This lady was performing some rituals on the sea front of the famous ganga sagar fair held this winter a few days before.she giving me sweet smiles,daunting stares and sometimes even making faces at me.but at a certain moment of ritualistic offering she had to loudly chant some mantras.She said that she could barely open her eyes due to the glaring sun.her face had assumed such a form due to the innumerable rituals she had to perform and long and difficult to pronounce mantras to chant.But this expression on her face suited my liking to a very good extent.the framing was purposely done to leave out the steel plate placard she was holding,so as not to drive away attention from her face.Hope you all like it.
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ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-17 9:40
That's a nice one Aryaratna but had the lady opened her her eyes...
Good framing and fantastic exposure
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2008-01-17 11:12
A super portrait, moment stopped perfeclty the picture itself is full of colors and details.
ktanska (25655) 2008-01-18 4:37
Intensive impression. I like the strong red colour. India has a lot of colour. I also like the placing of steel plate on the corner. Works as an extra focal point but doesn't take away attention from the woman.
photographer123 (6246) 2008-01-18 8:15
red made this shot little good..but I want to know to saw ur shot,#1..what she is doing?(Not from the note)#2.I dont like her close eyes..#3.careful about technical qualities of the shot than color frame.to some extend frame help to present ur shot,but at first look after the main shot..#3..sharpness is little poor and color correction should made carefully...any way well tried...and try to make story with the shot not with the note..best wishes...bapidada