Shot taken at a tribal village near famous Dasam waterfal. The kid in frame was reluctant to give any chance for clicking.. rather he was not in a mood to entertain any outsider like me who come to waterfall crossing his village just to spend some good joyful hours in the lap of mother nature... But his eyes was constantly asking me... are we just an object for your photography? you and others like you are enjoying all sorts of benefits living in cities but never look at your nearby villages... in what pathetic condition are we surviving... Is this called justice in your digital developed world????
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janneman (2482) 2011-03-26 10:56
These beautiful big eyes....
Excellent, the child half in the shadow, with the light falling on the silver bowl.
yquem46 (38382) 2011-03-26 11:34
An excellent shot, strongly conveying intense emotion
I like the half-light half-shade compo making these expressive eyes popping out of the darkness
A quite relevant note too, addressing an issue which comes often to my own mind, especially when I'm in India
have a nice WE
rajiv_077 (1412) 2011-03-26 11:55
This is really a true photograph of Indian village's, here composition and lighting is not important , important is the capture of moment.
A great capture indeed.
Angshu (54919) 2011-03-26 23:28
I thought I would see a new picture in TE...but where is it???
A fine shot, this where you've got a good expression on his face, more so her eyes...the play of light & shadow brought out well. Your note is so very pertinent! Take a look at the great Western portrait photographers around the world & their subjects. The photographer mints millions selling the pictures of poor subjects (always sell well), earns accolades & prizes...what remains same is the fate of prize winning subject..still poor, hand to mouth & ironically little knowing he/she is a celebrity thanks to the photograph
ajayrawat (581) 2011-03-26 23:29
Very nice photo Niraj, the focus is just right with right amount of light on the kid's face. And yes, your note generates lot of questions.
I found your photo very interesting and was wondering would this look better in B/W. Please see my workshop submission.
paromitadey (596) 2011-03-28 2:35
A noteworthy note and thought behind the photograph. Quite a heart wrenching and conscience elevating effect afterwards, specially after reading your note and Angshu's comments.
Coming to the photograph. Lovely light and shade effect has brought in life to the photograph and the eyes seem to twinkle with quest, giving depth to your note. I liked the colored version a bit more than Ajay's worshoped image. For me the natural sepia tonal muddy color has more rural impact than the saturated B/W version.
Kudos for the lovely image. Just one thought, my personal view though, I wished the feet of the boy had not got cropped and may be you could have managed to keep the feet adjusting the empty space at the top.
TFS and congratutaions on such a lovely portrait.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-03-28 3:41
What a lovely shot. You have brought the emotions on this child's face very well. You have played the light very well. The child is very adorable and charming even with a sad face.
adores (34736) 2011-04-07 15:16
Very good and symbolic portrait! Her eyes are impressive and the shadow is perfect for this photo. I like your note also, a lot of truth there!
grigand (19417) 2011-05-03 12:34
Exellent picture of this child, his face and great eyes are intence of emotion ! Congratulations a very nice work
vj4000 (90) 2012-03-01 7:16
Beautiful portrait Niraj. Very expressive and well done. you have used the natural light extremely well.
- Copyright: Niraj Sinha (nirajsinha) (857)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 10:34
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