~ Curious Gazes ~
Love the gazes of these little kids. They are from a village, some km from my hometown... They are economically poor but still carry the pure smile...
Liked this frame with the open window of this clay made hut, which wall is full with cow dung cakes (used as primary fuel of the cooking oven in these area)...
~ Enjoy This Frame ~
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SnapRJW (31613) 2013-12-08 1:54
Hello Subhendu - I love this shot. B&W is a great choice I think, look how beautifully you have captured the light on the child's face; so attractively toned. The framing of the children by the window and the primary child's gaze gives the shot immediacy and is initially what draws the eye. However, the surrounding textures and details are am important element fleshing out the narrative of the portrait. Nicely done! Warm regards rosemary
williewhistler (14697) 2013-12-08 2:38
I would agree with Rosemary,this is a fine BW shot of three brightly eyed children,their winsome looks give the image a great deal of charm whilst their environment is perfectly portrayed.
A most enjoyable photograph.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-12-08 2:44
finally back after a busy week.
Kids are always so great "models"for photographers as they are always so natural.This one is magnificent! and I must say I enjoy your vision of this scene in B&W.No distracting colors,just the kids,their facial expressions and emotions.
Beautiful and expressive image!
Have a nice sunday
snunney (85579) 2013-12-08 3:46
A well composed image full of charm. Great choice of black and white ensuring we concentrate on the subject. The image has a superb range of tones and excellent clarity.
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-08 4:03
Very original composition from rural Bengal. I like your choice of B&W because I believe it accentuates the twinkle in the eyes of the kids. Great idea of a frame within a frame. Brilliant shot, thanks for sharing.
siudzi (34047) 2013-12-08 4:10
Indeed, the expressions of these kids are amazing and made your image! The b&w was a smart decision and gave a beautiful result. Well done! TFS!
lousat (78403) 2013-12-08 4:39
Hi Subhendu.The composition is really original and very very nice with these simling childs,i like the curious structure of the facade,excellent choice of black and White too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (61944) 2013-12-08 5:41
J'aime beaucoup ce portrait de jeunes enfants à la fenêtre de cette maison recouverte de bizarres choses. Je soupçonne que c'est de la terre et de la paille. Le regard du jeune homme est très sur de lui.
batalay (35791) 2013-12-08 7:01
I like the genuinely captivating photo of the children peering out from a window. In B&W it works especially well.
ourania (32763) 2013-12-08 7:54
a fine spontaneous capture, a daily life scene with great naturalness. I like the placement of the frame within the frame and the additional space you have included. The grey tones have a pleasing brightness. All our attention goes to the children, the little boy who is facing the lens so gracefully must have a very interesting personality and the playful single eye that's peeping from behind the wall has a powerful impact too:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
holmertz (42257) 2013-12-08 9:06
Poverty rarely stops children from smiling and enjoying life, as long as they don't have to go hungry. These kids may be poor but they look well cared for. They are very charming as they look curiously at you. The inclusion of the cow dung fuel on the wall tells us a lot about life among the not so wealthy people of India. You converted this to a very good B&W with a superb and smooth greyscale.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-08 9:21
Wonderful shades of gray to emphasize the expressions of these cute kids. Window with indigenous decoration, is a nice frame. I like the peeping shy eye and of course the pure and confident look of the boy.
Great shot as usual.
switch2ayan (169) 2013-12-08 9:57
This is very very beautiful, excellent. The concept of b/w is just perfect for the frame. Very professionally taken, excellent focusing area. Really, very pure smile. Your angle of the window with the dung cakes and the poor little faces makes it a very pleasing picture. Hats off Sir.
jjcordier (76922) 2013-12-08 21:50
Un beau noir et blanc. Une photo à la fois belle et documentaire (une façon originale de faire sécher ces bouses de vache!)et j'aime beaucoup les visages souriants de ces enfants.
nikkitta (14992) 2013-12-09 13:53
Black and white capture in a way helps here to concentrate the atenction in the three pair of bright eyes
Good frame for them (small window), interesting to see the cow dung cakes nailed at the wall
Well done, warm regards
Angshu (56058) 2013-12-10 21:42
A good conversion to B&W. I like the framing and the composition with the boys. The dried dung creates an additional interest which I like a lot. Good work!
Waylim (25362) 2013-12-15 15:55
The other thing that I have come to appreciate very much in your gallery are the photos of the daily life in your country. They really show the reality of life as well as telling the story of the local through your lens. Love this one and black and white is a classic way to present it. and those cow dunk pasted on the wall, so real that say so much about the place. Such a classic way to take advantage of things. nothing goes to waste, the smell is not present, but such "naturally Green Energy"
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25871)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-08 0:34
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