If you know me you will know that I cannot resist a portrait.
She was working on the road on the way to the Kumbalgarh Fort. The original is in the WS I am not sure which I prefer, the tighter cropping extenuates her nose-ring I think, and you?
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yquem46 (38750) 2009-03-03 6:23
I prefer the one without cropping Elaine, but just a matter of personnal taste
Top quality image and me neither i cannot resist to a good portrait
Thanks and regards
rlrad (1845) 2009-03-03 7:09
And I like the tighter crop as it pulls the lines in her face and that absolutely incredible nose ring forward. I like those details better than the colors of her shawl and the slightly bright exposure of the workshop, which I find distracting when I compared the images side by side. I might have used the shadow and highlight tool a bit to pull the shadows from her eyes and to tone down the bright sunlight on her face, too. I think it is a fine image as it stands, though, and congratulate you on a job well done!
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
omerozden (1259) 2009-03-03 7:29
very powerful portrait!
she looks very deep.
you captured very nice skin tones.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-03-03 7:53
Hi Elaine excellent point and colors a prefer the one very powerful portrait with tighter crop Excellent frame and colours!
Thanks for sharing and regards
leo61 (0) 2009-03-03 11:52
I like the posted version more than the original.Here are more fine details to view at her face, and I like her nose jewelery and it`s shadow.Excellent lightmanagement!!
pauloog (11747) 2009-03-03 13:33
A portrait that is not only very well made, but also informative about India.
Sharp, well matching colours and I like the close cropping.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-03-03 22:45
beautifull and impressive close portrait. Good cropping, good sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (38526) 2009-03-04 15:09
Very straight and strong immpressive photo indeed.
Brave cropping has much impact. Congratulation on your great Job !
Best regards and thanks for sharing,
RGatward (20062) 2009-03-04 21:19
Hi Elaine, really fine portraits you're coming up with these days, and this is the first time I've noticed you#ve bought a nice new bit of kit. Have you tried the HD video yet?
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2009-03-05 0:16
Hi Elaine, how're you doing? Hope, you are well. Meant to give you a call a long time ago, as far as I'm concerned I want to catch up with you.
This is a fantastic portrait of a beautiful lady, very detailed photo in which you managed the light very well. I actually don't know (yet) which one I prefer, the WS one or this one.
I see you have a D90 now, do you like it?
tinamunk3 (6408) 2009-03-07 23:53
I'm glad you couldn't resist :o)
D90...new camera again?
Prefer the cropped version and love the details of that beautiful nose ring...and the ear ring and the scarf makes a great frame.
Hope you are fine.
vincz (19113) 2009-03-08 3:59
Top qulity image.Freat detail quality on her skin. I like very much the matural framing coimg with her shawl around the face, The red is working so well with her skin tone. Great one.
Angshu (56740) 2009-03-10 4:22
Very difficult to choose between the two, yes in fact this cropped version highlights the nose ring. Good skin tones which show the effects of dry winter...yeah I like this closer more intimate crop…fine portrait!
Waylim (25444) 2009-03-25 12:39
This is a very nice cloouse up portrait, you signiture and your style, No one does portrait so well like you do. Lovely details, so much charactor and historiy in this face. All intimate details are shown here. Such a hard life for some of these people but at least they seem happy most of the time.
Poet (354) 2009-03-26 8:15
What a beautiful portrait. Very nice of color and sharpness. Well framed. It's a great pleasure to look at it (her).
And thanks for the compliments at my pictures :-))
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14710)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: India - for business and pleasure
- Theme(s): Devimeuxbe's favorites women portraits [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 6:00