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Twinkeling Eyes
2005/03/09 oochappan

Twinkeling Eyes


Mostly I deny children as they can be so imposive in India, they all want to be on the photo.
This boy was well educated or controlled by mother nearby that I took the chance to make a
very close portait of him. He pushes his chin forward slightly aside and that made him funny.
A tip:
Never go shooting in compound areas when children have leave from school or soon a bunch of
over-enthusiastic children will chase you after, jumping into your frame, waving their hands in
front of the camera. Enoying, spoiling your appetite for focussing daily life, leaving soon :).

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chriswhitehead0727-May-2011 15:54
a fantastic picture is almost telling a story excellent work >>>>vote<<<<
Inga Morozoff09-Feb-2011 02:14
A lovely portrait capturing this boys sparkling eyes beautifully.
Meir08-Nov-2007 17:35
Amazing portrait !!!
Sabine Stetson05-Oct-2007 02:13
so very, very lovely...
Bela Pecsek28-Jul-2007 19:51
Absolutely superb! Big vote from me.
Yves Rubin28-Jul-2007 13:26
Wonderful portrait! Love your accompanying story.
Jeff Waldorff27-Jul-2007 16:15
Wow! Those eyes jump right off the image. Again, superb work! V
Andrea Aschedamini23-Jul-2007 17:42
a stunner...
maximzar10-Jul-2007 13:11
stunning portrait. Bravo & V
Bela Pecsek12-Feb-2007 19:23
Simply stunning.
Luca Zanoni13-Jan-2007 15:31
Wonderful. Voted
Luis Borruel09-Nov-2006 01:21
One of the most wonderful images i've found in pbase. The colors, focus, composition, expression ... they are outstanding. V
Yves Rubin10-May-2006 01:33
Great portrait, this child certainly has character! If I may suggest, the small yellow band at left could be cropped out to maintain the beautiful unity of red tones (and complementary greenish).
carol j. phipps08-May-2006 01:28
Wonderful! Touching.
Steven Caudill07-Jun-2005 23:47
Thanks for your info. One more question: what shooting mode were you using? Aperture priority, shutter priority or manual?.... Thanks!
oochappan07-Jun-2005 12:31
Hi Steven, nice to ask, first it was a cloudy day so I went up already in ISO, second I always use at least 200 sec to avoid blur and thirdly I wanted still to have a recognizable bicycle in the background while I was really close to the boy, on portraits really close you need higher then 2,8 to avoid that you got only f.i. his nose sharp and the rest blurred here spotfocus on the eyes... I hope this is enough info ?
Steven Caudill07-Jun-2005 05:54
I have a question for you. I noticed that your aperture was set at 6.3 and ISO was at 800. I know "experts" always say you should use a wide apeture for portraits, such as F2.8, so why did you use F6.3? (Even though you used 6.3 you still have a nice bokeh). Was this one of those times where you were just shooting and you didn't know what shot you were going to get; thus, you just happened to have your camera set at 6.3? Or was the 6.3 stop purposely used for this shot? Just a curious thought about detail.... And also, why ISO 800? It seems like a there's a lot of light in the shot... Ok, thanks for your info!
Steve 12-Apr-2005 09:19
Guest 09-Apr-2005 09:26
Fantastic eyes and perfect comp./dof. Voted without hesitation!
Wenche Aune04-Apr-2005 21:34
Beautiful portrait.
Antonis Sarantos04-Apr-2005 18:37
Awesome street portrait. Voted!
Argishti Khachik04-Apr-2005 16:02
Voted too! Terrific portrait.
Love your shots. They all have powerful colors and very well composed.
markvm04-Apr-2005 13:59
Beautiful portrait! The eyes are wonderful, as is the focus. Nicely done!
antidote304-Apr-2005 10:08
voted. this is a great head portrait shot!
Chris04-Apr-2005 05:47
Incredible shot. More than any shot of the Taj Mahal could ever convey
Janet Lamont04-Apr-2005 05:24
Beautiful image! I love the way you captured his spirit in this photo.