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Primary school, Ghana.
The teacher saw me taking photographs of the village, actually invited me in and I was offered food!
Can you imagine that happening in the UK?
Mono and colour versions.
both brilliant shots and each one has such a different mood to it.
outside a school with a camera here!! you'd be invited in...to the cop shop maybe
This is what photography is all about........Life as we see it. The overall image is perfect, but iI prefer the B/W version purely because it gives the image a greater feel. Maybe a tad to tightly cropped bottom and right but thats not the end of the world. I hope this gets the votes it deserves and makes it into the best of the weeks images. Pin sharp, great Dof and all the kids staring at the camera, Brilliant. I hope you send the school a copy they will be pleased. Regards Richard
Terrific shot really tells a story
Superb image - excellent photography !
Love both versions - Chris
Lovely in mono or colour. Fabulous expressions captured.......Sandy
Stunning Image I really like the B&W seems to tell me more . Very well done indeed . Thumbs up on this one .
I so agree with Richard's comment.
Superb capture....Def the mono V1 for me...
P.S ...and no that would not happen here....and food as well!
Very African, Steve . Ron.
I have to agree with all the above comments.This is a truly stunning capture with great use of a shallow DOF.The childrens eyes say it all and it is definitley the mono version for me.
Kids are kids the world over, nd they look so neat and tidy, beautiful eyes and a superb mono image, the colour is good too, but somehow the mono just sparkles. Unusual indeed to be asked into a school nowadays, all photographers are viewed with suspicion because of a few bad eggs.
Great work again here Stevie.
Both versions are excellent. Congratulations on Mike's award.
This is superb. The b&w conversion is beautiful. Those expressions are so captivating. Stunning photograph.
Glad this is awarded because so often images like this don't get anywhere. tops!
Thanks all, thanks Pete for EC - it was quite a day visiting the children in the school, I was very moved ( to say the least) by their hospitality as I'm sure you can imagine.
It's great, but do you know what? I'd love to see it without the frame.
What a great image and very appropriate for Children in Need. Sylvia
A big congrats on your EC....and G.E.A....well deserved.
Astonishing ..... best shot I've seen on EPZ in a long while. And it does'nt need colour.
Both really beautiful. Beautiful work.
Very understated, yet very evocative, I'd be very proud if this was one of mine!
Just delightful. Well done
Fabulous pictures and Congratulations on the EC and GEC
The mono is adorable but by a whisker I love the colour.
Like the eyes in this one Steve - great capture and well done on all the awards.
I love shots that go straight to the gut.
This is such a shot.
Both are wonderful . I do however prefer the mono.
Congrats on the well deserved awards.
one of the best photographs i have seen on here....fabulous
Quote: The teacher saw me taking photographs of the village, actually invited me in and I was offered food!
Can you imagine that happening in the UK?
Yes, you will be invited in and they will lock you up in the classroom and call the police if it is in the UK.
I really do find your travel photography excellent, Stevie. Well done.
Thanks Cole, really appreciate that.
v2 for me, excellent, congrats on the well deserved alwards.lesley
If you started taking pictures around a school in London you'd probably be arrested.
V1 for me. Very nice image. Your whole portfolio is good in fact.
Definitely black and white for me, Steve. The attentive gazes of each and every child are simple mesmerising. Many congrats on a first class portrait and justified clutch of awards.
Your work is super . the man with the camera in tune
A superb mono Steve, they're all making eye contact with you, like V2 also - my congrat's for your awards
As wonderful as it can be!
Congratulations Stevie on POTW and on the other clutch of awards, superb work, keep coming back to have a look as the mono is just wonderful.
yep well done Stevie, deserves all the badges and UA's, a truly stunning shot...
Not at all surprised to see this as POTW Steve, great shot!!!
Quote: Yep well done Stevie, deserves all the badges and UA's, a truly stunning shot...
................ ABSOLUTELY ....................
Another big congrats on getting POTW.....
Amazing shot here, well captured
Absolutely fantastic, prefer B&W well done.
Lovely shot. The mono is a real beaut.
Beautiful. mine is the colour.
Cracking image I'm with Dave U! It has everything & yes the B&W version is better simply because it makes it timeless & the colours are not a distraction though you could mute these if you saw fit. It must have been a real treat to be there & to get the invite to take this. As Ian Flindt says the expressions on the faces really capture the attention. Well done a well deserved image of the week.
mono for me - congrats
This is the best image i seen here for a long time...
Many congrats, Steve. Wouldn't it be wonderful if EPZ were to pay for two large prints, so that you could send one to the children themselves!
Thanks Ian - yes I agree! I'll put a few decent-sized ones in the post myself in case any mums and dads would like a copy.
Great image, would like to see a little more room for the foot at the bottom of the image though. I guess you were looking at those eyes
India is great for this type of experience. When kids see you taking street shots they run to be in them. I've seen adults push their kids into the shot...their only reward to see their image on the view screen. Its so rewarding to see their faces light up. How I miss those experiences.
Congrats on all the awards, fully deserved
Great photo Steve, and I'm sure they'd love copies. My dad took photos at the creche that I sponsor in South Africa, and we printed out a copy for each child and the nursery. They didn't know what to make of them!
Wonderful photograph! Well done and congrats.
POTW>>>> Congrats, well deserved!!
This is a cracker of a shot Just stunning!
Both my friend and I believe that you should try Sepia and see what that looks like.
Well done for all the awards
Well done, sir!
Its all been said already, 10 times over!!
Beautiful shot, Although I prefer the coloured shot number 2.
Lovely shot, congratulations on photo of the week. I love both versions - the mono is classic and looks great, but I do like colour and V2 is lovely.
What I find strange about this Image is had this been taken in an english school you would see kids making faces, smiling, ect.
Here they are totally focused on the camera with such serious looks, The faces say something but I carnt quite figure what.
Mono photography at its best
...... what more can anyone say congrats on all the awards!
Wonderful Just looking at your portfolio!! wonderful images
Both images are simply terrific, especially the mono, which would well deserve a place in any of London's photographic gallery's.
The photographs are really great. They really tell a story. I just love the mono ...
Congrats on the well deserved ECA, GEA, Photo of the Week Award and all the numerous User Awards ........
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