The second shot of these ladies carrying these massive bundles of grass straw on their heads helped by using poles as you can see, I find it amazing how they carry these heavy loads on their heads, like in Africa too. My previous shot you can see here
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baba_flies (8829) 2009-08-22 8:58
Hello Wanda! I cannot even hold a book on my head for more than 10 seconds so imagine these women and what load they carry around but maybe it is healthier than on their backs but I am not sure either. She seems to enjoy your attention, a friendly smile between women. Welcome back, you have been away for some time. I hope you had wonderful days ... Have a great weekend, Barbara.
Gerrit (43775) 2009-08-22 15:13
mooi portret van deze vrouw met de grote baal stro op haar hoofd. De focus is niet helemaal lekker maar de kleuren zijn prachtig.
bukitgolfb301 (33746) 2009-08-22 16:11
Hello my dear Wanda
What a nice portrait shot! Quite impressive moment and very good framework, and her smile is very attractive.
Sharpness is a little of lack, but it does not matter.
Congratulation on your good job !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice Sunday !
wolf38 (29818) 2009-08-22 22:30
Hello Wanda. A successful Portrait, and at the same time an exotic photo from the world of the work. An ideal close framework. Very beautifully. Regards, Wolfgang.
TravelerNL (3011) 2009-08-24 14:10
Amazing indeed what you see women carry on their heads around the world. Was she posing for you or walking by and seeing you with your camera?
Beautiful composition and good colors in the shade.
It looks a bit unsharp though.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-08-24 15:28
Excellent colours in this portrait! And the face of the girl looking at you is amazing too!
hispic (9619) 2009-08-24 20:28
Nice portrait though it seems a little bit soft focus. I like her smiling friendly to you. Green of her shawl is a nice match for luminous yellow.
InasiaJones (30738) 2009-08-25 0:39
Hey! This is a privilege you had, as women in India doesn't collaborate a lot when a guy is trying to shoot them... :-P)
While the Padaung women are "stretching" their neck, this one might have a couple of crushed vertebras...
It's obvious here that your interaction with your subject was excellent, leading to this great and sincere smile that echoes all up to her eyes. Close cropping makes the scene feeling intimate.
Next time we go in India together, I will buy you a sari; you would probably look terrific in it, as long as you don't pick an all black version... :-P)
Have a great day Wanda!
subhendu_bagchi (24413) 2009-08-26 7:54
you have taken the portrait of a woman carrying a massive bundle. At the same time her smiling face looks great. Perfect focusing. Framing is nice. Great to see. Tfs. Have a nice day.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-08-27 0:03
A very nice portrait, full of beautiful colours and above all, with a great atmosphere.
The woman is so friendly, looking at you with a big smile on her face.
I am impressed because she is so elegant while carrying such a big load!
quillo (11850) 2009-09-22 11:05
Espontánea y natural, una foto con buen
encuadre y bonitos colores, me gusta mucho
la sonrisa de la mujer.
Felicidades Wanda por el retrato.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14654)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The WOMEN in the work. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-22 7:57