Here is a close-up of some of the kids in the photograph that I posted yesterday. After the kids had calmed down a little from the excitement of seeing a camera (I am sure it wasn’t the first time), the girl in the yellow top started adopting some ‘model’ poses. I don’t know where she got the poses from, because none of the villagers have television and there are no cinemas in Kiribati. Maybe it was something she picked up from a magazine or some of the older girls in the dance celebrations that they have in Kiribati on Independence Day each year.
I liked this particular pose because of the little girl peeking out from behind her – almost as if she doesn’t realise that she is in camera shot. I originally cropped this with just those two girls in it, but then tried a landscape crop to include the girl on the left who is laughing at her friends behind her (out of frame) about the antics of the ‘model’ girl. I am sure that the girl on the left didn’t realise that she was in the frame. After comparing the two crops, I decided I liked the second one the best, so that is the one I am posting. However, I will post the original crop to the workshop to see if you agree with me.
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kevinos (7517) 2005-07-23 12:00
A lovelt group of stunning little smiles, David. I love the little girl peeping from behind.Nice colour and nicely sharp. Regards Kevin
kensimage (8565) 2005-07-23 15:51
Very nice, David, a great display of childrens' uninhibitedness (and also shyness!) Who knows where they pick up information about how the world works? Maybe some professional photographer brought a model there once for a shoot, and this girl observed it.
This is better than the other crop.
MOULIGVC (371) 2006-01-10 9:24
Very good picture of these young models. I like the facial feelings of these small kids showing their happiness.
Polonaise (5802) 2006-08-06 14:01
The one behind the elbow stole the show.
Charming show ,mind you.
- Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) (7789)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor AF-S 24-120/3.5-5.6G ED, UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kids from the World Part II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-23 8:40