Priorities by RandomCameraGuy (3069)
Juzo (4349) 2011-01-03 1:51
A different angle on the reportage style, there is an artful element, it expresses more than simple photojournalism.
I think the image would be better without the watermark to be honest, but I respect your reasons for placing it there nonetheless.
UBC: And The Sky Caught My Eye by RandomCameraGuy (3069)
jpinkham (870) 2009-05-23 13:46
It caught my eye, too, Felipe. Good choice for striking lines and contrasts. I especially like the blue sky and the silhouettes in their respective positions against the building. I like the perspective, too, which adds dimension to the scene.
Pre-School Graduation by RandomCameraGuy (3069)
tomauer (316) 2009-04-02 6:56
Great Shot, very well composed and beautiful DOF. Well done! regarding the note, possibly they are referring to them through their Tribal ethnicity, as only about 8-10% of Filipino's are truly tribal nowadays, by that i mean, not westernized, living in tribal society. The stock Filipino is Austronesian, which spreads as far as Madagascar to Hawaii. Pacific Islanders, Indonesians and Malaysians are Austronesian, as is our language, Austronesian. We have our differences based on separation and isolation from other tribes, thus we have so many different tribal groups/elasticities, with unique cultures and traditions, even languages and writing styles. But Austronesians are not the Indigenous to the Philippines like you mentioend, the Aeta are the first in the islands, and once lived all over the islands. Ignorantly termed "negrito" by the spanish, the Aeta has been pushed out of main stream society much like many other indigenous groups, like the Australian Aboriginals. These types of things don't discriminate, and it was recorded by Jose Rizal, the royals of Native Hawaii, Malaysia etc of a uniting Land of Austronesia, reffering that we are all brothers, i mean, We did come off the same boat. The Aeta, to me, are Filipino as are we, the Austronesians.
The term indigenous could simply also mean that these certain people are the "Natives" of this particular land/area. Not necessarily the indigenous filipino. Its confusing because we have many weird ways of saying things noh! you understand hehe
"When I Grow Up..." by RandomCameraGuy (3069)
tomauer (316) 2009-04-02 6:43
Beautiful, amazing. The choice of BW is well chosen. Great Composition and point of view, great work getting just the parents feet in shot as the girl glances above. Very well done. and good informative note