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Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Cornish (cornishpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 110] (1391)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Portrait
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Boy and Girl [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-31 9:09
Viewed: 3244
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mangahazu is the malagasy for manioc- the root vegetable the boy is cutting up with his rather large machete. In the coastal, forested areas of the east coast it seems that every boy from age 4 upwards carries one of these knives. Turned bw through channel mixer- monochrome and increased contrast slightly.

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  • Drew Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 14 N: 10] (205)
  • [2006-08-31 9:18]


Great picture. It looks really good in black and white and you have composed it well, while capturing the facial expressions very effectively.

Nice one


Awesome portrait Paul, nicely composed. I like the contrast here as well as the slight grainy aspect :) Their facial expression is priceless.



Bonito retrato, linda expresión de los niños especialmente el de la niña. el B&W muy bien.
Felicitaciones Paul.

Beautiful double portrait full of tenderness, smile and emotion :)
Great shot, Paul !

excellent b/w street portrait paul :)
very good tones and contrast
nice work

Wonderful portrait! Nice shot! B-)

Fantastic portrait. THe B&W works well with this, and what great expresions you have captured
Well done

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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2006-08-31 12:36]

wow, great portrait, they look so happy and free..., well done!


WOW, Very candid, Very priceless. this is a one of great b/w photojournal i've seen here in tl. look at the child expression very natural very sweet and innocent. tfs bro.

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2006-08-31 15:37]

Hi Paul,
Very beautiful portrait of these smiling children, so different in their expressions. Very well done, congratulations.

Delightful! Great capture of these smiling faces. Good choice with the b&w treatment, depth of field is excellent although I do wish the boy would keep his eye on what he's doing - he'll cut himself!!
I'd heard that the people of Madagascar are a mix of African and Indonesian geneology, I can imagine it in these faces.
Great work, thanks for sharing

wonderful portrait;)i like smile on the children faces-they look so happy;)
well done!!!

Great capture. Mood and light are Marvelous.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-02-28 15:06]

Hello Paul,

Excellent portrait in B&W f these children.
Very good light and contrast.
Congratulations and TFS

(*) Sorry, but I haven't more smiles today

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