In a small village outside Jodhpur, I met the husband of this woman. He had been looking at me playing around and taking photos of some children. After a while I sat down to relax with the children and the man came over....and shortly after I found myself sitting in the kitchen of his cottage, helping his wife cutting vegetable.......I was invited for lunch :O)
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bantonbuju (51815) 2005-11-20 3:41
hi tina, a lovely classical composition presenting a woman and her home surroundings; great exposure control;
very very nice image;
have a nice sunday, jerzy
Paolo (41230) 2005-11-20 3:43
Hi Tina, beautiful image.
with beautiful colours and light. good focus too.
tityop (6225) 2005-11-20 3:47
Très belle realisation et très belle rencontre humaine.
La femme ne semble pas très a l'aise devant l'objectif mais son repas semble delicieux.
Les couleurs sont très belles, j'aime la façon dont les objets sont disposés.
Bravo et merci pour ce partage.
Darren (6823) 2005-11-20 3:56
Hi Tina. Nice shot here. I think this is about the most appropriate focal lenght you have chosen, I like how much of the surroundings we see. Colors are nice too. A couple things I wouldn't mind being different. First, she is sort of just sitting there, as if waiting for you to take your shot. Had you shot her while she looks more active in her cooking, it would be better for me. Also, I find it a little bright overall, bringing down the brightness a bit wouldn't bother me at all. Nice shot Tina.
Furachan (0) 2005-11-20 4:03
Lovel scene well rendered, gorgeous in some ways. I do agree 100% with Darren's two points about the woman posing" and the need for a darker look overall, but I would still go with the full two pearls of jade.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-11-20 4:21
composition, colours are perfect
i like it a lot
summersun (4978) 2005-11-20 5:42
nice atmosphere inside this little house, I like the fire burning and the vegetables look good !
the lady doesn't look very happy but the colors of her clothes are very photogenic.
bullabulla (3488) 2005-11-20 5:46
Great shot Tina!
the colors the atmosphere teh fire everything is here to create a beautiful picture
everlasting (15496) 2005-11-20 5:52
I know its difficult to get a natural pose sometimes and that people feel that have to sit up straight as soon as a camera appears, but for me this doesnt distract from this scene and your note makes it complete. I love the details that we can see in her kitchen, the simplicity of it all, and the recurring pink around the wall and in her sari. Not too mention that the subji looks inviting.
Salil_B (737) 2005-11-20 9:51
The image is amazingly sharp. You have given a common enough scene a powerful presence.
gaby (19819) 2005-11-20 14:57
Tina good evening - fantastic and very very great shot - Perfect compo with many details - great capture
don_narayan (2014) 2005-11-20 20:07
Hello Tina. Good composition and colors, although her expression is a bit bland... unlike her cooking I am sure... she looks like she isn't so comfortable in front of the camera and maybe the next time someone is like this, pretend to take the photo, keep the camera in the same place and then turn your head to look at something else, she will most likely look at what you are looking at then you shoot and catch her with a more natural look. just a suggestion...
arindam_thokder (3987) 2005-11-21 10:08
WOW, what a nice daily life of Rajasthani woman you captured here. I like the color of her dress, the communication between you and this woman is very clear here. And the dalais of the small utensils. Everything is just perfect here and kept well for you.
*** How was the lunch?....
sandip (3492) 2005-11-23 10:36
this is really a good one from your Gallery.. i could not much in your gallery earlier and i must say i have missed this one..
she has given a pose for you certainly.. i can now think it is a made-up image .. cos this lady does not seem to very much attentive to her work.. may be her hand is in the vesel but she does not looks there , she looks at you.. and there i feel a bit problem.. this could have been a good documentry of a daily life photograph if she would have ignored you... but she did not.. i dont know why, but it has some points which could have been overcome..
may be my personal idea.. u can judge it better..
fireflyz (2097) 2005-11-23 19:38
I love the settings here, combined with your beautiful composition makes this photo very special for me. Her expression could be better but I know how hard it is sometimes to get the expression you want. Wonderful photo! Cheers,
Luan (12971) 2005-11-24 5:13
She seems to cook some vegetable curry, yum, yum. Nice catch Elaine, very good scene. For an indoor picture, the expo is good, I guess you have used flash.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-28 4:44
Your galery is really splendid. Beautifull work. Thanks for sharing with us.
Difficult to choose one picture. But this one is beautifull for the interestind daily life subjet. For the colors also.
t0mmm1 (5442) 2005-11-29 4:42
very nice experience that you share with us. And you have captured this moment really fine. TFS
ishai (4097) 2005-11-30 7:17
It looks like a curry ( am I right)
I like the way you captured her in her kitchen ( it looks very simple and small)
The fire flames add to this wonderful daily life of a women cooking in the cottage
Ishai (im hungry now)
apazevedo (5469) 2006-02-20 18:22
Before coming to see this one I saw several others of your gallery, Tina, and also read your notes. This photo tells a lot and it is, indeed, an excellent daily life scene to show us. Good work!