by Prakarsa Rarindra

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Gallery: The Kids VII

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Family

Published: Tuesday 2nd of March 2010 12:12:23 PM


Bob Kurt
I really like this photo.

Michael Mixon
Fantastic capture.

Dolf Walter
ola That's nice...... 7/7

Jorge Montiel Ontiveros
Beautiful !!!

final toto
dahsyat perpaduan momen + lightingnya!

John Peri
Excellent work, bravo.

Geoff Odell
Rarindra, this is strange and beautiful (Who would spit on a chicken?) So crisp and lovely, though. I am still very curious about your post processing with many of your photos. I would so like to see an original file to see how much different the light is. Cheers.

Senol Erdener
Hi Rarindra Very good work ...lovely.

Kallol Majumdar
Fantastic shot...excellent moment, light and composition...my best

Art Xanthopoulos
my compliments on a fantastic shot

Bill Symmons
Just excellent Rarindra. Your mastery of light is wonderful. All my best, Bill

Carlo Ottaviano Casana

Janice Rickert
Excellent lighting and timing. I love how the water spray is so sharp, and illuminated.

Erik Thomson
fantastic image, great light. regards, erik

Ivano Cortesini
Now this picture has meaning... Thank you Terrence. Moment and light are perfect... Light in front of his body is reflected form the ground? In this composition the 'spry' action seems to be the main subject... I would prefer the boy instead. Great shot...

Juan M G Armendáriz
i really liked the light in this image, it`s what makes it for me.

Parjan Cipta
Congratz! Selamat pak.... memang pantas mendapat photo of the week.

Sukhamaya Swain
fantastic... it would have had taken too much of waiting to get the perfect instant...

Umpaporn Sathanphop
nice 7/7.

Kim Gooderham

Its nice to see light coming from the background, I am always so used to seeing the subject lit from the foreground that this is a nice treat to see.  Very nicely done!

Patrick Hudepohl
Response to by Rarindra Prakarsa

Please note the following:

Francesco Pessolano
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Very nice shot in terms of lighting and moment capture.

Ken Thalheimer
by Rarindra Prakarsa

A little hot at bottom center. Other than that, It's a beautifully done capture of the moment. The spray & Irim light on the boy really make it come alive

Terrence Tran
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Love it! Reminds me so much of my childhood. On the content of this photo, I wonder how many actually knew that it is NOT water the boy is spatting? How many knew that it is rice wine (or similar) which is used to:
(1) heal the wounds from a recent cockfight
(2) numb the upper neck to head skin of the cock
(3) after the wine, the cock's neck/thigh is then applied with turmeric so it'll eventually turn into red skin
Click here: http://www.ganoi.com/cockfighting.html if interested...

Erik Adams
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Rarindra achieves such sublime control of light, that his photos all have a painterly quality. Many of his photos are back-lit. It's a good lesson in lighting, IMHO. I really like the lighting in this one - a warm glow, perhaps from a gold reflector? I can only guess that Rarindra is very quick with setting up his lighting, because so many of his photos, like this one, contain a sense of spontaneity.

Randy Rakhmadany
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Amazing ones.. your work always outstanding and awesome !!! congrats... :)

Ken Thalheimer
by Rarindra Prakarsa

very interesting about the rice wine. Thanks

Emmanuel Enyinwa
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Nowhere near the best of Rarinda's ouvre, but a nice image, nonetheless. Like the earlier commenter mentioned, the image could be improved tremendously by either cropping out or toning down the hot bed below, but, hey, it is not my picture. Also, what is the child doing blowing water at a fowl's face, anyway?

Raymond Borg
Response to by Rarindra Prakarsa

Beautiful capture, Great colours and composition. The white background at bottom centre is over exposed. Congrats.

Fadi Tarawneh
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Very nice!

jorge fernandez
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Dear Rarindra, This is a very unique image of an act of conection between child and pet. Chidren with farm animal do many things others ignore, and it is not abuse to their pet. Gentel water to the face when it is hot is great. Use of light is fantastic. Warm regards.

Marc G.
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Rarindra is definately a competent photographer with a strong eye and a personnal style, and probably this picture of the week is not the most representative of his flashy color palette... but... it so happens that most of the most flashy-colored or highly saturated pictures in his portfolio are by no means the ones I personnally prefer... I find the color palette very artificial (photoshop) in his works, at times, and even "very overdone" for this kind of photography... Perhaps that's more a testimony of my own personnal taste, than anything really valid as a general criticism, but well, that's just the way I see it. But this may be why I like this POW : no inflated colors, great back-lighting, a simple, interesting, well framed and well photographed action. What I like abit less about it is the lower part of the background, which, being so bright, detracts a bit from the main subject. But still, I like the overall feel. One more general observation about Rarindra's work, which is certainly abundant and worth seeing : I'd like to compliment him mostly for his great sense of composition, which is one of his best assets. Keep it up ! Selamat petang !

