Next to our guest house in Kumbakonam, on a stretch of wasteland about the size of three football pitches, was a small shanty town. Many of the Kumbakonam's tuk-tuk drivers lived here. I noticed this tuk-tuk with Che hand painted on the back awning and took a photo.
The young daughter came out of their hut, she intrigued in what I was doing, me intrigued by how beautiful she looked in her white school uniform and gleaming gold. I showed her the photo that I had just taken, she stood next to the tuk-tuk, looking first at Che and then at me. I grabbed the opportunity and quickly snapped two portraits. This and the CI I converted to b/w. I like them both, and you?
As I already said on FB, I LIKE THIS! The little girl is a cute addition to the image, but without her the image could stand as well. I visually took her out of the image and you have a very strong portrait of the tuk-tuk driver. In B&W this is outstanding and works equally well with or without the little girl. I really like the halo of light behind the driver as it really makes him stand out from the BG. The story behind was missing from the FB image and really fills in some of the details of the image. This is a keeper and should you consider submitting an image for competition or review I would submit this one. It has WOW appeal! (at least to me)
I don't do this very often, but I checked the Favorite box.
Everlasting (2017/03/04 16:49:46): Thanks John, for your lovely words. I am blushing here. I also really like it
I think this works equally well in B&W or colour. I think you chose the best version of the girl for the main post as her expression is less severe than it is in the CI.
Amazing painting. First I thought it was real and then on closer inspection I thought it was a photo.
I love the light on her hair.
Che has fascinated people around the globe. Not sure but the original Che image (painting) was probably made by René Burri, a Swiss Magnum photographer. He has worked with Che a lot in these days. So good, Elaine, you could see it as girl power "I can do this too, we're strong and smart and rebels". Especially important in India too, right, girls have a hard time also in 2017. Probably I prefer b/w but her smile comes out nicer in the main image. Interesting the golden jewelry, while our girls want to be super modern, she on the other hand shows her best outfit.
Both are beautiful and in this case I prefer the color better and also her expression looks more pleasing in the main. the poster on the window give a very strong illusion of space, like we are seeing through and the man is really sitting in there smoking.
precious view. yes, the girl is very beautiful and has an expressive face. the jewels she is using are very interesting in terms of contrast with her age. I prefered the option in colors, that are lovely. even the devil face located at side is perfect and matched well with the angel in the other side.