24 April 2010

Kids in the Barda Hills, Gujarat

Getting the pose right
The kids at the wedding party assembled for a photo. Before they'd settled and replaced their smiles with formal faces, I snapped a photo.

[19 February 2007; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 24 mm, ISO 200, 1/160 at f5.6. One third of a stop underexposure.]

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Relatively Retiring said...

The dappled light is lovely.
I like the fact that the one girl is not behaving herself - being heavily out-numbered. It's great that you managed to catch them without the 'photo-faces'. (They are probably all married by now - don't you need to return and check?)

Zhoen said...

Like a contagious little ripple of joy in the corner, and a wall of seriousness surrounding her.

pohanginapete said...

RR, although the light was difficult, it did add a quality I think I'm only now beginning to appreciate. It'd be fascinating (and, I suspect, sobering) to see the same group now.

Zhoen, I never discovered why only one girl was present among all these boys. For all I know, the other girls might have been hiding out of sight. One of the frustrations of being able to communicate only through gestures and an interpreter who had hardly any English.

Barbara said...

I love the JOY! The energy is wonderful - great shot.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Barbara :^) The subsequent photos were far more static and posed; this is definitely my favourite.