This is the fourth in a series of five on the naked boy.
After relaxing and wading knee deep in the water the two boys went into slightly different directions. The boy with pants stayed walking by the water and the naked boy went back near the walk with the corals but staying down by the beach , checking every nooks and crannies of the rocks by the sand. After a while he stoop down and tilted up a beer bottle, half filled of sea water.
The naked boy looked inside. He was intently looking at something inside the bottle. That is when I took this picture. He just stayed in that position for a long time. Even my mind was working, “What did he see? Are there small fishes in it? Is it a nice corral? Or maybe just a cigarette butt. I decided on not knowing because if I would, I have to engage him into a conversation and thus end this nice photo opportunity I am having. The naked boy would raise his head in thought and look down again in the bottle. Your guess as to what is in the bottle is as good as mine.
Next posting will be the last on a series of five on the naked boy.
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mrcrow (3993) 2006-02-15 10:19
ok you win!!!!
ElSato (824) 2006-02-15 13:00
Very nice! The boy's posture is great and so is the intensity with which he's looking into that bottle.
He looks like a feral kid, raised by wolves and running naked and wild, coming upon a small part of civilization -- its garbage -- and staring at it, fascinated but without knowing what it is or what it means. I almost expect that next he will sniff it, like an ape or a dog would do.
The black and white was definitely the right choice for this one.
PeterDF (421) 2006-02-15 22:10
Your series with this little guy is really nicely done...and this one is the best so far I think! The lighting is really great, the black and white is perfectly suited to the shot, and it's just a great shot. He really is looking at something very interesting in there!
ktanska (29265) 2006-02-16 2:39
I think the best one of your series so far.
That bottle really wakes up the curiosity.
And tells about the endless concentration and imagination of all children.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2006-02-17 16:53
Well it seems 'the naked boy' is a bit of a boozer huh? Good ol' San Miguel stubbies.
Nice shot Andre, though I think a bit more space around the guy (so as to completely include the four piles of sand) would help balance it. Nice overall!
dareco (17134) 2008-04-10 5:07
A very sweet capture of this beautiful little guy. Very nice in b&w. Well done! TFS
- Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) (5711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-120mm AF-S, VR, Promaster 72 mm UV Filter
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BORACAY BEACH, AKLAN, PHILIPPINES, Adorable Kids [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-15 9:50
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