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I was working on a story at a private school for troubled boys. This trio had obviously misbehaved as I recorded their timeout session. One of my all-time favorites.

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Christian Dumont14-Jul-2016 06:36
A poignant trio and a beautiful composition. V
John Vass07-Mar-2014 04:40
This is great! Reminds me of my brothers and I and we were always glad when it was just this.
Alexander Kazakov16-Feb-2014 18:52
My love today! V
Neil Marcus28-Jan-2013 04:12
I can understand why this is a favorite. The story telling is so evident. The body language and expressions of the boys is perfect, along with the way it is composed
Andre Hilkens20-Oct-2011 18:48
Indeed, an all time favourite !
Great story, even without the text you added.
Dan the man13-Feb-2011 13:13
Bravo! Excellent story telling photograph! V
Alex Cheung24-Oct-2010 12:57
Great capture!!! -V-
norbi06-Sep-2010 11:36
A really timeless shot. .v norbi
Steve Morris08-Jun-2010 18:54
Love this photo Marcia - perfect in so many ways!!BV
XiaoBernard9904-Jun-2010 06:09
Excellent composition immediately we know the story.V
BKT Photography03-Jun-2010 17:16
awesome !
Justine01-Jun-2010 07:06
wonderful image
Milan Vogrin30-May-2010 21:06
Great shot!
Georgia Roessler30-May-2010 14:39
Some things are timeless. This is the best!
Carol Breton29-May-2010 23:48
This is excellent Marcia. ~
Tom Briggs28-May-2010 23:07
WOW, Marcia ... what an excellent and poignant capture ... reminds me of my youngest grandson and his 'time outs' ... voted
Brian with an Eye28-May-2010 23:01
'Been there! 'Done that! Another memorable shot, Marcia.
Robert D. McAlpine26-May-2010 20:42
What is that they say about a picture's being worth a thousand words? Yours speak volumes, Marcia - this is yet another example.
LeeG25-May-2010 05:04
Classic and all too a familiar scene...
Frank Brault19-May-2010 16:56
Fantastic. V
January Grey19-May-2010 04:37
Oh my...the memories! Terrific capture of childhood discipline! V~
an nguyen17-May-2010 19:31
Phenomenal work.
Giancarlo Guzzardi16-May-2010 10:10
amazing image
PauloCGama16-May-2010 01:52
I'm back here! You've got the eyes, Marcia.
Willy Alfaro25-Apr-2009 16:09
Excellent moment you capture here, the image speaks by itself!
Kaparu216-Apr-2009 22:29
It leaves one wondering very deeply what on earth their crime might have been ......two use the wall for support - the other is ramrod stiff like a soldier - there certainly seems to be shame and maybe some remorse here ......but is there something more!?

.......a captivating image........

bw Kev
C Ann How15-Apr-2009 05:55
Priceless- its one of a kind and love the ashamed/dejected look on the little guys face! V
Zoltán Balogh11-Apr-2009 09:44 is my favourite, too!:)
Aud Elise Sjøsæther10-Apr-2009 20:55
Amazing shot! Very emotional... BIG VOTE!
Simon Chandler10-Apr-2009 19:15
Excellent work. One of your best. v
Guenter Eh09-Apr-2009 09:47
Good lord this is amazing - of course I can imagine this is one of your all-time favs! :)
Yes - and it brings back memories to many of us! ;) This work is ACE!
Stefan Schmitz08-Apr-2009 18:35
If I were you, it would be one of my all-time favourites, too! You are a great story teller, Marcia!
John Potter06-Apr-2009 17:33
Sorta sad though....
Brent Vermilyea06-Apr-2009 05:54
For some reason, this one just makes me smile. A great funny image, even if those kids did some rotten behavior. They look so innocent, don't they?
Sue Robertson05-Apr-2009 22:40
Oh Dear they are in trouble. Absolutely brilliant capture. a remarkable shot. v
Monique Trempe05-Apr-2009 20:05
Wow! Incredible picture. Discipline is a good title for the private school! V
vatorman04-Apr-2009 01:35
Powerful shot. (and brings up some old memories too.)
endre novak03-Apr-2009 21:51
a classic!
Pawel03-Apr-2009 12:52
John03-Apr-2009 09:21
This makes me smile. For the boys a sad moment but I'm back at school. This is a very good capture. story telling and provoking memories. BV
Norman Richard31-Mar-2009 03:34
:) Vµ
Jim Coffman31-Mar-2009 01:40
This speaks volumes,Marcia!! BV
Bill Warren30-Mar-2009 02:21
Time out times three--Wonderful V
Dan Greenberg29-Mar-2009 16:51
This brings back memories - I remember having to do this in 4th grade. Very well captured! ~V~
alexandrae28-Mar-2009 23:11
really great shot!Vote
bill friedlander28-Mar-2009 21:22
There should be more of this nowadays. The contrite expressions.are priceless. V
settler28-Mar-2009 17:49
Words fail...So excellent!..BV!!
peterjay4528-Mar-2009 17:08
This brings back memories. A very telling photograph. V.
PauloCGama27-Mar-2009 17:30
Incredible, specially being candid. Right time and the right moment and fabulous job.
Huge v
Enny26-Mar-2009 21:08
oops, great image and memories,lol.
Ursula Armstrong26-Mar-2009 16:49
very sad. What is especially sad about this picture is that the boys are all alone, they don't communicate with each other.
Uschi (V)
Colin Clarke26-Mar-2009 00:58
Is this the rule of thirds ? ;-)

Fantastic. If you had asked them to pose, they could never
have achieved this dejected, embarrassed, 'oh dear', poise. Voted
Chad Ramsey25-Mar-2009 21:38
oops... ;) Nice capture! V
Sabine Stetson24-Mar-2009 23:21
incredible came at the right
Kim24-Mar-2009 21:20
Bad bad boy;-(
Alain Boussac24-Mar-2009 20:42
An exceptional image. BV.
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