International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th each year across the globe. IWD is about celebrating the vital role women play in their families, communities and countries while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic achievement and gender equality continue to exist in the third world countries in particular. At the heart of every human experience is the desire to survive, prosper and to live without fear, hunger or suffering. To imagine how life could be better and then have the means to change it. Yet, everyday millions of people cannot fulfil their most basic needs, let alone attain their dreams or desires.
You probably won’t see this young woman road worker on TV or on the covers of magazines. Instead, she is one of the many women we meet in markets, on public transport, in the shops, in rural villages, on city streets. They are the everyday human landscape -mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues- perhaps sometimes overlooked or taken for granted whose daily struggles seldom capture world attention.
I am drawn to this very engaging warm face.
She deserves a much needed break and be with her child from the hardwork by the road side just outside the wall of Taj Mahal. But her eyes show glimpses of determination and the challenges she had probably gone through, the moments of joy filled with hope and pride.
Happy Women’s Day, my today's upload is dedicated to women all over the world and may they be a potential contributor in the development of their own family and communities.
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batalay (32860) 2012-03-09 19:59
I like very much this shot emblematic of International Women's Day. The young mother has a kind and love face with her very young child, a toddler. The colors of the scene are somewhat subdued and especially interesting than just very brilliant colors. You have done a superb job.
vishaal (987) 2012-03-09 21:01
A very strong image with a great depth in it because of the blurred BG. A beautiful capture of the woman and her child. Great sharpness and fantastic colors. Bravo !!
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2012-03-09 21:25
Hi my dear Abmdsudi YTH
Bagai mana? Di mana dihilang? Saya khawtir bangat.
An attractive shot as your trademark thema and style coming back! So impressive color presentation is remarkable. Perfect framework and exposure are as usual. Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
siolaw (37568) 2012-03-09 21:31
India is so diverse so one can not generalize situations, but some of the women there have it as bad as it gets... Even if she is not holidaying, this lady seems quite happy BTW!
Equal salary for equal workload is a basic human right and it is about time women get paid accordingly...
PaulVDV (15017) 2012-03-09 21:39
An outstanding contribution to International Women’s Day!
The determination and perseverance of this young lady in her difficult job in combination with the care for her child are symbolic of the actual position of women in society.
Very well composed, good placement of mother and child on the picture, good inclusion of the slightly bent tree and specially stunning colours.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (62328) 2012-03-09 22:38
Excellent portrait de cette femme souriante et de son enfant. Le cadrage et les couleurs sont superbes.Une photo parfaite pour ce jour particulier.
emka (58140) 2012-03-09 22:57
Hi Abmsudi, I haven't seen you for a long time. I saw many such women working an the roads, carrying heave burdens on thir heads and performing other hard works. Fantastic portrait, full of joy in spoite of everything
brianmcc (5536) 2012-03-10 0:27
this is a lovely informal portrait of a mother and her child. her expression is warm and tender. the colours of their clothing is also warm with the reds and yellows. a very well composed picture.
axiotea (21647) 2012-03-10 2:39
Nice to see you're back on TE :) with these touching portraits! She is beautiful and offered you a smile coming from deep inside! So sad to see her+kid living in the street and at the time you took this picture, I guess it was cold as well!
A good thought for all the women in the world!
BennyV (12767) 2012-03-10 4:16
Hi again Abmdsudi
A full & healthy smile, somewhat contrasting with the hands...a bit like bright colours of poverty. A strong picture for the occasion.
bayno (16195) 2012-03-10 5:31
A beautiful portrait and a beautiful smile for you, beautiful warm colors and a perfect framing with the right blurred to emphasize the subject, a good return...
have aq good WE...
siudzi (23879) 2012-03-10 6:58
What a charming post of this lovely scene. Excellent picture for celebrating International Women’s Day! Perfectly executed with superb DOF, saturation and exposure. Very well done and tfs!
saxo042 (31800) 2012-03-10 10:52
A very good portrait of this woman with her child. The colours are in a perfect harmony and the sharpness is also very good. An interesting note also!
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-03-10 12:58
Che ritratto, molto ben ripreso e perfettamente decentrato, con una splendida espressione della donna e del suo bambino a fuoco, e con lo sfondo sfuocato sintomo di una DOF eccellente. Complimenti e TFS.
Un caro saluto.
siamesa (27449) 2012-03-10 14:08
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Very beautiful scene .Thanks for the rememberance of the International Woman Day.