Anuar Patjane
by Rarindra Prakarsa

A very nice photograph. Hopefully, the guys from PETA wont see it (just kidding).

Ernest B.
by Rarindra Prakarsa

This is to me a very interesting image.

The backlighting of the spewed droplets pulls my eye directly to the center of action, i.e., to the axis between the boy's mouth and the rooster's head. What the heck is going on here? was my immediate response. Terrence, thank you for your explanation and for the link.

In the upper 2/3 of this image, the very-dark background enables the droplets of rice wine to be perfectly highlighted--a bright cloud surrounding the main subject--while in the lower 1/3, the subject/bakground tones are reversed, enabling clear delineation of the rooster's legs and the boy's arms and torso. I don't think this particular scene could have been captured any more effectively.As Erik Adams said, it has a painterly quality.

Not an image that PETA would be likely to endorse, but a visually excellent one. Well done!

(edit) Annar, I was composing my own input, and didn't see your post until I'd submitted my own. Obviously, either this picture evokes strong thoughts of PETA...or it was your telepathic influence as I was typing.

Anuar Patjane
Response to by Rarindra Prakarsa

A very courious coincidence Ernest :)

Marc G.
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Just a short additionnal comment... I forgot to mention about the fairly strong blue cast, that's mostly visible in the top part of the background... It could easily be corrected of course, and I think the picture will look even better after this color correction. Best regards.

Alec Ee
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Definitely not your everyday composition due to the light source which probably come from 2 strobes directiing towards the face of the boy and another pointing at his head. It clearly lit up the spray of water. Clever composition deserving of the POW. Spraying water onto the cockeral is common during cock-fighting in Bali.

Zollner Erik
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Hmmm.....I belive it is not light of the sun ... Looks like halogen effect. Warm it.
But the momment are excelent , the kid ... Good work .

Rarindra Prakarsa
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Thanks everyone for the discussion. I Knew that the water spray will be come white so I try to move around to get the dark background. And this effective can be done with backlit. But yes I cant help the contrast white below which is out of my 5d dynamic range. This taken about 8.00-9.00 am. And yes I use 80 cm reflector for this while the boy spat and I was ready when he will spat again.
Marc is right that this one is minor edited compared to my another pics....this one mostly edited in Adobe camera Raw. The background is not blue colour cast I think because I like the blue compare to warm colour of body of the boy.
And...this not cock fighting....cock fighting is adults sin. :) the boy just washed the his cock...with water.

Rarindra Prakarsa
by Rarindra Prakarsa

No Zollner, the light came from Sun. The background is wall of bamboo house.

Valters Preimanis
Response to by Rarindra Prakarsa

I like this picture! Sharp and clear.

Rachel Balunsat
by Rarindra Prakarsa

In response to all the comments, I think it is perfectly balanced light. The luminosity of the boy's body ads grace and depth to the image vs the silhouette of the bird. My eye thinks the light is reflection off the water or surface below (I seem to think the boy is in a river). Thus the lighting looks natural whether or not it is done with a reflector. The blue background separates from the warm foreground. The warm light on the boy's body is what creates depth. The bright center bottom is balanced by the spray of water, and it looks correct as it indicates a rising or setting sun close to the horizon reflecting off the earth or water's surface. Beautiful image well done.

Sumon Mukherjee
by Rarindra Prakarsa

This photograph is an excellent depiction of transient pleasure of life. It attracts the viewer with the rich emotional bondage of the boy with his pet. The blue background is very effective in revealing the beauty of the water spray and it enhances the feeling tone attached to the story-telling aspect of the image. It’s a great capture. Congratulations Rarindra.

Salvatore De Marco
by Rarindra Prakarsa

I think this is a masterpiece. The choice of backlight is perfect, the explanation of the action of the boy, washing the cock is very likeable....

Maulik Davda
by Rarindra Prakarsa

Excellent work, though I don't know much about technical photography but this one really gives the pleasure to see. great work.

Rarindra Prakarsa
wake up man! A boy wake a cock by spating water. Many thanks for your time.

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