This is my second in a series of photos about the children of San Cipriano. San Cipriano is a small village two hours outside of Cali. There is nothing really unique about the village aside from the train tracks to lead to it. The tracks have long been abandoned and the locals have made carts that will fit on them and take them to where they want to go. More on that later.
The children of the village are all dark skinned and it is very striking when you come from Cali. The people of Cali are mostly all light skinned and resemble Europeans and boasts some of the most beautiful women in the world. The village itself is very poor but the children don't seem to might. They are all very cheerful and jubiliant. Like all children they chase people with cameras to take their photos. This little girl didn't seem to care though and I think I surprised her a little. I assume that she just finished eating. I hope you like it. Tomorrow I will post another in this series.
First photo in the series
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Cool-ice (5289) 2005-02-15 3:42
A nice portrait, Mark !
The backgroud in the same color than the t-shirt makes a lot for the unicity of the scene.
You caught the captivating eye and the clarity of the image is impressive, with a perfect light.
Good decentered composition too.
Really a great one !
naxius (16685) 2005-02-15 3:51
Great portrait Mark! Very expressive!
She is really cute and you have done a great photo...
Excellent DOF too.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-15 3:55
Very nice portrait. Great use of DOF. Excellent expressions.
Standring (595) 2005-02-15 4:01
Very nice portrait, Mark. Children have a nice innocence which I think you've captured well here. She's looking straight at you. There is also a nice contrast with the t-shirt and the background.
Good to see a 300D in action. We have the same camera and similar zooms.
pridel (233) 2005-02-15 4:11
I like much the expression of curiosity and of kindness of the little girl. the background emphasizes well the face of the child. it very is successful
good idea about the link, I had forgotten to comment on the photograph of the boy
quillerpl (333) 2005-02-15 5:28
Great portrait!!! Amazing background and adroit DOF effect. Colour combination (skin and t-shirt)is what I like the most in this photo. Well done!!!
Belumpi (306) 2005-02-15 7:32
Beautiful Shot. She definitly looks a bit surprised...and probably just finished eating? by the look of the white bits around her mouth ;). Great combi of the bright blue shirt and the mellow blue background. Love it!
gchadidb (121) 2005-02-15 20:52
Tis a Great portrait, making the backgroud the same color than the t-shirt makes a complete scene.
- Copyright: Mark Gong (markgong) (2840)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (D300), Canon 70-200 f/4L
- Exposure: f/4
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Regards d'Enfants du Monde, Blue, Children of the World, The Children of San Cipriano, Children of the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-15 3:32