This is the second picture taken at the end of Camel Festival - the first was posted last year- a shot not from a studio session or she did not pose for me. This was an accidental shot, a rare opportunity in fact and unplanned when TV Crew members from local station were busy filming a scene for commercials at Thar desert. This photogenic model posed far too long. was too absorbed and paused momentarily in the process. Few burst of shots followed in quick succession from some distant and managed to steal few good shots at 1/100sec hand held.
The setting sun casted some wonderful soft low warm light over the cold desert and I was fascinated by ambient, the mixed of natural and diffuse artificial lights coming from the supporting strobes. I would have loved her to be at a more appropriate spot in the composition but this was simply beyond my reach in such a situation where there was no luxury of time to have a proper framing.
I guess, at times it's only natural that we win some and lose some!
and we can't always have what we want...
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Noel_Byrne (21392) 2013-06-08 7:19
I actually love her position in the composition, there is something very appealing about her rainbow of colors taking up that space in an otherwise empty void, and I feel it makes her colour stand out even more wonderfully. Her glance to the side is very appealing too, almost mysterious. As she wears such rich colours, and materials and jewelry, it makes me wonder who this woman is, a princess perhaps? Beautiful shot, thanks as always for sharing.
jemaflor (81314) 2013-06-08 7:39
great portrait, interesting colors for the clothes and attitude of this lady, well taken, perfect light and sharpness too, tfs.
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-06-08 7:57
I like the way you capture this portrait photo.First of all she wears really fabulous and colorful clothes,whach makes the shot so attractive,especially against completly white backdrop.Another thing is the way you framed the scene and how you placed (off the center) the woman in the shot.
Magnificent and expressive shot!
Romano46 (16580) 2013-06-08 8:04
questa tua foto colpisce immediatamente non solo per l'ottimo ritratto nel quale ad una nitidezza eccellente si accoppia una bella espressione del soggetto, ma anche per i ricchi colori che lo stesso espone sia negli abiti che nella bigiotteria con la quale si orna.
Particolarmente bella anche la scelta di uno sfondo del tutto neutrale che valorizza ulteriormente la figura.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
kabel (1595) 2013-06-08 8:06
Hello Abmdsudi, wonderful portrait. Such beautiful color and sharpness. Her glance to the side actually helps the portrait. Excellent,
jhm (135758) 2013-06-08 8:30
What a lovely portrait my friend, I like the sharpness and clarity.
I've one advice, try in future the face look to the space.
I've made a workshop, I hope that you appreciate it.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (116809) 2013-06-08 8:51
Ciao Abdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman with beautiful dress, intense expression, fantastic colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Indrasish (2833) 2013-06-08 9:08
At first welcome to India..
Great shot.. I clicked a good portrait.. also color and sharpness is superb with this composition.. a good light management..
very well done..
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-08 9:30
Abmdsudi, as I first saw the photo, I thought "what a wonderful crop, the subject is great on the right side of the shot". Then I read your note, but I still think the framing is great! Wonderful colors and clarity as well. Thanks.
papagolf21 (83436) 2013-06-08 11:28
Très beau portrait de cette femme aux habits régionaux. L'ensemble ressort magnifiquement sur ce fond presque blanc.
La richesse des bijoux et des vêtements sont remarquables.
Très bonne soirée.
pajaran (48909) 2013-06-08 11:32
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na gospodju u narodnoj nosnji na festivalu ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa gospodja, narodna nosnja i nakit.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the lady in traditional costume at the festival ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful lady, costumes and jewelry.
All the best for the weekend.
claudeD (30811) 2013-06-08 12:06
Wonderful portrait shot of this woman with a very good composition and fine colors. I like the sharpness of the picture very much.A very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards froM Luxembourg
Fis2 (82342) 2013-06-08 12:14
Beautiful woman, curious face.
I like composition and colors.
ourania (27096) 2013-06-08 14:01
I believe that this is a won, not a lost shot. The portrait is very interesting and looks spontaneous and natural while the absence of a comprehensive backdrop gives it an artistic feel. The distance between top and bottom border has been calculated wisely and has enhanced the appeal of the vivid colours, the fascination of the jewellery and the intrigue evoked by the intense expression directed towards the border and not the centre of the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
PS. The subject of lost shots is really "painful" for me these days: one of my loveliest and luckiest (to be honest) compositions is too blurry to show...
nikkitta (13530) 2013-06-08 16:01
I love the capture, frame , BG and the way you managed to take the photo with great clearness (handheld) so we can enjoy (me at least) the details of the jewelry she is wearing
Greetings and TFS
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-06-08 16:26
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Another great portrait image indeed! So well balanced shot! Astaga dan HIDUP!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot and have a beuatiful Sunday!
