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Express Yourself - Hold me

By Reves
Clicked during the visit to Jailsalmeir,, natural expression came after seeing the camel

Tags: Photo journalism General Wildlife and nature Portraits and people


NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2014 9:23PM
nice holiday picture in good light that has not caused too many contrast problems as is often the case. pity the girls eyes are not in contact with the camera, it would have made a big difference, it needs engagement.

expose pretty good and taken from an interesting viewpoint and the presented image looks like its been cropped a little already but for me there is a bit too much space on the left and all the principle elements over on on the right.

i uploaded a mod with a bit of a crop off the left and that distracting blue area between the camels legs.

otherwise a good record


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PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
16 Feb 2014 6:22AM
bright travel photograph.. it suits it because travel is all about being a little venturesome.. there's a great sense of leaning and connectivity with the camel.. camel itself looks like acknowledging it, and accepting that love.. good relation between the two..
good light and optimum contrast which was very important.. the little blue sky between the two doesnt hurt my eyes, as it enhances the feeling of leaning connectivity.. there's some real expression on her face, which does give an impression of her warm personality.. and she doesnt look like in a hurry, or posing for a shot, which is fantastic..
i would just add a v bit of blue sky at the top, could be easily done in photoshop.. camel there appears a bit like cut short..

nicely done..
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 9:44AM
It is the 'natural' expression that spoils this. she needs to be looking at the camera, or possily off into the distance, but not down with closed eyes. looks like she was worried about sand in the eyes.

A nice angle and real attempt at a different holiday shot, but expression is the problem.

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2014 12:29PM
I like the intimacy you have captured here, Rajesh.

I did at first wonder if the girl's expression was one of affection, or if she was getting sand blown in her eyesGrin.
You state that it's a "natural expression after seeing the camel" and have used this in your title, so I therefore assume that you wanted to capture it exactly that way. I personally like it because it tells me that the girl is being introspective, that she has a genuine affection for the animal, and is not just posing for a holiday snap. Her smile is important in telling the story, too, and the expression of the camel is also an important aspect.

Eye contact is one of those photography rules that can effectively be broken to alter the mood of an image. With the eyes closed, the viewer has to think about it and get into the mood of the subject. Having direct eye contact can create real intimacy with the viewer, but here the intimacy is between the girl and the camel, and we are simply the observers.

Cropping the bottom removes the bottom of her jacket and the distracting gap between the camel's legs, and I like Phil's modification because it seems to bring your subjects even closer together.
What I particularly like is your nice clean blue sky background, absolutely no distractions there.
The colour of the camel, girl's coat, gloves and hair are very much alike, allowing the colourful textiles to create impact.

ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 6:37AM
Smile Smile Smile Smile
A very nice comp.
I do like colours and tones.


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