Flickr a Week 18: ‘Smile’

We end a month mostly dominated by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)—also known as COVID-19—viral pandemic posts and begin fresh focus on lively, or inspiring, storytelling. “Smile“, by Nana B. Agyei, is anecdote to April gloom, which hopefully will bring May bloom of global recovery.

The photo is appropriately self-titled. I broke out a grin looking at the two youngsters. Didn’t you? Color, composition, and contrast delight, while infectious turning the eyes and showing teeth illustrate how effective can be a candid, plain portrait. Nana used Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 to capture the moment, on July 24, 2011, in Ghana’s Greater Accra Region. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/320 sec, 35mm.

“I am just a bloke who has been bitten by the photography bug and is addicted to Flickr”, Nana says about himself. But not “addicted” enough. Nana hasn’t updated his Photostream in four years; he joined in November 2008.

Photo Credit: Nana B. Agyei