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Neverland, Shanghai 2006

Neverland, Shanghai 2006

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Canon EOS 20D
1/320s f/2.8 at 46.0mm iso200 full exif

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david procter07-Feb-2006 12:49
I like the way you've caught this litlle chap on the turn. His expression shows he hasnt quite registered your presence. Great contrast between wall and floor.
KimKong04-Feb-2006 01:57
I love it even better lazy Kal, such a great capture! ;)
Marisa D.L.03-Feb-2006 16:39
I fully agree, just from a technical point of view, about a little cropping on the right.
But the pictures itself is a wonderful example of deeply meaningful candid portrait.

I like the expression on the child’s face, it’s a mixture of different feelings and I like the symbolic contraposition of an obviously healthy child against a dilapidated wall.

I like the quote of Peter Pan, “Neverland” is the place where children live at any time, without feeling out of place, and it’s the same place where also adults can find shelter, occasionally, running the risk to feel uncomfortable.

Guest 03-Feb-2006 13:36
Wonderful portrait, the child has a very interesting expression.
Chris Sofopoulos03-Feb-2006 08:50
Awesome image Kal! Love it.
Guest 03-Feb-2006 06:40
Great image - as usual, Phil points out such interesting things. I wouldn't have noticed it, but now that he points out the "spear" I can't take my eyes off of it (nothing a little PS cloning can't solve, especially the new CS2). For me, the bucket helps to put the small size of the child into perspective.
Ray Rebortira03-Feb-2006 05:29
But perhaps he already is 'impaled' by the reality of his environment. His back is still turned away from the symbols of respnsibility but his left foot is quite frmly on the ground --- he is at the age when Ego gains a foothold. So maybe the early lessons of life are not lost on him.What a fascinating psychological study! Bravo!!!
Kal Khogali03-Feb-2006 00:59
I agree Kim..I thought about it too...just too lazy last night. Will crop and re-post. K
KimKong03-Feb-2006 00:40
Splendid candid Kal!
Splendid comp, the only thing I would have done, if you don't mind me saying,
is I would have cropped the little black panel(?) on the right end of the image.
But that's only my opinion and this is a tiny little detail. What matter and what I really like here,
is the expression of the kid. Bravo for the capture!
Guest 03-Feb-2006 00:30
Nice shot -
Phil Douglis02-Feb-2006 22:08
I like the expression on the child's face as well. The bucket and broom symbolize physical labor. The child is too young to grasp their meaning, but someday it will. And meanwhile, it lives in "Neverland." My only concern wit this image is the "spear" on the wall that seems to impale the child's head. Be mindful of such random mergers and what they can imply.
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