I took the shot in Laft which is an ancient harbor (more than 2000 years) located on Qeshm Island.
The little boy asked me to take a picture of him and instead I asked him to smile!... and you see the result.
This shot is my 100th on TE and the first portrait in my gallery. I would like to thank all friends -including those who are rarely around- who encouraged me with their comments, critiques and kind words.
I tried and still trying to represent some unknown or maybe known aspects and views of my beautiful country; few drops of the ocean.
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papagolf21 (110486) 2010-09-09 11:18
Bonsoir, cher Atousa,
Du bout des lèvres ou à pleines dents, chaque sourire est unique. Prémisse du rire, il est le témoin d'une émotion intérieure. Un rayon de soleil au milieu d'un visage qui ne laisse pas de marbre..
Portrait très réussi.
pajaran (66396) 2010-09-09 11:24
Cestitam vam na jubilej i zelim vam uspeh u daljem radu.
Odlican trenutak snimka, predivan osmeh, mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom portretu.
Sve najbolje, srecno.
Congratulations on your anniversary and wish you success in future work.
Excellent recording time, a beautiful smile, a lot of beautiful photos, my congratulations on a good portrait.
All the best, happily.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2010-09-10 0:50
So close we can see all the fine details of his interesting face. Well captured.
siolaw (38294) 2010-09-10 1:28
A nice and gentle expression, with superb light and shade play on his face. Sharp and clear.
I may have cropped a tiny slice on the right side, to avoid the darker border, but i am just nitpicking!
nikkitta (17068) 2010-09-10 13:42
Congrats for your first 1oo shot posted in TE
Hope to continue to enjoy your photos of your very beautiful country
First portrait and a very interesting one, you play with light and shadows quite well
shevchenko (20548) 2010-09-13 20:37
Good clouse up to his innocence face, very funny he is showing a comical expression, should be a good shooting experience while meet with a friendly child, thankls for sharing a beautiful local face.
daddo (28170) 2010-09-15 5:55
Salam Atousa. Belated reaction from me as I congratulate you on your 100th, commend you on your excellent efforts to inform us about Iran and urge you to continue in your fine work. The portrait is a refreshing one due to the closeness of the subject, the intense cropping and the great use of light. Regards. Klaudio.
axiotea (21651) 2010-09-16 22:44
Salam dear Atousa
A gentle and shy smile to celebrate your 100 photos and your presence on TE :)
The tight framing is working well and the natural colours are nicely rendered.
All the best
Waylim (25436) 2010-09-17 20:55
Not quite a smile, but very cute, love those huge dark brown eyes. Really nice close up, kids are just such great subject no many where in the world. nice details, and a timid smile and expression.
Giorgio (11279) 2010-09-17 23:30
- Congratulations for your #100 Atousa, I return to you this beautiful smile!
Have a nice weekend.
danos (103216) 2010-09-18 3:49
nice the portrait of this little Laft with the smile to be spread on his face.I like the excellent preseantion as the colour management.
Congratulations on your 100th upload photo.I wish you more and even better shots like this one.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-18 5:27
Very efficience framing well selcetd for this sympatic portrait. The expression nad especillay the glance and the smile of this lovely child are very well collected.
delpeoples (59896) 2010-09-20 1:17
Salam dear Atousa, congratulations on your 100th photo, you have made a wonderful contribution to this website with your beautiful photos and kind critiques. You have celebrated a "first" aswell with this exceptional portrait. I love how you have cropped the little boys face, what a beautiful little man he is. You have also handled the strong light and difficulties with shade, extremely well. Great shot, I hope to see many hundreds more frmo you. Have a good day, Lisa
abmdsudi (58322) 2010-09-22 2:16
Nice expression, he's looking straight into your lens, good pov. Excellent clarity and sharpness though the light is quite harsh but it's manageable here. Good contrast and color saturation. Great capture, TFS
Angshu (56760) 2010-09-23 8:38
Nice portrait of the smiling face. You could have kept him a bit off-centre IMHO. Even though he's in the shade, the details are nice & the skin tones natural. Congratulations on 2 counts...your 100th shot & your first portrait! Keep posts coming...you are a good photographer, Atousa & a fine ambassador of your country!
BWJ (3094) 2010-09-24 19:14
Congratulations on your 100th post!
It is a very sweet portrait of the little boy with nice colors and sharp details and of course a lovely warm smile. I am looking forward to seeing lots more of your photos.
s_lush (16602) 2010-11-09 21:41
The first portrait in your TE gallery is a real success indeed. You have captured not only the face of the little boy, but also his character and mood. Excellent photo in a whole series of presentations of your country!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-10 0:13
It is so good to hear from you. I am absolutely delighted. I have been wondering about you. I hope that you are in good health as this boy in the photo. It is a wonderful portrait of your future generation. If he allowed you taking such close up photo, he must have had a great trust in you. According to your note, it was he who asked you first. You must have fascinated him. He gave you a great smile in return. A great dialog is captured in your photo.
It is so nice to have you back with us Atousa. I must write again that I am so delighted.
With my very best regards,
Have a very pleasant week, Atousa
- Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) (7131)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-09 10:46