The soul of a portrait, as I see it, are the eyes.
Nevertheless, in this case, you can almost guess how they are just by looking at his smile or his friend's look.
This moment was captured in Com, a beautiful place in East-Timor, where kids sell small shells to live and, sometimes, they're so happy to be with a stranger that they start to offer them in a proof of friendship.
PS: I appologise for the 500px larger side and watermark in the frame, but some unauthorized use has happened before in other websites (including mine)
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Paolo (41230) 2005-09-09 9:33
I Joel, fantastic and funny portrait. high quality, great colors...is a good thing that children today can play in Timor!
ALSOM (6616) 2005-09-09 9:55
You don't need to see her eyes as her beautiful smile expressses everything.
The hands details covering the face is just great ! I like this capture!
Philippe (11836) 2005-09-09 9:55
I like to see kids smiling in photographs and I find this one quite original. They both seem to be enjoying themselves and the colours here are really nice. The faces of the two boys stand well out against the dark background in the top left corner.
starbug (6924) 2005-09-09 10:34
Beautiful, warm, and original portrait! you're right you can know exactly what his eyes express with this smile on his face. I love this happy mood you've created.The colours are very nice too. Great shot!
GerdVDC (0) 2005-10-08 11:08
Lovely portrait and smile. Sharp with soft real colours, and nicely framed. A shot to remember! Thanks for sharing.
Dakota55 (392) 2006-02-25 7:38
Very nice. I like this sort of framed protrate. The image is so sharp ane the color is great,
davelounge (311) 2006-10-12 12:24
very nice. would like to see it bigger!
ellie (60) 2006-11-01 11:09
What a happy picture -- and your note is particularly helpful and interesting.