This was a close up street portrait of an ordinary Rajasthani in enchanting Pushkar. I was on the prowl for photo opportunities before sundown around the vibrant Lake Pushkar and had observed her from some distance for she had the most colourful outfit. I just simply couldn't let the photographic opportunity pass me by really.
Not a pretty shot by any means but she has provided me with the best ingredients that I love best in portraiture; her natural expressions full of life and charm certainly does make her more appealing and standout shaded by soft warm glow of the late afternoon sun.
This was a quick grab using 300mm lens with aperture full opened.
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carlo62 (26630) 2014-02-19 6:23
un bellissimo sorriso immerso in un trionfo di colori, fantastico.
Un meraviglioso ritratto, l'espressione della donna è la stessa che si può avere guardando questa foto.
Romano46 (16576) 2014-02-19 6:42
rirtratto coem al solito molto bello sia per il soggetto che per taglio e ripresa.
Un'altra delle tue eccellenti opere nelle quali la cura del colore e della ripresa hanno un peso preponderante.
Ciao e buona giornata
Fis2 (81402) 2014-02-19 7:30
I like frame, colors and light.
Good sharpness and depth.
PaulVDV (20231) 2014-02-19 7:39
With the scarf at both sides, you allow the lady a certain intimacy while you still capture her beautiful smile.
Nice with the blurred background in completely different colours than those of the subject.
Best regards, Paul
claudeD (30073) 2014-02-19 8:46
I have said many times that you are the master of portrait shots and I can say again for this wonderful picture. Perfect composition, excellent sharpness and the expression in the face of the woman ... simply amazing. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (36273) 2014-02-19 9:03
For such a quick shot with a 300 mm lens the sharpness is impressive. From what I can judge from this angle she has a beautiful face and she is also smiling very nicely. I wonder if somebody told her something funny or she was aware of your camera and felt flattered.The light pastel colours of the background match her sari remarkably well.
pajaran (47670) 2014-02-19 9:22
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak sa tele-objektivom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lep portret.
Lepo ulovljen trenutak sa lepim osmehom na licu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view ...
A good shot with a tele-lens ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful portrait.
Beautifully captured moments with a nice smile on his face.
Good evening and all the best.
Kamilutka (8075) 2014-02-19 9:40
very pretty close up and lovely portrait of young woman. The way she looks slightly down and smiles delicately is very charming. The pink veil adds more feminine atmosphere to this photo.
This picture is full of beauty and warmth. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing!
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-19 9:58
a superb portrait with attractive composition and warm lights, great sharpness and clarity, suggestive photo work,
rychem (18665) 2014-02-19 10:13
What a beautiful portrait of a nice young woman, nice smile and beautiful head dress, great photo
yquem46 (38378) 2014-02-19 10:16
An excellent expressive close up portrait of this smiling lady
delicate light and colors for this intimate view
bravo, all the best
chawax (18359) 2014-02-19 10:58
Nice portrait of this beautiful woman. The bokeh is very nice, the colours are excellent.
jemaflor (79784) 2014-02-19 11:28
excellent close up and portrait, nice light capture on the face, beautiful colors for the clothes, tfs.
Royaldevon (25852) 2014-02-19 12:06
I think these candid shots are so difficult to take without upsetting or offending would-be models. You have got is just right! The lady looks perfectly content and relaxed, whilst the soft colours surround her, framing her face with radiance.
A lovely composition with just the right amount of sharpness.
My warm regards,
ourania (25320) 2014-02-19 13:43
a very appealing candid portrait, a simple and tight composition that feels rich and rewarding. Your long lens has given a fine sense of naturalness and intimacy and it seems that the charming lady is smiling for a compliment you 've just made her:) The light has a wonderful effect on her skin tones, the great colours that frame her face and the luminous backdrop. The tight framing was a bold choice that worked superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
chrislo (4149) 2014-02-19 14:10
This is a beautiful and stunning close-up and you were wise with this particular shot to have her look away from you. I like her shy expression and the smile on her face. The colours are superb, and give a real sense of warmth and character to the picture. The focus is also superb. A truly great shot.
