This is a very nice capture. By placing two dominant points (i.e. the wheel of the wheelbarrow and the football) near the opposite edges of the frame, and also due to the fact that they are linked to each other by a line (i.e. the bottom part of the wall), you have created a tension in the picture. The eye travels between those two points in both directions. Luckily, you have a good transition via the wheelbarrow to the standing figures of the children which eventually help hold our gaze and settle on them. The look on their faces is quite interesting, it is as if they are undecided whether or not to trust the photographer who "breaches" their trusted space. On a technical note; I think that the exposure of the picture is a bit dark, perhaps the white wall has caused it? Or was it intentional?Kids in Djúpavík in the Westfjords of Iceland.
I see. Looking forward to seeing more.Hello Cem,
Re. the exposure - I did exposure compensate by +2/3 of a stop to account for the white wall. It still looks a "bit dark" because it was. That was a cold, gloomy, and rainy morning. I will have more pictures from that session by and by.
Rajan,Kids in Djúpavík in the Westfjords of Iceland.
The whole body becomes a gesture. We can imagine the faces well enough!Ruben & Fahim -
This is a tiny village on a remote stretch of coast. These kids are probably not used to seeing too many people around much less strangers, so their gingerly look is understandable.
Asher - I have other shots including a full view of the (fantastic) scene, which, I promise, I shall post soon. If I had included a slightly wider scene that showed the wall to be larger in relation to the kids, the expressions on their faces would not have come through as well, so it was a trade-off.