An Ifugao woman and her grandson (I think) in Banaue.
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mesutilgim (88472) 2012-09-08 13:00
Wunderbare s&w Aufnahme ! Die beiden Gesichter erzaehlen viel !
Danke schoenn und
icesurfer (550) 2012-09-08 16:10
What a beautiful portrait you managed to capture. The smile on their faces is natural and contagious.
The kid looks a tiny bit out of focus (understandable, shooting at f/5.6), but in this case I think it is not necessarily a problem, as in this way the old woman, with her traditional clothes, gets even more to the center of attention.
The B&W is also a good choice, although I would try experimenting with a bit of sepia tones :)
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-09 8:17
Really heartwarming portraiture, Ryno - the joy on both their faces is infectious. Nice DOF - I agree with Alberto that the grandson's slight blur actually adds to the image, it doesn't detract. It would be interesting to see a color version here as well, especially to get a sense of the shawl she is wearing, but B&W is a good choice for this one.