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Posted by
Joan Felix (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 19 December 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

At times people are looking hard and trying, there is one point, which at that point a man can not do anything else, human beings can only hope and resignation, Faith is the key word, by faith we see the miracle, where the power of energy and thoughts is not helpless anymore, faith can make the impossible becomes possible. FAITH to GOD we Trust

Canon EOS 500D 1/100 second F/1.2 ISO 400 85 mm

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Andre Muliana from Jakarta, Indonesia

I think it's a bit too contrast and harsh. also the focus was not on the face but it ran to the cloth near the neck, isn't it?

19 Dec 2009 5:12am

@Andre Muliana: If there is a little rough or harsh on her face, that I deliberately. Why ? because the lighting center the face of the girl, and sometime and some people said that's natural art. Art for me is do not be too manipulated the photo, just let it be, and let the photos speak for us. but thanks for your advice.. it's my pleasure..

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice shot.
I also agree with the Andre's comment.

19 Dec 2009 5:30am

@Mohsen: Thanks Mohsen

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique portrait !

19 Dec 2009 6:53am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

oui, magnifique portrait

19 Dec 2009 6:55am

Oncho from Granada, Spain

Gran retrato con una luz magnifica

19 Dec 2009 7:46am

Lydie et Roland from France

Really nice... He seems to be praying...

19 Dec 2009 8:17am

@Lydie et Roland: Ha ha ha. Sorry Not he , But She

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful moment and beautiful portrait

19 Dec 2009 8:52am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Tremendous picture! I see those pleading eyes.

19 Dec 2009 8:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A slight top end curves adjustment might just bring some of the complexion back into the face, the light is a little harsh there.

19 Dec 2009 10:19am

@Curly: Thanks Curly

Antoine from France

A very nice portrait photo. Have a lovely week-end.

19 Dec 2009 10:38am

k@ from Paris, France

Your light is just gorgeous on this superbly inspired portrait*

19 Dec 2009 10:38am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

What is her dream?

19 Dec 2009 10:45am

@KriKridesign: i think "Peace on Earth"

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal


19 Dec 2009 11:01am

eva from Rouen, France

Beautiful light, gorgeous portrait, lovely portrait...

19 Dec 2009 11:09am

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

Fine words written by you.
A very speaking photo, of a sweet little girl.

19 Dec 2009 11:12am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` i like it just the way it is~~

19 Dec 2009 11:37am

Stinde from Saarijärvi, Finland

Very influential portrait, I like! This photo really speak for us.

19 Dec 2009 11:40am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A wonderful shot! The innocence of a child..

19 Dec 2009 12:25pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb portrait ! beautiful light and powerful glance !

19 Dec 2009 12:42pm

laurent from 93, France

I like it, it's a beautiful portrait

19 Dec 2009 1:31pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Si la foi apporte la paix et la sérénité alors je dis oui!
Joli portrait!

19 Dec 2009 1:33pm

lougris from France

there are not these eyes which are looking sky but its heart !!

19 Dec 2009 1:37pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A nice praying little girl... she looks afraid... wonderful angle and great contrasts.

19 Dec 2009 1:53pm

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

good one. i absolutely agree for what u have written about faith. there is one superpower above all of us

19 Dec 2009 2:20pm

thami from Morocco

Excellent portrait inspiré!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

19 Dec 2009 2:40pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Your photo is definitively a great show of faith, well done!

19 Dec 2009 2:57pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice capture! Superbe a very serene scene! Greetings Adela

19 Dec 2009 3:10pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great!!! an exellent capture and shot. Conrat to the unfocused area

19 Dec 2009 3:15pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Great shot on this one!

19 Dec 2009 3:40pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

I love this... and I strongly hope her prayer will be heard..

19 Dec 2009 3:45pm

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Strong and intensive picture. I like that incredible view of the girl

19 Dec 2009 4:01pm

Olivier from Belgium

Very great shot , this children picture is marvellous

19 Dec 2009 4:28pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great portrait :)

19 Dec 2009 4:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous monochrome portrait. Wonderful expression on her face. Excellent lighting.

19 Dec 2009 4:54pm

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

Good lighting just in the center of the face, makes a portrait full of expressiveness. Great shot.

19 Dec 2009 5:00pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Great beautiful portrait!

I love how you centred the light on the subject's face. Looks like her prayer is answered immediately.

19 Dec 2009 5:36pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Outstanding ! A very beautiful portrait, congratulations !

19 Dec 2009 5:45pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Une image superbement forte! émouvante! tant d'intensité est déchirant sur le visage d'un enfant! J'aime beaucoup!!

19 Dec 2009 6:00pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a beautiful portrait ! A marvelous girl... it works very well in B&W ! Well done :)

19 Dec 2009 6:02pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful shot. She has a wonderful face. The light and processing are excellent.

19 Dec 2009 6:11pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful B&W portrait. This little one wears a look of hope.
I hope she got what she was praying for !!!

19 Dec 2009 6:18pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

A magnificent expression, accentuated by the B/W. Great portrait.

19 Dec 2009 6:26pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful !! The expression on the girl's face is so well captured..

19 Dec 2009 7:05pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great portrait .Very well done

19 Dec 2009 7:37pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

The sincerity and intensity of this girl, and the black and white treatment here deserves to be a faith picture. Rare, and congrats.

