Taken in Luang Prabang, Laos...in a H'mong Village. When I am faced with these children, I couldn't stop myself from taking one shot after another. Their spontaneity is what photography is all about.
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InasiaJones (31566) 2007-03-15 0:00
Two great eyes gazing at you; how can you stop clicking! I’m totally with you Manuel and I can understand your passion when you have such charming subjects.
I like the way you have isolated the forefront kid with a wide aperture, while achieving an impressive sharpness where you wanted it. Light is sublime, creating a highlight in her eyes, and flattering the skin. Lovely and compelling portrait!
dvlazar (6662) 2007-03-15 1:09
Your photos are always full of beautiful tones- from the girl's smooth skin to her 'coloured' hair.
When you 'work the eyes', do you select the whites only and whiten them as one of your steps? If so, what do you do in PS to the selected white area if you dont mind me asking? You manage to keep all the white shades in there without overexposing them.
A great shot again - cheers.
scobert (5355) 2007-03-15 1:10
This is fantastic portrait! Great lighting, composition, facial expression, and a very moody and emotional photo. The out of focus girl in the background adds even more. Why are you not working for National Geographic? You are truly a master portrait artist.
Kneu (25) 2007-03-15 3:40
Hi Manuel !
Thx for that great shot ! Dof is perfect and the girl's look quite expressive !
Maybe it would have been better to knee on order to get a more pleasant perspective ?
alainh (33205) 2007-03-15 3:52
what a beautiful regard. the angle is top, the light is top, the dof is top, the composition is top ....
a very nice picture
have a good day MAny
partha (14023) 2007-03-15 5:33
Hi Manuel ,
Recently i had gone through your terrific portfolio.Its amazing and my inspiration of portrait photography. This is not an exception.
MindarL (57) 2007-03-15 8:54
I like the sharp details on the face and even on the hair. I like expression captured. Again, an excellent portrait from the master. :)
thaprem (2558) 2007-03-15 9:12
Eyes...Eyes & eyes!...
That is the killer here...
More the Girl in the FG, the eye on the OOF is touching me...
Praetzer (2377) 2007-03-15 14:51
Excellent POV, DOF, Pose. Great eyes. Alfred
Albrecht (11281) 2007-03-15 15:49
The deep look in her eyes and the high POV and use of natural light make this one special.Very well done.
haybelg (631) 2007-03-15 17:17
Sorry, just to say you're almost everytime excellent in portraits...
I imagine you have quasi all times excellent (eye) contact with your ad hoc models.
PeterDF (421) 2007-03-15 21:33
They are definetly great eyes staring up at you...no question. It's a great shot, too! The TrekEarth photos capturing the spontaneity of children from all walks of the world (and especially Asia) is quite extraordinary. Your photo is just another wonderful example.
eleparc (24063) 2007-03-16 5:30
excellent! you captured something very deep in this shot! I love the seriousness and wisdom of the first kid while the one in the BG seems a little more mischevious. superb light!
How are you my friend?
BrianGraney (1740) 2007-03-17 8:33
Simply wonderful - from the sharpest strand of hair to the blurred eye of the child at the back.
leiju (1697) 2007-03-19 15:39
A raw shot of a beautiful child... full of emotions, and questions. It is, as always, an excellent shot from you!
Lovely focus on the eyes and incredible detail on the hair. The inclusion of the second child in a blurred background is perfect.
I thought images like this could only be painted... :D
Thank You for sharing such a magnificent shot of Life!
patdeph (35748) 2007-03-28 6:49
Still a great portrait.The girl's expression,the softness of the colors,the light,the sharpness,the way you have put the face in the corner,everything to do an exellent photo.I would like to take this little girl in my arms.Thank you very much to offer such beautiful photos.
puzzle (700) 2007-04-11 13:14
i am impressed of her eyes so much,what a beautiful photo!
Ertan (2988) 2007-04-24 5:14
Two great eyes.What a beautiful photo and portrait work.Excellent POV.Well done
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2007-04-27 11:12
An expressive face has been captured very well
stevesaba (8167) 2007-05-08 9:43
Just taking a little time to check out some of my favorite photographers. This is truly a wonderful pic, full of emotion and character. Also technically very good also. I certainly enjoyed my time in Laos. cheers,
toto (0) 2007-05-10 4:25
Belle photo de ce beau visage,bien marquer,bien net et le second, lui plus flou est un plus pour votre photo. Amitiés Thomas
mphotographies (1976) 2007-07-16 23:03
Your 'spontaneity' is a much higher level than most of us do. The connection is always there with you and the subject. Those eyes sees you through the lens, radiates the innate feelings of a child in your images.
All the best!
fkokol (1636) 2007-07-19 15:47
What a great shot. Wonderul angle and composition. I like soft colours. greetings,
blow (672) 2007-09-04 15:06
ce qui fait plaisir avec toi Manuel c'est qu'on est persuadé de tomber sur une photo réussie... quel talent! je t'envie!!à bientôt...
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-06 1:03
Hi Manny, You have a talent showing emotive glances. This is very emotive. I like the half darkened face behind. Original. Murray.
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-09-30 5:42
Beautiful POV for this portrait, I like it ! The glances are brilliant, I like their expression... And nice colors !
TopGeo (38216) 2007-10-09 0:42
Hi Manuel Excellent shot! I began to study your gallery, I do not know when I will finish. A portrait still here, gives me with unique way, that gives the eyes as mainly subject, very rightly, Complimens Georgios
pcp (3396) 2007-10-11 0:05
Great photograph, I like the detail ans sharpness in your picture.. really beautiful.
pattyis (1317) 2007-10-11 5:49
Hers eyes go straight to my heart...very beautifull shot...I can imagine how you cant stop to photograph...
She is very nice!
Mistral (15402) 2008-02-18 14:35
Stunning powerful double portrait, Manny!
aurora_borealis (333) 2009-05-02 3:42
a very impressive picture.
Great sharpness and a nice composition.
Nice work with depth of field...
tfs, have a nice weekend.
svefay (810) 2010-06-22 10:46
very good portrait...
he means a lot of things in his looking.
jga (1062) 2011-02-27 3:32
I just went through your gallerey which is incredible. I love you portaits.
This one is also a great one, with a wonderful light. I like the eye of the other child behind.
photographydoc (92) 2012-04-26 22:33
A little angel you captured her innocent face, the innocent looking eyes. I love the detail and sharpness and the blurred background showing the other child. This shot shows a lot of character it's just beautiful. Your photos always amazes me!!!
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 70-200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 23:52
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