to continue my "smiles series" (the previous two photos are here and here with a double smile this time. we met these two beautiful girls when walking back from our hike to coffee plantations above the town of San Pedro de Laguna on the shores of Lago de Atitlán. to get this image, I had to give up a pack of chewing gum. fair trade in my opinion.
very little postprocessing, the only thing I did was to decrease slightly the saturation of background to make sure the lush green colour of the vegetation does not distract from the main subjects.
RAW, ISO 320, spot metering, 95mm focal length.
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ricochet (9696) 2011-02-07 6:06
Glad to see your beautiful photos again!
Very nice portrait, beautiful smiles, a nice complicity with the photographer and the background is very well managed!
Have a nice day!
jjcordier (76858) 2011-02-07 23:04
Un très beau double portrait, parfaitement cadré et exposé. Le visage radieux de ces enfants fait plaisir à voir, comme leur complicité avec la photographe.
delpeoples (53167) 2011-02-08 1:21
Hallo Gorgeous Lady,
Long time no see (although I checked out your photos on PF and FB. Sounds like you've been trekking again to South America you lucky gal. And here we get 2 smiles for the price of one. The clarity is superb, beautiful DOF and it's obvious you developed a great rapport with your adorable little models. Have a great day and thanks for sharing. It would be lovely to see you here more often, you're missed!
BennyV (13846) 2011-02-08 10:42
Sweet, simple, pure and honest. With these smiles, for me it's impossible not to return it, Kristine. (And I'm not talking about that greenie, but about the real smile here!)
siudzi (33973) 2011-02-08 10:43
Very good portrait picture of these two beautiful girls. Like the way of its presentation, composition and exposure. Great work. Congrats!
williewhistler (14611) 2011-02-14 12:21
Hello Kristine,this is a lovely portrait of the two young girls,you have captured the bond between them well, with taller girls arm resting warmly on the the others shoulder,however the other arm sticking out is a bit of a distraction for me.
Your treatment on the BG works really well as does the exposure setting.
Well worth the price of a pack of chewing gum.
Best regards Les.
andre_clavel (890) 2011-02-16 23:43
une image toute simple avec de très beaux sourires ... on sent la confiance de tes jeunes modèles envers la photograge et l'on partage avec vous ce petit moment de "bonheur" ...
everlasting (14676) 2011-02-17 5:29
A classic double portrait of two young friends, they spring out from the background.
cagla (4182) 2011-02-23 14:36
Hi Kristine, I loved the girls' expressions on their faces, and the light in their eyes.. Very special, and wonderful double portrait.. Congratulations.
Ricx (13495) 2011-02-24 6:46
Hi Kristine, another lovely image in your series of Smile.. its good to smile as it makes the world go round. I have added it to my Theme of " Have a Fun Day" - hope that is fine with you.. Rich
- Copyright: Kristine KL (avene) (12675)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Have a Fun Day (HAFD), smile for the camera [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-07 5:35