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He Leads, I Follow
He Leads, I Follow

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Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Urubicha, Bolivia
Date: Mar 9, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2005

I tried to get a picture of this boy with the violin, but his dog would not leave him, or leave me alone, growling if I got too close. Loyal friends to the bone. This photo was taken in Urubicha, a rural village in the Guarayos region of Eastern Bolivia that is known for its classical boroque musical concerts. More boys in this community play violin and cello than play soccer.

Place: 47 out of 242
Avg (all users): 5.6720
Avg (commenters): 7.6471
Avg (participants): 5.5682
Avg (non-participants): 5.7124
Views since voting: 1167
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 314
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/05/2005 03:08:31 PM
I love the mood of this picture and how it captures innocent an boyhood in many ways. This trusting lad seems to have a bit of self-pride as well as a good friend.

He'll maybe never know that others in many countries around the world are sneaking a peak into his life. The colors and composition are light-hearted, yet his eyes seem have a bit of "seriousness" about music or having his photo taken. I wonder, did he break out laughing after the photo was taken?
05/11/2005 03:28:20 PM
Your use of color is superb. Can't get over your work.
05/11/2005 03:25:26 PM
If you'd reduce the saturation on the face and arm, this shot would definitely be a favorite in my folder. Great composition, and the saturation is very nice, but for those abovementioned parts. Thanks.
05/10/2005 03:30:25 PM
Great shot, fascinating note.
03/23/2005 03:47:59 PM
I really loved this capture. Should have done better.
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03/23/2005 03:27:18 AM
I still love this shot and think that it should have done much much better. This shot is not about technical perfection and gigapixel cameras. It's about a moment. I think you know that better. I can see what you have captured here and I would not suggest anything different.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2005 10:26:49 PM
I like the colors and candid nature of this shot, shame about the white above the little guys head
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03/21/2005 11:41:52 PM
Cool shot
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03/21/2005 04:05:59 PM
Like the feeling of the photo. Perfect fit for this challenge, plus, I like the fact that it not your typical boy and dog shot. Very nice.
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03/21/2005 11:11:56 AM
Love the colour and composition. Not too much "best friends" necessarily coming out if it, but a great photo.
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03/19/2005 10:44:31 PM
i love the colours! could have been sharper and more detailed tho'...
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03/19/2005 05:29:27 AM
Great colors here
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03/18/2005 03:17:54 AM
Nice color and compositon. Enchanting title. I like candid shots like this one.
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03/17/2005 10:16:07 PM
great shot, but it doesn't fully comminicate the theme to me.
Love the colours though.
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03/17/2005 10:07:32 PM
It's too bad you couldn't get the dog interacting a bit more with the kid, but I understand how tricky this must have been to choregraph. I love your background. The culture jumps out of the photo. Nicely done. 8
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03/17/2005 08:58:24 AM
The title makes this one for me...
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03/16/2005 04:35:48 PM
My favorite so far! I love the contrasting colors, and the kid is priceless!
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03/16/2005 04:01:58 PM
Great sample of photojournalism. The colors, contents, and the whole image is just great. Congratulations. I love it.
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03/16/2005 03:59:21 PM
Good idea; good colors; maybe the saturation is a little bit too high but a nice shot; congratulations
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03/16/2005 03:41:31 PM
Wonderful vibrant colors. Great pose, I love the lines and the framing. I wish the boy was just a little sharper. 8
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03/16/2005 12:05:16 PM
Very nice and candid moment. But I think the colors are a bit oversaturated and the image is oversharpened or so - what I'm trying to say is it isnt clear, in terms of image quality.
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03/16/2005 11:41:15 AM
Seems a little oversaturated, especially on the reds. Crouching down and shooting up may have given it a little more bond between the two and also the slightly different angle could possibly add some interest. Additionally it may have helped remove the white band on the top of his head, which stands out a little too much.
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03/16/2005 08:55:38 AM
Excellent capture. This is a great great shot. Love it!
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03/16/2005 06:41:31 AM
Good one... did you pay the kid?
03/16/2005 03:58:20 AM
Good work.
03/16/2005 02:26:22 AM

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