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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2016-05 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2016 Challenges
Camera: Sony Alpha a7S II
Lens: Sony 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar T* FE OSS
Location: Kolkata, India
Date: May 28, 2016
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2016

Taken in one of the bustees (local word for "slum") in Kolkata. The place wasn't how I had envisioned a slum in Kolkata. I felt like the pied piper of Hamlin walking around. All the children desperate to get their photos taken. Being a white woman with a camera creates a lot of interest and I think I get lots of opportunities that would not exist if I was a man. Much less threatening. This little boy was so eager to get his picture taken, he was struggling to get rid of his friends who all wanted to be in the photo. Fortunately we managed to shake them off :)

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Place: 22 out of 61
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06/24/2016 05:58:25 PM
a stunning portrait - those eyes ...love the catch light in it
b&w works perfectly
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06/22/2016 09:25:18 PM
This is a fantastic portrait. Nicely done.
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06/21/2016 02:25:01 PM
Lovely portrait
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06/20/2016 12:48:57 PM
Superb portrait in B/W I give 8
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