April, the hottest month in Cambodia. 3pm, the heat from the sky.. and little girl at Choeung Uk Killing Fields near Phnom Pehn. One of those kids running arund there asking tourists for money.
05.2006 - I love this picture
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cmartos (242) 2004-05-31 5:13
Hi Maciek, very good portrait, warm colours, excellent soft shadowed light on her face, very good crop, excellent exposure and...a look you can't forget. Superb catch.
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-05-31 5:27
Wonderful portraiot with a girl with a wonderful expression !
It´s perfect Maciej !
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-05-31 5:32
Wonderful portrait here, Maciek!
Nice tone of color and expression. The overexposed part not really distract from her here. Very nice shot!
Piotr (0) 2004-05-31 5:34
Swietny portret Maciek! Mocna ekspresja na twarzy mlodej modelki, pozdrawiam, piotr
timmiles (0) 2004-05-31 5:41
This is a fantastic portrait - I love the backlighting - but her face is still well lit and eyes sharp - technically excellent. I like the composition too, the tight crop, the expression on her face - all wonderful. Well done!
Galeota (10352) 2004-05-31 5:44
I like the light a lot in this photo, the way it is overexposed on the edges. Makes all the contrast with her eyes.
Jaap (0) 2004-05-31 6:14
Excellent portrait. I like the cropping or composition as you did it. There is quit a lot 'cut' of from the forehead but as he is looking upwards this seems to work very well. Great detail are the fine streaks of her hair. Very well done.
omritoppol (826) 2004-05-31 6:14
Great shot, i like the looks she is giving you. I like this tight crop. The overexposed parts are only enhancing her face. Great stuff
bfly (5775) 2004-05-31 6:20
very lovely Maciej..I loved her hair that caught the sunshine..very good framing with overexposure..she has a very cute face and a loveşy smile :)
Darren (6823) 2004-05-31 6:34
Really good shot Maciek. Great use of backlighting. Allowing the background to blow out on you does no harm at all here, in fact it really benefits this photo because it helps to isolate the girl. The only downside is that there is something on her cheek, and I am not sure what it is, it looks almost like a sensor artifact. There are actually two other spots, one just under her left eye, and one at the corner of her right eye that also look like something wonky is happening with your sensor. I think these are equipment related and really take nothing away from your photo, but I will post a workshop to just point out what I am talking about.
charmante (1090) 2004-05-31 7:26
well...all have said all, what else can I add ?? love your frame, really fits her mood!!
( I can feel she's been running all day long by looking at her eyes!!)
yesterday (9833) 2004-05-31 7:31
Splendid portait, the wonderful expression on her face is all in this, excellent used the overexposed light in the frame.
clodreno (0) 2004-05-31 7:53
greart portrait maciek.. I love it, funny enugh I haven't been taking kids in picture, and believe me it's hot here, really hot. 43 today, in two days i'll be in varanasi.
elroyie (2750) 2004-05-31 8:50
Wow, what an impression, the look in her eyes say everything, very authentic picture, very good crop and the eyes are just great!
pascalbene (1717) 2004-05-31 8:55
I like a lot this pic for two essential reasons : 1) the authenticity of expression 2) the minimalism of chromatic game - perfect in this white and pure light. Thank you Maciej. No contest : you have a golden eye.
kourosh (2346) 2004-05-31 9:40
back to portrait again? but this one is different from you other postraits. the lighting is very pleasant in my view, i like the way it penetrates from around the frame. the look is very nice too.
sengir (4956) 2004-05-31 11:18
something strange in BL corner, but picture is really cute - great crop, beautiful way she looks at you..
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-31 15:01
this is a splendid portrait maciek!! she looks so shy and frail...your tight crop is stunning! and spot on! nothing to nitpick about this shot maciek! i disagree with Darren .. has he never seen a scar on people's face? never mind! it is a pro shot!
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-05-31 17:05
Amazing portrait, Maciek, excellent expression. The way she looks at you with those beautiful eyes..
I like the sharpness of the hair and the overexposed area on the right. Very good one.
fapmap (250) 2004-05-31 18:03
Greeetings Maciek... another beautiful shot. She seems to be looking at us through your lens.
itworks (1135) 2004-05-31 21:55
Nice shot Maciej. Hope you gave her a few riel...
manny (21833) 2004-06-01 3:08
This is a very good, intimate portrait shot. I think you have mastered this kind of shot. About the white background, I think it makes the shot even better. Very well done.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-06-01 4:21
Beautiful portrait, Maciek. The way she looks at you, is great, and you made a very good use of the backlight, Your PoV is very nice, I love this one. Very nice and tender colors.
