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leo61 (0) 2006-02-19 7:08
Fantastic shot of this woman.Wonderful warm colors and good light.The sillhouette of her face looks great.
Thanks and regards,LEO
KevRyan (22952) 2006-02-19 7:22
That's a lovely candid and atmospheric portrait Attila - perhaps the whites are a little bleached on her breasts and the stone but it's still a nice exposure for the conditions with these odd spots of bright sunlight coming through. I like the way the figure and the vertical poles provide all these cut through shapes and I think they are enough to 'overpower' the presence of the second person in what otherwise could have been a more distracting position in the frame. I particularly like the way you have captured the beauty of her expression against the lighter colour of the door and the full and detailed range of her dress and personal and cultural adornment - but above all it is the more subtle use of colour which creates such an atmospheric feel.
As i just wrote to Francis (Furachand) it is the capture of muscle tension that so often distinguishes a good body length portrait from one that fails to attract and hold interest - here you have captured that really well...neck, back, arms, hips etc.
best wishes Kev
riclopes (35577) 2006-02-19 8:27
Spectacular portrait of this girl and superb note of these people. The game of light and shadows on her body is marvellous and well done with the natural pose.
It must have been a fantastic experience. Thank you so much for sharing! I was impressed with your very interesting gallery - I love remote places...
nicol_g (859) 2006-02-19 9:22
Well done! A very good, original POV! Also a very inspired framing! Congratulations!!!
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-02-19 9:28
Hello Szili again!I thing one of the ...BEST'S!!!...You use the light perfectly....very balanced foto with sweet contrast,and that, make the colors beautiful, also the womans expression have something exeptinal,very good work my frend!!!!.....Nikiforos
beijokense (498) 2006-02-19 9:51
you shot from a large focal lenght, didn't you? it helped on that "mysterious" look.
It's well framed and I like the effects light/shade over the girl's body.
Fis2 (86357) 2006-02-19 10:44
Very composed photo. I like the composition and colours. Good light. i like this Daily Life shot. Thanks for sharing.
Rev (1798) 2006-02-19 11:45
A beautiful photo.
The colour and light are stunning.
A perfect picture of innocence
elmec (12210) 2006-02-19 11:45
It's wonderful portrait!
She's just like proffesional fotomodel!
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-02-19 20:30
Nice shot. Interesting use of light.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-02-20 3:34
Hi Szili, wonderful capture here !
Excellent silhouette with very good colors and light.
markstaples (15670) 2006-02-20 4:49
This is an excellent body portrait. The image is so sharp and the light falling on the body excellent. The expression you have managed to capture is superb. Nice work.
ktanska (24950) 2006-02-20 5:13
Excellent side portrait. I like the play with light and shadow. I like the brown tones all over. And it is well framed too.
pablominto (53744) 2006-02-20 7:23
Pleasant portrait... I like the way you capture her profile against the brighter background!
Nice composition with all the curved lines... Great colours & details!
papagolf21 (86766) 2006-02-20 7:33
Très belle prise de vue. J'ai regardé avec beaucoup d'intérêt votre album et vous félicite de savoir regarder notre environnement et de nous faire partager vos voyages.
klennon79 (0) 2006-02-20 11:12
Really amazing photograph. The lighting is outstanding! Beautiful sillouettes and curves of the tree compliment her figure. It's stunning! Nice work!
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-02-20 14:24
Excellent daily life shot from Namibia.I love the colors,pose,details,focus,pov,dof,silhouette,softness and frame.Well Done.TFS
anavazao (5592) 2006-02-20 15:10
A great shot with nice work!
Good details and composition and POV!
gaby (19819) 2006-02-20 15:24
Attila bonsoir - great and perfect my friend and this girl is wonderful - I love your shot - compo and tones are also perfect -
great great great
gilou530 (34) 2006-02-20 16:45
un portrait tout en jeux d'ombre avec un modéle magnifique, un beau cadrage.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-02-20 16:49
Very very beautifull picture. I like the nice frame and the excellent light. The ethnologic aspect is also very interesting. Congratulations really.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2006-02-21 3:36
Your control of exposure is very good here. Especially her face is sooo well exposed in the filtered light and the background forms a nice contrast at that place. She really has the face of a little girl; fascinating. Her backward bending pose is interesting, was she aware of you taking this picture?
Gerrit (48342) 2006-02-21 4:11
This is a beautiful portrait. It makes a strange picture because she is a Himba-girl but she could be a topmodel, the way she looks and poses. Her turned away face and expression are pointing in the same direction.
Great light on her body. The surrounding feaures like the wooden poles and the bread are great additions.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
rosaline (0) 2006-02-21 4:50
A great shot here. It wouldn't look out of place in a National Geographic publication. The girl's posture is great and looks quite natural. The effect of the light and shadow on the girl adds good impact to the shot and the composition is good. Great work.
jhm (140110) 2006-02-21 7:03
Fortunately been this lovely girl as model, I find your picture excellent and specially done! The sharpness and clarity are superb!
Thanks for visit and sharing.
cjmm (4479) 2006-02-21 13:11
Very good photo. The light and colors are beautiful, and the natural looking stance in that woman is great.
Very well done!
pitai (3985) 2006-02-21 20:07
Hello Szili, Love this composition, very nicely framed. There light is in some parts are very strong, but you managed well. The over all effect is very pleasant. The girl is beautiful, her posture shows a lot of determination. TFS, Gabriel
Graal (97897) 2006-02-22 7:02
nice portrait, good composition and quality of photo. Good work.
sleon (9402) 2006-02-22 8:28
Excellent daily life portrait. I love the woman's pose, and she looks relaxed and natural. I like the way she is framed by her surroundings, and the vertical poles and good compositional elements.
