Photo Favorite: The Narrow Escape of a Spanking at a Burmese Market

By Mark Wiens 22 Comments
Kids Escaping a Spanking at a Burmese Market
The Narrow Escape of a Spanking at a Burmese Market

I’m going to start 2012 off with not only just a “Photo Favorite,” but one of my all-time favorite photos.

The photo is not the highest quality, in fact, the situation arised so rapidly that I had zero time to change the settings on my camera but had to just release the shutter and see what happened.

A few mischievous kids were running around Thiri Mingalar market in Yangon, Myanmar when they climbed into a man’s truck – he wasn’t happy.

I remember the entire scene, the sound of the man’s yell and the screech of the kids’ scream.

This is a market scene I’ll remember forever, even without the photo.



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  • Miguel

    5 years ago

    great photo… got to love the cheeky look on the kids face. it goes to show: Kids will be kids! when was this picture taken by the way? have you been to burma recently after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi? Burma is probably one of those countries i’m dying to see!

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Miguel, this photo was taken about 10 months ago, before the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Hope you get a chance to visit Burma soon!

  • Turkey’s For Life

    5 years ago

    Kids the world over are highly experienced at being naughty and escaping the consequences. The kids in your photo look really cute and cheeky…and like they’ve completely outwitted their would-be spanker. 🙂 Happy 2012 to you, Mark.
    Julia

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Thanks! Happy new year to you as well!
      Kids will always try to get away with as much as they can – and they did get away this time!

  • Raymond @ Man On The Lam

    5 years ago

    You know, I usually frown upon hitting children, but it looks like in this one the kids have the upper hand — great shot Mark!

  • Dayne

    5 years ago

    Love the kids smile!

  • Turtle

    5 years ago

    Ha – hilarious! I love the way you’ve caught the moment so well! 🙂

  • Sarah

    5 years ago

    Great capture, love the expression on the children’s faces

  • tunimaal

    5 years ago

    That’s a great story photo. It’s almost impossible to get a perfect photo in this kind of situation, but still good

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Yah, it happens so fast that unless you are waiting around for hours for something like it to happen, you’ll never be in a perfect position for the shot – but when you get it by chance it’s always fun!

  • Mitalee Verma

    5 years ago

    free spirited and perfect……great shot!!!

  • Dayna

    5 years ago

    Hilarious! The boy’s expression is completely priceless. I love that you caught all of this in action!

  • Naomi

    5 years ago

    This photo is PERFECT – it really shows how serendipitous great photos can be! I love the expression on the boy’s face 🙂

  • sully86

    5 years ago

    mark: i think that was you…when you were little right ?