Two boys who stopped me in the old city of Peshawar and asked me to photograph them.
I was asked yesterday by jojay if there were any difficulties in photographing people. I'm usually quite shy in taking portrait shots but in Peshawar and most places I visited in Afghanistan I found nearly everyone was happy to be photographed. The main exceptions were women who shy away from cameras and in any case are often fully covered by a burka. Children up to the age of about 14 and men were easy and I sometimes had the difficulty of too many people wanting their pictures taken!
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Fixfocus (9385) 2005-09-09 12:57
It´s an excellent portrait with a beautiful and natural lightmood.You captured the expression of the boys very good,the green background is a nice detail.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (120645) 2005-09-09 14:09
Bonjour Jonathan, deux beaux portraits de ses jeunes garçons, fiére et heureux, très bien.
Bon wenkend, amitié, cricri
designsoul (21492) 2005-09-09 18:02
Wonderful, warm shot of two lovely boys. It does look like they do enjoy every bit of the process, and your capture reflects that well.
Stepan (27210) 2005-09-10 4:06
They look really cool !
You had a good light and the pic is really great (good focus).
Cormac (26565) 2005-09-10 11:09
Wonderful expressions! I also think that the light is great, very soft and giving a light glow to the faces. Well done!
weswang (18223) 2005-09-10 11:17
Hi Jonathan, A nice portrait of the boys. I am not good at doing portrait. Last time I have a portrait photo, Rinie suggested me to read Luko's Sharpening scripts. You may give a try.
A nice shot.
dsidwell (9783) 2005-09-11 1:39
Nice portrait, Jonathan. The two boys are clear, and hints of personalities can be seen both in their expressions, and by the context you've given with the interesting and textured background of the wall. Nice work!
Gdouble (0) 2005-09-17 8:50
The eyes of the right boy are amazing.
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-09 11:23