Saturday, January 20, 2007

Water play



Fountain and water games on the esplanade at The Entrance. You don't see little kids running around naked all that often in Australia. It is simply not done here. This one was so cute I just had to follow him around. His parents didn't mind. Thanks to them for kindly letting me capture the grace of innocence.

La fontaine et les jeux d'eau de l'esplanade à The Entrance. Ce n'est pas si fréquent de voir des petits enfants se ballader tout nus en Australie. Ca ne se fait pas, c'est tout. Celui-ci était si mignon que je l'ai suivi dans ses jeux. Ses parents m'ont laissée faire. Je les remercie d'avoir compris très simplement que je ne voulais que saisir la grâce de l'innocence.

21 comments:

edwin s said...

What adorable shots!

Oui! I am coming to Sydney next week. I'm definately meeting Pod. Sally is checking her diary. How about you?

I'm coming because a dear friend of mine is getting married so a bunch of us are giggling over.

Chris & Deb said...

Oh that last photo is priceless....it's as though the seagull is offering his approval as well!
Very beautiful portraits capturing the pure innocence of childhood!

alice said...

A t-il vu la mouette juste derrière lui? Je serais à ta place, je ferais tout pour rencontrer Edwin: sais-tu que c'est une vraie star à KL, on le reconnait dans la rue et tout!

photowannabe said...

Love his little tush in the first shot, especially against such vivid colors. Nice shot.

z said...

Visiting from Villigen. It's been so grey here that I'm forgetting how colorful things can be. Your blog pictures are a good reminder with their splash of color.

Nathalie said...

No, the child didn't notice the seagull, he was too busy doing his round in the water. But I found the perspective just amazing!

Pod said...

they almost look like waterclours (excuse the pun)...like a painting. hey, a freind of mine was in baltimore a while back and was taking photos of some (fully) clothed kids playing a playground, and a guy came over and asked her to stop, saying 'we dont think its right to do that here'.....!!

GiuCe said...

sweet pics... fresh colors of the life!!! i like so much first pic with the seagull ^^

Twenty One 320 said...

What fabulous photos Nathalie.

I have just stumbled across your website (I am a Sydney-sider living in Paris) and wanted to pop in to say they are brilliant!!

Looking forward to the next instalment.

Lisi said...

mmmm...got to talk to the wardrobe department regarding this model...:-)

Gail's Man said...

You would be in serious trouble in the UK over taking photos of children, as you would be seen as some sort of pervert. Photographers also sometimes get into bother about taking photos of buildings. Possible terrorist.

Sally said...

Melanomas in the making! I hope he had plenty of sunscreen on and then they put a hat and clothes on the little one. I HATE seeing kids naked in the sun....not out of prudishness - but, oh, the sun!! (restoring lips to un-pursed position!! beautiful photos, nathalie)

Nathalie said...

Yes Sally of course you're right. But this was early morning in a fairly shaded spot and the exercise didn't last long because the water was cold.

Reflex said...

Qu'il a l'air heureux! :) Superbes couleurs!

Anonymous said...

But did the parents realise you were posting these photos on your blog? Gotta watch what you take photos of and what you post...

Cergie said...

Il a le même maillot de bain que moi mon oncle et mes enfants au même âge. C'est curieux car tous nous n'aimons pas tellement ces photos de nous

Sympa la mouette

Anouschka said...

Très belle série qui respire le bonheur ! pendant ce temps, d'autres enfants attendent les flocons ;)

Nathalie said...

Anonymous, of course I understand what you're saying. But honestly, what's wrong with these photos ?

Those who have a problem with it should aske themselves what sort of world they're trying to make us live in. A world where nothing is ever simple and clean anymore, one where suspicion is everywhere.

Sorry I will not go down that path. Witchhunts should not be encouraged.

Twenty One 320 said...

And after all bottoms are only bottoms!

Kris said...

in the first shot, he's so macho . lol! ..but adorable, of course

Chad Oneil said...

You don't see that too much over here in America either! Funny images. The first one is interesting with the gull in the foreground.