I'm posting my 600th photo today and to celebrate it, I've chosen a portrait I've taken in Nirona, during my last trip to Gujarat. During these years, I've learnt a few things about photography and about the world, but I've also made lots of friends here and had the chance to meet some of you. Hope to meet many more! Thanks a lot to you all and keep posting!
This is another photo taken in Nirona, a very nice small village near Bhuj, in the Kutch District. Largely affected by the earthquake of 2001, this area is famous for the handicrafts made by the locals. Some of them are really artwork and a good way for the locals to get some money. This woman was one of several who were selling handicrafts to the few tourists that visit the village.
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ciakgiak (30403) 2012-04-25 15:06
solo grandi complimenti per il tuo 600° post, un ritratto splendido, con una meravigliosa espressione della ragazza, colori bellissimi ed una qualità al top.
Un carissimo abbraccio
emilbo (22108) 2012-04-25 15:39
Toutes mes félicitations et bien choisie cette magnifique photo pour ton 600ème. L'homme est très intéressant dans ses habits aux couleurs traditionnelles. Belle qualité d'image et bonne saturation.
Bravo!... et bonne continuation,
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-25 19:16
Wow, 600 posts and this is a beauty with which to do it. Sharp, beautiful colours, wonderful facial expression. Love it!
rmajum (1081) 2012-04-25 22:34
congratulations for 600 photo presentation to this forum. This one is a good portrait, colourful,one for the album. The expression is captured well, nicely managed light.
SnapRJW (26914) 2012-04-25 22:44
Hello Ana - Who would not be enchanted by the wonderfully colourful clothes this lady is wearing? I like her pose with all her bangles nicely displayed, eye contact is good too. Congratulations on your 600th post which is colourful and eye-catching and a perfect celebratory image. Warm wishes Rosemary
Glint (5989) 2012-04-25 22:45
congratulations on your 600th post.It's a great choice. After her bright clothes, the thing that counts here are her smiling eyes. So beautiful.I like your low pov and the way this allows this charming woman to be framed by the building.
here's to your next 600.
wolf38 (29804) 2012-04-25 22:47
Hello Ana. Exotic India. Decorated woman in traditional dress. Here you show a very beautiful and above all natural looking portraits. Interestingly, the direct gaze of the woman.
Congratulations of the 600th Photo on TrekEarth.
emka (68480) 2012-04-25 23:39
My congratulations for your 600 posts. Beautiful portrait of the Gujarat woman in her fantastic colourful dress and jewellery. Excellently composed photo.
For me also, the personal meeting with other Trekkers are very important and the memories of our Lisbon meeting are precious to me
annjackman (16763) 2012-04-26 0:37
This is a splendid 600th post - congratulations. I enjoy the uncluttered background so that we concentrate on the portrait. Very fine detail in her face and the bright colours of her clothes stand out against the grey floor and walls. Expertly caught.
Kind Regards, Ann
papagolf21 (81580) 2012-04-26 1:09
Très beau portrait de cette femme au doux regard, vêtu d'habits régionaux.
La posture est parfaite. Félicitations pour cette 600e publication.
La qualité photographique est bien présente.
ChrisJ (93344) 2012-04-26 1:11
The woman's colorful attire contrasts starkly against the rather drab grey wall & steps around her. Good sharpness & a nice diffused light. Maybe I would add about 5% yellow if a skylight filter was not used. Tfs!
patdeph (35746) 2012-04-26 1:23
congratulations for your 600 post, and for this superb portrait of a beautiful woman.I like her smile and her proud glace, and the colors are splendid.
yquem46 (38054) 2012-04-26 1:30
A very nice portrait of this smiling lady with sparkling eyes and in her daily life typical clothes from Gujarat to celebrate your 600th here on TE
Bravo for this one, your gallery and your involvement in this site
Sergiom (50426) 2012-04-26 5:16
Un très beau portrait. Il faut avouer que ce costume est magnifique et que la dame le porte fièrement . Un beau regard intrigant qu'elle porte sur le monde.
cornejo (25439) 2012-04-26 5:24
Oi Anna, meus parabéns pelo seu post 600 e eu quero que você seja muito mais. Eu gosto deste retrato interessante desta linda mulher. Muito bem composta e executada com técnica e qualidade. Trabalho muito bom e bonito, parabéns meu amigo. Tfs.
Boa tarde e fim de semana feliz.
