Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Serious in the sun

This is my cousin's daughter posing for a photo in India. As you can see she has a very serious look (it may have to do with the fact that her aunts made her get changed and wear makeup for the photo).
She's normally a happy smiling kid so the fact that she just stared at the camera makes the photo more interesting.
The soft natural light coming from the window and the slightly soft focus give the photo a nice look.

Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f5.6


Blogger Chantal said...

You can tell she doesn't like posing.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Indeed she looks afraid!
No smiling kid here!
Anyway a lovely child and a great portrait!

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Robyn said...

Beautiful lighting, too.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

wonderful ortrait. I love the natural light from the window.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
Despite this image she's actually a very happy kid who's always smiling.
I thought taking this photo when she was not smiling would capture a look most people don't see.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous J A M I E said...

I think she's gorgeous and in deep thought. I love when kids look like this - they're soaking up their world. Lovely lighting and capture.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Euian said...

It made her look interesting I say.


1:08 AM  
Blogger Emmie said...

looking at the photo makes me feel sad :(
i guess it's best taking photos of kids when they're acting spontaneously?
but...something i thought of while looking at this photo - it's amazing how intense the emotions are that child portraits evoke within the person checking out the photo...

6:23 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
And just to reassure everyone, she really was happy to be photographed, I think the combination of nervousness and the light from the window made her look more serious than she normally is.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Caryn said...

I LOVE this photo. The lighting, the expression on her face. Excellent shot.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Anna,

This is one of my favorite portraits. Just has a real look to it unlike many posed photographs.

8:40 PM  

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