A brother and sister were playing behind this fence when I spotted them. At first I only took shots from far away inorder not to scare them off. The more photos I took, the more they took interest in me and began to trust me. I walked closer and closer and until in the end, I was shoot with the wideangle lens. This is one of the first ones I took of these two. They were wonderful subjects and were not the least bit camera shy. The wheel in the boy's hand is a toy he made that is common in most of the poorer countries and regions. I'm sure you have seen it before.
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MoosicMan (1231) 2005-04-02 12:08
Hi, Mark, awesome portrait of these 2 kids. They look great. Nice cropping job, too. Keep them coming, man.
CliffW (2373) 2005-04-02 12:16
Hmm, where to start. Loved your note about how you got closer. I learned something from that technique. But the photo - there's so much in it. Wide eyed kids with simple toys blocked by harsh barbed wire. Even the well worn path that drags your eye from the top comes to a sudden end at this fence and we're stuck on the other side. Really well done Mark.
naxius (16685) 2005-04-02 12:32
There is something that disturb me here. This is probably the fence and these kids just behind it. It gives me a bad feeling.
That's too bad because everything was there: nice light; nice colors.
Albrecht (11279) 2005-04-02 12:36
A bit sad but wonderful picture; great colors and compo, nice frame, well done, regards Albrecht
kozerog (1286) 2005-04-02 13:14
Very interesting shot and text. Outstanding portrait!
donner64 (284) 2005-04-02 14:27
Well, the fence is disturbing, that's comprehensible. I like the way you describe the difficulty you experienced to take this shot. Of course I like your pict too...
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-04-02 15:55
No, they are absolutely not camera-shy, they give you an open look. Because of your title, I was a bit worried that they had to spend their lives behind wires, but it's just a fence, yet the title suggest something else. That could also be because English is not my first language.
Nice colors, Mark, and a nice compo, I like how you got on the same level.
keribar (43841) 2005-04-03 0:13
I like the mood and the framing so much. Nice light too. the wires add something which is unexpected, at first I thought the boy was handiccaped, but it appears he is playing with a bike wheel.
faubry (35373) 2005-04-03 10:55
nice childs portraits, lovely, they see you with attracttion.
good colors and contrasts, why are there behind fence?
bnallama (3763) 2005-06-01 3:36
Nice double potrait here Mark. Lovely colors. I love their curious look and reluctant smile.