Les Lincke, PPSA  

The Camera by Les Lincke, PPSA

January 2022 - The Camera

About the Image(s)

"The Camera" was taken at a school in Kenya. One of our group took a picture of the students and here the kids are looking at themselves. From the expression on their faces it almost appears as though this is a new experience for them. Their enthusiasm was overwhelming and consider that some walk alone over five miles each day just to come to school.
Photo taken with a Nikon D7000 with a 18-300 mm lens set at 40 mm, 1/8 sec., f 5.0, ISO 400.

5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Les, it is obvious the happy faces on all the children when looking at themselves on the camera scree. Scene captured at peak of action and emotion. I do not mind the amputated heads/faces, since al the eyes are on the frame. The image is sharp enough considering the shooter speed of 1/8 sec hand held. The colors look a little odd, so I used a Silver Efex Pro 3 preset 18 Full Spectrum Inverse. I like the tight composition.   Posted: 01/03/2022 08:03:58
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Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
(Groups 50 & 92)
Great capture which tells a story and shows all the kids with warmth. Color version is best in my humble opinion. Composition perfect. Well done at minimum shutter speed. You could have raised the ISO successfully.   Posted: 01/06/2022 14:37:56

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
The story could be about a first time experience with a camera. You captured a joyful moment and with great composition. I think the amputated parts are an added feature by pulling the viewer into the moment and in a sense framing the main subjects. What might have been dead space is acting as a complimentary frame.   Posted: 01/09/2022 19:11:51

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
This photo has a strong composition and the look on the faces tells it all. The slight blur due to the movement of the subject at the slow shutter speed gives the image a certain "woolliness", more volume. The "dirty" colors are removed by the conversion to B&W and gives the image even more power.   Posted: 01/14/2022 06:48:41

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Les, good composition with a group of seven (odd) faces, each of which tells a story. I like the vertical framing and crop which takes the viewer to the center of the attraction - the camera. As others have mentioned, the image color is a bit unusual as indicated by the blue pupils of the eyes - perhaps due to a yellow color cast caused by the white balance.
  Posted: 01/18/2022 07:16:57


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