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Faces of Calcutta 10

Faces of Calcutta 10
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-19
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 5:35
Viewed: 2561
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back to India, and 24 hours in Calcutta. This little girl followed me around for 30 minutes asking for me to take her picture (the kids LOVE the camera and photographers over there!!!!). I took several - this being my favourite.

In retrospect I should have focused manually because it's not on her eyes as it should be. Low evening light so fully wide aperture and highish ISO. Just a little PP from a RAW file... I also wanted to keep a fully wide aperture to throw the BG out of focus.

Haven't been around on TL much recently as I've been extremely busy with work or other stuff that needs doing!!!

1/320 at f1.4 and ISO250.

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Hi David,

Nice David ... what a beautiful little girl!
Nice use of shallow DOF .. looks like her hair is most in focus ... nice detail there in her whispy hair. Her eyes are pretty good though, I'd say. I like the soft background.
(nice to see you once in a while:)

WHAT a excellent portraot this is David you have caught her expression realy well with a grt dof
tfs regards bryan

Hi, David. I like the shot very much. Nice DOF here and bokeh.


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-09-21 13:28]

Boa noite David
I like the humanity of these eyes and u catch them really well.
um abraço

Hi David,
Thanks for explaining abouit the reason of your low f-stop. Indeed an amazing portrait totally focused on nose mouth and eyes. Great one , love the shallow DOF.

Hi David..nice shot...nice shallow depth of field without losing any of the image...good job on the focus...


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-09-21 22:39]

Hi David...
Beautiful little gil...
Nice portrait with so nice expression...

Hello David,
Çok güzel ve sevimli bir çocuk portresi.
Göz irtibatı süper olmuş.


Hi David,
Very nice caught of view of this little girl,
good tone of colors and nice portrait,
Excellent focus and contrast of light,
beautiful eyes too,

Wow! This is different and unique for you David! No landscape?? How wonderful the blur is, pulling all the focus to her face! Nice natural pose, nice colors! Well done!

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