Foto del Día: Friday Portrait Series – “Los Guaguas” Jugando y El Breaker Miguel Bailando – Quito, Ecuador

Deep Freeze Power Moves...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/2000 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200 Deep Freeze Power Moves... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure settings: 1/2000 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200
Más giros, más pasos, más miradas de los que lo miran...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200 Más giros, más pasos, más miradas de los que lo miran... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200
siguiendo en un giro mortal...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200 siguiendo en un giro mortal... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 30 mm Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200
El Gran Miguel de El Iwias Crew Breakdancers of Quito, Ecuador throws down during the Alfaro Vive Hip Hop Festival in el Centro, Historico...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 21 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200 El Gran Miguel de El Iwias Crew Breakdancers of Quito, Ecuador throws down during the Alfaro Vive Hip Hop Festival in el Centro, Historico... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 21 mm Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200
Jugando, siempre jugango...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/160 sec at f/3.5, ISO 200 Jugando, siempre jugango... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure settings: 1/160 sec at f/3.5, ISO 200
Los Tres Mirando:

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 26 mm
Exposure settings: 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800
Los Tres Mirando: Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 26 mm Exposure settings: 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800
Guagua Sonriente:

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200 Guagua Sonriente: Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200
Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Los Guaguas de Quito, Ecuador

Guagua Sonriente Por la Plaza de Santo Domingo:
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Los Guaguas - Centro Historico -  Quito, Ecuador

Señas de paz, sonrisas, y ojos inocentes:
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 26 mm
Exposure settings: 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Los Guaguas - Centro Historico -  Quito, Ecuador

Los guaguas jugando, siempre jugango…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/160 sec at f/3.5, ISO 200

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Los Guaguas - Centro Historico - Quito, Ecuador

El Gran Miguel de El Iwias Crew Breakdancers of Quito, Ecuador throws down during the Alfaro Vive Hip Hop Festival in el Centro, Historico…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 21 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: El Miguel Iwias Crew Break Dance - Centro Historico - Quito, Ecuador

siguiendo en un giro mortal…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: El Miguel Iwias Crew Break Dance - Centro Historico - Quito, Ecuador

Más giros, más pasos, más miradas de los que se lo echan…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: El Miguel Iwias Crew Break Dance - Centro Historico - Quito, Ecuador

Deep Freeze Power Moves…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/2000 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200

 

Children almost always provide amazing portrait opportunities. They never hold anything back — I don’t think they know how to! — which can usually result in some real honest and authentic expression in photos.

One fine september day of last year I happened to stumble upon hip hop festival called “Alfaro Vive,” a most awesome concert series in homage to all things Quito Hip Hop held in the historic center of the city each year. La Plaza de Santo Domingo was packed. Music was bumpin’ loud. And the party people were even louder.

I was originally drawn to Miguel, the breakdancer pictured in the last 4 photos, who was killin’ it dancing, laying down all sorts of power moves and spins — great for freeze motion shots. But then out of nowhere came these little “guaguitas” who and more or less stole the show away from the breakdancing. I couldn’t help but not to shoot them. My favorite is the third photo in which “la guaguita,” the little girl is throwing me a peace sign and that cheeky grin.

Leccion del Día:

That unfamiliar word you see in the headline of this post “Guagua” (pronounced like “wa – wa”) is originally a Quichua word meaning “kids or children,” that throughout the years has incorporated itself into the daily speech of Ecuadorians. Quichua was the major language of the Incas, and today is one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages in Ecuador, as well as Perú and Bolivia (alhough called “Quechua” in the latter countries.)

 

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