the higante festival is one of the reasons why visitors keep on coming back to angono, rizal. loud bands, colorful costumes, children laughing, dancing effigies of giants in native costumes, and people throwing water to each other; these are the things you will see during this festivity. athough the higantes (tagalog word for giant) does not have anything to do with angono's patron saint, san clemente who is the patron saint of the fishermen, local artists still take time to make these attractive papier-mache puppets.
this kid was looking at me. his eyes were telling me to take picture of him. so i did. this is my one of my most favorite pictures of the higantes.
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worldcitizen (8648) 2007-11-14 15:39
This boy certainly has expressive eyes. I think you captured him at the right moment - showing his soul to the camera. I like the way his face jumps out, and the blurred background. The gold glitter is great, too.
nbj (2097) 2007-11-16 8:27
weird, and very good portrait. good expression, and good contrast between the golden face, and the more ordinary looking faces in the background.
bradleyh (31) 2007-11-18 15:38
Good eye. I like this composition very much. I see you are using photoshop. It might be interesting to darken the background a little or add some lens vignetting to draw your eye more toward the subjects face. I like the framing, so I wouldn't crop it.
- Copyright: biyahengpinoy biyahengpinoy (biyahengpinoy) (34)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-23
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H5
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 3:05