Com os melhores cumprimentos e melhores votos.
jjcordier (70459) 2012-04-26 5:30
Félicitations pour cette 600ième photo sur le site! On admire ici la beauté des vêtements colorés de la femme, belle et fière. Très bonne lumière et très grande qualité d'image.
abmdsudi (36232) 2012-04-26 8:27
Congrats on your 700th, an impressive image to mark your day.
The viewpoint and framing is superb in soft natural lighting and the exposure is just right as the eye is drawn to her gorgeous glowing colors of her sari. This is great portrait, strong eye connections and fine contrast. A happy shot indeed and very elegant. Congrats, TFS
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-26 9:18
Parabéns por seus 600 publicações, emocionante e de qualidade muito boa. Você optou por celebrar este dia com um retrato brilhante. As cores e detalhes de roupas, são interessantes e bonitos. As cores são realçadas pela parede cinza. A luz, cores e nitidez são excelentes. Bravo.
lgir (6673) 2012-04-26 10:12
congratulations on the 600th with this beautiful portrait with beautiful colors.
bema (26205) 2012-04-26 10:19
congratulation from me too for this striking picture and you jubilee with 600 Th postings here at TE!
thanks for sharing this beautiful portrait, looks real nice!
have a nice week, see you soon, un abraco Bernd
subhendu_bagchi (24341) 2012-04-26 11:10
Congrats Ana, for your 600th post, and in such occation you celebrate with a nice and colourful portrait shot. Excellent composition and brilliant light with crisp sharpness. A superb one indeed. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
axiotea (21649) 2012-04-26 11:42
First of all, congratulation for your 600th post ;)
You've chosen a good portrait of a Gujarati woman for this occasion. It looks like she did not mind your camera and seemed amused. The flash allows to see well the details.
Wish you all the best ;)
ourania (22660) 2012-04-26 11:52
a marvellous portrait with a well chosen backdrop and superb and very effective lighting that offers great clarity and beautiful colours and at the same time allows the glance, personality and beauty of the lady to glow. She looks like a very confident and fascinating person who trusts you completely. Thank you! I'd like to congratulate you for this great photo and the other 599 of your lovely gallery. I wish you many more travels and pictures!
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (33706) 2012-04-26 17:59
Hello HOLA my dear Ana
Great straight portrait shot!
Very attractive and fresh image with sharp and clear description. Nice light contrrol under the unsuitable situation. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good last working day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
delpeoples (50621) 2012-04-27 3:57
Ola dear Ana
Congratulations on your 600th photo here on TE. You make such a wonderful contribution and today this photo is no different. Its quality and subject are stunningly beautiful. The skintones, the sharpness and the expression on this lady's face are superb. Parabens dear friend and I hope to see you here for many years to come.
francio64 (38256) 2012-04-27 12:11
Hi dear Ana,
congratulazioni per il tuo 600th post.
Altra bella immagine dal tuo viaggio in India.
Un buon portrait con dei colori che rallegrano la scena.
TFS! Have a nice WE.
Ho acquistato il remote control "RR80", per la Fuji HS20.
La prossima settimana proverò qualche scatto in posa B.
Ti farò sapere presto sui risultati :))
vasilpro (40687) 2012-04-27 13:07
A superb portrait to celebrate the 600th post on TE, congratulations and TfS! Great photo!!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
bebbetto (12) 2012-04-27 14:02
What a beautiful portrait.
The expression of the woman is sweet and delicate.
chrisvek (6997) 2012-04-27 16:38
Interesting portrait of this traditional woman of India.Very nice expression on her face.Wonderful tones.So useful note with the given details.Perfect job.
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-04-27 21:55
first of all, my congratulation of your 600th posted pgotogtaph.
This portrait of this lady is stunningly beautiful. Fantastic executed image with amazingly beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, great POv. Perfectly well done.
I like it a lot.
All the best and have a nice WE,
ikeharel (48218) 2012-04-28 1:56
A most magnificent portrait, the smiling face expression, colors, her pose and the colorful Sari with accessories.
Most impressive, well done on details, and the orange tone dominanace is exquisite.
Bom fim de semana,
josepmarin (57267) 2012-04-28 6:10
Olá, amiga Ana,
con esta foto has alcanzado la cifra de 600 presentaciones aquí. Parabéns!
Y lo celebras con otro espléndido retrato de una mujer india, que has realizado con una gran nitidez, y donde los vivos colores de su vestido proporcionan una alta calidad cromática a la imagen.
Es un trabajo fantástico.
humayun (2913) 2012-04-28 6:46
GOOD PORTRAIT AND GOOD SHARPNESS.......
NICE IMAGE I LIKE IT.
