This was the shot in Tagong 'cowboy' town looking for suitable subjects and stumbled across this scene, group of Khampa women browsing the stall. And one thing came to mind; colors me blind !! and here's what I call 'bold' passionate warmth of colour and their priceless expressions.
For Khampas women red seems to be the dominant colour, perfectly contrasting with their thick black hair, rosy cheeks, ornamentation and jewelry. For very practical reasons, are an essential part of their lives and culture.
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ourania (22900) 2013-06-18 12:56
the colourful costumes make this daily life scene look exotic and extraordinary. You've rendered it with superb depth and sharpness and framed it in such a way as to give it intensity and make every sigle detail attractive. The interaction among the ladies, the emergence of their personalities through their expressions, the group dynamics (and maybe your presence too) could stimulate the viewer to create a story about them. I love the interaction of the colours too. The dark backdrop sets them off in a delightful and fascinating way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Glint (5993) 2013-06-18 14:25
these are knock out colours and knock out ladies indeed! I like the reds and the stripes of the women's blouses. Pity that all we can see of one of the women is the back of the head as I find it a little distracting. However, this is a bild and bright image and it has added value with the woman in the centre looking directly into your lens.
drt100 (2039) 2013-06-18 14:57
Great China people photo. I am not sure what the fate will be of these ethnic groups in China. Great to capture images of them while they still exist. Thanks for posting !@! drt100
Periko (1905) 2013-06-18 17:50
What I like about this photo is that the women not posed, but they were surprised, apparently.
pajaran (45627) 2013-06-18 22:33
Dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na gospodje u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good text ...
Nice view of the ladies in traditional costume ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a great day, all the best.
mcmtanyel (8327) 2013-06-18 22:39
Composition is great here. Colors are superb. I love the expression on the leftmost woman's face.
Graal (94194) 2013-06-18 23:20
nice portraits of three women. Good captured scene. Interesting palette of colours. Fine report about the daily life in China.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (70629) 2013-06-19 0:00
Une bonne présentation des costumes particuliers de ces femmes Khampa. Une prise de vue spontanée et de belles couleurs.
Royaldevon (24420) 2013-06-19 1:09
You notes explain this photograph so well.
I have to agree, the colours are outstanding but, then, so are the expressions, particularly the central lady! They all show up well against the dark b/g which, for once, was in a photographer's favour.
The back of a head is the only distracting part but, because of the rest of the shot, we can live with it!
Have a great day,
Schnappilic (9682) 2013-06-19 1:40
Your triple portrait is fascinating. Fine expression with a lot of color. Well done!
holmertz (34775) 2013-06-19 3:01
More rosy cheeks and more stunning colours. The brightness of the red, pink and orange headdresses is enhanced by the dark background. I like the direct eye-contact with the woman in the middle.
I know that when taking this kind of pictures you can never be in full control of the situation. The woman we see from behind stepped inside the frame a bit unfortunately. It could have been an option to crop the left third, but then we would have lost the fascinating face of the other woman to the left. A hard decision.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-19 3:16
Superb portrait shot of these 3 women in their traditional customs and best fineries. One of them must have seen you, as she looks surprised in your direction. Vibrant colour hues and fine sharpness. well done
danos (80977) 2013-06-19 3:25
nice the portrait of the native women as we can see their colourful dresses.The colours are really fascinating with the quality of it well captured.
Fis2 (79890) 2013-06-19 4:52
Next interesting "trio" portrait.
Romano46 (15808) 2013-06-19 4:58
mi sto gustando il tuo viaggio in Cina che mi sembra sia incentrato più che sul paesaggio, sui ritratti degli abitanti delle varie regioni.
Anche in questa hai colto un insieme di personaggi nmolto particolari nei costumi e nell'aspetto che si fanno apprezzare sia per le loro belle spressioni, molto ben colte allo stato naturale, sia per i colori dei loro abiti.
Ottima la nitidezza e ben dosata l'illuminazione.
Un lavoro fatto con grande perizia che ha portato ad un eccellente risultato.
Cioao e buona giornata
dkmurphys (44761) 2013-06-19 6:42
Another attractive everyday scene. I like the strong colors of their clothes and the captured moment. Well done.
rychem (16574) 2013-06-19 9:48
Very nice spontaneous scene, a great variety of designs and colors, I like the makeup and the expression of these women
nikkitta (11230) 2013-06-19 12:50
First thanks for your helpful note, second a colorful ( what other word is possible? ) capture of the interesting women
The almost black background helps with the contrast
Like the different expressions of the three women
Greetings and congrats
Concerning the pink of their cheeks, I copy what I put in a note about women from Tibet
It has long been obvious that various mountain peoples are specially adapted to the thinner air and reduced oxygen density of their home regions; this means that low oxygen levels and the high altitude air produced a very special skin tone
kato (11148) 2013-06-20 3:42
You're capturing well this three women with peculiar colors by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see women wearing traditional red stall and colorful clothes, and putting the ornamentation and jewelry. It seems to the consciousness to beauty peculiar to a woman.
williewhistler (11332) 2013-06-20 8:13
Hello Abmdsudi, with the three ladies well placed against a dark BG it`s a lovely candid triple portrait, the gorgeous colours of their clothes and headware are most attractive.
The direct gaze of the lady in the middle is almost worth a portrait on it`s own.
A terrific piece of photography.
Kind wishes Les.
Silvio1953 (111284) 2013-06-20 9:43
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely trio, nice expressions, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
yquem46 (38142) 2013-06-20 9:50
Colorful and perfectly exposed
A good report on this remote part of the world
eldancer1 (23174) 2013-06-23 12:44
And they seem to wear the colors very proudly. Lovely expression on their faces with a hint of smile. The colors are wonderful and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
adidas5nb (4099) 2013-06-27 3:54
lovely 3 shot giving an insight into the tradition of that place.great colors and focus.
Angshu (53990) 2013-06-28 3:42
A fascinating candid shot where their facial expression is one more than a thousand words and seems to tell a picture that you caught them unawares! The colours especially the shades of red are fascinating! As I look more I see starkly different facial expressions on their faces...good triple portrait work, this!
adores (32738) 2013-07-03 16:04
A very good portrait! I like their colourful clothes and the expressions, but their red cheeks are really eye catching. The one in the middle seems a little surprised with your camera:)! Well captured!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36472)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-18 12:02