Quello che ho colto negli occhi di questo bambino è la sua tristezza, la curiosità ancora viva, ma la scarsa speranza e la diffidenza dovuta alle tante brutture già viste e alle catene di appartenere ad una delle caste più basse
What I read in the eyes of this child is his sadness, curiosity still alive, but the lack of hope and the distrust due to the many bad things already seen and the chains belong to one of the lowest castes
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SnapRJW (26034) 2013-07-21 8:16
Hello Valter - Again your talent for portraiture shines through, this is exquisitely done and a shot you should be very proud of. The tilt of the head, the curious and penetrating stare ... there's a question behind those eyes. I love the way the child's hair is lit and is just distinguishable from the black BG. I wish I had your eye and talent for such subjects. Top marks! Warm regards Rosemary
Cricri (95323) 2013-07-21 11:38
Un portrait d'enfant touchant, plein de tristesse, et pourtant un très joli portrait, par le penchement de sa petite tête, la lumière sur son visage, ces cheveux ébouriffée, bien réaliser en N/B, tout mignon
holmertz (33461) 2013-07-21 11:46
I think everywhere in so called art galleries selling tasteless paintings you can find portraits of small boys with large eyes and a tear running down the cheek. This reminds me of such painting, only that this is real, and there are no tears but accusing, angry eyes. Besides, this is much better rendered with excellent, expressive tones of B&W. It's very well done and a haunting image telling us about the great injustices in India, and elsewhere.
krzychu30 (14342) 2013-07-21 11:49
you show us here how excellent portrait photographer you are!The portrait is moving and meaningful,but also sad,what the face of this little child conveys.Sad to see how many children struggle poverty.Very good portrait and document about less "shiny"side of India.
For me also the way you process the image in B&W is a masterpiece(it really makes we perceive the scene even more expressive and profound).
I reached today my 20 comments,so I can´t give points,but wanted to comment this meaningful image today as it´s really important contribution here on TE!Sad to see just a few people have appreciated it so far.
Wish You a nice evening and happy week
carlo62 (22265) 2013-07-21 15:05
avrei preferito vedere un ritratto più brutto e un bambino più felice, ma non si ha mai ciò che si vuole, soprattutto in questi casi.
Inutile parlare della bellezza della foto, quella si commenta da sola, mentre ci sarebbe molto da dire sul bambino, ma anche in questo caso, quando le cose sono troppe, si rischia di annullare tutto quanto.
Lascio ai propri pensieri tutti coloro che si fermeranno ad incrociare questo sguardo.
thebest (4202) 2013-07-21 16:19
As far as photography goes this is an excellent portrait of this dear little child.
BUT - HOW SAD It makes me cry poor little soul... I can never understand in todays World why we should see children with such neglect & pain in their faces...
Billions of dollars etc etc from all around the World is donated time & time again - so it breaks my heart to see that in some cases there is no money getting to this child.
Sorry to sound so dramatic - I hope this message finds you well & in good spirits?
Dawn. [ sorry for the long delay in returning your critic ]
subhendu_bagchi (23549) 2013-07-21 18:12
what a gaze it is! Love the eyes... Love the little tilted face... Love the rustic appearance. The criticalness of the economical condition can be seen in his face although... A sharp, well timed frame, which is appealing too much. Tfs.
adidas5nb (3931) 2013-07-21 18:47
what a fantastic shot man.love everything possible about this pic.great great portrait.
ACL1978 (6811) 2013-07-21 18:55
Another brilliant B&W portrait, Valter - though you have so many woderful and diverse shots, every time you post one of these it takes my breath away. Your title is spot on here, as his eyes are clearly the focus of this shot - everything about it leads you right to them, and then they stare piercingly back. Beautifully lit as well. Thanks.
Robert1969 (6712) 2013-07-21 23:22
Excellent light management and composition.
The DOF is also great. B&W makes the picture
olive224 (2717) 2013-07-22 1:05
Definitely one of your best shots ! We forget the technique, the light, the POV, the DOF, the length, the camera, the framing, the cropping STOOOOOOOOPPPP !!!!
