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Moon's daughter



A couple of sisters walking down the street of a "pueblo mágico" in México. The younger one is an albino girl, which highlight a remarkable contrast...
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A couple of sisters walking down the street of a "pueblo mágico" in México. The younger one is an albino girl, which highlight a remarkable contraste with the brown skin of her older sister.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this photo at Peña de Bernal, a small village in the mexican state of Querétaro. Since it is becoming a turistical attraction people from several ethnic groups go to this small settlement looking for job opportunities.
Time
In a cold afternoon of a cloudy and cold day, this couple of sisters walked down the street.
Lighting
The light was scarce and soft, I think that this set a dark ambiance to the image. I loved the way this environment contrast with the baby girl.
Equipment
I was shooting with mi old Nikon d5000, with nothing but natural light.
Inspiration
These sisters stopped with a shopkeeper and casually started to chat. Listening to the talk, I noticed that they were sisters. It reminded me about an spanish legend about a gipsy woman that was in loved with a man from another gipsy ethnic group, but it was forbidden by their laws. She summoned the moon asking her for the favor, and the Moon asks in return her fistborn. When the baby is born, it turned out that he had white skin like the moon. This causes a fight with the gypsy's husband.
Editing
I barely post-processed the photo, I just recovered some shadows and increased the saturaton of some colors.
In my camera bag
My camera, a couple of lenses and sometimes a flash.
Feedback
You have to be aware to what is going on with the people, how they interact, what they talk about. If you want to tell a story through images,, first you have to understand what is happening there.

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