This image is one of my favourites. It's of a woman that I met in a small village outside Jodhpur. She invited me inside her small cottage for a cup of chai and we had a great afternoon together.
It was the first image i posted here on TE and at that time I knew absolutely nothing about editing.....well, obviously it's not much better now, but I have tried to change the brightness and done some burning - but it's still not good. I'm not sure what to do, so if somebody can tell me exactly how I should change it I will be very happy.
I have up-loaded the original under Workshop.
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fabio_ts (13696) 2005-11-05 4:30
Ciao Tina one more time a great shot from you, ..her expression is really evocative and full of pride... beautiful work, BRAVA++
nice week end,
Luan (12971) 2005-11-05 4:41
I've missed the original one, it's a beautiful picture, her sari is colorful. I like the scene you have caught and her face expression.
gelor (3233) 2005-11-05 5:14
Lors des premières publications nous sommes un peu maladroits. Merci aux membres de TE... L'image en plus grand permet de mieux apprécier et c'est le cas ici. Une belle image pleine de vie et de couleurs. Merci pour le partage. Gérard
Albrecht (11281) 2005-11-05 5:33
What a beautiful daily life scene. Good colours and compo and interesting to see such a place and woman.
Looked at your galery and there are realy some beautiful shots. Compliments.
Take care, Albrecht
mrcrow (3993) 2005-11-05 7:14
hi tina..dont know what the original looked like but this looks fine..i did some post processing on a w/s but i have run out of allowances for today
i just added some more contrast and such..not a lot..just enough to suit my tastes...sort of crisped it up.
ALSOM (6616) 2005-11-05 12:56
I like this version much, more vivid colors & sharpness. Colors again are beautfiful and very nice daily life capture. Thanks for sharing, Al.
gaby (19819) 2005-11-06 0:27
Hi Tina good morning - I remember of this first image - this version is 100 % better and sharp and tones excellent -
Have a nice synday
frozenjazz (303) 2005-11-06 7:05
I am sorry to say that this one is overdone, compared to the original. The bottom right of the image looks strange, so I checked the original, and I understand now. The can, especially, looks as if it was blend in the ground :)
I don't really know what you have done to this part, but there are some hightlights (burnt) parts that we should not try to correct...
This is just my opinion, however... :)
I would love to see the original photo, but in 800px size, and try to do a workshop on it.
Besides the editing problem, the image in itself is really great! I love the colors, I just regret that her dress is slightly cropped on the right.
bibiweb (8) 2005-11-06 12:11
Isn't it great to see the progress you've made in photo editing in just over a month? I also have quite a few images that I posted in my early TE days and that I should work on again and repost.
This is another wonderful portrait. I really like the way you have of taking pictures of people with a larger framing that show us the environment they live or work in. Beautiful colors!
have a nice Sunday.
prumod (8300) 2005-11-07 5:58
it's a beautiful indian daily life shot... i remember many shots of henk jacobs and calude reanult here...
nwoehnl (122) 2005-11-07 13:45
This is a fine illustration of the progress you made here on TE, Tina. Comparing it with the original, the crop is only subtly different but much more stringent, and also the size and different post-work you did came out not too bad. I think the major issue is that you already lost some detail in the overexposed areas of the original, and it is usually impossible to restore it with software - at least it is a lot of tedious work. This is why I usually underexpose my photos because it is always better to have the details preserved and do any necessary brightening later on in the software. Oh, of course the portrait of the woman sitting by the simple oven is a lovely one, I like the vivid colors of her dress and her friendly look. Easy to understand why you love this photo so much :)
bboss (3578) 2005-11-07 13:55
I rerally like this shot, you have captured this woman perfectly. Her gaze is so powerful, and great to capture a little of her daily life in there as well. I remember your previous version was rather small, and this is so much better.
You have done a good job with the post processing, there are no 'mistakes' to correct, all else is a matter of taste. As you obviously feel it could be better I have tried a ws for you, just to try playing with your image a bit. I dont feel my ws is any better, just a different flavour. what do you think?
starbug (6924) 2005-11-08 14:40
hi Tina, I don't think there's anything wrong with the colours or the light, the colours are great, well saturated, lively and the composition works best here, I have to check the original but to me it's a great picture, I love the woman's expression and her pose...
Shakespear (636) 2005-12-24 21:23
A complete shot !!
rushfan2112 (2965) 2006-02-26 3:02
Hi Tina, don't change a thing about this shot. It's as good a piece of travel photography as I've ever seen. Paul.
Floydian (30970) 2006-04-24 17:44
I played for 20 min with one of your favorites, and put it in a workshop.
Hope you like it ;-)
imrek (4) 2006-04-27 5:47
Very well captured portrait...excellent colours and sharpness... and I like that light...well done!!!
- Copyright: Tina Munk (tinamunk3) (6408)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): India, December [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-05 4:25