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Indoors, especially when playing games that require sustained concentration, Harmony will often take the lead. But outdoors, Rhowan is very much the more confident of the two, as can be seen from both this shot and yesterday's.

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comment by Richard Trim at 07:54 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

Good sibling bonding as they bridge the sands ...

Composition and themes are always my priority ... then decisions over bw or colour ....

These last two shots are so natural ... they create a tingle factor

comment by nferreira at 09:59 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

Usually is like that. Thinkers and creatives are more confident in closed surroundings and open minded people are more confident in difficult situations.

Harmony and Rhowan complement each other.

comment by Sharla at 10:00 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

I liked the emotional content of yesterday's shot but I especially like this one because it all of yesterday's and quite a bit more. First, the subjects (and what great subjects they are) have a greater role in shot. The message of daring and caution from yesterday are as present but intertwined. Second, going with b&w "desaturates" all the little distractions for the eye, especially the mono-sky. Last, as Richard noted, the composition is very interesting, especially as Rho is so smack in the center. Nice!

comment by Jennifer at 10:04 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

Fab - though I don't know if I'd have been photographing them or trying to get them down to safety!

comment by amanda at 11:16 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

it makes me want to have children just so that I can photograph them.
That is too wicked and terrible.

comment by m at 11:26 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2007

Although would have prefered colour for this shot, difference between skin tones and sky not enough for me.

comment by Psychodudu at 12:24 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

This image is something I would be proud of having taken, being the father of two girls. You do these soooooo well, David!
Happy New Year, I wish you all the very best in all your projects, and health and happiness for all the family (especially mum-to-be and baby).

comment by Bob at 03:27 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

I like this a lot(!), and much more than the image from yesterday. I think the composition is better and it has a real cinematic feel to it. Yesterday's, while capturing the contrasting exuberance and timidity a bit more than today's, reminded me of a 70's polaroid and was too soft, overall, for my taste.

comment by Ryan at 04:49 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

A wonderful portrait of childhood. Inquisitive and fearless. Love that they are framed by the sky.

comment by navin at 05:59 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

I guess I have mentioned this earlier as well but I would like to say it again. I love the seaters these girls are wearing

comment by Marius M at 06:27 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Minimalistic view.
+ for post processing.

comment by P.J. at 07:47 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Adorable! Great capture!

comment by harmony at 08:16 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

This is a very lovely picture. I prefer this over yesterday's post, cause the subjects have a more greater role, and it is more "concentrated".

comment by Manuel W. at 11:59 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Hi David,

I think this is not the first time this question appears:

How did you get to the name "Chromasia"?

This name is perfect!


comment by Jamey at 12:07 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Nice to have you back and a lovely shot of the kids. Hope xmas and new year was good. Really feeling the composition of this one most.

comment by Oko at 01:44 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

These are great shots Dave. Unlike yesterday's, it looks like Harmony really wants to follow Rowan :). I really like the contrast of the sky against the foreground. You also didn't loose their upper bodies in the highlights. There heads are very sharp against the bright sky.

comment by Alice at 02:47 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Nice DOF and the B&W really brings out the detail in the wood as well as the girls' sweaters.

comment by Joe at 02:51 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

The tones in this shot are wonderful. I like how stark the sky is... makes the kids stand out even more...

comment by pk at 03:41 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Simple and awesome. Children show us how to live enjoying the present. A question on the side. I know you used to use 70-200 f4L and you switched to the faster 2.8. What is your take on the 70-200 f4L?

comment by Mal at 05:48 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

This is beautiful! It demonstrates your introductory comment perfectly to. A lovely moment. Mal

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comment by djn1 at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 5 January, 2007

Thanks everyone.

Jennifer: as you'll see with tomorrow's shot, they weren't all that far off the ground.

Manuel: from a dictionary, though I'm a little loathe to admit it ;-)

pk: the 70-200 f/4 is a good lens, providing you have sufficient light, but when the light drops the IS on the f/2.8 really comes into its own.

Photorama: thanks, I'll check out your new site.

comment by Crash at 02:29 PM (GMT) on 6 January, 2007

thats a cute shot! they seem so brave! !

comment by Manuel W. at 09:49 AM (GMT) on 9 January, 2007

from a dictionary? ok.
Maybe I should buy a new one. My dictionary does not contain such interesting words.