Nard (6967) 2012-04-28 7:11
Splendid portrait for your 600th. The quality is really excellent and I like how the colors stand out the grey environment. Her smile is quiet and we can feel she is proud to be photographed.
eldancer1 (23039) 2012-04-28 11:51
Congratulations on your 600th post and it is a great post. Awesome portrait and wonderful colors with good saturation. Sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
holmertz (34489) 2012-04-28 13:35
Congratulations on 600 pictures. This fine portrait deserves celebration. The woman poses well with steady eyes and a self-assured attitude. Her clothes are nothing but fantastic. She is sitting in a place which may not be very charming but it has pleasant, neutral colours that don't distract and the light is soft and mild.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-28 15:53
first of all congratulations for your 600th post and zour beautiful collection!! You choice a splendid portrait for the occasion, the composition is very nice, superb colours and details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bayno (18340) 2012-04-28 20:43
beautiful girl in traditional clothes, wonderful colors and definition at the top, congratulations for your 600 th post...you could not have chosen better, she seems pleased by your attention...
have a good day...
Didi (53239) 2012-04-29 0:08
Bonjoir Ana que j'adore :)
Une belle 600ème.
Un cadrage parfait aux riches couleurs pimpantes
danos (80863) 2012-05-02 0:23
congratulations on your 600th upload photo with this excellent portrait from the native woman.I like the excellent light and colour management of the image with the details to are superb.
Have a good day,Danos
sacimar (25971) 2012-05-03 8:17
enhorabuena por tu 600 imagen! has escogido un retrato llamativo en color y composicion, me gusta la expresion de la mujer, bien visto,
everlasting (14195) 2012-05-04 1:45
What a beautiful image to celebrate with. she poses so naturally for you. Congratulations on this milestone
JFS (32457) 2012-05-07 22:59
Glorious shot to celebrate your 600 post! Explosion of color that stands out with the gray stone, lovely smile of this beautiful woman. My compliments!
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-05-09 7:36
Congratulations on your 600th post. You have shared with us many wonderful pictures and thanks for sharing them in TE. This is a nice street portrait with fine expression and beautiful details. Love the colors and the natural tone in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.
aliabazari (10516) 2012-05-09 19:12
This picture is very beautiful and well-documented.
A good combination.
SWEETFREEDOM (20798) 2012-05-10 23:23
wonderful portrait, great colors and details.
fds (6914) 2012-05-15 7:25
i licke very very much this is very beautiful portrait with fantastic orange and red colors
Angshu (53962) 2012-05-15 21:02
Congratulations my friend for this fantastic achievement!
I have enjoyed seeing your pictures, your themes & I especially like the way you look at my country....your daily life pictures from India are excellent!
This is no exception....a fine portrait from Nirona! I somehow get a feeling that I have met her when we went to Nirona as well!
Keep posting my friend & keep us enthralled by your pictures!
nikkitta (11086) 2012-05-22 19:28
Congratulations of the 600th Photo on TE!
And congratulations for the beautiful indian capture of the charming woman with traditional and colorful clothes
Beautiful eye contact
Congrats and TFS
mvdisco (17474) 2012-06-02 7:58
A very nice portrait and congradulations for your 600 posts,
good tone of colors and light in a sharp presentation,
Nice details and nice saturation of colors,
very well taken and done.
jmdias (50319) 2012-06-25 2:57
muito belo este retrato, as cores das vestes típicas desta mulher fazem um bonito efeito visual e seu sorriso leve é muito natural e se casa bem com a compo. linda foto, tecnicamente e artisticamente perfeita.
bornav (452) 2012-06-26 1:54
This is a remarkable photo of yours. I'm glad that this lady posed so well for you, the rural folk in India are usually shy to pose. The clarity and sharpness in this photo are also equally good! Infact, your entire series on Gujarat-Daman is brilliant.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-07-30 4:19
What I have always envied is a portrait done in a natural way and without poses. You did a great shot where the person maintains a normal attitude and selfless. Very beautiful coloring that is part of local folklore and 'very good POV. Thanks for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
Wanda1 (14654) 2012-08-09 1:30
A good clear and direct portrait. I like the way she is sitting and her shining eyes. The soft light is pleasing and so are the bright colours of her clothing. Love to see all her bangles covering her arms too.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-17 20:53
Her colors are brilliant and fabulous against the neutral stone, but it is the expression in her eyes ~ an unusual air of self-confidence ~ that really attracts my attention.
A beautiful portrait, Ana ~ well done.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (32648)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/5 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-25 15:01
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