Silvio1953 (114821) 2014-02-19 14:24
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of beautiful woman, fantastic smile, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adidas5nb (4364) 2014-02-19 19:11
great profile portrait here.like the expression the colors and the texture of the pic.
elenimavrandoni (14127) 2014-02-19 20:21
the way the light falls on the face creates a softness in color and in expression...the eyes lowering is simply natural and very attractive, it shows the beauty of the heart!!
jjcordier (72503) 2014-02-19 22:23
Joli portrait de cette femme discrète au sourire charmant. Joli effet de couleurs créé par le sari et l'arrière-plan.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-19 23:59
Can't get enough out of this wonderful picture. Lovely emotions.
Subhogen (4063) 2014-02-20 1:05
Very charming portrait of a beautiful Rajasthani girl. Like the way her smiling face and her bright pink attire stands out against the soft colours of the blurred BG. Great timing to capture her warm smile. Lovely moment captured, nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-02-20 1:47
What do you mean, not a pretty shot? I think it is charming Abmdsudi. Beautifully framed and softly lit, I like this very much. Warm regards Rosemary
willperrett (5584) 2014-02-20 4:40
Gorgeous colours; great momentary expression caught (an embarrassed smile: did she know you were photographing her? I guess not, with your 300mm at full extension!); lovely shallow depth of field, concentrates our gaze on that face. You say "not a pretty shot by any means": can't see why you should feel that. Even compositionally, it's sound, with the 3 vertical planes (background, face, headdress) complementing each other.
Oceania (4462) 2014-02-20 7:32
She is looking down, a little bit shy. You captured a very nice portrait with her natural expressions. As always, the colors are inviting and beautiful.
Graal (94974) 2014-02-20 10:14
another nice portrait. Good presentation of face from profile. Pleasant smile, nice colors and DOF.
Have a nice evening.
mirosu (12222) 2014-02-20 17:59
Beautiful smile, beautiful face. I like how you used the light here. The colors on haed cover and the skin are perfect. I like portraits when they are not over processed and this is NOT. Framing/cropping and comp is perfect, really nice shot.
Very well done.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-20 22:56
Gorgeous, love the colours, close crop, natural pose,
krzychu30 (15258) 2014-02-21 0:45
beauitful portrait and I think a happy moment in her life captured.
The close-up,the way you framed the scene as well as so lovely blurred BG makes the portrait really successful.
I admire your work here!
Cricri (100093) 2014-02-21 2:56
Un très joli portrait pris de profil, un doux visage souriant, j'aime son voile rose qui illumine son joli visage, belle réalisation
eldancer1 (24603) 2014-02-21 7:14
You may think that this is not a pretty shot but it's very powerful portrait of this lady who appears to be full of vigor and happiness, I love it! I like the tight cropping with great lighting and wonderful happy colors. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (34809) 2014-02-21 8:13
This superb portrait closeup profile of this woman, showing a very pleasant half smile, the vivid colors of her veil, gives a great impact to the composition.
Great colorful natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good weekend.
siudzi (31591) 2014-02-22 10:28
Love this portrait picture a lot! Your creative cropping made the view so interesting and eye-catching plus the pastel tones which were perfectly saturated gave a wonderful visual result. Bravo!
COSTANTINO (50464) 2014-02-22 21:36
Hello dear friend
the title of the shot explains everything
the shame is something lost in our days
you took perfectly this shot from the
best point of view showing details
of her face in a particular way
have a nice Sunday
Didi (54637) 2014-02-23 7:13
Yo are a good expert in portraits
Nice one here, the lady has an humble natural attitude
Good selective DOF setting
subhendu_bagchi (25055) 2014-02-24 3:41
namaste, an excellent side portrait here. Like your framing. Love the depth created here with that bokehed background. Superb colour tone too. Very good framing. Tfs.
patpatch (1377) 2014-02-25 7:24
An another beautiful picture.A splendid portrait and a very nice smile that gives us happiness and like a ray of sun and light for all day (the weather is rainy and cold in France).
This picture is very attractive and the colours (a splendid red) are beautiful.
Have a good day.
SWEETFREEDOM (21508) 2014-03-01 23:31
great close view, i like her natural expressions and details.
Waylim (24938) 2014-03-08 16:20
Seeing this beauty, I already forgot about the heart breaking scene I saw in the last one.
Love the color and that gentle smile and beauty.
Indrasish (2695) 2014-05-16 3:25
Excellent shot here.. I like this wonderful portrait.. Also like you close up view and the expression of this woman.. Superb image quality and nice color tone too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (38674)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 6:19