Little girls looking bored (probably for no reason at all).
I had to convert this photo in black and white as that large luxurious coats in the pinkest thing I had ever seen!
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ACL1978 (6103) 2012-09-16 18:24
I'd imagine the feel of the color original is very different, given your comments, Aleks. In B&W, you've chosen the right title - there's a certain French cinema feel to this shot with the wistful expression and 'fur' coat. Beautiful portrait - you caught her in a wonderful moment and pose.
divail (7331) 2012-09-16 18:43
C'est un très beau portrait de cette petite fille. Son air sérieux nous fait entrevoir la femme qu'elle deviendra. La posture est belle et l'idée du noir et bien semble un bon choix, pour ne pas nous laisser distraire par la couleur vive!
quovadis (877) 2012-09-16 19:59
Great portrait, her face reflects to some degree upon insecurity or despair, reminds me on a scene from "the taxi driver" film played by Jodie Foster.
Nice presentation, good choice for b/w option.
tyro (13579) 2012-09-17 3:48
This is a truly beautiful photograph and I suspect that it looks far better in black and white than it would in colour - here our interest is immediately focused on those beautiful big eyes and we're not at all distracted by any big fluffy pink coat!
I'm reminded that it has been said by many painters and photographers over the years that, if you take or paint a portrait, then one eye of the subject should lie on the vertical centreline of the picture - and here, of course the pretty girl's right eye is exactly on that line.
The solid vertical post holds the whole composition together perfectly and, again, draws our attention to this lovely face. Not so much a look of melancholy, I think, but rather a look of thoughtfulness, don't you?
Gorgeous soft lighting and contrasts, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Nicou (98741) 2012-09-17 4:38
quel portrait de cette jeune sueprbe sa positn autour du poteau son regard, le NB colle parfaitement avec l'esnemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (27198) 2012-09-17 8:07
I thought you had spent your absence being back in Albania to collect more pictures but I see this has been saved from last year. Possibly you have done us a favour by saving us from the "pinkest" coat, but whatever colour it had this conversion is quite successful. She looks very dreamy (maybe more so than bored), as children often do, and the mild greyscale suits her mood very well. She is very well captured holding her arms around the wooden pole.
fabbs99 (6286) 2012-09-17 10:10
I like the simplicity of the image.Very sharp and well focussed portrait of the cute little girl.The pose of the child is excellent.Magnificent composition.
chrisvek (5645) 2012-09-17 14:55
Amazing A&M portrait with excellent lightning usage and saturation.Also very good framing and POV.Well done!
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (4101)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-10-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 16:44