I placed the city for this photo as Cusco, but in reality it isn't. I just don't remember the name of this small small village in the forest of Peru.
The photo took place during our 5 day Trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Along our journey, we camped at several different sites or villages. At times we could mingle with the local people.
This little girl was incredibly shy, here she is hiding behind her arm but still looking at me as she's holding my Hiking Pole.
Such a cute girl, it was hard to capture her photo, but she certainly provided me with a lasting memory.
thanks for looking.
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CLODO (29358) 2013-12-04 8:33
you dare taking persons in picture, but the ultra wide angle is not suitable for shy children, a long telephoto is more adapted as she won't see you taking the picture!
Nevertheless, a good gesture, nice sweet colors of her clothes, and she will remember the photographer all her life!
take care, mate!
rigoletto (34229) 2013-12-04 9:07
this is craig isn't it? :))
my god, here is one hell of a interaction photo! and it is done without hiding behind a tele (therefore more precious in my regard), with an ultra wide angle, just in there, hearing her gigles, causing her hidden blushes... they say: if you cant do it with grownups, do it with kids. it is one simple portrait rule that also means a lot for a shy guy like me :)
the parallel between the inclined woodstick and your hiking pole... this must be the greatest coincidence ever, or what!
holmertz (37765) 2013-12-04 9:54
Well, it is fun to take pictures of people, especially children, don't you think? Her shyness, overcome by curiousness, is really charming and amusing. A foreground of pink and light blue clothes in a green environment certainly makes any picture catchy. Honestly, I do think this is more valuable than a rusty car, but of course you will disagree. :-)
PS Did you use this larger size before? It's certainly a great improvement to the site.
tyro (18952) 2013-12-04 14:12
Well, now, this is a turn up for the books for you! I don't think I've ever seen you post such a wonderfully intimate picture, let alone one of a lovely shy little girl before!
This is a beautiful portrait and one which really expresses not only the shyness of the little girl but also tells us so much about the interaction between yourself and her. But I bet Tosca was beside you trying to coax her to look at the camera!
And what a cutie she is too with her pink Minnie Mouse trousers, her blue top and those cool pink wellies!
This sure beats all those boring old landscapes, eh? :o)
P.S. I hope you don't mind but I couldn't help having a wee play about with this one so I've done a quick little workshop for you. I hope I've not spolied your picture too much but I have tried selectively to lighten the little girl's face just a tiny bit to "bring out" that right eye of hers. See what you think - I've done it using a layer mask, something I'm experimenting with these days!
Noel_Byrne (21544) 2013-12-05 2:16
She may be hiding her face, but I think its that shyness that makes this picture incredibly cute, and makes a very endearing portrait shot. Your composition on this is really brilliant, very nicely done considering I guess you would have limited time to capture this particular moment. This is an excellent image which says a lot about this village and its people, really nicely done!
All the best
mesutilgim (80654) 2013-12-05 6:32
Kids, specially shy kids are allways amazing photographic themes.
This one of yours is also great with it's pov and nice dominant pink color.
Here a shy kid in my gallery :
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (12739) 2013-12-05 11:43
oh this is so charming,me,I much prefer this as a portrait than a snatched effort with a long lens,the little girl is obviously well at ease in your presence,a memorable moment beautifully captured.
All the best Les.
imageme (1591) 2013-12-05 14:21
Hi Craig, A lovely moment of this shy little girl. Her shyness could not resist her curiosity. Her peeking eye tells it all. Awesome colours and wonderful POV.
Thank very much
Royaldevon (26855) 2013-12-06 8:41
Children make such wonderful subjects; they are more natural, less affected than adults! This is a great close-up which captures the sharp details of this youngster and her support.
Her natural playfulness is what makes this shot so special! She just can't help peeping!
My warm regards,
jhm (135866) 2013-12-07 1:00
We see that little girl was incredibly shy, go-way photographer thought this little girl
A foreground of pink and light blue clothes in a green environment certainly makes any picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-12-07 9:17
something different and rather unusual in your gallery,but itīs really great!
So lovely and sweet girl looking curiously in your camera-simple,but beatiful!
Have a nice weekend
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-08 22:38
It is really a cute close up of the cute one. Her shyness made it a lot more intimate and beautiful.
A nice catch. I loved it.
With warm regards,
delpeoples (52737) 2013-12-09 21:39
Gidday dear Craig
You're probably traipsing around Habana as I write, so I hope your having a happy and safe time. This little girl's such a cutie, I think you've made a new friend judging from that mischievous little glint in her eye. She's lovely and you photographed her superbly. Knowing how active kids are, always on the move, you did really well to even capture that part of her face and get such a sharp image. Good choice the colour version, I love seeing kids in colour.
Cheers and happy travels
carlo62 (28489) 2013-12-13 0:23
la timidezza dei bambini crea scene molto dolci e tu ne hai ripresa una particolarmente deliziosa.
Molto belli anche i colori che colpiscono immediatamente l'attenzione.
serp2000 (38355) 2013-12-13 1:07
So funny scene, it makes me smile. Excellent photo, I like to se this king size version too. Perfect details! TFS!
jcpix (11726) 2013-12-15 12:43
Uhmm, excuse me sir...have you seen someone named Craig around here? You left on your trip with this portrait shot, and came back having included people in your picture as well...am I in an alternate universe right now?? :)
Loving this though, it's an intimate and heart warming type of image. Even better too that it holds such a fond personal memory for you. It's a terrific expression of shyness and curiosity, and you did a great job in conveying a friendly and warm sentiment.
I hear ya' too about sometimes just not caring to take the time and change lenses, but this worked out just fine with the wide angle. In fact, this could have even been a complete technical disaster and it wouldn't have mattered, because you came away with that personal touch that far outweighs anything else. Sharp focus and detail, it's a beauty shot!
Take it easy. Cheers from sunny Az.,
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (53036)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-04 6:34