!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Super excellent shot and entry, Joe!!! Love the quote too! Well done!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 May 2010):

    Your timing couldn't be any better, beautiful candid capture!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 May 2010):

    This is a wonderful candid photo and great for the theme!!! I really like the quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson that you used - how true it is!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (13 May 2010):

    very professional!!!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (24 May 2010):

    great shot!!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (31 May 2010):

    Excellent entry. This is one of the best candid shots I've seen, and I love it!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Love it!!!

  • Linda Lou

    Linda Lou said (7 Jun 2010):

    I loved your entry Joe!

  • Linda Lou

    Linda Lou gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    perfect!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    You got the perfec moment, great shot, love the composition and b.w.!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (26 Jul 2010):

    Wonderful captured!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (27 Jul 2010):

    Damn but this is a gem!

  • Emily Weston

    Emily Weston said (27 Jul 2010):

    I love these two!

  • Mary Lewis

    Mary Lewis gave props (8 Dec 2010):

    Absolutely lovely! Nice work!

  • Richard Schenk

    Richard Schenk gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    Love the little girl's animation and the total scale.. great shot!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    Toooooooooo cute! I love it!

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