Dear Santa, New tyre please.

Photo Information
02/07/2010 - 23:57nazboo
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal Length200mm


Link Posted 03/07/2010 - 05:46
Nasibu, this has the makings of a good photo but this shot doesn't really convey his expression well. The eyes are great but because he's in shadow we have to guess his expression. This is exacerbated by the bright BG which overwhelms his face & the bright FG doesn't help either.
Regards, Ian.


Link Posted 03/07/2010 - 09:07
Ian is spot on, as always, Nasibu.

BUT I love this shot despite its technical shortcomings. I like the colour, the space, the sense of "foreignness" to me, anyway, and the stark play of light and shadow. I also like the amount of space you've left around the subject which emphasizes his lonelinessa and dejection.

A picture doesn't have to be perfect to be memorable.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 03/07/2010 - 14:33
Thanks Ian and Andrew. This was an opportunistic shot which I just had to take. All rules went out of the window as i saw myself in this kids eyes. This was my kind of toys and amusement stuff. Life eeeh!.

Thank you very much for your comments which i have taken onboard. I played around with the photo and posting it now.

Be blessed.


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