Enjoying life with her family, Old Mamma came to Sharm with her two sons and their wives and one grandkid.
Mothers are highly respected in the Muslim families...
I was happy enough to share their evening drinking tea, smoking water pipe, chatting, laughing...
Those moments are priceless...
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riclopes (35577) 2008-11-02 1:22
I bet they are priceless indeed, Jerzy. I can't imagine the precious portraits you must have from this night...This wide open smile is amazing, that open mouth is pushing too much for the muscles of her face...and the design of her dress is a good supporting base on the corner. Beautiful bokeh. Great shot.
Traczewska (14) 2008-11-02 1:32
No dobrze.. a czy ja moge powiedziec, ze ten portret jest przerazajacy? I ze modela powinno sie raczej w jego pieknej charakterystycznosci niz obnazonej brzydocie, pokazywac? Tzn. ze ja tak mysle? Tu jakkolwiek patrze, widze tylko mumie z wykopalisk pod Piramidami.. Mam nadzieje, ze mogles zasnac po tej nocy Jurku..
z szacunkiem - Wstrzasnieta
faubry (35447) 2008-11-02 1:35
Bonjour Jerzy, very nice smiling woman, and a good bW conversion, bravo for this photographie?
have a good sunday
eversmile (11636) 2008-11-02 1:47
The joy, the spontaneity, the obvious complicity, are excellent here. And the capture of the movement of the hand gives even more dynamism to the picture. Your composition is very good, with the woman on the side that let us appreciate an animated background. And I like to imagine that the three letters on her back "DDI" mean: Don't Do It (make me laugh)... And the B & W is superb.
RGatward (20086) 2008-11-02 1:48
Hello Jerzy, very infectious smile you've caught here, I like the OoF hand in the foreground, which works to lead us to her face.
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-11-02 2:05
Uśmiech rozbrajający, najpiękniejszy z pięknych,
ekspresja nisamowita, ale........
the lights seems to be very disturbing just to enjoy her look.
Światło niby fajne ale oczy rozbiegane w pierwszym momencie.
Mimo wszystko złapałeś fajny moment, tak szczery i radosny uśmiech chyba jest dzisiaj rzadkością.
Polonaise (5802) 2008-11-02 5:56
Ladies and gentlemen, move over please !
Here comes the photography ...
The GOOD photography...
A photography of an immaculate technicality and a great timing, and with the very human touch, and of the very classical composition, and with the interaction, and with the most charming (if not sparkling) bokeh - recently.
Talking about the portraits...Here is One !
Strong like a horse, with the motherly smile coming from the heart
naznaz567 (344) 2008-11-02 6:37
Fantastic spontaneous portrait.
You commentary about respect is interesting and something I have often thought about.
Having lived in both kinds of societies, I find the evolution of a woman's status as she ages very contrasting in the West as compared to the more secular nations of the Muslim world. In the Muslim society, the unmarried young woman is at the bottom of the totem pole, and is often shy and reserved with outsiders. As she marries and has children, son and daughter-in -laws and grandchildren, the respect and status improves, and so does the woman's voice, she becomes more outgoing, vocal and open.
By contrast, the woman in the West is at her peak when she is young in terms of her self confidence and voice. As she gets older, she becomes invisible and silent.
I think I will retire back home to Turkey one day.
KevRyan (22956) 2008-11-02 7:30
I haven't chosen many favourites this year J but this sure is one of them - it's not just the image of the person that comes through but also the image of you and your relationship to the person you have photographed - a photographer is not just a camera but when photographing the intimacy of a person's expression the photographer is an interactive human being - it's about a moment of relationship - this reminds me so much of some filming I did in Gujarat 12 years ago - talking to a tribal woman who just suddenly lost herself in laughter - all the barriers were down and she just couldn't stop laughing. A great photograph! I see you here as much as her!
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-11-02 7:30
Your composition is very good,It is the good smile.
noborders (1010) 2008-11-02 11:49
Her laugh is really explosive, I love it entirely, a splendid face and a great presence - beautiful portrait really and a great B&W too.
Costume is somptuous (even without colours), very photogenic !
thea0211 (1365) 2008-11-02 22:30
so here we have a close up of Mamma.
and what a lively close up this is.
what a laugh. what a personality.
she 'fills' the place so to speak. and i'm not talking about her physical traits.
she is truly, completely, 100% alive.
and you manage to keep and transmit all of that.
jasmis (58525) 2008-11-02 22:30
To jest to. Twarz, wyraz, moment. To jest fotografia.
arturski (4465) 2008-11-03 1:25
Swietnie zlapales ten moment , znakomita fotografia!
Gessle (70) 2008-11-03 1:40
Wiem, czytałam dyskusję z Agnieszką, ale ja sie z Nią trochę zgadzam.
Co do samego zdjęcia - genialne. Bez dwóch zdań.
Co do estetyki, postrzegania etc (semantyka...) to mam mieszane uczucia - co za świetne zdjęcia i co za straszna baba...
Jednakowoż nie przeczę i powtórzę. Fotografia z National Geographic - a to jest w moich ustach (czy palcach ) najwiekszy komplement.
cak (4931) 2008-11-03 4:40
debth perfect. A cute and cheerful Mama.
Merline (0) 2008-11-04 8:05
Gosh Jerzy, I liked the daughter's one, but this is superb! Of course a perfect compo, she seems to burst out of the frame, love the movement you have caught, that explosive smile, the shining bits all around and in the bokeh, and specially what it shows of the warm relationship you have established here. It feels full of joy, of human exchange, yes, absolutely one of those priceless moments! Heartfelt compliments!
Ber (8242) 2008-11-06 13:01
Ciekawa kobieta! Manifestacja radosci - podoba mi sie
marietom (34609) 2008-12-10 8:58
Une image très expressive, beau portrait, et beau noir et blanc.
- Copyright: Jerzy Bucki (bantonbuju) (51815)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-10-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kev's Favourites of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 1:24
- Favorites: 1 [view]