Splendid capture.Very good idea.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-10 14:12
This is a wonderful image on women's day. Like the smiling face of this young mother. She doesn't have a whole lot to offer except this charming smile which is priceless. The colors are superb and incredible sharpness. Very well composed.
adores (28210) 2012-03-10 17:16
Good portrait!I like their poses and the colours - really India! Seems the colours of the clothes match with the background. Good focus also!
nikkitta (5862) 2012-03-10 17:24
Great photo for this special day
Lovely composition of the smiling mother and her cute child
Good to blur the BG to add contrast
Greetings and TFS
People in India smile when they noticed the cameras, they are really very kind
gita (243) 2012-03-10 21:03
This is so lovely shot! taken with great care and so much of feel in it. The lady's facial expression is the perfect portrayal of mother's care that shows in her eyes. Thanks for sharing on IWD.
everlasting (13803) 2012-03-10 22:39
Hello Abmdsud nice to see you posting again and what a beauty to celebrate IWD.
I like their poses both the woman and her child, good POV and DOF.
yquem46 (32263) 2012-03-11 6:57
Glad to have you back with your excellent daily life street situations in Asia
Colorful, luminous, clear and expressive attitude
have a nice sunday
emilbo (20844) 2012-03-11 12:05
Vraiment bien choisie cette photo pour la journée de la femme. Un magnifique portrait de la mère et l'enfant. Ils sont bien mis en valeur devant un fond flou. Les couleurs sont tout à fait merveilleuse. Une photo digne d'un grand photographe.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
Ricx (13435) 2012-03-12 0:47
a superb and lovely smile.. such rich colours and tones.. the light just adding that extra sparkle to the image well posted. Ric
Cricri (86431) 2012-03-12 1:16
Un magnifique portrait souriant de la dame avec son petit bout, le cadrage et les couleurs sont magnifique, très belle image
kordinator (13411) 2012-03-12 2:03
Beautiful dedication to women.
I like this fantastic scene with lovely dual portrait.
I like smile on the woman face.
Extraordinary colors ad fantastic light.
danos (73974) 2012-03-12 3:08
very nice your contribution to the IWD with this native woman with her child to look at your lens with this smart smile.I like her colourful dress,as the clarity and the light management of the image.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-12 3:30
sono questi sorrisi a riempire il cuore di speranza per un futuro migliore per uomini e donne.
Bella immagine dagli splendidi colori, bravo
faubry (35335) 2012-03-12 3:52
what expression what smile to photographer, indian people is a nice people, always smiling
warm colors, naturel pose
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-03-12 5:38
The portrait is remarkably composed and produced, with the blurred background. The attitudes and expressions are very beautiful. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
cavli (1874) 2012-03-12 6:21
Very well composed, good placement of mother and child in the picture. I like here gazes and smile. you captured a very good desicive moment. tfs
danyy (0) 2012-03-12 6:58
comme ils est bon et beau de voir un joli sourire, il exalte le charme, l'amplifie, l'adoucit.
Une photo dans de bien jolies couleurs avec une profondeur de champ réduite qui donne beaucoup de relief à l'avant plan.
patdeph (35738) 2012-03-12 12:54
you couldn't choose a better portrait for this special day, with this women and her touching smile and her child looking at her.The colors are magnificent,very harmonious,and this is superbly framed.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-12 16:16
a beautiful portrait with very nice composition and details, the timing is superb, great POV and the realization is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Graal (88886) 2012-03-13 0:10
nice portrait of woman on 8 March - IWD. Pleasant smile on the face. Good note and photowork. I like it.
Have a nice day.
shevchenko (18243) 2012-03-13 2:12
Good capture to a young women and little child that resting under a tree, their colourful clothes are mainly sight attraction here, good daily life shot, distinct photo, well done.
josepmarin (55027) 2012-03-13 3:48
first, congratulations for your second anniversary here! Your gallery is really splendid.
As splendid is this wonderful portrait of the woman looking at the photographer while she gives us a beautiful smile, accompanied by her son, in a fresh, vital, kind image and with an excellent work with the field depth.
Light and colors are superb.