We focus on EMOTION
And that all that matters in a Photo with a big P
Thanks for sharing
delpeoples (50263) 2013-07-22 3:30
Un capolavoro. La tua nota e la foto me l'ha portato le lacrime. Hai letto bene questo piccolino. Possiamo solo sperare e pregare che lui ancora viva e che la sua vita migliorerá. La luce sul suo viso é squisita. Lo sguardo, come dici tu, é un misto di curiositá, speranza e diffidenza. Che tragedia che questi piccolo vivono cosi. L'ha rotto il mio cuore. Ma é una foto necessaria.
Grazie per la foto, é mozzafiata
ravipandey (133) 2013-07-22 6:31
As I always say that when you photograph in b/w you photograph souls
What an intense expression on children's face.awesome
There could be many stories behind the face.
ourania (21360) 2013-07-22 7:17
questa foto, come gli altri ritratti che hai postato da queste parti, mostrano persone che appartengono alle caste basse molto belle ed intelligenti. E' peccato che non hanno opportunita' o speranze per una vita migliore e che forse non sanno che se lo meritano. Con questo bellissimo e fortissimo ritratto hai datto la parola al bambino che deve lottare ogni momento per la sua vita ed hai datto al suo sguardo il piu' grande impatto possibile. E' come se fosse emerso per un po' dalle ombre per darci un messaggio straziante attraverso la tua attenzione ed il tuo obiettivo. Grande lavoro, complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
Miguel82 (16568) 2013-07-22 9:16
Like Indrashish one's a strong topic and a successful capture Valter,
Your comment is very useful and signal a problem existing in many countries even in usa
Superb b&w version portrait and brillant composition
grigand (19229) 2013-07-22 13:55
Si gli occhi colpiscono veramente, ma anche il resto è interessante, la posa, la luce, poi dopo aver letto la tua nota lascia veramente il segno al cuore !
macjake (48279) 2013-07-23 4:10
wonderful shot, as it may even look as if you took this in a studio with perfect lighting!!!! thats how good it looks.
its the tilt of the head, and the eyes, and the dirty hair/clothes that make it work.
jhm (130608) 2013-07-23 5:11
Notwithstanding I no big fan of black and white but these picture is certainly an exception.
What a great picture, what a face, truly lovely.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
yquem46 (37440) 2013-07-23 6:36
a very strong and expressive portrait, well adapted to b&w and high contrast
best regards, have a nice day
abmdsudi (35250) 2013-07-24 15:53
Face of uncertainty! It's wonderful portrait, quite intense and the story with it is very interesting. I feel almost hypnotised by the eye contact, get a feeling of his wanting for nothing sense and humbling. Lovely that the way you've got down nice and low to meet the child's eye nearly level, As always you pp is of high quality and tkhs for sharing, Congrats
annjackman (16471) 2013-07-24 22:50
A portrait that tells a story through her expression with those peentarting eyes. The black BG frames her very well - excellent and meaningful photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
gus72 (3717) 2013-07-26 20:36
Hi Valter !!
so..... you are a favourite of 73 members..... that is a credit to your talent and ability that other people recognizes in you.Congratulations.
In this photo I like the position of his head.... tilted..... and his hair.
I think that he is trying to understand you..... holding the camera and showing interest in him...... a very poignat moment.Very weel captured.
Have a nice week end.
tatadalou (4571) 2013-07-28 11:29
Gran bravo per la realizzazione di questa foto. Il sguardo di questo bambino è molto espressivo e hai ben catturato questo, col fuoco sull' occhi.
adores (32138) 2013-08-15 16:07
This is a great portrait for sure! Even being so young this child must have been through a lot. It's impressive the way he looks at you. Great focus and PP. Surely perfect in b&w!
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-21 14:56
Not only the eyes, but also the position of the head relative to the body, and the overall expression in the face are amazing.
What we can read in those eyes is open to the imagination of each of us, but what is really certain, is that this one is a great photo.
In addition to that, from a technical point of view, from the composition through to the B&W conversion, everything is flawless.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18338)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-04-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 70/200 F2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-21 7:27
- Favorites: 3 [view]