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SA Bracken Hill: Kitchen Test Shot

By andreduplessis
Bracken Hill Dec 08: Two Girls in Kitchen
Please view Large, thanks.

Sorry for taking this one down soon after upload - It needed an adjustment.

In my last upload I made mention of the general chaos when I delivered the prints to the Christians's family. With the school holiday in full swing, I was swamped by kids all wanting their pics taken. So it basically ended up as a snapshot session.

However, some of those rushed images I might convert to mono. This one was actually a test shot in the kitchen to evaluate the light.
I asked the closest two children to stand around while I do the test shots, and after downloading last night I noticed this one.
During the conversion process last night it grew on me, as the body language of the two started to make sense. Soon after this shot one mom told me that these two are not really friends, and this dynamic acts itself out in this image. Also - the girl on the right I have photographed before, and her confidence and ease shows.
Notice how they maintain their distance from one another, and how the 'new' girl on the left refers to the 'more experienced model' one in this frame.

Available light, Handheld, ISO 800, F5.6, 1/5th sec(!)
The whites of the eyes are real - no dodging there.

Thanks for stopping by, Andre

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: rab990superduke, david deveson, PeelNStick and 19 more



fantastic image, the girl on the right has got some real attitude! well captured
PeelNStick 18 4 United States
28 Dec 2008 9:50AM
Great photo journalistic shot.
User_Removed 17 7 8 Netherlands
28 Dec 2008 2:01PM
Good tones Andre, nice interaction between the girls and you, creating a triangle.
28 Dec 2008 3:07PM
Thank you for commenting. Andre
jkcuddihy 18 72 1 Ireland
28 Dec 2008 5:39PM
you have such a steady hand at 1/5th sec. Good luck with the ew 5D Mark 11.
29 Dec 2008 7:37PM
Thanks. It's a bit like wanting to meet that famous person, and then when you eventually get to have the oppotunity, you find the conversation a bit laboured. Time will tell...

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