This photo was taken at the end of a hard days work! We had been painting a local school built by a UK charity called Soft Power. Throughout the day village children arrived, all keen for a go with the masses of paint. This boy was particularly enthusiastic about swishing about the whitewash but I think as much ended up on him as on the walls. Hence the splattered paint all over him.
Not a lot has been done apart from a little cropping and increasing saturation. I thought about removing the shine from his hand (he is waving, I couldn't convince him not to)but I remembered that it was from paint cleaner. As it was part of the moment I left it in.
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sharkattack (268) 2005-01-06 5:40
This is perfect frame lovely scene..........i really like that angle.......well done
markoci (3927) 2005-01-06 7:28
a great shot karina! excellent pov, good dof and nice colors. it looks like the speckles were on the camera lense. i like the paint cans included in the frame. welcome to te!
mimi (2325) 2005-01-06 9:22
What a funny shot, Karina. At first it looks like the paint is on the picture, not on his face. The paint buckets add a nice bit of context.
mugush (2098) 2005-01-09 6:41
What should I say! this pic is too cool to comment!
boy's hand is look like plastic hand:)
Nice work done!
lestans (16896) 2005-01-09 18:56
Beautiful colors and a strange photo! I like it, there is something in the colors looking like a modern painting, and the expression of the boy is sweet!
alimo3 (6854) 2005-01-26 18:45
hello karina ,
i miss this one from your album.
very good and very funny !
the DOF and composition works very well there.
scallywagin (842) 2005-02-08 2:46
united colours of benetton? haha congrats karina for the truly dramatic shot. the white-skin palm of a black boy...white spots on the face of racism...wata pix. makes me overflow with ideas...tru art!
Morita (203) 2005-02-15 14:16
You have traveled a LOT! This one is so unique! Great Photo. The waving is not bad at all, I think it adds something to the photo indeed. Maiko
shirgold (2479) 2005-05-13 8:12
Great shot - the paint on the face looks almost unreal, especially when you look at the reflection in the eyes that also form similar white spots.
amimoksud_alam (9) 2012-11-04 2:10
So Sagacious Picture,,,