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Copyright: Jose Sillva Pinto (Tonspi) (733)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-12-22
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D2X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, People of the World, Century Club (more than 100 points) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-02 8:31
Viewed: 8447
Favorites: 17 [view]
Points: 122
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Dramatic. A note would be nice, but the pic gives me the impression of an almost chilly late afternoon with a portion of sadness. Tell us about the story!

strong atmosphere... The child seems to be so scary... The wall adds a lot in the atmosphere....

Hi Jose,
An excellent shot with impact effect. I don't know what is the story behind the picture, but the untitled leaves us more room to imagine. Good job.

What a beautiful photo, José !!!
The look of this young boy towards the end of the perspective behind him seems worried as if he feared that someone could be following him and he is leaving the frame as if he was thinking to escape ...
Beautiful B&W shot with a great light !
Strong image ...

very good B/W, the boy looks scared and makes you wonder what is further up the wall.

Top notch photo Jose. Wonderful light quality. This photo evokes so many different feelings. The viewer wonders what this boy is feeling. The viewer has only his/her experiences to draw those feelings from. Great photo!


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  • metall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 10 N: 158] (2964)
  • [2006-01-02 10:09]

Outstanding shot here. Reflexes, Lighting, Subject. Yes, All in best mood . Congratulations.

an exceptional compo,very emotional.the POV is nice and the perspective as well.the light and the body reflections are also very well.

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  • mtylek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 131 W: 21 N: 2] (2063)
  • [2006-01-02 10:47]

beautiful! great compo bw tones and contrast.
boy is great and him glace...
regard e.

beautiful photo. Great lighting and composition. JP

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  • c3101 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 93] (1250)
  • [2006-01-02 11:12]

Absolutely fantastic portrait Jose ! Bloody marvelous !

Hi Joe!
excellent work nice emotion good ligha and pove ane pleasure and and and.... best !
regard !

huge emotions in this picture, very good Jose. jerzy

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  • freddd Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 47 N: 77] (1909)
  • [2006-01-02 13:32]

Big feeling of lonelyness. Very strong mood withdramatic b&w tone.

Superb ! I like the composition and the perspective. The DOF is excellent, as well as the B/W here. Really great, congratulations Jose :)

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  • Soph Gold Star Critiquer [C: 206 W: 0 N: 89] (726)
  • [2006-01-02 19:45]

Very strong photo though a sad mood =(
I like how you framed the child along with him looking that way. Great image

This is such a good picture. It is very emotive. I like how it is composed and lit. Yet, I am not sure about this thing in the left top corner. I think it would look a lot better if you cloned it out. Best wishes!

Beautiful shot Jose. Interesting composition, good perspective, very dramatic and moody shot. Perfect for me...

Phenomenal portrait, wonderful light and B&W was a perfect choice. Well seen!


Adding this one to my favorites!


He looks scared of something or someone coming .......

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  • Foba Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 0] (923)
  • [2006-02-17 18:08]

excellent !!! great composition and cut !

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  • Wolbo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 15] (92)
  • [2006-02-20 17:24]

Great B/W photo! Love the atmosphere, composition and perspective. Teh light and shadows on the boy give it a dramatic feel. The boy looks somewhat apprehensive. Well done

Hello Jose.
What a nice picture. I like it so much.

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  • benja Silver Star Critiquer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 1] (315)
  • [2006-04-02 14:40]

What a shot with a good POV!Congratulations Jose!

This is indeed a very dramatic, and somewhat frightening portrait. The look on the boy's face, what looks like sweat on his brow, the unusual perspective, the black and white, all come together for what is a fascinating shot. Well done!


Amazing, i like the natural expression of the child and the detail and good composition as well ... thanks for sharing such a wonderful photo

Perfect. RAD
Very thanks

This is a very goos shot. The compostion is perfect, the sharpness too.

What this children is watching to ?

What else can i say?? Excellent!!
Nice composition

Oh, that's a masterpiece!
I'm astonished by your compo, so well realized.

the sign on the wall make me think to a tears.



who's that little kid?very good picture!the light is perfect.and it works very good with b\w.

Great photo! Amazing! So simple and yet,it tells us so much.Emotion is strong.Light is great,and body reflections too. Great!

Beautiful pictures, is there a story behind it?

I feel fear, sadness and anxiety...

Beautiful B&W.

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  • Soumya (11)
  • [2006-08-29 10:35]

Hi Jose
Exciting, dramatic, well framed..
thanks for sharing such a wonderful photo.
Soumya Chatterjee

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  • iGirl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 106 W: 29 N: 112] (610)
  • [2006-09-02 18:29]

Both the lighting and the composition of this shot are very dramatic. It makes me wonder if there is a story behind it. Great choice of b&w! Thanks for sharing!

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  • maggot (100)
  • [2006-09-03 16:36]

A great mixture of sadness and hope...
Very impressive. Congratulations Jose!

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-11 9:35]


salut tres belle photo j aime beaucoup bonne journée

How did you get this???? Amazing!

tek kelime mükemmel . gerçek bir sanat fotoğrafı

Very dramatic b&w indeed.
He looks somewhat frightened.

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  • sozer Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 12] (327)
  • [2006-11-24 10:15]

It is very impressive and dramatik one.But I wish to know waht is the story..

Fantastic photo!!!


Having just seen the movie "Blood Diamond" this picture makes me think of a boy leaving his village suddenly in the middle of the night..

Awsome capture of emotion. TFS

So meaningful and beautifully taken!!One could ponder this photp for a very long time,such beautiful!!

Hi Jose ,
excellent shot.
Wonderful light quality.
Great image.

Excellent and dramatic shot, It's alaways the B&W that makes expressions more hard, TFS !

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  • marta (41)
  • [2007-01-23 19:41]

Que beleza, José

wonderful work Jose!!!

light, composition, lines, his look, that moment.




thanks for this image.....

What awesome shot !

It's really an impressive and emotive picture. I like the composition and the graphism from the wall in the background.

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  • jasper (22)
  • [2007-03-12 19:21]

I love your photo of this beautiful child. excellent lighting and the mood is captured very well.

es una de las mejores fotos que he visto jamas en blanco y negro...es increible!!

Its a beautiful black and white with a great energy.
What ever you have done to create this image is spot on.
Thanks for Sharing Jose

Hi Jose,
It's a very impressive and dramatic shot with excellent BW choise. I like the composition and the perspective. But I wish to know what is the story?


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  • lol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 63 W: 10 N: 3] (434)
  • [2007-05-09 17:21]

Bravo José, superbe.


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-10-07 23:12]

Nice look
Great depth...
Story telling picture...

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-06-05 22:45]

So nice BLACK shot, it transfer a deep sense.


Bo m dia Jose

great photo
This is Angola for a lot of kids



Wonderful light quality. This photo evokes so many different feelings.

excellent B&W effect...

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  • p43n6 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 5 N: 73] (294)
  • [2012-04-29 18:26]

wow very nice... a note would definitely put this to life.

great composition over all., bw treatment, lighting everything!

good job.


I'm touched by this dramatic moment. The b&w is an excellent choice for this atmosphere.

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