25 July 2008

A Monte Carlo Summer - the Funfair - Pride


Each summer, on the esplanade in front of Port Hercule, you'll find all the fun of the fair.

In the main photograph, the little boy has just finished swinging from one platform to another. He's so proud of himself. I watched him for a while whilst he was waiting his turn - very serious, watching those in front of him, obviously rather daunted. The small photo shows him before the adventure - just as he's about to move off the platform.

There's a competition today on Menton Daily Photo. Do take a look and see if you know the answer. A postcard of Menton will go to the winner.

9 comments:

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

Sally said...

He is just adorable. You can see the sense of trepidation in his eyes, but also pride of achievement.

Virginia said...

What a great shot. Love that you went in so close. Just precious.

Kate said...

A beautiful face; I love portraits and you captured this youngster so well!

crittoria said...

What an adorable little boy. I love the dirty face! Too cute!!

Halcyon said...

Looks like he's been in the ice cream! Cute!

jill said...

And he just ate a powdered pastry, or ice cream cone? He does indeed look very proud of his accomplishment. Wonderful photo Jilly, those big brown eyes!

Ming the Merciless said...

Is that dried ice-cream on his face? :-)

Dusty Lens said...

What a darling portrait!

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