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Pony Ride by Ravven78 Pony Ride by Ravven78
This quick snap at a ponyride in Los Angeles has always been one of my favourites. It seems to sum up two entirely different approaches to life.
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Pony Ride by ~Ravven78 as the photographer herself puts it "[this photo] seems to sum up two entirely different approaches to life." Got to love it. ( Featured by Tachy-on )
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aeonsonance Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Hilarious! Great shot :D
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TheYawningHorse Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Photographer
I have viewed this photo on numerous occasions and I could almost write a book by now on all of the symbols, their relationships, and what they mean by this point =D Such an awesome photograph, its composition makes the message so strong =D
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Ravven78 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
lol, I know what you mean. Not only the obvious contrast between the boy and the girl, but things like the cruelty inherent in parents forcing their terrified kids to be strapped to the ponies. "You're having a great time, Johnny! Smile for the video!" "Waaaaaaaaah!" There's expression on the faces of the bored, irritated ponies as well.
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phatpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
You've been featured in my journal!! :)
:heart: :hug:

Claudia
[link]
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rmsalomo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
lol,
good time, good moment, good expression.
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existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Your photograph has been featured in my journal
Existential Refinement Vol.30 [link]
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cookiekurama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
HAHAHA XD That's awesome...You have great timing. :)
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kaki42 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Omg this is so wonderful.
And your right, it does show the two different ways people approch life. i love it ^^
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IzabelaMilczarek Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent catch of moment, so many emotions :clap: :)
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Felix-Oflynn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I really like how the two kids reactions are so very different. It really is amazing how a picture can say so much.
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of those pictures that truly is worth a thousand words.
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cha-ohs Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
oh that poor little boy on the right.

i think the kid on the left thinks he's an airplane....
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Yepo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Me parece encantadora la foto, te quedo genial.
Pretty nice picture, nice job.
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jazzylemonade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
what a lucky shot! it's PERFECT! i love it!
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LavaLizard Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha it reminds me of me VS my brother...
Unfortunately for me, I'd be the kid on the right T_T
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heartco Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Yep, like you said, the two outlooks on life (or approaches to) Jsut awesome! :)
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honeypot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
"Look! No hands!!"
"I want my MOMMYYYY!!!"

hehe lol Great capture!! Really great expression!
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Lokattan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Pricelss. Clearly one of the best photos I've seen in my life.
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ereyes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
You're right -- this picture does represent two personalities of life. You either go with the flow or cry like a baby whenever something unknown or unexpected happens. :+favlove:
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demeternorbi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Congratulations on snapping this at the right moment, the composition is great. The message is great too, it made me smile
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Funundrum Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
I would cry too. A horse left superman crippled, that all scares me.
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BlackWolf-Studio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Great capture.

Specially I like the different expressions of the children. :D
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Tode Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Photographer
Funny pic, even if it wasn't funny for this poor kid... :aww:
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cyrylski Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
whoaa! great shot man!
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Neho Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hahah! Just wonderful!
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scorcher002 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Haha, what a wonderful photograph. Great job!
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Odysseus741 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
amazing photo. you are a pro
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IceniFaoiltiarna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
lol yeah thats kinda how my two sons are :P
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Leonor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
This is unfair on the crying child. The person with the bad attitude is the parent who didn't respect what he wanted. Some children like pony rides, others like something else.
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Maxmaster1990 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha. funny kid in tha front.
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Leni13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
yes, like some people will always be afraid of many things for some reasons, and some will always get all the chances life give them to be happy
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siniebraico Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Beautiful wOrk! : ]
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OroGirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Student Filmographer
I wanna fav it like 100 times! Love it,the expresions,and the contrast between those two boys! Its just fantastic! I wanna hug the crying kid XD
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YoruNiAmeGaFuru Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
"The spoiled brat and the son of Nature.."
..that's the first thing that popped into my mind..

:) Congrats on DD..
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Ravven78 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Thank you all for your very kind comments. I'd snapped a bunch of pics while my daughter was riding the ponies, and this one caught my eye - I thought the contrast between the two kids was perfect. :)
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Chaobaby7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
The kid crying reminds me of my re-action when I first went for a pony ride, I was terrified of the size of the animal and cried the whole time to get off, I was about 4 then and it was at a village fair . I got a knitted teddy bear and some candy floss later on from my aunt:)
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canija Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artist
i´m sorry but this pic is very funny i culdnt not lough!! but it is sad to because no body wants to see a kid criying, i love de concept and the shot! beautifull
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Kathersis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love what u see in the pic..
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existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
This is awesome! One of those times you are glad you have a camera in hand :).
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional
Very expressive

Wonderful job

Congratulations on earning a DD
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witismydog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Student General Artist
I love that kids face
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh yes, perfect moment! That's a speacial one for sure! :heart:
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Hahaha, that's awesome =D

Congratulations on the DD!
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Artjunk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
OHmygod, what a funny picture!!! haahahahahahahhaah
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Alexeiz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artist
Haha great, it reminds me the first time I went to bumper cars and couldn't drive mine. :P
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Fluidmess Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
the life simplification is sad to see, but so much in one photo:)
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lxgamer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Beautifully Captured x)
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th3rdeye Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Amazing capture!!!! The juxtaposition of expressions is really quite thought provoking. I hope I manage to embrace fear and uncertainty with arms wide open like the child behind, and in the process learn to enjoy the smallest things in life.
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Dragonetgirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Student General Artist
three if you count the child in the back ground
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Minoru-Kokubunji Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
lol I think I'd be the one smiling while my brother Zack would be deathly afraid of riding a pony XD Nice shot ^_^
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