This brother and sister walked past me earlier in the day while I was taking pictures. Initially, I tried to snap a good shot of them, but the results were poor. Waiting in an interesting alley, I waited for them to return. Sure enough, they did. For me, patience paid off for this photo. I have no idea if the baby on the little girl's back is hers, but I imagine they are only caring for her while the mother is working.
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sengir (4956) 2005-03-27 14:43
yes, your patience paid off with this quite good picture :)
In a workshop I send you version with lighted up children, I leave it up to you to assess which one is better
Albrecht (11281) 2005-03-27 14:47
Wonderful and lovely picture. A nice subject those kids. Good DOF and colors and I like the frame. Good shot, regards Albrecht
KevRyan (22956) 2005-03-27 15:01
A really nice moment - well captured Mark - I like the workshop which does lift the image with more detail in the shadow areas yet retaining a good contrast. Well done for the watching and waiting!
bip-bip (1837) 2005-03-27 15:07
A very peaceful shot with a beautiful light
Looks very poetic to me
AmiBe (6042) 2005-03-27 15:22
Beautiful picture, I like the DOF here.
Yes the children are a bit too dark but you can correct them with a software.
Beautiful light and colors, good atmosphere.
Well done !
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-03-27 15:24
Super teknik, super kompozisyon. Bravo.
MiguelP (14470) 2005-03-27 15:25
Very good. I like specially how you have used the focus: You have focusing on the boys, leting the rest of the scene unsharp, this together with the fact that you show us the back of the boys give and strage air of "voyerism". Congratulations, very, very good job. Did you like Perú? I loved.
efimoore (2126) 2005-03-27 15:25
It is an interesting alley. Good catch of daily life. Interesting light and nice blurry bg. I like that they are holding hands. It makes the scene much “wormer”.
Luan (12971) 2005-03-27 15:28
I would like to follow this alley and those children to see where the path is leading. We will be there next september, we can't wait !
Nice shot Mark
alainh (35583) 2005-03-27 15:38
tres belle image. ces enfants à contre-jour sur fond clair, c'est superbe.
donluicu (24724) 2005-03-27 17:04
i found you on page 5 of the gallery...i don't regret it... just as, i'm sure, you don't regret your wait to catch this nice and powerful picture..
i see a nice DOP, the kids on the right of the photo..
I thank yoou for sharing it..
perryhooter (2424) 2005-03-27 19:08
Patience pays Mark,
Very well captured. I would have tried a vertical shot instead may be.The perspective would have been even better I think. The workshop from Antoni makes it even better. Congratulations.
sandip (3492) 2005-03-27 21:12
excellent graphism and a nice DOF too..yes, patience sometime brings out nice results.. and here it is.. I liked the worm color here too. Thanks Mark.
gringofil (0) 2005-03-28 0:43
What an excellent shot. Your DOF is narrow enough to place emphasis on the two subjects, but also wide enough to give us a sense of place which is so important in this picture (and the fact that makes it so good). I also like the second character in the background waiting behind the open gate (as if waiting for these two children). Anyway, excellent work.
naxius (16685) 2005-03-28 3:34
Très belle photo, tout en nuances avec une lumière parfaitement maîtrisée.
maciekda (19895) 2005-03-30 12:20
this is very nice, beautiful moment with kids holding hands, nice compo too with that street strating from the bottom of the frame becoming narrower and blurred... very good quality too. nice work
and we see backs on most of your photos
ccooper (840) 2005-07-04 17:33
Nicely composed and well worth the wait. This photograph makes me wonder what their life is like on a daily basis. When you can glimpse into a life with one photo, you have succeeded on many levels. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Mark Gong (markgong) (2840)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-02
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (D300), Canon 70-200 f/4L
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-27 14:38
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