Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati  


Smile but No Entry by Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati

June 2020 - Smile but No Entry

About the Image(s)

Smile but no Entry due to Covid19 please stay out of our home and be safe.
Photo taken in an old town street in Manah, Oman
Camera Setting: 1/125sec, f4.5, ISO 1250 at 70mm lense used 70-200


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6 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Very nice portrait of these two young ladies. I like how you have framed them in the doorway and it looks like they are looking right at me and smiling. Great exposure to get the girls and the wood properly exposed, The texture in the surrounding area adds nice detail and seems to draw me to your subjects. I realy like your image, only suggestion would to tone down the little bit of the dress at the very bottom--not even an issue really.   Posted: 06/10/2020 09:23:27

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
What a remarkable and compelling image! I am surprised you went with B&W! All the tones are there! I expect the clothing of the girls is colorful. Still it is their faces that are the subject. Wonderful story telling here. I might suggest a crop that takes the girls directly off dead center.   Posted: 06/10/2020 18:17:48

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Beautful fun smiles and girls. I would love to see this in color. The white above the top girl is distracting. Also, there is too much door, and in my opinion it takes my eye away from the subject.

  Posted: 06/12/2020 21:42:23

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Wonderful photo, framing and you caught their wonderful expressions. I think color would distract from the later.   Posted: 06/19/2020 09:24:34

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
This is a beautiful image. Love it in black and white too. Like what was written above the white shots are a little distracting. The textures in the door take the attention away from the girls. But the doors are beautiful and I love the detail and the textures. Great detail in the dresses and headpieces too. Great job.   Posted: 06/25/2020 10:56:23
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Mike Walker   Mike Walker
I like the composition as it is. I think you need to show the doors so that we know what they are. The smiles are great and you have them both looking directly at the lens   Posted: 06/30/2020 19:19:33