I had been wandering around the bustling Psar Thmay market at its hectic best, searching for photo opportunity. Spotted this market vendor from a distant that I was very much drawn by her face & emotion who seemingly unaware of my lens. A split second of time shot followed by concentrating on her eyes when she was momentarily distracted and hoping the rest followed.
I was overwhelmed by a sea of humanity at this market – the activity, colors, sounds and smells, indeed a fun place to just explore thru or to people watch.
Please view workshop image on what she'd got to offer
A 'krama' is a sturdy traditional Khmer head scarf with many uses, including as bandanna, to carry children, to cover the face and for decorative purposes. It is worn by men, women and children and can be fairly ornate though most typical kramas contain checked patterns of some sort and traditionally come in either red or blue.
WS: Bon appetit, some yummy crawlie stuff for lunch!
- those are baby river crabs..
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Nicou (126216) 2014-07-26 8:20
superbe portrait quel trait sur ce visage quelle tête de cette dame avec ce regard cet éclairage parfait.
Noel_Byrne (26101) 2014-07-26 8:23
This reminds me of the scene in the movie Titanic, where the camera focuses on the eyes of the young girl, zooms in and when it zooms back out it is the older woman. The womans eyes here have a real shine to them, and I feel I can see her younger beautiful self gazing through. The light has created beautiful shadows in the lines of her face and that excellent glint in the eye.
Time waits for nobody... Great image, thanks as always for sharing
Didi (58042) 2014-07-26 8:24
Terrific beautiful glance
Well done for this excellent natural portrait
dekanski (3840) 2014-07-26 8:43
No words, just thoughts!
siudzi (34119) 2014-07-26 9:24
This is very well managed portrait picture. I like her expression very much. It's eye-catching one. Very well spotted and taken with great sense of the timing. TFS!
COSTANTINO (57871) 2014-07-26 9:41
Hello dear friend
your shots bring your stamp
you present to us portraits
executed showing delicate and nice
what is she thinking of?who nows?
the light has created beautiful shadows
and her eyes have a hidden secret
holmertz (43275) 2014-07-26 10:01
Her thoughts must have been floating very far off, considering she gave you enough time to find this perfect lighting and sharpness without noticing you. Being a market-lady is probably often very boring, allowing a lot of time for thinking between the customers. Unknowingly she poses perfectly. This is a very impressive photo.
CLODO (31098) 2014-07-26 10:02
powerfull portrait of this wrinkled old woman, so sharp on her eyes (the white dots in them gives life) and with a small DOF allowing the background to become a bokeh which color is in accordance with the lady's skin color.
pajaran (53680) 2014-07-26 10:17
Interesantan tekst o vasem lutanju trznicom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lep portret.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about your wandering trznicom ...
Good footage and contrast, beautiful portrait.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
eldancer1 (29990) 2014-07-26 10:20
As they say "the eyes is the window to a person's soul." Those eyes are very intent and determine as well as full of wisdom. And I would be drawn to this woman's face. Awesome portrait, you really captured the soul of this woman. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (33958) 2014-07-26 10:22
Abmdsudi Hello, very nice portrait of this lady with the light reflected in the eyes, I like, very good framing, sharpness, light, color and quality, super nice job and very well done, congratulations my friend, thanks for sharing.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Fis2 (87979) 2014-07-26 10:59
Another excellent portrait!
I like frame.
Wonderful colors, light and sharpness.