Emile (20350) 2006-02-23 10:09
This is an excellent picture taken with extraordinary photographic art, love the way you play with shadows and light. Great POV and DOF. Her expression was nicely captured.
Well done. TFS.
Giorgio (11279) 2006-02-24 9:16
- What a beauty for this adorable young person-girl, the POV is excellent as well as the light which here is controlled perfectly, the color is excellent also, cheer!
marjan (6279) 2006-02-26 3:22
Excelent shot of this nataive motive. Village buty on your shot, it is fantastic. TFS
maximage (15535) 2006-02-28 17:55
Fantastic photo! de cette jeune femme.
Félicitations pour l'ensemble de ton magnifique album et merci de nous faire partager.
MartaW (703) 2006-03-01 23:43
Another great photo.
tjanze (5674) 2006-03-04 14:30
Wow! She is pretty like top model.Fantastic lines and her clothes are beautiful.Bravo!
coco (30439) 2006-03-18 7:01
Nice portrait and well managed the light.
I think that this kind of photos are really interesting.
Thanks for share.
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-18 10:07
complimenti per questa bellissima immagine.
Luce non facile ma ben controllata. Ottima la composizione che include la piccola macina e la mano ancora vicina ad essa. Inoltre la ragazza è molto carina.
imrek (4) 2006-03-19 2:39
Wonderful body portrait, and very beautiful subject to. Nice colours and good lighting. Good work!
sufi (9588) 2006-03-28 0:11
It's a wonderful composition and perfect "Daily Life" picture... The colors and light are beautiful... Also perfect ambience and shot...
PS: Thank you very much for your comment on Land And Sky_2
SAGAPO (1737) 2006-04-04 18:41
HI ATTILA,ONE A LOT OF SUCCESSFUL PHOTO,SUN REFLECTION VERY NICE.LONELINESS FEELING IMPRESSIVE.WELL DONE.
nika (0) 2006-05-17 13:32
Ez egy masik gyonyoru felvetel a himba lanyrol. Erdekelne vajon konnyu e ezeket az embereket Namibiaban lefenykepezni? Hosszabb idot toltottel e ebben a kozossegben?
Egy baratom nemreg tert haza Ghanabol es ott szinte lehetetlen volt embereket fenykepzeni, talan multbeli politikai okok miatt.
A kepeid nagyon kivancsiva tettek es szeretnek tobbet megtudni.
A fotonak a kompozicioja es megvilagitasa nekem nagyon tetszenek.
Koszi es kellemes delutant!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-05-29 10:10
Ez a képed olyan, mintha a namíbiai Venus elevenedne meg Botticelli után. Egyszerű közegben fotóztad le a lányt, a tartásában és a kisugárzásában mégis van valami nemes szépség. Gyönyörű kép.
Említett szomszédunk hozzászólása meglepett (bár nem kellett volna), a történelmi valóságot elfogadom, de múltunk átköltését nemigen.
kittyhawk (1692) 2006-07-04 13:05
Interesting image, to me it apears tha only here in the cold north we need warm clothes allmos all the time.
Very nice photo, I think you captured the moment very well. Very nice detail, even in the shade you captured great detail. Very nice work. TFS.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-08-25 15:05
sono andato un po' a frugare nei tuoi archivi magici... lo sai gia' il mio parere su' questa, ma non potevo lasciarla cosi senza niente... secondo me, questa foto potrebbe essere tranquillamente pubblicata nella rivista National Geographic. Non e' solo che lei e' bella, ma e' proprio fantastica e magica la scena di mezz'ombra.
paura (47166) 2006-11-14 15:58
Very expressive shot from the himba culture, friend. Very nice POV in this excellent composition.
Abraços do Brasil
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2007-01-11 16:02
Wow, a superb portrait of a very beautiful young lady. Congratullations. Like the environment around her. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
knowdebu (964) 2007-02-11 1:32
excellent capture with brilliant lighting!
Angshu (55942) 2007-03-02 4:05
Going back in time into your fantastic folio...This is a spectacular portrait of the Himba girl. The play of light and shadow on her body is marvellous as is her natural pose with taught body and fascinating framing with the wooden poles. Outstanding!
gelor (3229) 2007-03-30 12:49
Teintes parfaites et lumière excellente. Joli !
Hellas (6831) 2007-04-24 8:49
I wonder if all were so simple, would we have a better life? Thank you for this wonderful picture. Be happy and keep posting for we want it! Regards,
noborders (1010) 2007-05-07 7:26
I saw this photo via the 1st page of TE today, this is a beautiful portrait of a graceful model. Congratulations !
edal (6804) 2007-07-14 3:05
I've come to this african lady portrait from your later portrait. I'm amased how great a photographer you are!
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-30 22:49
Hello my friend,
Another fantastic candid shot from the Himba comunity. I like this woman's expression, she's really a great natural model. good colours and well sharpness captured, great one. Thanks :-)
Jakab (3867) 2007-08-16 0:22
Az én szememben ez nem valódi néprajzi fotó. Megvan persze az az értéke is, de nekem meghatározóbb az az otthont-ételt teremtő nőiség, amit a kép sugároz. Más szóval az egzotikum fölött érvényesülő egyetemes emberi. Gratulálok!
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-03-25 6:42
Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Tuhinkanti (60) 2009-12-05 7:06
very good document!
Keep it up.
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15838)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D APO Macro Super, Tamron 58mm UV
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): naked africa, Traditional Costumes of Africa II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-19 6:44
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