Bhirindiyara – A small otherwise non descript place in Guajarat, which attracts flocks of flamingoes in the winter in the shallow lakes which form from the rains
In order to go to the villages in Rann of Kutch, one has to take permits from the permit office located in Bhirindiyara. During winter, the queue of tourists swells up added to the ornithologists & bird watchers.
This Meghawal lady was applying cow dung on the walls of a mud building adjacent to the Permit Office. Notice the big golden nose ring she’s wearing!
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Mistral (15402) 2012-04-19 5:39
As usual an excellent image from you, dear Angshu.
I know this area quite well and people here is fantastic!
A smile for you!
dale54 (8538) 2012-04-19 6:17
angshuman hi.what a great people shot,look at those colors!very clear too,like the look on her face.good light management too! tfs! dr
danos (100894) 2012-04-19 8:20
nice the portait of the old Meghawal lady with her golden nose ring to dominates the image and the be the eye cacher of it.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
Vato_Law (12732) 2012-04-19 10:40
beautiful portrait of this old lady and her nice crafted scarf.
She seems either focused on something or sad as her eyes and mind seem not to be there.
I think you went well for a tight composition here as the contrasts of light were very high judging by the few things, aside her, we can see.
As something you could have worked out I note here some reddish tones on her face which you could have tried to avoid.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-19 10:47
Ola Angshuman ,
Belo retrato desta senhora de idade , bonita a textura do seu vestido vermelho , gostei muito do detalhe do brinco de ouro no nariz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-04-19 11:04
Hello dear Angshuman,
I think that this is a great portrait! You captured a very interesting subject in a lovely expression, you had a great timing, and you captured splendid colors.
The quality is excellent, as usual.
Congratulations and TFS.
holmertz (56223) 2012-04-19 11:15
This is a fine portrait with stunning colours. The light was obviously difficult and must have necessitated a careful PP, the end result of which is amazing. Every detail of the woman's face is perfectly captured.
By the way, why the need of a permit? Is it due to the proximity of border areas?
pierrefonds (68925) 2012-04-19 17:03
You have captured well the serious expression of the woman. The point of view is showing the details and colors of her clothing. The late morning light is giving vivi colors. Have a nice day.
Graal (103036) 2012-04-20 0:15
good portrait of old woman. Amazing big golden nose ring. Fine details of skin and patterns on red costume. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-20 0:30
Un beau portrait "sans concession" de cette femme au visage marqué par les ans mais qui garde toute son élégance avec cette parure de nez qui ne passe pas inaperçue et ce beau sari coloré.
Nicou (146864) 2012-04-20 1:28
quel portrait avec ce bijou sur le nez quelle dorure, sueprbe le beau voile rouge fantastique cpatage intime et tout en douceur superbe.
bravo et amitié
faubry (35447) 2012-04-20 3:12
Amazing photo with this close up portrait, superb traditional clothes;
josepmarin (58359) 2012-04-20 5:30
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a superb portrait of this woman with the big golden nose ring, and with the vivid colors of her garment, which provide a great chromatic power to your composition.
The image is very sharp and we can see perfectly the wrinkles on the face of this old lady, as well as the beautiful drawings of her clothes.
It is a magnificent work, and it wasn't easy.
delpeoples (59186) 2012-04-20 5:42
This is a wonderful portrait, so close, so well-composed. You're very brave getting so close, I would be scared that the lady would tell me to get lost.
Amazing colour and definition, I can account for every pore in the lady's skin. Superb, congratulations.
mohammad_H (10052) 2012-04-20 5:47
Wrinkles that years of experience and tasted hot and cold days. Stiffness and pain in her foot up and not working. His face resolute and strong. Good resolution. And Sari gets the attention.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-20 5:56
Wonderful portrait of this traditional woman.Very nice POV and great expression.Excellent frame,too.Very nice job.Very well done!
Have a nice weekend,
ChrisJ (116676) 2012-04-20 6:42
Superb shadow detail with the oe bg enhancing, rather than detracting from this splendid head & shoulders portrait of the old woman attired in a bright red sari. Perfect sharpness & framing. Tfs!
pajaran (63506) 2012-04-20 6:52
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimka dame u narodnoj nosnji sa zlatnikom na nosu.
Dobra ostrina snima, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Mnogo kultura u svetu i obicaja.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good text with the given data ...
Good shot ladies in traditional costume with gold coins on the nose.
Good sharpness record, display contrast and beautiful colors.
Many cultures and customs in the world.
All the best for the weekend.
Didi (60590) 2012-04-20 9:32
Interesting tight frame on the old lady who have a natural attitude, sharp composition and good use of the lights.
abmdsudi (56348) 2012-04-20 9:58
This is impressive portrait as she looks in thought full of feeling and does convey a depth of emotion with her intense expression which is so apparent. Excellent focus on the warm facial features plus her shiny nose ring sure to invite viewers to explore and i like the catch lights on her eyes too, But i love her over powering red head cover that trigger our sense. What an achievement here!. But my only niggle is that, the background lighting I feel is a bit too harsh to my liking, but thats only my opinion.
Great capture and TFS
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-20 10:42
very beautiful portrait of the old woman, even if I think there is a little bit too much sharpness.The colors are superb, and I like her pensive glance on the side.
Fis2 (102426) 2012-04-20 12:43
A very curious face.
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice weekend
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-20 23:59
This is another amazing portrait with the colorful head cover in tight framing. I like the woman's expression and how well you have metered the exposure.
kiks (12739) 2012-04-27 5:18
Impressive de detail of this photo. I can even see the porien on the face of this old woman. And the expression is verry intens. You handeld the difficult light very wel.
COSTANTINO (67370) 2012-05-05 23:48
characteristic portrait of this old lady
excellent contrast between the red dress
the expression of her face is very sympatic
a shot that describes too much...
have a nice Sunday
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon SX 120 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 5:16