At Kompong Phluk, during the dry season, you can walk, riding bike, etc. But on the rainy season, they are filled with water, that's why they build their houses so high above the ground.
Then I saw this girl, a natural beauty :) riding a bike then just stopped there unconscious of me taking picture of her :D
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Miks (1717) 2006-08-28 14:54
Nice everyday scene AND portrait photography. The DOF is spot on: we get to see the scene but she stands out nicely. The sharpness is quite remarkable for a snapshot. I guess the 17-85 is a pretty good lens. Maybe I shold consider and upgrade.
anyways - well captured!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-28 15:24
A beautiful portrait, Cessy.
I like her expression, her attitude. She has a beautiful face and I like her hat.
The surounding looks interesting. I like the decent blur of the background.
She has a good position inside the frame.
rewshearer (682) 2006-08-28 17:03
An excellent candid pose, are you sure she didn't know you were watching??
Good DOF and great metering, colours and levels are just right.
That bicycle is fantastic!!
flydragon (0) 2006-08-28 18:27
j'aime les tons brun de cette photo
et ce regard en arriere est charmant
natural beauty ;o) pour sur elle est
tres belle cette jeune fille
j'aime aussi la pate de cette photo
bravo une tres belle image
roamermark (1590) 2006-08-28 19:45
Hi Cessy, I love the clapped out old back and the nonchalant pose of your subject. You are fortunate with the clothes she is wearing as well...nice eaerthy tones that blend well with the background colours
singuanti (15250) 2006-08-28 22:30
Hi Cessy. I think it helps that there's enough focus that we can still make out what is going on in the background rather easily while keeping the sharp focus on the girl and her bike. She doesn't seem to be paying you any attention, which amuses me. tfs Cessy.
cbrman (21645) 2006-08-29 1:47
J'aime beaucoup cette image. Tout y est brun ! Le bois, le velo, la peau du sujet qui a gardé un air naturel. La composition est très bonne. J'aime la mise au point et la netteté impecable sur le sujet !
hizbul (171) 2006-08-29 2:09
She is posing, isn't she? ;-) nice compositions Mbak, thanks for sharing,
tjanze (5674) 2006-08-29 3:59
I like girl position on photo.Good rule of third.
Rusty bike without brakes,give great effect to photo.
Good light and beautiful warm colors. Regards!
siolaw (38074) 2006-08-29 11:08
Good compo and capture of very nice expression, well framed,fine colors and DOF with BG bokeh
nwoehnl (122) 2006-08-29 13:27
Very nice candid shot, Cessy, she is really pretty and I like her attitude and the contemplative pose looking towards the outside of the frame. The framing is well-made, too, placing her in the lower right area and showing some village context in the rest of the frame. The DOF turned out well to set her apart from the background. Good one, I like it.
getg3 (149) 2006-08-29 15:52
Another brilliant shot of the daily life in a village. Lighting is wonderful too.
tcht (7565) 2006-08-30 6:08
Beautiful portarit. The geometric background especially appeals to me, as it matches the textures of her clothes. I like your framing too. Also nice to see someone behind her. Good shot, Tfs.
indoka28 (5237) 2006-08-31 7:02
Very well taken photograph..very natural expression from the girl..One question is there seeing your pic..how does she stop the bike..there is no brake in the bike..only one brake lever on her left handle but with out the chord...
john_c (24662) 2006-09-01 10:35
A timeless capture, with good lighting and good sharp focus on the beautiful girl. She definitely is not posing, and her relaxed appearance is enhancing to the overall scene. I like your framing and cropping work here, with the poles holding up the houses emphasized. Well captured.
bettstetter (199) 2006-09-01 17:05
This is another master piece of Cessy! Nicely sharp in the front and blur in the back.
ChrisJ (95080) 2006-09-04 7:22
A wonderfully pensive look captured here & a superb daily life scene. Good use of a shallow dof, with excellent fg sharpness. Bagus!
faubry (35405) 2006-09-09 6:28
hello cessy, very beautiful scene!! natural, il like the background environement, beautiful moment!
pboehringer (770) 2006-09-10 20:26
Yes, you are right ... a natural beauty, completely unware of you with your camera and of her elegant gesture and light being. Good framing of the main character and interesting composition with the pillars in the background.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-09-18 4:33
nice shot, I thought she was on her mobile, but no, very good clear shot of her and the blur is very nice indeed, well done
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2006-10-12 2:36
I like the daily life scene. Greats colours
fleurdaubergine (85) 2007-05-20 17:36
Je touve cette photo magnifique. La pronfondeur de champs est parfaitement réussie. Les couleurs sont harmonieuses et cela ressemble aux ambiances du début du 20 ème siècle.
J'ai parcouru tes pages et franchement, félicitation pour la diversité de tes photos et leurs qualités.
Bonne continuation, cordialement
- Copyright: cessy karina (cessy) (13647)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20 D, Canon EFS 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 5 days in Siem Reap
- Theme(s): 5 days at Siam Reap, Cambodia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-28 14:30
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