This old woman...up close and personal.
A few posts back, i had her picture in a wider angle, with her prayer beads. I thought that was it. But when I wen through her other photos, this one particularly touched me in a very serene way. She has this look that speaks volumes. Her eyes, the lines on her face, the quivering of the mouth, the wind-blown gray hair...each of these has a story to tell.
A very beautiful old Tibetan woman...read her stories through her face.
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nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-18 0:11
Ah, there she is again, Manny. A beautiful portrait of her lovely wrinkled face, with her sparkling eyes looking right at you. The DOF is right on spot here, and the blue tones in the back also complement her red clothes in a fine way. The side light works nicely, too.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-11-18 0:27
Hi, manny (was TE off too for the day in Thailand?).
yes, you must have been happy to catch her in a more expressive note after your first frustrations that day.
I keep thinking how different people, with different country histories, respond to the onlooker, relating again to your thai galleries (checked Pbase too, BTW).
I actually find that what is coming from your pix is actually all the pain and duress we will never know, nor guess exactly the depth of.
letjen (832) 2004-11-18 1:14
Very interesting object
I assume you used a wide aperture by looking at the blurry background
I'd have given more space on the right part to get a 1/3 composition, or I might have used vertical format for this pose
Zepi (22848) 2004-11-18 2:15
Très beau portrait Manny,le piqué est toujours remarquable sur vos photo!J'aime particulierement le regard et le grain de la peau ici! Les couleurs sont très belles aussi!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-11-18 2:55
Manny, I don't know what to say, of course all the technical bla bla, but the face is so beautiful, and like you say, her look is so great, and her face so beautiful and so mild.
You controlled the DoF so well.
This one is gonna go into my jewelbox, Manny.
Thnaks for sharing
ChrisJ (97974) 2004-11-18 4:34
Superb portrait with great use of selective focus (dof). Excellent lighting & sharpness, which has brought out the varied textures of the womans wrinkled face.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-18 5:55
very good pic here, I like the pose and the dof here, very good work and natural, well done
eleparc (24063) 2004-11-18 6:30
a striking portrait Manny! I love it all! the very decided gaze looking straight at you, a great blue BG, an excellent DOF and POV...all is decisively pleasant and nice!
she is a beautiful woman ideed!
jhm (139236) 2004-11-18 6:56
My compliments for this portrait Manuel, the face of this old lady is fantastic of sharpness, the colours really, the earrings its certainly of gold. The eyes and the mouth its is formidable made Manuel.
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-11-18 9:09
I like this one Manny!
She is beautiful and I like her expression and eyes, she looks very friendly.
You have great clarity and details her to bring out all the fine lines in her face. Good colours and light. Excellent DOF.
clodreno (0) 2004-11-18 9:41
nice portrait manuel.. Very nice.
The colors, the dof is perfect.
Nice expression too. well done.
papagolf21 (86186) 2004-11-18 18:00
Admirable prise de vue Manny, là encore vous avez su capturer ce regard qui semble avoir vu beaucoup de choses (bonnes ou mauvaises).
L'angle de prise de vue est parfait, le visage ressort magnifiquement sur ce fond flou.
Vous maniez votre nouvel appareil avec maestria.
Une prise de vue pleine de tendresse de la part du photographe (il y a une complicité muette, mais bien présente dans cette photo).
andreineamtu (466) 2004-11-18 23:19
great portrait, colors and depth. the expression of her face is very 'alive'. the title you gave is well inspired
RGatward (20062) 2004-11-19 9:55
Yes, I agree with the note. You don't need to know much about the history of Tibet to know that she's lived through a lot.
everlasting (14618) 2004-11-19 15:00
This is excellent Manny, going directly into my favourites, Just so well composed and sharp.
christina (2040) 2004-11-22 17:34
Nice capture of a sentivitve old fsace. The DOF work well here, helping to focus on her. Well done!
tuffellow (546) 2004-11-22 23:41
Unbelievable shot. Technically, everything looks perfect. I really think that the perfecting touch that makes this shot outstanding is the bright red clothes and the blue background - this combination of bright colours really makes this shot come alive.
michel_r (1118) 2004-11-30 0:13
wow again. she's most beautiful. I do not feel her serene actually sounds somewhat worried to me... very very nice. Thank you Manny.
Janice (4403) 2004-12-04 0:22
What a dear and beautiful lady, you have captured her magically. Thank you for sharing.
drow (85) 2005-01-08 1:58
Beautiful subject and photo. I especially like the blue background against the red clothing.
faubry (35405) 2005-01-27 9:28
i like old face who are had a long life! good colors and skin grain is very good you are a very great artist!
cmarino (2488) 2011-06-28 4:47
Perfect portrait. Looks like she is right here in front of me. Superb.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Portraits, trekks' favorites 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-17 23:51
- Favorites: 5 [view]