Shot at Amber Fort in Jaipur yesterday. She was sitting there... waiting. Her posture, her dress and the distant look on her face... made for an interesting capture.
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danielswalsh (13599) 2004-09-26 23:20
Another nice shot my friend.
In this shot I feel like you have captured more the tradional dress, then the lady wearing it. I like the detail you have captured- as I find most Indian garments are, very intricate & detailed.
benny (631) 2004-09-26 23:26
Mezrci pour ce genre de photos!
Super beau et bien cadré, et tellement naturelle cette pose, bravo!
sohrab (7439) 2004-09-26 23:51
very nice, but it seems like you'll have to be more careful while post processing. see near her head and her feet especially
take care :)
Catli (550) 2004-09-27 0:41
Great portrait, very natural looking. I like the posture and teh expression of the old woman. The dark BG is very effective as she becomes almost luminous with all those colours on her clothes.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-09-27 1:57
Wonderful capture Avishek, especially so with the dark background against which she rests. I did a workshop to bring out a bit of the detail of the arch behind her, for better or worse. I liked that detail, though it is not essential for this image, which is finely composed and executed. I'm not certain to what Sohrab refers in his comments, but perhaps you'll have a conversation with him so we can find out. Fine work once again.
Olga (927) 2004-09-27 3:51
love the portrait! you made it so well, with her beautiful dress appearing in full glory. was there that dark or you added the dark background in post-pro? how did you manage to take such a close picture without distracting her from her thoughts?
flydragon (0) 2004-09-27 4:21
this is a GREAT portrait for me
everything i perfect for me ,o)
simple but beautifull
and the détail , the sharpness
verry good work
oochappan (16582) 2004-09-27 5:15
Avishek, this is an outstanding portrait, perfectly framed in a classical way, the only and best way as you could catch the whole person with all colors coming out from the shade, without shame I would say, this is work from a pro with a strong personal view and a personal approach appropiate to the subject, art photographie from a real photographer not distracted by clichés you give a amazing masterpiece of Indian culture doing so right to your own country. Thanks.(to my Fav)
I bet that Sohrab has a TFT-screen.
Gand (6) 2004-09-27 6:32
Well seen and composed Avishek!
Excellent view and very good exposure. Wonderful frame also.
jhm (144158) 2004-09-27 6:55
A splendid portrait of this woman, a amazing masterpiece, perfect of colours, my congratulations Avishek.
hispic (9652) 2004-09-27 7:39
Great portrait! dignified face with elegant dress in amber colour. I like especially this yellow in dark background. Excellent fine work.
clodreno (0) 2004-09-27 8:06
One of the best image I have seen on TE.. I love the pose, the background.. Very nice Avishek..
RGatward (20062) 2004-09-27 8:39
Very fine portrait of this elegant lady, look slike she didn't spot you, though you must have been pretty close. nice work.
naxius (16685) 2004-09-27 12:58
I like this portrait Avishek, I like the colors, the posture of this old womand and the light. Very good.
bip-bip (1837) 2004-09-27 16:24
Very intense pix, you well captured the feeling of the woman.
A very good job !
Luko (14000) 2004-09-27 16:48
hoo, great portrait Avishek, main features are for me the dynamics of her position, though she's apparently motionless, the leg of her sari draws like a wave in the picture and this matches very well her -tad dramatical- look away in the distance.
I would advise a different PP for your pic as I could see a softer light and more muted tones (slight desaturation) to enhance that kind of old world quality picture. A bit too sharp for me also, this image would accomodate with more softness.
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-27 17:05
what a madonna! the compo is excellent and very strong!
elihesamian (26149) 2004-09-28 5:30
A great shot,I like it,not a flat portrait,with a beautiful & simbolic/traditional clothes and a nice pose of her,...nicely captured,...I like,also the black background here,excellent work you did,Avishek.
Carma (2440) 2004-09-28 15:02
She looks so so proud and vise. You catch her character I suppose.
The colours are so great, so clear. Black beckground gives some teatral note. Beautifull!
manny (21833) 2004-09-29 3:19
Very very good horizontal format portrait. The angles were cut very cleanly and the colors are outstanding. This, certainly, is your BEST shot. I like it very much. A favorite!
ChrisJ (104093) 2004-09-29 3:37
Another superbly composed & framed portrait.
maciekda (19895) 2004-10-02 5:12
excellent picture Avishek, very good composition and perspective - shooting from the level below her created a great effect, bravo.
and greetings from Delhi ;) i am leaving tomorrow, so tired ;)
joseelias (0) 2004-10-08 8:47
Fantastic image! The tight frame is just perfect because it centers all our attention in the lady but still does not become claustrophobic.
If I had to suggest something would be to apply a descrite soft focus filter in order to get a glow effect on the lady, especially in the clothes. But this would be just a different interpretation an not a improvement
scalerman (26900) 2004-10-13 16:26
the pose is perfect. Wouldn't change a thing.
Paker (2650) 2005-02-22 13:38
againts that black background she and her dress look stunning. Is this how it really was?
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-04 13:23
:) I like the way you have named your P I C T U R E S !! Nice shot of this lady sitting magestic in her own way!!
gelor (3229) 2005-08-07 3:24
Beau portrait qui semble cependant provenir du studio... Merci pour cette belle photo.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-12-06 6:32
Wonderful portrait;excelent use of natural light.
-thanks for sharing-
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-12-06 6:36
Shakespear (636) 2005-12-06 6:52
Lovely shot. Like the paly of light in the pic, especially with the bg going absolutely dark.
Cheers & TFS
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-06 18:03
it's a beautiful portrait for her sight and pose!
Perfect your composition.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-05-24 12:30
Beautiful portrait. Rajasthan is one of the most colourful places in the world and this lady is no exception.
Thanks for sharing
Vasa (16816) 2007-12-18 16:24
Thank you Avishek for this beautiphul portrait. I see it like oil on canvas. Greetings from belgrade..... Branko
bernardec (2235) 2008-10-15 13:05
I like the difference you shot, between the eyes of the woman (angry ... no quiet at all)
and the position of her body (cool, young modern..)
very interesting picture about the contrasts...of life!
yquem46 (38750) 2009-05-15 13:12
I dont think I've ever seen your gallery before but I'm glad that I finally did not miss this one
I like the attitude, the colors of the costume, the light, the dark BG ...!
Just great. Shukria
- Copyright: Avishek Chakravarty (avis2avis) (4264)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 24 mm F 2.8
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-26 23:12
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