19 Dec 2009 7:44pm

Boas from Helsinki, Finland

A beatiful and expressive picture of the girl
And as missianary I fully agree with you. Faith in God can make the impossible , be Possible.
I have seen it many times out on the missionarry field, and in our childrens home in Ukraine

I whish you a blessed holiday.

19 Dec 2009 8:53pm

@Boas: Amin

scheinkenburg from newport news, United States

very poignant, and dramatic lighting.

19 Dec 2009 9:28pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

love the image, its integrity and your words. excellent work and vision joan.

19 Dec 2009 9:45pm

Jingz from Germany

Just amazing capture! Good choice of depth of field and composition. great!

19 Dec 2009 9:46pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Harsh lighting is one of the good point of this photo, I think. I also hope Peace on Earth. Let me pray with her.

19 Dec 2009 11:00pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Great moment and very well captured. Congrats.

19 Dec 2009 11:14pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Beautiful image, very expressive

19 Dec 2009 11:26pm

manos from Athens, Greece

Very expressive portrait !

19 Dec 2009 11:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning portrait!

20 Dec 2009 12:35am

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Studies show that people with a strong faith are happier, suffer less to no depression...interesting how the facts fly in the face of all speculation and theories. Truly communicative image. Beautifully executed.

20 Dec 2009 1:06am

lydia from Paris, France

What is she asking for ? Beautiful portrait !

20 Dec 2009 2:29am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent! I like the contrast and the light from above on her face. Her eyes are very expressive. Excellent capture.

20 Dec 2009 2:50am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

this is just fantastic Felix. a powerful image. the light is sensational; the emotion in her face, priceless. an excellent photograph.

20 Dec 2009 5:51am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful portrait and light. Great contrast.

20 Dec 2009 6:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Dec 2009 7:09am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Great portrait, we can see her soul...

20 Dec 2009 7:32am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Fantastic portrait, great light!

20 Dec 2009 8:24am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful. I like the lighting and contrast

20 Dec 2009 9:53am

D . A from Tehran, Iran

a great & impressive portrait.
it works very well in B&W...
love it !

20 Dec 2009 11:38am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is an maizing image. The light and compo are superb.

20 Dec 2009 12:45pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful light on this innocent little girl :))

20 Dec 2009 3:54pm

alex centrella from California, United States

the light seems a little harsh i agree, but i think it sets the mood.. i like it, and u did a good job..

20 Dec 2009 4:28pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Wonderful portrait !

20 Dec 2009 6:00pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Superb portrait!!!

20 Dec 2009 7:35pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Reminding me of what is needed on a daily basis!!

20 Dec 2009 8:05pm

PeterFH from Gothenburg, Sweden

Wonderful portrait, I love her expression.
Great shot!

20 Dec 2009 9:24pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding! Wow! Absolutely wonderful! Bravo

20 Dec 2009 10:41pm

Albert from Spain

A delicious image. Congratulations!
Regards from Barcelona.

20 Dec 2009 11:03pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Une belle intensité dans la posture et le regard! Un très beau portrait!

20 Dec 2009 11:51pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great close up and very nice work on this!

21 Dec 2009 4:36am

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

very powerful photo and absolutely deserving of the spotlight. everthing in this photo evokes a strong emotion to the viewer. congrats

21 Dec 2009 4:41am

Abhishek from Mumbai, India

Lovely...... :)

21 Dec 2009 5:25am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!!! :))

21 Dec 2009 5:48am

@Magda: thank you , For all of AMINUS3 .. special for you Magda

larans from Lund, Sweden

What a beautiful photo- the composition and the light are superb- and it tells us so much.

21 Dec 2009 6:42am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Hey JF, this is a wonderful picture, so loaded with emotion and expression, and therein lies it's power! Great shot and congrats on the spotlight!

21 Dec 2009 7:39am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank U Pavan...

Ben from Lyon, France

This a wonderfull picture as strong as this prayer can be.

21 Dec 2009 12:47pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a very evokative image with astounding tonalities!!

21 Dec 2009 4:31pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

oh -- just saw -- CONGRATS on the spotlight!!! bravo!!! :D

21 Dec 2009 4:33pm

@dj.tigersprout: thanks dj.tigersprout

Seb! from Cévennes, France

Simply wonderfull b&w portrait ***** and congratulation ;-)

21 Dec 2009 6:27pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

great! congrats!

21 Dec 2009 8:37pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Bravo for the spotlight... it's really a lovely and touching portrait.

21 Dec 2009 10:10pm

Josep Triay from Bali, Indonesia

WOW !!
Joan that a great portrait and an amazing collection you have here.

22 Dec 2009 11:28am

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

That´s a great portrait man !

Keep up the good work.

22 Dec 2009 12:29pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

22 Dec 2009 5:43pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States


23 Dec 2009 1:14pm

@Candid1: Thanks 4 U all , special 4 U Candid1....

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wonderful, Joan

24 Dec 2009 8:34am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot :) great portrait :)

24 Dec 2009 9:00am

Janine Kelly from kitchener, Canada

I hope you frame this! I think its breath-taking! Wonderful Wonderful Portrait!!!

27 Dec 2009 4:06pm

Chandramohan from Bangalore, India

I liked this photo very much. Perfect lighting and powerful caption make this photo outstanding.

28 Dec 2009 7:05am

ismerie from Montcy-Notre-Dame, France

Superbe portrait.

30 Dec 2009 8:39pm

Marcelo Aurelio from Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Excellent B&W. Great Photos!

29 Mar 2010 1:37pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/100 second
ISO 400
85 mm