One of the more surprising thing in the "countries from the South,"is how the oldest sisters had to take care of the youngest childrens.
A kind of "maternity lesson" in advance to be ready in a few years.
The mother is often busy with a youngest one, and praignant too!
Here the elder sister is nearly smallest than the boy who had a quick growth.
But she protects him in her arms ,and is able to hold him if necessary.
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ktanska (26359) 2006-12-15 9:01
Excellent double portrait. I love the classic slightly grainy appearance in B&W and bluryy background. Imressions of them both complement each other. Love and caring really shows.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-12-15 9:02
A wonderfully intimate portrait of these two children, Patrick. I like the expressions that you've captured here. She looks both happy and caring at the same time, and it works well with the protective embrace of her little brother.
This is also technically accomplished work, both compositionally, and in your use of the limited depth of field to really make the kids "pop" out from the background.
ohe (2334) 2006-12-15 9:02
Very nice portrait of these young people.
Your B&W choice works very well!
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -
vincent24 (9060) 2006-12-15 12:15
Un tableau touchant et sensible,encore une fois je suis seduit par la qualité du n&b,le leger grain rend si bien la texture des epidermes,la focale est parfaitement adaptée au sujet,
bon week end,
borka (264) 2006-12-15 13:12
Great and heartwarming capture. Good choice of B&W and DOF.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-12-18 16:31
This is a lovely double portrait. I also like the black and white ans the POV.
Nice intant of complicity.
Flavia (10352) 2006-12-24 8:20
Pure doucer cette image! Joyeux Noel.