I was photographing a man who just came back with a big fish among his morning catch when I heard giggles behind a big post of a boathouse. I saw these two girls. I focused their camera to them. They ran away. I coaxed them to stay where they were. I continued photographing the man. When I looked at at the direction of the girls again, I saw them back to where they were. And this time, they didn't run away when I turned my camera to them. Timid? Your answer is as good as mine.
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RGatward (20086) 2005-01-12 9:17
They sound like more playful than timid. Another very senstively caught shot for your extensive portrait portfolio.
Eugene (971) 2005-01-12 9:20
Great moment and i started laughing when i saw these girls. Also good sharpness and bright colors. Nice work, Eugene
rage_tm (623) 2005-01-12 9:23
Hi manny, Another one of your excellent portrait of cute kids. A nice use of DOF and framing. I like the colors too. your photos is really an inspiration. keep posting.
justa (0) 2005-01-12 9:26
wow Manuel, it is simply beautiful... great quality - superb colors, bokeh, sharpness. lovely ;)
maciekda (19895) 2005-01-12 9:28
haha, I have made a mistake and wrote a critique from my sister's account ;) but I am sure she will like this photo too, very nice work again
Maru (0) 2005-01-12 9:33
so beautiful portrait, manuel. The girls faces and expression are touching.. keeping a distance but intrigued, lovely.
Nice background colors, with good light and contrast.
mariusz_w (456) 2005-01-12 9:33
Unic moment and beautiful colors.
hugolef (4909) 2005-01-12 9:34
Timid ? perhaps, but pretty smile ...
Great capture !
igorb (758) 2005-01-12 9:34
Something that is worth for examing(I'm learning from photos like this)
Vicky (1446) 2005-01-12 9:35
Very nice indeed Manuel. They look relaxed.. as though they know you. It's always good to see children smiling. Their expressions speak louder than words. Excellent.
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-12 9:38
What beautiful portraits! Lovely girls! How comes you are in Thailand so often? Holidays? Or for work purpose?
verge (1242) 2005-01-12 9:45
What a beautiful smiles from beautiful girls...rgds
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-01-12 9:48
very ncie work, I like the girls peeping to look at you, very good expressions and also the dof is beautiful, well done
AmiBe (6042) 2005-01-12 9:52
Just beautiful smiles... Colors, DOF are really good !
I like very much !
Arven (256) 2005-01-12 9:52
Well..this is what i call :professional!..
Bos (628) 2005-01-12 10:30
Nice photo, well composed
hojper (2832) 2005-01-12 10:39
No, they seem fairly natural and only slightly aware of their own charm. In a few years they will become terribly self-conscious and much more difficult to get to pose naturally. But of course, it also depends on the photgrapher. And you seem to have the knack. This shot is a real gem, well lit and composed.
esme (0) 2005-01-12 10:42
Very relaxed and nice smiles from pretty girls. :) this is a very good photo. :)
alford (3981) 2005-01-12 10:54
Looks like they saw an uncommon/interesting sight - their curiosity is very well shown in their eyes! Their smiles make the viewer smile; their different smiles are very infectious. Another well composed shot, Manny! Excellent!
markoci (3933) 2005-01-12 11:13
great double portrait. a well captured moment and excellent quality! congrats.
carper (96) 2005-01-12 12:00
Lovely scene Manuel,
Very good composing shot, great pof, good dof, fantastic colours, great light, very good job
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-01-12 12:01
Good portrait work,Manny!Good idea to focus on the 2nd girl,- that works very well.Excellent sharpness and DOF.
Zepi (22848) 2005-01-12 12:17
Cette profondeur de champ est incroyable Manny!
J'aime beaucoupo ce portrait et ce sourire si naturel!
Magnifique frimousses misent parfaitement en valeur par votre talent!
Quel piqué incroyable!
jhm (151432) 2005-01-12 12:41
Hi Manuel, again splendid portrait of those two girls, the smile on the faces are beautiful, indeed with a timid look, but with full consciousness, excellent frame too, my compliments for this Manuel.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-01-12 14:11
Wonderful gazes you got from the girls, Manny. The tilted poses of their heads, and the way in which they peek from behind the wooden pillar, make for the charm of this photo. Lovely light and nice DOF.
scalerman (26900) 2005-01-12 15:21
just wondering about your post-processing here, love the muted vignettes. Lovely smiles and great technique again Manny!
marcb (589) 2005-01-12 15:39
Excellent Manuel. Those smily faces are very expressive. The depth of field is really great. The centring, the light and colours are very nice.
