In my three years of taking picture, I developed a gut-feeling about certain people that I met along the way. When I saw this little girl, I knew I have to take a picture of her. She has the face of an angel and a very profound expression in her eyes that borders on mystery and wisdom. I followed her and ask permission from her parents. She was not cooperative but when she looked up to her brother, I caught that special moment. What does the future hold? SHE IS THE FUTURE.
Taken in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
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tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-10-18 10:19
You are right in your note - this girl looks very special.
starbug (6924) 2005-10-18 10:44
Magnificent shot!The expression of the photo is so strong I felt shivers down my spine for a moment...a great load of melancholy. If the future is what you can see in her face, I fear it will be the age of tears.
Beautiful light,wonderful tonation and contrast. Excellent!
Zepi (22848) 2005-10-18 10:48
Quel noir et blanc !
Whoooooo, j’adore ce contraste très fort qui fait ressortir ces énormes et magnifiques yeux !
Un excellent portrait, plein de tendresse et d’émotions !
Très bon cadrage, j’adhère
Merci pour le partage
gebala (0) 2005-10-18 10:50
hello, what a great shot Manuel. Beauty is this little girl and her expression, exellent work, rgs
shayes (499) 2005-10-18 10:58
Manuel, this photo is splendid. I love the contrast and the moment. Thank you for sharing!
lewiz (1297) 2005-10-18 11:12
There's so much build-up with this shot. I don't know how else to say it... a special sort of tension or electricity in the air.
The light is beyond amazing and the focus is, as ever, spot on.
Cormac (26565) 2005-10-18 11:16
Everything comes together in this shot! The expression is profound and thought provoking. The lighting is just right, with the slight shine off the face and arms accentuating the shapes. The composition is great, with the subject slightly off centre and the bricks behind providing a textured backdrop (I don't like a totally black, or white background).The processing is also incredible, I had to double check to make sure this was taken with digital and not black & white film. Marvelous work!
lollie (0) 2005-10-18 11:51
Incridible glance! Your shot is perfect.
jsec (2154) 2005-10-18 11:51
You are the master of portraits Manny, however I would like to see you try something new. Your talent is astonishing but if you were here in the UK you would not be so lucky finding subjects to photograph. Please dont take this as a negative but I feel you should explore different subject matter and push your boundaries a bit further.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-18 12:42
Good pose and glance captured, Manny. The upward look, her expression and the shining eyes all add up to a touching photo that holds the attention of every viewer who has a heart.
I have to admit that in terms of your post-processing on your recent postings, you are losing me a little. There is certainly a fair amount of personal taste involved as far as how much contrast one likes to see in a portrait, but for my own liking it was way overdone in "Jungle Boy", overdone in "Everywhere", and in this one the nose and parts of the forehead are also looking a bit more luminous than they should. Again, it's just my preference I'm talking about - I don't need to tell you that you know how to skillfully frame portrait photos.
carper (96) 2005-10-18 13:14
fantastic photo Mauel,
that look, that pose, the good choosen black and whit and the fantastic crop, very good job Manuel.
partha (14023) 2005-10-18 13:41
very nice expressive pic. The shadow of gloom of the girl fills all the pic.
Graal (102928) 2005-10-18 14:06
I like it - as friends. Excellent photo,very good job.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-10-18 15:13
a beautiful and strong image !
this black and white is great,with deap black and almost metalic reflections.
i like the attitude of the little girl and those misterious eyes looking up in the sky.
pady (4800) 2005-10-18 16:27
You shot at the right time.
Good choice for the B&W
Nice to see your gallery
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-10-18 16:59
Fantastic portrait, she looks kind of sad, there is something indeed very sad about her, I dont know why but you have captured it very well,
kclai (2267) 2005-10-19 2:40
The powerful eyes staring at the future while thinking about tomorrow!
Great B&W effect. Nice portrait.
faubry (35447) 2005-10-19 3:49
wouah!!! very beautiful eyes! special regard in effect... dream may be!
superb, i like it, bravo
dolin (15619) 2005-10-19 4:45
Incredible glance...very impressive and tenderizing.
The light on the face and the dof are really perfect.
I like the attitude of the girl.
Excellent PP too.
Beautiful portrait, nice work.
(sorry, I come back for the smile)
olopez (4959) 2005-10-19 7:27
what a beautifull eyes
rowanb (864) 2005-10-19 9:35
another beautiful portrait
interesting PP work..very artistic feel to it
Seena (0) 2005-10-19 14:30
great one. i,m impress very special one really no need of comments by anyone the pic talking himself. well done
eleparc (24063) 2005-10-19 18:48
wow! another greta shot my friend! have been and still am pretty busy right now but i could not miss this one! Whan are you leaving on your trip to Nepal?
ChrisJ (114735) 2005-10-20 5:21
I like the low key tones & dark sombre mood, in this excellent portrait. Well done!
PeterC (2242) 2005-10-20 11:04
Superb portrait i really like the tones very strong. There is so much in those huge eyes. Excellent the light is just sublime
dsidwell (9783) 2005-10-20 16:21
This photo is a little darker than most of your images, Manny. I like the mood and the effect here. The light is on the face, right where it should be. This is great stuff!
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-10-31 16:12
Oh my... what a great shot! The light on the face of this girl is superb and the contrast with the darkness that surrounds her is absolutely stunning. Your timing is excellent here; your note proves once again that patience and timing is of major importance to make excellent pictures. This is certainly one of them.
rosiegirl (1596) 2005-11-07 21:41
Whether or not she wanted to, she had a beautiful picture taken. Her pouty gaze is quite startling coming out of the dark surroundings. Good work.
evilren (1395) 2005-12-16 13:22
I just wanted to say I reviewd u'r pictures and must say that you are one hell of a photographer!
your final results are very attractive , smooth , and alive.
truly one of the best here on TE!
clarkzor (379) 2006-07-09 9:23
Hi Manuel! A reallyt nice picture here. I especially like the strong expression on her face. It shows me that it has both a history and a future. Good sharpness! Well done!
puffy (263) 2006-11-04 16:20
I like the colours tone in all your shots, they are just so vivid and is like they are going to jump out of the screen any moment. This one is no exception, great captured on her expression, those sparkling eyes just captured my heart.