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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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Kids in Djúpavík in the Westfjords of Iceland.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Kids in Djúpavík in the Westfjords of Iceland.

This is a very nice capture. By placing two dominant points (i.e. the wheel of the wheelbarrow and the football) near the opposite edges of the frame, and also due to the fact that they are linked to each other by a line (i.e. the bottom part of the wall), you have created a tension in the picture. The eye travels between those two points in both directions. Luckily, you have a good transition via the wheelbarrow to the standing figures of the children which eventually help hold our gaze and settle on them. The look on their faces is quite interesting, it is as if they are undecided whether or not to trust the photographer who "breaches" their trusted space. On a technical note; I think that the exposure of the picture is a bit dark, perhaps the white wall has caused it? Or was it intentional?

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Old August 5th, 2011, 07:06 AM
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Hello Cem,

Re. the exposure - I did exposure compensate by +2/3 of a stop to account for the white wall. It still looks a "bit dark" because it was. That was a cold, gloomy, and rainy morning. I will have more pictures from that session by and by.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Re. the exposure - I did exposure compensate by +2/3 of a stop to account for the white wall. It still looks a "bit dark" because it was. That was a cold, gloomy, and rainy morning. I will have more pictures from that session by and by.
I see. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Rajan,

There is so much organization in this picture that it could take adding to the wall substantially to make it taller. So if you have other pictures, I'd consider stitching and if you already cropped the image, put it back.

I do like it and feel even if one had to clone more wall, I'd do it just to see the effect. The taller the wall, the smaller the children in comparison, the more powerful the impact might be.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Hi Rajan,

It's a curious situation that could be interpreted in different ways. To me, this time the wheelbarrow has beaten the ball for fun. Or perhaps the kids were caught in the development of a new exciting game that involves both objects! I think the photo is a simple and effective sample of the wonderfully irrational world of children.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Rajan, Ruben has expressed better what I wanted to type.

The kids don't seem too keen on being photographed!
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Old August 6th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Ruben & Fahim -

This is a tiny village on a remote stretch of coast. These kids are probably not used to seeing too many people around much less strangers, so their gingerly look is understandable.

Asher - I have other shots including a full view of the (fantastic) scene, which, I promise, I shall post soon. If I had included a slightly wider scene that showed the wall to be larger in relation to the kids, the expressions on their faces would not have come through as well, so it was a trade-off.
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Ruben & Fahim -

This is a tiny village on a remote stretch of coast. These kids are probably not used to seeing too many people around much less strangers, so their gingerly look is understandable.

Asher - I have other shots including a full view of the (fantastic) scene, which, I promise, I shall post soon. If I had included a slightly wider scene that showed the wall to be larger in relation to the kids, the expressions on their faces would not have come through as well, so it was a trade-off.
The whole body becomes a gesture. We can imagine the faces well enough!

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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Okay Asher, here is a shot I took before I got close enough to them -

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