As per ancient Hindu mythology, life of human is divided into four stages or Ashrama (considering normal average life as 100 years)
1. Brahmacharya (Education, student life) (age 0-25 Years)
2. Grihastha (Married or householder life)(age 26-50 Years)
3. Vanprastha (forest-dweller, educating new generation)(age 51-75 Years)
4. Sanyas (purely dedicated towards worship of god, retiree)(age 76-100 Years)
These children are performing the drama of the Grihastha part during their School's Annual Function. They are showing marriage part, the beginning of the Grihastha.
I was sitting very far from the stage, so long telephoto end with low shutter speed problem is there. The SUBJECT is moving. Even though, I tried to blurr the background, locking moving kids in focus.
I intentionally not cropped the bottom dark part of the photo so that posing style of the girl could not be lost.
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/20 seconds
ApertureValue - F 3.51
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 71.70 mm
ExposureMode - Manual
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - High , +1
ISO Value - 200
White Balance - Fluorescent
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
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indoka28 (5237) 2007-02-22 14:22
This is a very good shot but a bit blurred but then considering the fact that you used a telephoto from far behind...this is a great shot..!!! The explanation in the note is also very very informative...The expresions on these cute little kids are looking very matured and is very well depicted by you.
yasoda-nandana (430) 2007-02-22 23:27
the boys are absolutely lovely and the note is very nice..
the blurring in the background is, in my opinion, magic..
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-02-23 3:05
First I thought I was looking at dolls.I appreciate problem with distance.You got lovely colors .Higher ISO could have reduced shutter speed but at cost of colors .Blurred girls in green adds lovely effect
isabela_sor (47557) 2007-02-23 3:44
First I must say thank you for your explanatory note, it was great to read it!Then I am in Grihastha stage!About picture, the subject and your models are great,yet maybe it is too much blur.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-02-23 16:50
Wonderful capture of the scene and the moment.I love the colors of your beautiful country and here are so nice.Also the blured backround is a great adding to the whole scene!
Wishes for the weekend,
gilou530 (34) 2007-02-24 15:06
une photo aux belles couleurs ou les gamins sujet principal sont bien isolés du fond, bien travaillé
pranab (5354) 2007-02-25 23:08
i am back but i am afraid i am being a bit lazy now a days.
good shot considering the use of tele. good vibrant color and you have captured the expressions very well.
setenay (7668) 2007-03-02 11:35
perfect shot,very beautiful and colorful ceremony.I like too this composition.Thanks for your note.
Have a nice weekend.
berek (35480) 2007-03-03 1:57
interesting traditional clouds. I like focusing colours and framing. take care. Hi Have a Nice Weekend.
nmess (2301) 2007-03-10 0:00
I have to say that this is a wonderful picture. My eye is bothered just a bit at the blur of the girl, but then it also suggest a bit of movement. I think the bokeh here works very well to isolate the kids from the maidens in the background. Well done.
edal (6804) 2007-05-04 16:33
I like greatly your story about human life! The photo is very good too.
atus (15838) 2007-06-23 18:25
well captured and nicely framed shot of these children's performance. The light is well managed, the colours are very nice and the dof with the blurred girls is very effective.
Well done and best wishes!
- Copyright: Rakesh Gupta (rakeshgupta) (2672)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 11:43