The result is a magnificent photo very adapted for the celebration of the IWD.
corjan3 (1879) 2012-03-13 4:57
A touching and appropriate note to accompany this beautiful image. She smiles despite the hardship reflected in her hands and her soiled clothes, and maybe she has some hope. Excellent image and social commentary. Well done and best wishes.
adramad (27552) 2012-03-13 8:33
A superb portrait of this woman on with her son, the scene is charming, with women in a time of rest, but the beautiful expression of his face, almost a smile, is like a ray of hope in the hard life.
The picture quality is superb and allows us to see detailed textures and small details, wonderful color and full of strength.
A fantastic job, which shows your good work.
Have a good day.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-14 0:24
Mother and child the most beautiful relation, indeed for the eternal relation, love of the mother.
Splendid portrait with excellent sharpness and clarity.
Compostion and presentation are excellent.
Nice photo job.TFS.
Waylim (22355) 2012-03-14 17:45
A good contricbution to Women's Day. In many part of the world women are under appreciated and not treated fairly.
This scene is also a bit heart breaking, she seem poor, perhaps begging and trying hard to survive on a day to day basis. Her warm smile is the main part of the composition, but even behind that smile we can see the sadness in her eyes.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2012-03-16 9:01
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating double portrait with fantastic smile for beautiful woman, lovely scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
aloyho (6705) 2012-03-16 23:00
I am supposed to fly to New Delhi today but due to flight cancellation by the airline I have to put the trip on hold.
Being sensitive to an important issue is one thing but being able to relate a scene to an issue through the lens requires good eyes and quick response. Here the atmosphere, mood and good technical handling are all able to beautifully and successfully portray your good intention. I still admire that smile despite all the odds. Great shot!!
kato (6767) 2012-03-17 17:50
You're capturing well this lovely family photo on the road by a good composition and excellent tone/clality, so it's interesting and impressive to see the mother's face of gentleness and smile. The child who escorts her is also lovely. It's a photograph which makes it consider that it is an existence which a mother wraps a child in love without reason, even the time of when.
mkamionka (24529) 2012-03-18 7:05
beautiful capture of a woman with child. It has a happy feeling thanks to the woman's smile.
Great colors, great shallow depth of the field.
Very well spotted!
claudeD (24173) 2012-03-18 13:08
Wow ! what an amazing fotojob. I like this portrait picture very much. Exçellent colors and perfect sharpness. You did a great job here having the chance to catch the laughing of the women which is simply amazing. Very well done.TFS.
With regard from Luxembourg
RhodieIke (9207) 2012-03-24 22:59
Hi Abmdsudi, What a wonderful photo of mother and child for International Woman's day. Love the colours, the lady looks like she has been working very hard but her expression shows she is content. As you say in your informative note she is proud Mother and doing her best. Skilfully captured managed and presented, Have a good week ahead, Cheers Iain.
macjake (39227) 2012-03-25 11:52
Yes, we can certainly see why you would want to photograph this beautiful woman. Her face is warming and welcoming, but its the colors that attract us immediately, even the child has a colorful arrangement.
positive daily life scene, and with Cultural influence.
jusninasirun (17138) 2012-03-30 15:55
Salam my friend.
This is such a fine pose of a smiling lady and her kid for IWD. You are right about this everyday scene and how genuine is her smile in this composition. Perfect control of DoF in keeping the background shallow and pleasing to my eyes.
jmdias (45790) 2012-04-19 7:09
incridible how indians can be so natural and nice models, a people from here would be facing the camera or in a not natural pose. very good details and excellent framing. a portrait full of life.
delpeoples (44904) 2012-08-14 3:19
What an uplifting photo. The colours are so rich and well-rendered. And the smile on that lady's face is worth a million dollars. And her little boy is so cute, I like how he looks away from the camera and his mother looks directly at it.
Congratulations, have a lovely day
mirosu (5509) 2012-11-10 3:15
Absolutely beautiful photo. I like the excellent soft light and beautiful colors. I also like the nice details which focuses my attention on the woman with the small boy itself. Really beautiful wonderful portrait. Well done. Have a nice weekend.
ourania (12367) 2012-11-26 10:37
this is a marvellous portrait of a courageous young woman, a happy and proud mother, confident in what she can accomplish with her own hands for the benefit of her family. I love her warm and generous smile in spite of her obvious weariness. She's excellently placed in the curve of the tree trunk and her little child clinging to her is so sweet. I love the lighting and the warm colours. The people's isolation from the blurry background puts this lovely relaxing moment on focus. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26233)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 19:40
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