This pretty young girl is a resident of Ghazni's old town. She was surprised to see a small group of foreigners walking around her city. She and several other curious children stopped to take a closer look at us.
This is another example of a shot I took holding my camera at waist level, so as to retain the natural look of my subject.
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fireflyz (2097) 2006-01-04 13:18
Good job with the waist shot! It's very difficult to compose the shoot but you must be a master at it by now :) I also like the DOF. really nice portrait shot. Is that milk she is holding?
Bien (4745) 2006-01-04 13:25
Hi Jonathan, Happy New Year! I love the peaceful and serene expression on this beautiful girl's face. The colours are an absolute delight, truly brilliant. The composition of this waist portrait is very well done with the pole filling up the space. Excellent photograph once more! Sabine
rosaline (0) 2006-01-04 13:37
Great colour on the blue and a vibrant shot. Excellent that you caught the shot without her noticing and the framing is great also. A nice framing and a technique you have mastered well.
don_narayan (2014) 2006-01-04 13:49
Hi Jonathan. For hip shots, your's are always really well done, no big tilts and well framed. I really would have guessed you were looking though the viewfinder... even the focus is right in her eyes... great job. She looks Uzbek, her features at least. great colors, too, the blues are beautiful. nice job.
Tue (28478) 2006-01-04 17:40
The way you held your camera here seems to be a good one. Strong portrait of this girl. The DOF is also very good. Excellent work!
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-01-04 20:03
A great portrait again,Jonathan.Good capture of her natural expression,I also like the wide range of different blue tones.
cengiz (3591) 2006-01-05 3:21
Hi my friend,
excellent photo..great colors and contrast very good framing and composition
riclopes (35577) 2006-01-05 4:04
Another impressive portrait. Her natural expression is very well captured in this interesting technique of yours. I love her face and those bright eyes are fascinating!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-01-05 5:59
I like her strong natural glance.
You did a good job without using the viewfinder, the focus is good as the DOF.
gebala (0) 2006-01-05 9:02
hello, this si superb photo, exellent point of view Jonathan:) great colors, I love her face:) great one:)
weswang (18223) 2006-01-05 12:20
Hi Jonathan, You did good to keep the girl in a natural expression of her curiosity. Nice zoom in shot and good use of the shallow DoF with a sharp and clear image.
Stepan (27210) 2006-01-06 15:00
She is so beautiful in such a great light. The contrasts are pretty strong and create a powerful image. Her look is so dark !
hadi1121 (0) 2006-01-07 1:02
Great shot, nice colors and contrast. Awesome focus. Well Done
crystal69 (309) 2006-02-05 14:42
very nice shot with good detail.TFS
roobahe (350) 2006-05-01 12:41
yeh I agree with other comments that its really great for waist shot, I obsesed to do such a things but to use some equipment to see what Im taking while the subject kept its natural pose.
anyway its great and nice
prezntime (3946) 2006-08-06 22:49
This you girl has such a unique look. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was great that she wasn't looking directly into the camera; after reading your note I understand. Excellent job. I am working on taking more/better pictures of people; I have some fears to overcome. Anyhow, Thank you for this picture...it's beautiful and very helpful
qadirsh (85) 2006-10-27 20:52
Really a wonderful shot.
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9373)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-04 13:09
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