Sweet Boy (B&W3, Rehab12)

Sweet Boy.
Sweet Boy.

This is probably my favourite portrait from the South Pacific. I was in Vanuatu, having a tour of the village. This young boy was tasked with guiding us to the final spot, where we enjoyed some local fruits and drinks and a tribal dance.

I’m submitting this for Day 3 of the B&W photo challenge (Cardinal nominated me) and I would like to invite Omar to join us.

This also serves as my Photo101 Rehab Clinic post, so I shall describe the settings used. As usual, I used my Olympus OMD EM5 camera with a 60mm macro lens, aperture f/2.8 at 1/800s and ISO200. I did take the photo in colour but the only editing I’ve done is to convert to black and white and slight adjustments to highlights and shadows.

x desleyjane

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. This photo also looks good in B&W. I don’t think that colours would have added anything to this portrait, so B&W is a good and natural choice.

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  2. Andy Townend says:

    I love the way you have captured the expression and blurred the background.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Andy. I was using my massive lens (well 120mm equivalent) and only had a small amount of room on the path through the bush. I love the closeness.

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        This kind of shot is very hard to do, and you have captured a very natural expression of warmth.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Cheers Andy. I used all the powers available to me 😉

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  3. nty6x says:

    Needless to say… Eyes!!! Haha. A complete 180 to the previous one! Love it

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I thought so too – very different expression.

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  4. I love photos like that. Captured him with a natural expression; the blur behind is bringing him forward very beautifully. Well done!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks dear. 😊

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