To ride through the desert on a camel for four days - you need a strong, dedicated and faithful crew to make it work. These boys were such obedient and hard working little helpers on my trek through the Thar Desert, that I couldn't help but contrast them to some kids who take their life for granted in Western countries. Good on these two desert boys! You can see from the photo that they are collecting firewood as night time steadily approaches.
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Psycho_candy (85) 2005-08-20 8:37
Great plan...great colours...
I really like it
keep up the good work
kevinos (7397) 2005-08-20 8:58
This is a fine portrait of two fine young men. The colours are rich and beautiful too.I hope we are going to see more pictures of your trip.If it were my picture, I would not have made the subjects so central in the composition, dead center is usually the least interesting way to compose. I might have placed the left side edge nearer the taller boy and let the shorter one lead the eye into the composition. Also the top of the frame touches the edge of the boy's head, this is always awkward and spoils the composition. It is better to cut the head or leave some sky. However, it is a really enjoyable and interesting picture and your note is excellent. I hope we see more soon.
antho (412) 2005-08-20 9:04
It's true that the fact the taller boy's head touches the frame is not a good point, but I find everything else excellent. I love the fact that they look at the left (the side where they're placed in the frame), I think it adds some mystery. The colors and light are just wonderful.
bikram (48) 2005-08-20 12:12
Except for the head touching the frame evrything is excellent in this picture. Colours, mood, expression and all.
Bien (4745) 2005-08-20 18:09
I like the light and colours of your image; well done!
navinvijay (10) 2005-08-20 18:44
Pity the boys.
Dave,this photo is one of the great ones i have seen on a desert back drop. Desert is barren but the emotions and thoughts of the two young boys are vivid.
thanks for posting this..
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-21 9:44
I like your picture. Great colours and beautiful lightning ... and I like the left boy's hair. Beautiful work,
kooki (556) 2005-08-26 10:56
I like the desert and particulary the childs in the desert. they look so true.
jongky (408) 2005-08-27 13:39
I like the warm light that makes this image so nature.
They seems so innoccent in front of the lens.
prumod (8300) 2005-09-14 6:28
this one is ur masterpiece...
the matching colors of the children and the desert is wonderful.. and the blue sky increases the effect of that red tone...
will it be more attractive if there some more sky at the top?
(that's not a matter) it's really a very good job...
sarju (5324) 2005-11-24 11:07
I can't believe I have missed this photo for so long.
it is definitely a very interesting study with the desert boys blending in the desert so very neatly ... nice light and atmosphere you have captured here
tfs ... sarju
TomekWalkiewicz (233) 2006-02-02 8:50
good colours and exposure.
doris (481) 2006-02-07 3:21
This photo for me has that WOW factor; when you see it you have an instant reaction to say "WOW".
If not for the blue sky it would almost be monochrome. A fabulous portrait of the 2 boys in great light.
entressangle (140) 2006-02-07 8:14
J'aime beaucoup l'unité de ton dans l'ensemble de la photo.
La lumière est trés belle !!!
guliz (438) 2006-02-08 3:27
this is very good composition. The colours are colorful yellow and very good. I really like it.
IanSewell (579) 2006-02-10 13:29
Wonderful light, good strong expressions. I'm not sure I like the framing though - I think I would have left more room on top of their heads and included their feet.
SylFondacci (4087) 2006-08-15 11:34
Beautiful double portrait, Dave !
The boy on the right has a strong look ...
Nice warm light of the desert !
anducina (8407) 2006-09-17 8:01
Nice portraits, nice desert background, nice colours. These two boys seem rather two young men--so mature, so courageous. Very impressive figures.