Here's one from my days in Manila last year.
As you know, the majority of Filipinos are Christian. This was a baptism en masse. On the isle-side of every pew were parents and their babies waiting for a single priest to walk up, then down the isle with this pitcher of holy water.
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Porteplume (3432) 2006-01-20 12:54
Just wonderful image, love it really!
The sharpness on the baby's face & the depth are spectacular and I absolutely love the framing.
Very, very well done!
Ebbe (9617) 2006-01-20 14:31
Lovely work on corner positions and hard crop. Good light setting too.
eleparc (24063) 2006-01-20 18:56
excellent crop alex! it looks like a torture session... but since I know what it is... excellent shot by all means!
tongapup (0) 2006-01-24 23:20
Hi Random, or RCG, as I like to think of you (there are too many other Alexes in my life, it just gets confusing if you're Alex too). This is a very classic, to my mind, photojournalistic shot. The tight crop, the bokeh... it's really well done. Hope you've been keeping well. As well as can be, considering the election results :(
ElSato (824) 2006-01-27 10:03
Great shot... why have you been holding this one back from us?
Nice crop (especially the little baby hand in the front, without which the child would look decapitated), nicely proportioned composition, good use of DOF, and, of course, your model is filled with a passionate intensity. Your notes set the scene well.
kensimage (8561) 2006-01-29 20:33
Very well done, Alex--I like the tight crop and shallow DOF to emphasize the essentials of the baby's experience. You definitely caught the decisive moment. Well done, regards, Ken.
Isabelle (9046) 2006-01-30 7:50
lovely image, Alex. love the composition ith the priest being the "negative space" for the baby and the holy water pouring upon his head.
the baby´s face is dramatic, I think it would work wonderfully in b&w too.
mrbialy (2568) 2006-01-31 10:48
Hello Alex. Great shot with strong message. Just great. Compo, crop, cought moment, order of sharpness, just beautiful. Excellent idea about crop. Congratulations!!! Compo is so simple but so smart and telling. You know what? - holy water and blue and yelow stuff of priest with crosses have a the same direction - for head of child. beautiful work
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-16
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-20 12:48