michel_r (1118) 2005-01-12 16:54
They do not look very timid to me. The second girl looks somewhat irreal as one can only see the head sticking out with nothing else. the colors are wonderful, with exactly the right saturation. The blurred colors of the background fit very well; Superb Postprocesing Manuel.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-01-12 17:08
Another excellent double portrait with great expressions. I like the dark colors and the lighting. Marvelous!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-01-12 17:31
IT's not of my favourites because you have already favourites, and I think is not necessary. So I will make this gift when nobody says and I make your photo a Favourite to me! Okay, here we have a double portrait with a great composition, we see the beautiful and nice eyes of these two girls, in a great, original and excelent particular perspective. It's really a great work of sensibility and personal insight. You are a important contributer and a great improver as "TE" member of this difficult type of emotional and body expression! Thanks for sharing your work and "Guidelines".
spence (65) 2005-01-12 21:24
Such warm and intelligent faces, Manny, and cheeky, challenging expressions. This is such an appealing shot. I really like the use of the wooden post as an internal framing device. Colours, lighting and dof are all first class.
maphoto (8082) 2005-01-12 23:39
Beautiful portrait Manuel, these smiles are lovely, great DOF and excellent framing, very good work.
alainh (33201) 2005-01-13 0:32
a splendid one.
the expression are well captured and the composition is perfect.
Janice (4403) 2005-01-13 4:28
Happy, playful girls. Good shot Manny. You have caught them well.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-01-13 4:30
Nicely done,dear Manuel
sure,I love your works,although sometimes I write late for you,but I follow yours,...anyway,let me say about this excellent work that you captured in a fine way and skilfully,I enjoy it very much,full of smilings,childish smilings,innocence smiling,shy smiling,with timid eyes which says about their power and hope mixing with childish soul,...very impressive,great shot,Manuel,I appreciate it as a fine art.
in point of tech,no doubt,expertly captured,...DOF,colors,light,contrast,and...composition all are excellent,and a great result you show us.
Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (112313) 2005-01-13 5:20
A good dual portrait with well managed dof & lighting. The smiles are infectious. Well done!
Ah_Thong (466) 2005-01-13 6:02
yea..great potrait there! then 2nd girl at the back is the one more outstanding! very very interesting photo!
Philappy (157) 2005-01-13 12:19
Un double portrait plein de charme et le sourire de ces 2 jeunes filles est "revitalisant" !
Le cadrage de ta photo est absolument parfait.
Très très beau travail.
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-01-13 14:13
i love the wa you portrait people, manuel; this dual one is great - so "sunny", full of joy and happiness; nice, really
cgrindahl (6113) 2005-01-13 16:13
Gorgeous colors, fine detail and perfect control over depth of field... what more to ask? Nothing! This is beautiful Manny. Your work sets the standard for portraiture at TE, in my humble opinion. Thank you for continuing to bring your work to this site.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-01-13 17:47
Hi Manny, such a very nice double portrait. The DoF is perfect, and you captured the light excellently.
They both gave you a lovely smile, their faces are so soft!
Curioso (9271) 2005-01-13 18:20
Lovely Manny. I like this subtle DOF which enhanced slightly more the girl in the background creating a great dynamic. The lateral light is absolutely superb (did you enhanced it ?).
naret (826) 2005-01-14 5:46
This is very nice portrait for duo. The DOF is very well managed. The harmony of these two girls make this picture stand out.
eleparc (24063) 2005-01-14 12:25
so many smileys.. i never had so many.. .
well deserved anyway! it is very gentle and playful;-))
flydragon (0) 2005-01-15 4:35
a game with gaze
from those girl and you
i like the position oh the head
a good and dynamic composition
and as usual great color and detail
sory green later
i will go there for maybe 3days
in the begening of february ;o)
your made me curious about this place
Ning (359) 2005-01-15 21:49
Excellent lighting and composition. Good DOF.
However, the proportion of height and width does not do justice to this photo. Try increasing the canvass size, especially the width and leaving a large white margin on the width.
loupiot (3909) 2005-01-27 4:57
Ce portrait est superbe, Manuel!
Le piqué et la netteté de l'image sont remarquables. Le sourire des 2 jeunes filles fait plaisir à voir. Un excellent travail, félicitation!
faubry (35447) 2005-02-25 5:51
great portraits again Manny, thanks; beautiful smiles of there girls, you made a lot shot from Thailande, you like this country or you are working?
TO MORROW FOR GREEN SMILES
kinginexile (2598) 2005-07-05 18:32
i put the one from the Carnival in the Phillipines in the book theme, and i see I never commented on this one. So here it is, it is one of your great contributions by its simplicity, great framing, and it needs no notes, no comments truly, maybe even no context, people will love it, IMO.
