The northern Garasia Jatt, just a stone's throw from the Pakistani border... relatively untouched as my Anthropology professor friend in Bhuj told me - quite truely...
They live by the sea, in the desert, in reed huts, with dirt floors, but will offer you their beds and tea in true hospitality. Pictures are a different matter since they are Sunni Muslim. This lady was in a cooperative demeanor with her best gold and silver - by the evening light.
ISO at 100 and focal length at 70.0mm.
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Morac (27723) 2008-04-06 11:33
Good evening Caleb,
It is each time a real pleasure of discovering a new photograph of your India portraits.
As each time I will say to you “superb”.
But what do you want that I say of other?
You have there matter to publish a superb book.
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-06 11:34
Wonderful warm light you got here with a more than interesting woman in front of your lens. I't's that light in combination with her beautiful clothings and nose ring what makes this one very good. You must have tones of images that worth posting for...keep them coming.
scroller (3445) 2008-04-06 12:52
A beautiful portrait of this woman.
Colours and light is stunning.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2008-04-06 14:29
Hi Caleb, Just surfing a little bit on TE again, and as you're in my favorites, of course I come across this exquisite portrait. You were very lucky with the evening glow here, or probably it's not even luck, but you simply went for it.
This light turns everything into gold, and beside that, she is a very beautiful woman with gorgeous brown eyes, and her nose ring is echoed in the necklace as well. Beautiful indeed.
aurora_borealis (333) 2008-04-07 1:48
The light in this picture is magnificient and makes the colours of the dress stand out beautifully.
A very nice portray, Caleb.
everlasting (15190) 2008-04-07 22:48
Its the light here of course that makes her even more interesting. A lovely warm glow with all that delicate silver-ware.
arnabchat (7233) 2008-04-08 0:13
ethnic designs and patterns, all in jewelery and apparel. a good portrait taken before sunset. you are so good at it.
greetings from Trieste,
stevesaba (8163) 2008-04-08 7:59
Beautiful shot! I always love this kind of light. And what a stunning array of colors and adornments. She has a wonderful expression. Interesting notes too. Great work, cheers,
zmey (7335) 2008-04-09 3:51
an interesting cultural potrait with nice ethnographic detail. i'm just wondering if, judging by your model's forehead, the sun is not hitting her eyes too directly :)
warm regards and TFS
Mistral (15402) 2008-06-09 11:11
apart from the quality and PoV of the image and the stunning colourful clothes of the lady here is that warm light of late afternoon that give the mood; the mood of a place out of the world in the far Gujarat border.
miketelemark (2785) 2008-08-21 2:14
AMAZING portrait! Wow!!
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 11:18
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