Chiang Khan is a sleepy river town in the north of Isaan. Across the Mekong is Laos.
This Lao girl had crossed the river with her mum to do some shopping on the Thai side of the river and was about to return home.
Camera: Nikon D40
Shutter speed: 1:160 sec
Focal length: 55 mm
Metering mode: Pattern
No flash / No tripod
revisited for repost, with adjusted levels and saturation (original in WS)
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giorgimer (34870) 2009-03-27 5:46
Hi Benny, wonderful!!!
I really like this beautiful natural mood. Excellent moment capture and colors.
Manamo (3682) 2009-03-27 5:49
you did a nice job with the post-processing. The original picture is good, but here, it has more punch.
I'm not sure the composition is optimum though. I wonder if a lower point of view would give this picture more dynamism (I hate using that word for a photo...I use it because it's the only one I know that convey the message I wanna say). You were at only 55mm, so, just a slight change would make a big difference. Of course, that tiny leg showing that she's climbing up the boat ha to be shown!!
sevy (15365) 2009-03-27 6:10
Very nice and lify photo with such a smile. Moreover, there is the overall soft blue color in the frame which is very pleasant to look.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-03-27 10:00
i like her smile
very nice cadrage and colors
thanks for sharing
albertojr (738) 2009-03-28 6:27
A very cute portrait, is that a pose or she's just trying to climb the boat. what beautiful smile. i love it.
Dpbours (222) 2009-03-28 8:06
Very nice! I ended up in your gallery, because I saw that I was commenting on about 70% of the photographs on which you already commented. Good to know when someone is sharing my taste ;-).
I like the sharpeness here and entire composition. The stare in your direction is nice as well. Perhaps a bit too centered, but that is always one of my preferences to take everything out of the middle.
avene (12675) 2009-03-29 20:55
cute shot of this cute kid, she seems to be quite a fashionista - just look at her pearl necklace :) I quite like how you have build the photo, the abstract lines of the boat create a good contrast with the cheerful and careless expression of the girl. I agree with Dennis about less centered composition, but that is not a major point.
mesutilgim (86034) 2009-04-05 23:22
Great moment you've captured here !
Very nice compo with nice bright colors; but most important part, this fascinating little face, in her own world !
TFS and best regards
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-04-20 11:50
c'est un portrait vraiment adorable. Très belle netteté, très belle lumière et un joli environnement de couleurs.
jmdias (56593) 2009-05-05 17:31
very beautiful portrait, every detail is perfect here: colors, light, sharpness, the model and her perfect smile, she is nicely put in the scenery, perfect lines around. amazing work. congratulations
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (13848)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 5:41
- Favorites: 1 [view]