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Childhood fun

By Anitavaroy
rural child's are collecting lotus flower from a nearby pond.

Tags: Children Children playing Rural Black and white Children photography Childhood Rural landscape Landscape and travel Rural life Rural india Village boy

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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2016 8:13PM
Those water lilies are enormus, Anitava, and I can't help wondering what the boys are going to do with them. You suggest that they are picking them for fun.

I don't feel that black and white is the best choice here, and would appreciate seeing the colour version, if you have one. It's carefree happiness in water full of flowers, and I simply feel that colour might coney that better.

I would love to have been able to see the child behind your nearest one. It may only have been a second or two that you needed to wait, or a slightly different angle, so that all 3 children could be seen. Three is a very good number for a composition, and this way you would have captured the three all at different distances, which looks very good.

I have done a modification where I placed the closest child on a thirds line, and the horizon on a thirds line too. I then made an automatic adjustment to the brightness and contrast.


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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
30 Jul 2016 8:53PM
It may be that the conversion to mono from colour could be done better; it has resulted in areas that could be bright being very dark. It may have been a bit underexposed possible to start with.

I would also like to see the original. That whole scene is very nice.

Mod loaded also.


mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2016 1:48PM
A third request for the colour original... You can upload it as a modification.

It's a wonderful subject, and your low viewpoint is perfect. As Pamela says, it would be good to see the third boy in full. I wonder if you took any other shots?

The main problem that I see is that you were photographing into the light - so the camera's brain was tricked into underexposing. But more seriously the faces were in shadow because the light was behind them.
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
31 Jul 2016 3:51PM
All the above comments are sound - and I like this anyway...

Willie's mods show the potential.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2016 5:58PM
Colour would be nice, but the mono would not be bad with a brighter conversion. The impression is under exposure with blocked shadows and thatis what I might expect. You show manual, so how did you arrive at the exposure?


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