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Old 03-03-2008, 02:45 AM
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Sorry Wandering Dan...
You are wrong about the colours being 'off'. Look at the side of the boy's face that is not in shadow, and at the very clear blue of the right sleeve of his shirt. If there was too much red in the skin tones, it would produce a 'purple' tone in the shirt, and a 'blush' in the lighted sde of the face. Moreover, colours in the sand are neutral, taking only a bit of colour from the low angle of the sun. The contrast between the red of the turban and the blue of the shirt also provides clear evidence of purity of colour separation. Om did a great job of balancing colour, contrast, and light, and in the result created a very warm and evocative portrait.
Peter
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