An old shot from my days in Mindanao. This was taken in the huge auditorium for a missionary Baptist group.
In a place where most live in simple homes (some as simple as thatch roof huts), the money shelled out by missionaries is garishly apparent.
The indigenous youth I was walking around with were invited in to play with the instruments they had.
Friendly people those missionaries.
I really hate them.
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mlopes (494) 2006-02-17 16:09
Long time no see! glad to see your photos again, i like this one... like the pov and the crop on her face is a winner. The B&W is superb and grain very nice :)))
erdna (5711) 2006-02-17 16:23
You are the only one I know right now who has the guts to crop right on the face but it is effective. It gives more importance to your subject "Music and Soul"
klennon79 (0) 2006-02-17 19:03
I like this B&W shot. The lighting in the subject fell in some really cool places--knee, shoe, collar bone. Very neat perspective and I like that you have captured the movement in her hand.
AnimeshRay (9087) 2006-02-17 21:38
Ha ha.. the swing of the guitar...very nice framing.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2006-02-20 3:39
Hi Alex, very good diagonal shot. I like about everything here: your PoV in combination with the wide angle, the distortion/grain, the movement of the hand, the dark face and cropped head. Everything makes this picture really dynamic. And I admire your note in which you do not fear to write a firm statement.
erthmuffin (1551) 2006-02-23 20:15
i knew this was your shot from the thumbnail before i even expanded the picture and saw the name. distinctive style! (which i really like)...great perspective and i think the fact that you cropped his head makes this seem like any anonymous person in any city, very universal. love of music can be found anywhere, eh? great perspective/angle. and of course, i like the b&w and high contrast/diverse tones.
clarita (654) 2006-03-21 9:53
this is one cool photo. the grainy b/w colors give character to your pic and the compo is great as well!
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-01-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 10 - 22 mm F3.5 - F4.5
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-17 15:40