My friend and I were coming back from Kbal Spean and noticed this boy watching us in our tuk tuk from about 200 meters away. As we approached I got my camera ready and he could see I was going to take a photo. He flashed a big smile and presented himself in front of his gas stand, beaming with pride.
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gringofil (0) 2005-04-24 13:51
The boy looks a little stiff here, I think, and the way you cropped his hand off feels a little akward at best. You'd have to make a quick choice here: either go for the full body shot (including the hand) or just get in closer and shoot a portrait. I do like the environment around him and the bottles of gasoline make a nice second subject here. Also, I wish the you'd used a tad more narrow DOF here as well...the background is a bit cluttered and takes away from the shot. Not bad, but I'd like to see something more dramatic...perhaps an uposed shot would have worked better.
fabEarth (281) 2005-04-24 16:08
Nice work ! Good timing
AnimeshRay (9083) 2005-04-25 13:41
Love the smile of the little fellow! This is hilarious...do they really sell Gin with gasoline there?
Nice and tight framing.
Welcome to TE!
annagrace (2467) 2005-05-07 10:29
Another gorgeous portrait from you, Todd! The boy looks happy although I'm a little afraid of seeing him standing by gin and gasoline in a milk jug!
I'm very glad you didn't do a tighter crop as his surroundings say a lot about him!