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Ebony and Ivory

By photophantom  
Face expression result of a harsh Far East mid day sunlight.

Other experts say, there is positive and negative result of over exposure photography.

It's up to you mentors how do you explain your side upon seeing this picture.

All words are welcome, positive, constructive criticism, corrections are all appreciated.

Good day Artists!

Thank you,

Tags: Travel Sculpture Architecture Black and white Children photography Portraits and people Over exposure photography

Voters: leons29, bayleaf, kanu and 39 more

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28 Feb 2008 3:50AM
Cracking image, love the title

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kanu 8 India
28 Feb 2008 7:10AM
A lovely B&W photo, I like it
28 Feb 2008 8:08AM
Great image - it may be worth cloning out the 2 lighter bits on the bottom right as they tend to draw the eye away from the subject.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
28 Feb 2008 8:16AM
Thanks Charlotte.
Blinky 8 10 England
28 Feb 2008 8:24AM
Very nice image. I like his expression - reminds me of my own reaction to having my photo taken when I was that age! Maybe that's why I spend so much time BEHIND the camera these days...
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
28 Feb 2008 8:42AM
I don't suppose you could have pulled out a difuser panel to limit the light a bit Smile Try to find something to shade the subject or manually underexpose a little next time...

The childs expression looks kind of nervous which adds some realism.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
28 Feb 2008 8:54AM
Thanks Daniels

Ian, every sons of Adam are handsome. Including youSmiletime to show up
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 10:53AM
I like it, works for me
28 Feb 2008 12:00PM
Love the contrasts and the expression in this.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
28 Feb 2008 12:14PM
This may not be technically perfect, but it sure is a fine portrait. The expression is priceless, and the yin yang of the dark and light are wonderful.
(sometimes I carry an umbrella to give some diffusion in really bright light)
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
28 Feb 2008 12:18PM
Thanks Joline for your advices, and words of wisdom, I appreciated itSmile
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 12:21PM
My kind of shot again . Gives me something to think about and what a great title.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
28 Feb 2008 12:30PM
Good mid day Micky. Please visit us here in the Philippines. I'm sure you'll gonna love it. There are so many beautiful places, people, subjects that until now, the world not yet see. We've got the perfect cone mountain, chocolate hills, thousands of beautiful Islands, under sea world where Philippines is one of the top 3, and many more your itchy feet will gonna satisfied.
28 Feb 2008 12:41PM
He doesn't look too chuffed.
proz 12 205 United States
28 Feb 2008 3:07PM
difficult conditions with light and stilla cracking shot. nicely done.
Nabs 8 India
28 Feb 2008 4:06PM
I like that... great composition.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 4:14PM
I love the expression on the little boy's face..this really made me smile.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 Feb 2008 4:36PM
To me this is a lovely play on the words and the juxtaposition of the human and animal not a learned treatise on photo technique. An excellent shot.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
28 Feb 2008 4:41PM
The young Lad is thinking, why me and not King Kong on his own.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
28 Feb 2008 5:50PM
What have we here: high key and low key in one photo??? Or just high key?? I'll go with the high key here as it gives a good feeling.
One can over or underexpose on purpose to relay moods.
This image works well for me. We have this kind of bright light where I live too, I recognize the facial expression, but it's cuter on your son than on me!
Anne Smile
imagio 10 12 1 England
28 Feb 2008 10:10PM
He looks kinda apprehensive but his expression makes the image, Maybe next time try bracketing your shots, 1 under and 1 over..hope this helps?

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
29 Feb 2008 1:40AM
What a great shot, great look on his face, very well captured.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
29 Feb 2008 2:08AM
Thank you all for words of wisdom. I really appreciated it and noted all your comments, corrections, and appreciation. I treasure it very much.

One of my favorite Artist Anne. Yes, you're right again, the king kong placed in shadow area and my son Jethro was placed under the sun. You're right by saying high and low key lights combination. I like your keen eyes and observation. You always got meSmile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
29 Feb 2008 3:17AM
I have PS, but don't use it as much as my old PaintShopPro. There is a current version XII made by Corel that has been given fairly good reviews. It's reasonable to buy. Find information HERE
There is a free program called GIMP that I'm told is very good. I have not opened my exe file yet, but hope to get around to reading the documentation. It's free and you can get it HERE .
Swati 8 India
29 Feb 2008 7:19AM
What a craking image...
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
29 Feb 2008 7:49AM
nice shot a well captured expression.

photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
29 Feb 2008 8:04AM
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Bernie.
nickyv32 9 135 England
29 Feb 2008 8:42AM
Great shot, the expression is wonderful.

microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 10:53AM
I like expressions here -,you have placed the boy well in the frame,it has worked well in mono and the srong sunlight,
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
29 Feb 2008 11:33AM
Very nice,,,his expression is priceless,,,
anpix 8 88 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 5:36PM
Really nice photo great expression!
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
1 Mar 2008 8:45PM
A super title for a super shot Dennis,nice one.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
2 Mar 2008 8:52PM
Superb contrast and well composed.You have a real talent.
3 Mar 2008 9:48AM
Hi Dennis.

Like the simplicity of this shot and the somewhat unimpressed look on the boys face. Nice one.

photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
3 Mar 2008 11:21AM
Thank you all Artists for words of wisdom. I really appreciated it.
5 Mar 2008 5:29PM
Very inetersting regards between king-kong and the child.

nice one dennis great idea. and thanks for the welcome
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Mar 2008 7:46PM
I can see the problem for this exposure HDR could have worked well here, but then is it the need off programs. The expressions is great and that is the most important thing

kencbr 10 4 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2008 9:20PM
like this one good title as well, dont know who has the best expression on face
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3533 Canada
29 Mar 2008 1:17AM
Like the title.


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