Goa Photography ! Color or Black and White ?

In a world of color that encompasses this child there is still the bleak grey of anxiety,apprehension and something unsettling.


That is what drew me in to take his portrait in that big noisy throng of people and his other dancemates that surrounded him.


Even in a crowd, most times, we stand alone but to do so, so early in life, that was a bitter lesson.


Since this photograph has not been kept on the bright side,

you must see it large size to get the feel of the mood


Camera: Nikon D300

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)

Aperture: f/4.5

Focal Length: 55 mm

ISO Speed: 200

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Flash: No Flash

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  • Bernat Casero 6y

    a cool portrait... love this one in BW...
  • digital kid2007 6y

    Super treatment of black and white
  • Lisa Cook 6y

    Stunning image, Anoop. I like both, they are very different in mood
  • AZshotinthedark 6y

    I think B & W takes this picture to a new level.You have good taste my friend.Happy Thursday.

  • Victor 6y

    The eyes are on fire in B & W, inviting one to stare and stare and have more stares at him. A very fine pointed mood capture!
  • s.e.re 6y

    It is fascinating how you perceive things so differently when using B&W rather than colour- The idea of alienation really stands out for me in this one - a sense of deeper thinking behind those captivating eyes which appears much more fleeting when seen colour ! ..............But the colour photo is also marvelous !
  • Greedy Piglet 6y

    I'm always a big fan of your colour photographs but now I found that I'm a fan of your b&W one too.
  • Silvia Del Vecchio 6y

    Love both of them but the contrast of this is wonderful!
  • kstoon 6y

    i like them both for different reasons, but i favor the black and white for it's tempestuous mood. my eyes go straight to his, and i see and feel something, something brewing. very well done and the choice of black and white really works it.
  • Mathew Jacob 6y

    I like this version over the color coz his look has grown more intense without the distraction of color.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Skyelyte 6y

    Wow Anoop!! I have never seen such a moving portrait. By far, the b&w conveys so much more and is my favorite. Positively brilliant work my dear friend!!!!
  • Ishan Aranjikal 6y

    a great capture . .
    i like the B&W conversion here . .
  • johan lombard 6y

    Brilliant in BW
  • Jennifer 6y

    Great portrait
  • Pete 6y

    Ominous look! Well captured.
  • William Prandi 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ricordi Fotografici (1P-->1A), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • mitumo 6y

    both are good but I prefer the b&w one!
  • Seide Tripp the Daelius NeutrinoStarTraveler(lol) 6y

    the b/w is amazing.. I adore the color as well.. they both tell me different stories... I see deep emotions in this boy and the speak volumes to me.. I wish I could hug him
  • Sabspecks 6y

    My what big eyes! Prefer this in B&W, the intensity really stands out..
  • Megan Bradley 4y

    B&W :)
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Taken on August 29, 2009
  • ƒ/4.5
  • 55.0 mm
  • 1/80
  • 200
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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