ChrisJ (116676) 2004-06-01 4:33
Really great portrait. Nice dof.
strangiato (10) 2004-06-01 10:34
Excellent portrait Maciek. Usually I don't like photos of kids looking up to the photographer, but here it works perfectly. Very good narrow crop and expression.
WoodPigeon (457) 2004-06-01 10:53
Hey Maciek, this one is raelly great! You have some real talent for portraits...!
This is a good shot taken at the perfect moment! I like her 'hidden' smile too!
Well done as always...
bmagierowski (0) 2004-06-02 0:39
Her face is really sad :-(.
pridel (233) 2004-06-04 14:38
Cette photo est très très très très belle. Vraiment. C'est superbe, la pose de la petite fille, son regard qui lève les yeux, ses cheveux qui tombent devant son visage, la couleur, la lumière tout est parfait. BRAVO !
azymuth (134) 2004-06-08 3:02
Its hard to make these shots work, but the tight crop makes it do so. The DOF is just right and the girl is beautiful. Cambodians are so photogenic. What an expression. Well done.
iamxa (3103) 2004-06-08 6:03
Wonderful portrait. I lost it !!! Perfect framed, the focus just in the eyes. I like this one very much. My englis is not very good and I can't explain all I want to say. I'm sorry.
You are nice in her eyes :-))
Martine (0) 2004-06-22 10:17
Very good ight for a great protrait.
merci de votre témoignage.
mark88 (2) 2004-07-26 9:05
Rewelacja...W sumie to dziêki Tobie jestem na TE, przeczyta³em na PF opis Twojej przygody w Indiach i uda³em siê na t± stronkê. Pozdrawiam.
Porteplume (3460) 2004-11-22 8:05
The "Cropped heads" discussion made me look again at your wonderful collection of portraits.
This one is precisely as I love them (and precisely as how I would like to be able to photograph... ;o) - Tight & perfect cropping/framing in my opinion, I got drawn into the screen by these dark eyes. Unbelievably beautiful!
flydragon (0) 2004-12-19 13:14
i love this picture
she is so beautifull the light
is also beautifull, this is a perfect
portrait, a lot emotion in her face
how do i missed this picture
this is a fav for me
faubry (35447) 2005-01-07 7:22
i like this authantic portrait, thanks
nice expression, very good colors and the overexposed give light on this face
charlysquare (102) 2005-04-23 5:15
Une photo très touchante ! Bravo, elle est en favorite
scalerman (26900) 2005-05-05 11:59
Interesting to find this your favorite portrait, Maciek. Of course, it's evocative and cute, but you have alot I like more. Still an nice one.
doitashimashite (0) 2005-06-10 5:30
Everything just fits in this picture. Excellent framing and the white light around her makes her stand out very well. Beautiful portrait.
sdey_26 (4) 2005-07-13 7:14
I am in loss of words so that I can praise the shot perfectly! Timing is superb to catch the beautiful soft expression.
AididKew (160) 2005-07-14 21:33
Nice shot Maciej. You can stand in a hot day and the kis surrounding you but come out wit a good impressive picture.
musaed007 (10) 2005-07-21 18:29
I like the tight crop, the eyes, and the lighting.
Hope you gave her some money.
AndyGr1er (281) 2005-09-06 14:52
one of my favourites. very difficult to critique this shot. its exposed beautifully, and this beautiful girl is incredibly haunting.
davicin (166) 2006-02-09 12:59
No more words needed
eco (112) 2006-05-14 4:14
nic dziwnego ze to twój ulubiony portret, swietne swiatlo, piekna mloda osba, calosc na duze brawa, pozdrawiam i wroce, rafal
capca (0) 2006-06-18 20:12
it's fantastic. this gaze is deep and beautiful, the light is great... excellent portrait !
fiedziu (1764) 2006-08-03 4:39
great great portrait
thanks for sharing
lelson (0) 2007-07-19 15:39
Simply a work of art. I can't stop watching those pure eyes. You capture all the force of portrait shots in this one. Superb Maciej.
mikeo (12129) 2007-08-23 5:24
Kolory, ostrosc rewelacja...
Opis sprawia ze zdjecie staje sie takie strasznie smutne...
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-02-10 1:14
unforgettable portait, the glance, the OE effect which contributes to isolate the subject, excellent, glad to find this shot after some randow clicks on some links
kasianowak (9737) 2012-09-13 3:58
Swietny portret! Spojrzenie i wyraz twarzy tej dziewczynki mowia wiecej niz tysiac slow.
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Regards d'Enfants du Monde, Children of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-31 5:10
- Favorites: 30 [view]