I’ve been eagerly awaiting this topic, because this year I finally started taking pictures of children in the different countries we visit. I’ve always wanted to take more pictures of people when we’re traveling, but I’m not sure of the etiquette and I know that different cultures have different feelings about snapping images (and then, of course, there’s the problem of my less than stellar photography skills). But, this week I have a few very cute pictures of childhood in Bali and Vietnam to share with you (click on the pictures for larger images).
These boys in Bali were having so much fun playing in the drainage pipe next to some beautiful rice paddies. They were running, jumping, dunking each other and laughing up a storm. I had so much fun just watching them that I was tempted to jump in too!
You can’t see much of this adorable little girl, but she is standing in front of the Banyan tree I mentioned in my Photo Hunt entry last week. She was strolling around, watching us take her picture, but wouldn’t let us get any closer. You can see just how big the tree is compared to her.
These boys on the other side of the Banyan tree were total Hollywood stars. As soon as they got in front of the camera they were suave and macho, wearing these little frowns. When we put our cameras down, they were running and laughing and playing.
These two were running and chasing us on our bikes all the way down the street in the hills of central Bali. When we finally stopped to look at how the rice is sorted, they were practicing their English and hamming it up in front of the camera for us.
This series of images from children in the beautiful ancient village of Duang Lam in northern Vietnam was so much fun to photograph. At first the kids ran away in fear – only the three boys were brave enough to stay and be photographed. But once I showed them the image of their friends on my LCD display they all came front and center to have their picture taken!
Different children in different countries, all sharing the fun and excitement of childhood! It makes me smile just to look through these pictures and remember how much fun they were having while we were there.