Kobya by Bob Wickham


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I don’t usually take photos of people but it’s something I’d like to get into.
I’m wondering what your honest opinions are of this image, and if you can think of a title for it, that would be terrific.

A young girl dancing in a band called Kobya who were performing at Launceston Festivale, Tasmania, Australia.
February 13th 2010
Great music with an African slant if you ever get a chance to see them.

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Canon 5D Mark 2 with EF 100-400mm IS at 400mm 1/320th sec at f/5.6

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  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Thanks for adding this to the dance photography group!

  • Thankyou Veronica and thankyou for all your hard work hosting the Dance group

    – Bob Wickham

  • bonsta
    bonstaalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thankyou very much

    – Bob Wickham

  • Bibi03
    Bibi03almost 5 years ago

    Great photo!!

  • Thankyou Bibi, very much appreciated

    – Bob Wickham

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972almost 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Bob. The white head scarf stands out wonderfully… Love your framing too and the way you’ve captured her arm… and her face in profile! LOVELY :o)

  • Thankyou Karen, I’m trying some different subjects for me and I’m quite happy with the way this has turned out. Glad you like it.

    – Bob Wickham

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    This is a fine, fine portrait. You caught all the grace that’s obviously inherent in this woman & turned it into a different kind of art work (different from her own dancing, that is). Lots of titles spring to mind, but they’re fairly obvious & maybe trite – ‘African Magic’; ‘The Dance: Light & Dark’; ‘A Wave for the World’. Just a few. I’d say you have a talent for this kind of work; let’s see some more.

  • Thankyou very much Sheila. I’d like to do more … stay tuned :)

    – Bob Wickham

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful image and treatment

  • Thanks Kelvin, glad you like it.

    – Bob Wickham

  • Marcin Retecki
    Marcin Reteckialmost 5 years ago

    amazing contrast, her skin and that kind of hat/scarf. If you want honest opinion.. you need to get closer next time:) I would call it simply The Black in White.

  • Thanks Marcin, very much appreciated

    – Bob Wickham

  • TWindDancer
    TWindDanceralmost 5 years ago

    Magnificent portrait!

  • Thankyou

    – Bob Wickham

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyalmost 5 years ago

    Get into people, it is fun and satisfying. Great conversion to B&W in my opinion and I wouldn’t crop it closer. I think her bhack and armsd are critical to the photo and communicates she is dancing. Tony

  • Thankyou Tony. I do find ‘people’ photography satisfying and I hope to do some more.

    – Bob Wickham

  • Holly Kempe
    Holly Kempealmost 5 years ago

    well I think it’s bout time you were taking more portraits Bob, this is stunning!! A hidden talent! Why not put Kobya as the title, then anyone who is a fan will find it easily in a search…..

  • Thankyou Holly, I enjoy taking portraits but finding people who are willing to be photographed is the problem.
    Great idea about the title … “Kobya” it is.

    – Bob Wickham

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