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Bright eyes, and even brighter Dreams....

By arpit  
United we stand..we the youth bearing the dreams in our eyes brighter than eyes through which we can pave
the way to achieve our goal.We are our strength.


Tags: Black and white Children photography

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ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
11 Mar 2013 11:58PM
This is a really nice image Arpit. The high shot has allowed you to show some of the environment as well as the group and it helps to set the scene.

I think the choice of B+W is excellent as it allows viewers to concentrate on the image with no distractions.

I would have liked to see more space between the right hand boy and the image edge to balance the space on the left side, but apart from that this is really good.

Erik Grin

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Alda Plus
4 70 30 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 12:34AM
Excellent! Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 8:11AM
I agree with Eric about a bit more space needed on the right - it's a pity that the boy's shoulder is cut off. I guess you were perhaps standing on a step or chair, improvising a position where you could look down, and quite possibly you didn't have the scope to get a wider view. This sort of work always brings practical limitations.
But full marks plus some for creative, intelligent use of portrait format (and that's something that I really enjoy.) This composition relates the children to the street background, which is their life, and the diagonal of the road creates a dynamic feel. You've captured their dreams, and the circumstances that they must rise above.
Like this one a lot.
Moira
paulbroad 9 117 1076 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2013 9:13AM
Very nice. Leave the composition as is for me, nice and tight pulling all interest to the faces. First class mono conversion, which suites and the wide angle adds a great deal. Background adds the setting. Might just tone down the white shirt. High ISO adds that bit of grit too.

Paul
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
12 Mar 2013 9:33AM
fine mono `portraiture'...have uploaded a mod 'cos I thought it might take a crop. My LR import uses auto-tone as a default, but I've done nothing else. Smile
ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
12 Mar 2013 9:39AM
I thought of doing a crop like cats_123 but when I looked it just was another group of kids with a football and it lost the environmental impact. As a crop it works but has less impact.

Erik Grin
pablophotographer 5 684 270
12 Mar 2013 7:43PM
welcome on board, very good picture indeed.

I won't discuss technicalities because the greatness of the picture is based on its ability to express feeling,
all other matters are minute details.
arpit 4 India
13 Mar 2013 11:00AM
Thanks u all for ur valuable Critiques and comments..and yes i think if i had wide lens like 11-16 then it would be better,.. but at the time of taking this picture i was just passing the road and saw them playing football and it was interesting because all boys and girls were there,.. i just took out my camera and they come to pose me, by standing with my 18-55 kit lens. using 18 mm focal range without using any chair or something else this is what i got,.. and yes i also think some more place is require in the right side of the frame...
@Cats_123 i saw ur cropped virsion but personally i agreed with mrswoolybill, as the diagonal of the road creates a dynamic feel...
thanks Smile
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
11 Jul 2013 11:54PM
Excellent contrast and angle

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