As we were driving through the Drakensberg, we've spotted this boy sitting next to his cow, but our attention was mostly drawn by his appealing large hat.
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SnapRJW (23602) 2012-04-18 6:31
Hello Andre - Perfect use of DOF with the areas of importance being finely focused and the BG softly fading away. The hat frames this serious little face very well and I like the fact that the child is looking out of the frame, somehow I think a 3/4 face portrait with no eye contact has a wonderful enigmatic look that is just not so possible with a full on face. The cherry on the cake is the piece of orange wool used to tether his hat, it speaks volumes. Super shot. Warm regards rosemary
Vato_Law (12720) 2012-04-18 7:42
nice portrait of this kid and his straw hat. He seems to be anywhere but there at least judging by his eyes.
I like how you kept focus on his faces and eyes and on the hat's cone.
Also I like the way the hat's tie-up contrasts and pops out there.
GREGG (7804) 2012-04-18 7:59
adequate depth of focus,
focus on the eyes
ok, like this portrait of a boy
faubry (35373) 2012-04-18 12:58
Bonsoir André, un très bon pique, très bon rendu de la peau, et la prise de vue est originale avec l'importance sur le chapeau
jjcordier (67214) 2012-04-18 23:33
Très impressionné par le piqué de l'image et le rendu parfait de la peau de ce beau visage d'enfant. Une véritable leçon de portrait (il m'en faudrait des centaines comme ça avant de me lancer dans la photo de portraits!)
tyro (15703) 2012-04-19 7:04
An excellent portrait of this serious looking boy, his face beautifully framed by his straw hat and the red wool chin strap adding a lovely splash of bright colour.
The lighting on his face is perfect and brings out the lovely textures of his skin very well indeed. Lovely colours, perfect exposure and exquisite sharpness.
I have read somewhere that one of the secrets of a good portrait is to have one of the subject's eyes exactly on the centreline of the picture and (whether intentionally or not) you have achieved this perfectly in this photograph.
yquem46 (35320) 2012-04-22 12:52
Un très bon portrait André
Excellent piqué d'image, lumière tranquille grâce au chapeau de paille, un cordon rouge autour du cou très accrocheur
Bonne soirée, amitiés
CLODO (26430) 2012-05-26 0:18
Beau profil de l'enfant qui semble grave sur fond de chapeau.