I understand I am supposed to ask permission from you, not sure how it proceeds, after adding to theme or before. For now, adding it.
gulliver (1646) 2005-07-19 4:46
Absolutely wonderfull. Nothing to say except congratulations for this brillant capture.!!
errorist (668) 2005-07-19 4:59
great colours, great sharpness. Well done!
crystal69 (309) 2005-12-18 12:38
very nice candid portairt shot.
Nikofan (1090) 2005-12-20 16:49
Nice work, good contrasts.
xuaxo (6846) 2006-02-06 0:25
Another perfect photo.
Not timid, curious.
asival (5307) 2006-03-01 4:27
Excellent portrait of those kids.. well framed
well done man
kellyl (19) 2006-03-01 4:30
Great shot Manuel. The background and foreground both out of focus frame the girls faces beautifully, and their faces are so clear. Great work!
shal (944) 2006-03-16 14:25
what more to add everything has been observed :)
Great work, appreciate your entire folio aswell,
Albrecht (11281) 2006-03-17 3:22
Waht a beautiful picture;great compo and those kids are wonderful. Good use of DOF and POV.
stiberiu50 (187) 2006-03-18 7:58
Great shot! For composition, subjects, sharpness, balance, colours 10 of 10!
elBud (2237) 2006-03-21 12:06
Manny, beautiful picture, great moment, great composition, i love the little smile on the girls, great picture, thanx for sharing.
david (3992) 2006-06-03 13:36
wow! really nice capture manuel.
the second girl leaning past the first is definitely what makes this photo work. without her, it'd be a nice, but ordinary portrait.
great work. very compelling photo!
balatrek (7455) 2006-06-04 5:20
Nos muestras una imagen simpatica, bien realizada, las miradas de las niñas son realmente fantasticas, sus rostros llenos de complicidad llenan toda la escena, felicidades por tu trabajo.
Vagabond (5848) 2006-06-25 18:33
Excellent portrait. Very nice girls. Excellent definition, colours and decisive moment.
Maklella (49) 2006-11-16 12:21
I just love this photo-it's perfect:)
Yar (793) 2006-12-05 12:21
very humorous, nice children, so joyful and playful
fijiphil (1355) 2006-12-05 12:23
Beautiful photo as ever from you, Manny, but do I detect some climsy cloning work on the lefthand edge, half way up? Where there are two white/black bands with a suspicious vertical edge on them? If it's not a cloning error, then it sure looks like one and should have been cloned out anyway!!!! :-)
koumarou (20) 2007-01-23 18:15
Une photo magnifique!
jackpkn (863) 2007-01-23 18:59
Niiiice shot Manoel. Beautiful girls, good colors, great work.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-15 1:40
Another stunning work MAnuel !!!
I'm very touched with this photograph.
I will also put on the theme Children of the World.
DavorSt (123) 2007-07-25 9:54
Beautiful! Thank you for the picture
ccameraguy (383) 2009-02-08 18:27
Beautiful image of these young ladies. A magical moment recorded in your composition with their view by the door frame. Great expressions and great colour.
sayanwithsenice (758) 2009-04-13 11:16
A fascinating capture of expressions of the duo... The framing is mind blowing and so is the composition .. Thank you for sharing.
mbpelaez (0) 2009-06-03 13:20
What a beautiful capture of two lovely subjects! Wonderful DOF and color tone.
vmukherjee (612) 2010-01-06 23:10
Excellent shot! You have captured a very nice moment. Also good colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.
maxmar69 (60) 2010-10-30 1:25
Great shot! Great composition, great sharpness, wonderful colours
sroy63 (250) 2011-07-01 2:57
So nice picture. nice color, sharp picture, framming is perfect. alltogether great pic.
taypejka (1689) 2012-01-06 0:25
I simply love this double portrait of joyful little girls. You captured their expression of joy and childhood so well. Besides the pic in terms of colours, sharpness and composition is excellent.
photographydoc (92) 2012-04-26 22:28
Hi manny, you captured the happy smiles of these two adorable little girls. I love their happy and cheerful smiles.
Love your photography each one of your portraits are so powerful with emotions and each one tells a story and captured each one with their own sense of emotion. Just fantastic. Your photography is 'National Geographic' style!!!
mesquens (2401) 2012-05-12 9:56
Nice portrait, good sharpness, exposure and excellent POV/DOF.
risblis (331) 2012-12-04 0:46
Fantastic picture. Thank you for sharing!
jabber (323) 2013-05-07 12:36
i like all of your photos.you are a good photographer i think.you can become near to your subject and take some friendly shots like this
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Children of the World, Kids from the World, Two Girls [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-12 9:14
- Favorites: 28 [view]