The ubiquitous Bajaj motorbike - the de facto 'Vespa' of the Indian subcontinent...
A wink at André here...
ISO at 400ASA; focal at 70.00mm.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-05-22 11:37
i love this one. the glance of the little girl is beautifull. Light and sharpenss are perfects. Congratulation. Very professional shot
Jeppo (17645) 2009-05-22 11:39
I love her eyes...they are so magnetic....and she looks so innocent...but she's also acting like a smart model!
a wonderful shot indeed...and - btw - for me this is a Vespa...it doesn't matter if it has been produced under license by bajaj!
stevesaba (8135) 2009-05-22 11:47
You got me laughing right away, due to of course your hint to André yesterday. This one is gorgeous....not to compare, but now I am hard pressed to say which one I prefer, hehe. Anyway, very lovely, and in this one she is all aglow with warmth and friendliness. Very sweet, with wonderful warm light, and beautiful focus. Nice one! Great work, cheers,
papera (14158) 2009-05-22 12:16
so far I must say that this one is my favourite - I guess the twinkle in her right eye is what intrigues me most. this eye-contact with you/your camera has a special quality to it, maybe it's also her pose, the way she rests her arms on the steering.
the colours are absolutely great - I am tempted to say "true", which of course I can't really say since I haven't seen them in reality, but they feel absolutely real and natural. you really took out every last drop of colour from the RAW file.
adores (40916) 2009-05-22 13:25
Once again a great portrait, Caleb!
I just love the expression and the pose of the little girl, the blurred background with the man passing and, of course, the light that is so perfect.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-05-22 16:15
Very nice portrait - I like the shyness with a twinkle in the eye. Love the deep rich colors and the sharpness and clarity are superb. TFS. Gerald
bukitgolfb301 (37716) 2009-05-22 16:42
Great portrait as usual !
Angle, composition, color management and her quite natural expression/pose.
I like this one very much for your recent submissions.
Congratulation on your supper shot.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
ChrisJ (104093) 2009-05-22 21:37
Superb use of a shallow dof, in this marvellous portrait of the brown eyed Indian girl on a motorbike. Good sharpness, colour & bokeh. Tfs!
manojtnair (435) 2009-05-22 23:04
wonderful shot. good dof. expressions are well captured. tfs.
yquem46 (38750) 2009-05-23 0:59
looks like you were in Napoli Caleb
Nice posture of this cute little one, DOF super with as usual another person in the scene, beautiful blurred pastel colors of the wall, very diagonal dynamic compo
have a nice WE
yaya13baut (3344) 2009-05-23 2:02
I thought I've seen this picture a few days ago... but it was the one of NasiaJones (André), with a little boy on the moto.
I also like your POV for the light and colors, the blurred backgroud that emphasizes the little girl on the Vespa, and her malicious pose.
sevy (15367) 2009-05-23 9:49
All is good on this shot. First the panoramic frame giving the good place for the girl and the man, then the lightning soft and giving subtle colors then the management of the deep of field with a focus on the girl looking the lens and the man in happening.
More than a single portrait, a story.
haybelg (631) 2009-05-23 12:02
this one is top !
Very nice colours an light, a nice child with a lively expression - look at those eyes.
And perfect sharpness and unsharpness.
And ... carefull composition !!!
For me surely one of your best.
Philippe (11836) 2009-05-23 12:06
Hi, Caleb. When I saw the picture I immediately thought of André's picture. The little girl has wonderful black eyes and has a nice pose on the motorbike. Very good perspective and DOF. Good contrasts too. The man in the background is an important compositional element.
Have a nice weekend,
paololg (31448) 2009-05-23 14:23
Ciao dear Caleb,
it's really difficult to choose a photo from your gallery because they are all masterpieces that show how much you are a good photographer. This evening I have chosen this image, done with excellent photographic quality, but above all, done with the soul. Amazing this child's look. Sincere compliments!
Ciao, have a nice w.e.!
SteveH (6247) 2009-05-23 20:53
Hi Caleb, a wink indeed! I like the inlcusion of the OOF man in the BG, providing a nice element of situational context. Also the typically Indian colours and patina of the wall. Great work. cheers, Steve
juliettecorvett (1185) 2009-05-24 1:03
this is such an amazing photograph. the girl is a real beauty, her gaze makes my heart melt. the bokeh is perfect, the colurs beautilful.
just love it!
InasiaJones (31562) 2009-05-24 4:46
LOL!... I will wink you back upon returning, as I also have a little vietnamese girl on a vespa... :-P)
Great casual pose, but most of all, a fabulous look where our eyes are drawn to her. I really like the colour scheme you got here - aqua, mint green and burned orange. No doubt in my mind that you have catch a better background, not disturbing and pretty clean, where the out-of-focus man represent an interesting feature, even more because he is perfectly placed in the composition.
A great shot Cal. Thanks to make a parallel, as it is always fun to see similar photos taken in different context. Kudos for yours.
balatrek (7455) 2009-05-24 10:54
A image full of life, the eyes of the girl are the center of the work, good control of focus, I like the naturalness of this shot. well done!
nerve (10231) 2009-05-25 4:53
nice one Caleb, the man in the bg. works really well for me.
hispic (9652) 2009-05-25 20:32
Beautiful portrait in the attractive alley, Vignetting shows exquisitely beautifully mint green and subdued orange, of course her face too, though sharpness on her hair is too strong a little. The out-of-focus man with a mellow bokeh gives some story to the image.
everlasting (14698) 2009-05-26 21:41
Very relaxed as she leans against her scooter with that cheecky twinkle in her eye, the OOF man in the depth makes a good balance to this Caleb. I like the play with Andre's photo also.
eversmile (11636) 2009-06-10 8:11
I like the intense colors, the presence of the man in the perspective in the background, very traditional style, and the wide opened eyes of the girl. We can guess she smiles even if it is hidden by her hands. But the fact we can't know for sure adds some more charm to the picture.
figenya (2852) 2009-07-12 16:23
Very good portrait. I loved the placement of your 2nd model- the background walking man. Thanks for sharing.
dareco (17134) 2009-08-14 20:45
I just spent about an hour going through your gallery, I am always so impressed by your work. I enjoy seeing the many portraits from so many corners of the world. I absolutely love this!! Fantastic focus and excellent pov. This little girls eyes are so beautiful with wonderful catchlights. Nice sharp detail. TFS
MLINES (12516) 2009-11-05 23:31
Hi Calab, Certainly a wonderful street portrait. The girl's shyness but over-ridden with curiosity makes this a very fine photograph. TFS. Murray.
BennyV (14357) 2010-01-09 4:42
Absolute stunner of a picture. I'm beginning to miss your regular uploads, Caleb!
Hope you're OK & best wishes for 2010.
Housegaijin (0) 2010-08-20 1:21
Hi C, saw this gem highlighted n TE's opening page today and it hit me hard. Beautiful example of what you do so well and in many computations. Colors, the girls unwavering stare, the man in the background, the timing, everything is just so. Perfect. Pro.
jorgereverter (1808) 2011-10-18 11:27
Beautiful eyes and great picture.
brianmcc (6219) 2011-11-13 14:51
composition, colour, focus, sharpness, depth of field. its a perfect portrait.
macjake (61358) 2011-11-13 14:58
i noticed somebody critique this photo today, and i couldn't help to contribute!
this is an excellent example of how to effectively use bokeh, the out of focus blurring of the background.
a fantastic subject in the fg too.
the lighting is hitting her in a soft majestic way.
and her eyes are filled with wonderment.
just a brilliant photo with so much to see.
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Devimeuxbe's favorites childhood portraits ( II ) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-22 11:32
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