Very well done.
macjake (58782) 2014-07-26 11:13
I have to say that i'm very impressed with your photos, especially because i'm not skilled at all in capturing people in the way you do.
you make it look so easy my friend.
guess it helps to have a F2.8 tele lens too :)
you have a keen eye to pick out the best expressions, the best people among all the crowds.
thats a fine skill to have.
lovely photo of this lady with the eyes
Cricri (109597) 2014-07-26 12:23
Très beau comme vous avez cadrer son visage et l'expression capturer, des yeux brillant et plissée peut être du au soleil, détails et netteté excellente et un bon DOF
mesutilgim (87272) 2014-07-26 13:28
Amazing portrait with good crop and great sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jjcordier (77816) 2014-07-26 23:42
Excellent portrait, très expressif et de très grande qualité.
jemaflor (87291) 2014-07-26 23:52
A portrait well managed, good light capture, nice brightness for thes eeyes, tfs.
shreya2000 (1346) 2014-07-27 3:59
Quite clear portrait of the old lady. I like the natural colours. Her eyes are saying something. Nice capture pic.
adramad (39442) 2014-07-27 5:02
As always, your good work great for portraits of people, superb detail of the face of this woman, whom you have captured with a curious gesture, very nice lighting effect captured in his eyes, a beautiful and flawless work.
Excellent resolution and very good focus.
Very good job. I love it
Enjoy a Happy Sunday.
Silvio1953 (126762) 2014-07-27 7:03
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of old woman with intende expression, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37596) 2014-07-27 7:18
A astonishing sharpness and a perfect beauty in this portrait. A really fantastic picture!
Graal (99088) 2014-07-27 7:39
interesting portrait of old lady. Face is a bit tired. Good DOF and details of skin. Well done photo.
Have a nice new week.
rychem (25826) 2014-07-27 21:35
Great! Perfect portrait of this woman, bravo
kabel (1861) 2014-07-27 22:03
Hello, excellent close up of this lady. Perfect exposure, sharpness and details.
I have to wonder what she is thinking.
mirosu (15094) 2014-07-28 1:58
Excellent portrait, brilliant photo in perfect light. Nice image, great expression and glow in the eyes! Lovely separation from the background!
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
Oceania (5174) 2014-07-28 5:41
Great pictures come with patient and skills. You captured this wonderful portrait at right place at right time. Her eyes seem like telling the story her whole life, very touching.
mcmtanyel (14917) 2014-07-28 21:59
For some reason, portraits are not my cup of tea. Probably because it is more difficult to catch people just right, like this photo does. Well done! The WS photo of the dish she's offering is interesting. I would probably give it a try.
claudeD (34364) 2014-07-29 9:28
another perfect portrait picture from the master of portrait pictures here on TE. Very good composition, perfect sharpness and clarity. You have chosen the detect title for this impressive picture. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
aliabazari (16050) 2014-07-29 20:40
Hi abmdsudi dear
This is a very good portrait. Look attractive and nicely detailed figures are shown. Very good resolution. Congratulations and thanks for recording this nice picture
ourania (34357) 2014-07-30 8:09
another superb portrait, full of spontaneity, intensity and interest. It seems that the lady has just looked up, her gaze is intense and mysterious, the fact that we don't know what caused it makes us rely on our imagination. I like very much the tight composition, her shoulder and scarf frame her face effectively and along with the warm light and fine definition, make her expression even more captivating. Dark and lucid reflections in her eyes are superb. The workshop picture has mesmerizing colours and surprising graphism. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ikeharel (60317) 2014-07-31 0:45
Yes, her eyes says it all, a special look she had given while saw you with the camera - a look I cannot decipher, but with a strong impression.
Well done photojob, you have the touch for taking portrait of many people - something I yet to learn, or skill myself to.
fritzi007 (7506) 2014-08-01 16:08
very good photo, a masterpiece, quality and information congratulate you!
willperrett (7630) 2014-08-03 3:03
What a portrait! It certainly is all in the eyes, and those eyes don't seem to be very happy to see your camera. Although on a second viewing, maybe she isn't looking quite in your direction. I note that this is shot on 200mm lens. I wonder how close you were and whether this is the full frame, or a crop?
siolaw (38292) 2014-08-08 4:14
Excellent portrait in superb light, with special mention for the shine in the eyes and also the well cropped tight framing.
I add it to my "Cambodian kroma" theme!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44964)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-19
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Cambodian Kroma [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 8:12