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Taking care

Taking care
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-01
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-02-17 1:32
Viewed: 3938
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
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Taking care

A little Himba girl takes care about her little brother. Took this picture in a small Himba village in the middle of nowhere. I felt really embarrassed to be there as a tourist nothing much to do than making pictures and buying their souvenirs. In fact I bought my own guild from the devil, that's how it felt. Anyway these people look quite happy with their living. At least the looked healthy and happy and children received education.

PP work: not much done here, shot in Raw, adjusted slightly brightness, converted to jpeg adjusted curves to increase the brightness of the shadows a bit. Resized and sharpened with USM, add frame.

N.B. I "played" a bit with brightness and contrast, but this setting appeared on my monitor as the "best one" but I can imagine someone else doubt the contrast in this picture.

N.B. This will be my last posting for a while, leaving for Brazil for a few weeks. Will try to keep an eye on TL during my stay in São José dos Campos.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-02-17 1:34]

Hi "neighbour" !!!
Lovely capture of such a tender moment.


Hello Hans,
It is a very emotional moment that you have captured. Affection and concern for others, that's what our world need. I like the light you manage and the BG : it keeps the focus on these children.
Kind regards

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2010-02-17 1:52]

great photo! the timing is impeccable... well composed too... I would say that it is a very touching photo! well done and TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-17 3:06]

Hello Hans

A superb daily life scene & superb dual portrait of these desert kids. Good dof, colour & sharpness. Enjoy Brasil!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-02-17 3:13]

Hi Hans,
Great show of affection caught in these two kids, the PoV is great and the kids are not distracted by you taking photographs at all. Great shot of daily life in a Himba Village. Have a good time in Brazil. Best wishes

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-02-17 4:31]

Hi Hans,

A beautiful portrait of these young children, yet very touching and very moving. Or Splus-old gives drink to the youngest, I like this ethnological composition. Great job.
Good day.

Such a great daily life shot of the kids in this village Hans. I can understand why you'd feel embarassed ... we have so much, and they have so little - yet they are healthy and happy.
Nice low perspective here. Great shot.
Have a nice trip to Brazil.

I can imagine how you felt, taking photos while most of them are hungry. But in the sense of being a photographer, it's our passion. This is beautiful, excellent sharpness and control of the harsh sunlight. Nice work Hansie!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-17 6:05]

Hi Hans,

This is a touching shot, so different from the world we live in. I can understand your feelings of guilt, but they may be happier than we are. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-02-17 7:37]

merhaba dear Hans...
ne kadar güzel bir kare, harika detaylar
hijyene meydan okuyan iki kardeşin güzel bir anı.selamlar

Great moment beautiful photos .Very nice i like it.
Regards Zoran

Hello Hans,
Beautiful image wonderful lighting and superb colours great composition of this two children
best wishes,


Bonjour Hans

Où que l'on soit partout dans le monde,les petites filles "maternent"!!
Portrait attendrissant de ces 2 enfants!!

Hallo Hans,

ein wunderschönes berührendes Bild


Hello Hans - Excellent decisive moment and very attractive composition overall.

Hello dear Hans!

Sisters are always loving and caring, a brother is fortunate to have a sister!
Nice shot with beautiful tones and sharpness. Great moment captured.

TFS, indeed beautiful shot!

Best Regards,

Hoi Hans,
Effe bij jou kijken (dacht ik nadat ik je commentaar ontvangen had. :-)
Heel 'lief' plaatje ! Heel herkenbaar ook als je ook in andere arme landen bent geweest. Die kinderen geven en zorgen voor elkaar.
Supergoed vastgelegd .... maar dat kun je wel inmiddels.

Hi Hans.
Very nice capture of a daily life scene of this two child,
Excellent POV. and details,
Amazing naturel colors and light,
very well done.

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2010-02-26 7:29]

Prachtig moment prachtig vastgelegd! Himba's...heb er goeie herinneringen aan.



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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2010-03-02 6:48]

Wat een vertederende foto, Hans!
Prachtige kleuren en belichting èn haarscherp!

Groet uit Renesse,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-03 18:57]
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Hi Hans,
I missed this soul-stirring image during my absence.
I love the way you captured the scene.
Great scene dear friend!No more words!

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