He's back...the boy behind the leaves. This time, he's still behind the leaves.
I was photographing other kids..I moved here and there. He also moved here and tehre....but always behind bushes. This one came after the other one (that I posted). Once again, I gestured to him to stay where he was. I pressed the shutter during that moment that he was wondering what I was trying to tell him. After that, I went close to him and took some smiling shots. And I handed him some money. He ran away...smiling.
Afterwards....there came a group of boys. An dthey were gesturing that I take a picture of them too.:) And he was with them. I had a great time with them. Though it was a short time, I once again was in touch with my own childhood.
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stefi (1230) 2005-10-13 7:38
Great shot Manuel, great exposure, one of the best BW photo I've seen done with a DSLR. Great great light. An intense gaze and an intense photo.
eev99 (1264) 2005-10-13 7:39
What a look.. Great composition with incredible intensity. I can't stop looking at this face. Great shot Manuel.
alon (1289) 2005-10-13 7:51
What a great B&W portrait! The face of the boy is full of expression. I really like the reflection from the eyes.
hugolef (4909) 2005-10-13 7:53
a great portrait, i like the convert to b&w. Beautiful expression.
Thanks for sharing
gezgin37 (3766) 2005-10-13 7:53
A stunning image. Such bright eyes, rain drops on his black skin, posing behind the leaves. Excellent composition, perfectly captured.
Greetings / Selçuk
itamaratiya (539) 2005-10-13 8:04
Great photo. I really like the use of dark B&W in here. The water drops on his face and his eyes are well captured.
Very well done,
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-10-13 8:27
hi n=manuel, just an awesome portrait - love this intensive b&w, unsharp background, tension seen from the image;
best wishes, jerzy
Darren (6823) 2005-10-13 8:35
This is really interesting Manny, it is great to see you show us something a little different. Your conversion to b&w is very high contrast and very eye grabbing. I wouldn't want to look through a million shots like this, but you have chosen a good frame to go with this look and it has created something really arresting and interesting. Nice work.
Furachan (0) 2005-10-13 9:06
Great stuff, Manuel...Reminds me of the last part of "Apocalypse Now" when the hero arrives at Kutz' compound to assassinate him and he emerges from the river all camouflaged, and looking remarkabky like this boy here.
Very impressive B/W work.Bravo,Francis
Graal (102474) 2005-10-13 9:07
unusual portrait, expression the face and eyes. Interesting composition in B&W. I like it. Good job.
rowanb (864) 2005-10-13 9:40
great b&w shot, almost looks like a drawing rather than a photo
well done =)
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-13 9:44
strong contrast for a strong portrait !
Hi gaze is so powerfull !
I like the drops on his face.
apache (1426) 2005-10-13 10:03
A great portrait where you can see the world in the little boy's eyes. Great B&W effect.
gbarto (1275) 2005-10-13 10:07
On voit bien sûr d'abord les yeux.
Et puis, ensuite, grace aux feuilles qui barrent le visage on découvre le reste du portrait et c'est magnifique.
J'aimerais savoir utiliser le noir et blanc comme toi !
Superb shot. Of course, first, we see the eyes.
And then, then, thanks to the leaves which run on the face we discover the remainder of the portrait and it is splendid.
I would like to know how to use the black and white like you!
kensimage (8565) 2005-10-13 10:49
Manny, the strong contrast and the shallow DOF really bring out some of what this boy must have been feeling. It's nice how his left eye just barely fits between leaves. Windows to the soul, indeed! Great work. Regards, Ken.
gebala (0) 2005-10-13 12:01
hello Manuel, what a beauty photo, what a quality, I love this eyes, exellent shot, rgs
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-10-13 12:34
WONDERFUL! What a great picture.
This portrait is amazing!
His look is unbeleaveble.
I have to look again and again to these eyes.
I love this picture.
One more of your portraits for my favorits.
jhm (150812) 2005-10-13 12:46
The eyes of these boy its superb, maybe little implore, also the leaves for the face its good placed.
Thanks a lot.
carper (96) 2005-10-13 13:56
very nice shot Manuel,
the portrait is speaking to me, very weel taken shot wit a nice black and white and a good cropp welldone my friend,
lollie (0) 2005-10-13 17:08
Superb portrait.his face is full of expression.Great.
adrost (2378) 2005-10-13 17:43
This is my fauvorite.
Luan (12971) 2005-10-14 3:26
Wow, the refelction in his eyes is unbelievable, it looks like he have seen an angel...beautiful portrait Manny
ChrisJ (111674) 2005-10-14 4:01
A superlative portrait, with an exceptional tonal range & excellent sharpness. Good work!
Albrecht (11281) 2005-10-14 13:09
Great close-up in B&W. Very well composed and detailed.
take care, Albrecht
dsidwell (9783) 2005-10-14 18:05
The tones in this photo are amazing, Manny! Your conversion to b/w was only only well chosen it was expertly done!
faubry (35447) 2005-10-15 3:38
hello Manny, stop! too beautiful, i down on the ground!! it's very very wonderful! i would like be in your eyes and have your technique.... bravo
very great atmosphere
kclai (2267) 2005-10-17 0:09
This is truely a really black photo, man. You can noticed the white at his eyes only. And the black color is truely pure BLACK. Yea, too obsessive with BLACK!!
goomer (0) 2005-10-19 4:37
What a captivating frame. Excellent choice of b and w. Great shot.
djslim (568) 2005-11-01 16:30
Great portrait. The B&W is really appropriate for this shot. The contrast really brings out the texture in this shot. It almost seems like he's hiding behind the tree.
fireflyz (2097) 2005-11-09 15:07
Fantastic portrait shot and post processing! we can see the jungle reflected in his eyes. The texture, tones and DOF are superb. Thanks for this favorite. As for you note, I felt the same way and had a wonderful time taking kids photos.
wautersw (3647) 2006-12-26 9:41
really great picture, just perfect. Intersting note.
pticaruh (276) 2008-08-20 11:13
Excellent desive moment, I like the crop, the gaze, the leaves. It's all perfect.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, 5omm F2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): world's children [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-13 7:31
- Favorites: 4 [view]