continuing with the photos from our hike in the Lares Valley - here's how a proper smile for the camera should look like. we met this boy crossing a narrow stream and carrying a load on his back more than half his size. while I was getting my camera out of the bag (very slow process given the near-total lack of oxigen) and getting ready to take a photo, Kristaps innocently suggested to the kid that he should smile for the camera. this is what I got.
RAW, ISO 200, spot metering.
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tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-07-23 4:58
A Splendid portrait. Brilliantly saturated colors and exposure. A nice smile.LOL!!
eversmile (11628) 2010-07-23 5:04
Hahaha:)! What a funny face! But do you have an alternative version when he is not "smiling"? Excellent sharpness, colors and contrasts, here, but the best is, for sure, his expression. Maybe it is the lack of oxygen that transforms the smile into this? :)
Happy to see you back! Almost one month has passed between your last post and this one! Where have you been?...
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-07-23 5:06
Ola Kristine ,
Que magnifico retracto deste rapaz belo sorriso para a maquina , gostei muito dos detalhes da sua roupa , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Bartleby (13528) 2010-07-23 5:33
it's nice to see you back around here and with a funny portrait too. I like the framing, the exposure and of course the face!
yquem46 (38382) 2010-07-23 5:33
Quite some time without seeing you, looks like !
Welcome back with this excellent natural portrait, very expressive and luminous, razor sharp on a good neutral BG
I like that one
Best to you, have a nice day
pauloog (11747) 2010-07-23 5:34
The kid is looking at you as if something is very very wrong...
But the result is a fascinating portrait with a good view on the richly coloured cloths and with a telling blurry mountain background.
bema (26287) 2010-07-23 6:29
maybe i´ve seen it before (..lol..); a very artistic snapshot, i like it a lot..
have a nice weekend, see you here or anywhere..
danos (83641) 2010-07-23 7:40
really this is a great smile of the native girl in front of your camera.great the details of the portrait as the exposure of it.I like the good light and colour management as the clarity of it.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
sayeed_rahman (6087) 2010-07-23 8:27
Hey, nice to see you Kristine, classy portrait again, i miss these, never taken a peek on the other site, am sure it is pulse is beating quite strongly on the other side.
not the usual framing, well something has changed after all..
perhaps you will disappear again...so take care :)
Giorgio (11279) 2010-07-23 9:56
- Funny portrait with a very fascinating smile, in bonus the red ambience for the clothes, special but beautiful, well done!
Have a nice weekend Kristine.
leo61 (0) 2010-07-23 10:42
A strange,but very nice smile for your camera.Perfect sharpness at the face and traditional cloth and good contrast with the nicely blurred background.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-07-23 12:16
Which bright smile, a magic glance and the whole collected to perfection.
The colors are sublimes.
jjcordier (73824) 2010-07-23 22:47
Content de revoir une de vos photos. Très bon portrait, coloré, et où le modèle a su jouer avec (pour?) la photographe.
riclopes (35577) 2010-07-24 2:24
So very funny, Kristine. It's similar to the smile of your profile :) I wonder if he's used to smile for cameras very often. He seems professional... Great portrait, nice mountain context at right side, wonderful traditional costumes. I also like the space you got around the picture with the white frame, it gives a clean presentation with space for the image to breathe properly.
giorgimer (34810) 2010-07-24 15:52
really wonderful portrait. Very nice expressione, good details
delpeoples (52737) 2010-07-25 1:33
Hello lovely lady how are you? I have missed you? I thought you'd run away to the Andes and not returned! What a priceless photo, thanks to your wonderful model (his eyes are stunningly beautiful aswell as that smile), your excellent photographic skills and of course your "art director" Kristaps encouraging the model :) Fantastic job, beautiful colours, sharpness and full points for your having the energy to take photos in that thin air! A dear hug, Lisa
stevesaba (8135) 2010-08-17 10:16
Beautifully clear and radiant photo, showing the wonderful regional dress and of course in his natural environment. Reminds a little of my trek in the Himalayas last year. The smile....well, sometimes you get what you get. And in this case perhaps not the most endearing, but definitely with character, humorous, and memorable. Fine work, and a fine gallery, kind regard,
bostankorkulugu (41960) 2010-08-21 22:56
my son does that too, when i ask him to smile, lol... an amazing portrait this is kristine :D...
kisses... (and greetings for kristaps...)
wolf38 (30606) 2010-08-22 5:26
Hi Kristine. An unconventional portrait. Really oiriginell. With a little psychology can interpret the expression. Photographically well realized. Regards, Wolfgang.
COSTANTINO (52002) 2011-02-07 12:18
excellent impressive capture of this
portrait,excellent sharpness colors
and lightness,you did your best
daddo (22978) 2011-02-09 14:36
Hi Kristine. An obliging but not a happy smile- and when one assesses the situation, what had he to smile about considering the morning he has had and the labours waiting for him for the rest of the day. I remember as a boy seeing German tourists driving through the street where I lived and throwing lollies out the window to us,the children as they whizzed past. I cannot don't think we smiled, but I do remember the sense of anger mixed with envy. Lovely details. Regards. Klaudio.
Waylim (25162) 2011-02-10 23:00
I might have already comment on this one on PF, but I'll say it again and hopefully won't contradicting myself. What I like most is his peculiar smile, not the typical picture perfect kind of "Say cheese" kind of smile but something that just come spontaneously, if not picture perfect, it is from the heart. Simply lovely, one of the thing that attracted me to go to Peru are these people the landscape only come in second.
- Copyright: Kristine KL (avene) (12675)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): smile for the camera [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-23 4:49
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