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About A Boy

By MediumSizeUnavailable
Thank you for passing your judgement on the larger version rather than the small one :o)

Taken at a small restaurant near the beach of Naklua, Thailand

Might upload the color version tomorrow. Feel free to critique/comment.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Sep 2006 11:06AM
could have him for dinner with hannibal..

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18 Sep 2006 11:07AM
Works well in black and white. Plus I like the angle of shot.

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
18 Sep 2006 11:25AM
Not one of your best images Koen. I find the toning a little flat and the figure a little too central in the image.

That said it beats any candid that I've evere done, so I should'nt nit-pick really.

18 Sep 2006 11:51AM
:o) bon appetit Cole

Cheers Dave. apreciate the honest opinion
electricsoup 11 30 England
18 Sep 2006 11:52AM
good image, like the angle.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
18 Sep 2006 12:01PM
nicely composed - sue
TommyStr 11 9 3 Norway
18 Sep 2006 12:08PM
I think this is fabulous (just watched OLD BOY so you get the advantage of my good mood Wink ). First thought I was wishing he wasn't so centralized, but when looking at the large version for a while I did't mind it at all. Love the streaks of light inside and I like the distortion of lines (which gives few 'repeats of the frame' and a dynamic composition). Two thumbs up from me
18 Sep 2006 12:27PM
Thanks Tommy (Or Mr Park ;o)
18 Sep 2006 12:28PM
I have to agree with Tommie... the strength of this pic comes out in the large version. Great pic and love the kid's expression.
18 Sep 2006 12:32PM
Thanks. the smaller version is only there because I don't have a choice I'm afraid
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
18 Sep 2006 1:27PM
Not sure about the toning but another good the expression of the boy and the german on the blackboard!

18 Sep 2006 1:42PM
Thanks Ollie. Naklua is a part of Pattaya were many Germans and Austrians went to settle down, hence the german writing.
Enjoy the holidays
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
18 Sep 2006 3:16PM
I like this Koen, and the toning works for me, would love to know what the sign says. I also like the small amount of movement in his fingers, makes him appear slightly anxious.
18 Sep 2006 3:23PM
"Verzehrkarte bei selbstabholung von speisen und getraenken vorlegen ! Danke"

when picking up food and drinks please show "Verzehrkarte" (not sure what Verzehrkarte means) ! Thank you
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
18 Sep 2006 3:54PM
Verzehrkarte ( isn't a real geram word)= Speisekarte = menu!!!


POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 3:57PM
Nice shot Koen, obviously the light wasnt that good, has the boy got a burn on his cheek?

hebdens 12 5
18 Sep 2006 7:32PM
great angle, quite a soulful little expression.
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
19 Sep 2006 1:00AM
Agree with some of the other comments Koen, not one of your best, but good non the less. What I think would have made this image would have been getting the little boy to stand in the doorway and exposing for the facial features. Silly question, is he blind or just playing with the stick? Looking at the pic large I can see what Pooch is talking about on the cheek and what looks like marks on his legs from falling or walking in to something. Uploaded a mod.


19 Sep 2006 1:36AM
just a kid playing with a stick Paul. the "mark" on his cheeck is camera (the 5.1 megapixels ?) related I'm afraid (or at least I think it is). I noticed before (with some photos of Wa) that - when after processing - the slightest of tonal differences (sometimes) tend to show more :o(
the spots on the legs are purely kids-play-related
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
19 Sep 2006 1:40AM
Glad of that Koen, he just looks kind of sad.
clevercloggs 13 237 2 United Arab Emirates
19 Sep 2006 3:46AM
he looks a bit scared, possibly because a strange tall man is lying on his belly in front of him to take a photo. Smile

"Verzehrkarte" seems southern german/bavarian to me and means something like "digestion map" which translates best as "menu".

The large view makes it, The toning is a bit rich, a paler one could bring out the image better.
Have no problem with the boy in the middle if only Koen would have sat perpendicular rather than at an angle.
19 Sep 2006 4:20AM

Quote:a strange tall man is lying on his belly in front of him

he he, no way Josť. remember, the strange tall man (that part was correct lol) uses a compact... with an extremely usefull swivelscreen that allows me these low and high angles without having to get myself dirty (actually one of the main reasons why I'm reluctant to buy a SLR ;o)

Quote:if only Koen would have sat perpendicular rather than at an angle.

yep, seems I had the camera pointed slightly towards the left.
Tandberg Plus
14 1.2k 2 England
19 Sep 2006 9:18AM
Like the title!

Nice low viewpoint that works well
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
19 Sep 2006 9:26AM
Bigger's definitely better. The small version didn't do it for me at all...but viewed large all the detail in the shadows can be seen. Like the low viewpoint on this.

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