Takero from hot and sunny Tokyo
Urs (14082) 2013-06-08 17:11
And there we go with another superb portrait shot with all the details of the face and expression well captured. It shows the essence of the Rajasthani women, which dress so colourful and freely wear all kind of flashy jewellery, some real gold but many fine fashion jewellery. Well done
mcmtanyel (10875) 2013-06-08 18:25
I love the colorful portrait against the plain background. Excellent composition, superb technique. TFS.
kato (11630) 2013-06-08 18:44
You're capturing well this portrait by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the woman wearing the traditional shawl/dress with primary color, and who has attached gorgeous accessories to the body. And, it's impressive in red powder sindoor on forehead, too.
adidas5nb (4498) 2013-06-08 20:48
fantastic bg to bring out all the colors and the jewelery on this lady.great capture.very north indian.
jjcordier (73666) 2013-06-08 22:54
Un très beau portrait, riche en couleurs, de cette femme. Tu as bien saisi l'opportunité de cette séance de pose pour réussir cette très bonne photo.
siudzi (32641) 2013-06-08 23:42
I must say that this is impressive and truly outstanding image. You did a great job here to capture her in such a superb pose to make the portrait really interesting. Like it a lot! TFS.
Bartleby (13528) 2013-06-09 9:35
it's true that typically, it might have worked better had she looked the other way but still, given the circumstances, I love what you did, especially the light that is gorgeous and emphasizes her features well.
TRB (13567) 2013-06-09 11:14
Details, colors, sharpness and exposure to excellent.
Very beautiful portrait study.
Cricri (101805) 2013-06-09 12:02
Quel beau portrait, j'aime sa tenue colorées, ces parures de perles , de couleurs, magnifique sur le fond blanc, merveilleux portrait
ahmet54 (3039) 2013-06-09 12:22
this is a great portrait. Even if she wasn't as beautiful as she is! Her position, teh look to an unknown place outside the picture, the colourful garment and the jewellery make this photo unique.
yquem46 (38382) 2013-06-09 13:00
A nice portrait of this young gypsy woman, standing out well on the white washed BG
Have a nice day, best regards
aliabazari (12327) 2013-06-09 19:29
Hi abmdsudi Dear Friend
Very beautiful portrait. Excellent lighting and colors. I love it. Well done.
Graal (95563) 2013-06-10 2:50
another nice portrait in your collection. Beautiful woman. Interesting face and costume. I like the jewelry also. Good composition. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
cornejo (28503) 2013-06-10 9:34
Hello Abmdsudi, excellent portrait of this beautiful girl, very well captured in this picture full of beauty and color, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this good work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
bayno (18342) 2013-06-10 11:13
Ciao Abmdsudi, very good accidental shot ;)
nice woman with wonderful clothes and jewels, i like the framing...i like also the light BG and the vivid colors....i see red eyes...did you use a flash? very very nice portrait...
adores (34734) 2013-06-10 17:06
I like the frame! We cannot see what she's looking at and that adds some mistery to the potrait. So colourful and so Rajasthan!
kordinator (14831) 2013-06-11 3:00
Excellent portrait,wonderful girl.
Beautiful colors and fine sharpness.
Nice expressions on her face.
Fantatsic balanced image.
Elegant framing composition.
delpeoples (52729) 2013-06-11 6:03
A fantastic portrait, so full of colour and character. your subject is exquisite and I love how she looks away from the camera into the distance. You positioned her well to the right of the frame, leaving that large open space on the left and I like the tight frame at the shoulders and head. Superb shot, thanks for sharing.
Warmest wishes, have a beautiful day
Ecureuil (506) 2013-06-11 7:12
j'aime beaucoup l'effacemnt de l'arrière plan qui donne un très bon relief au niveau de cette bien jolie femme et qui surtout fait tellement jaillir les couleurs.Une photo d'une grande qualité dans les lumières et très bien cadrée.
adramad (35615) 2013-06-11 10:24
Fascinating portrait of this pretty girl, amazing the amount of jewelry she wears as an ornament, her sari is beatiful with that great mix of colors, POV sensational placing the subject on one side of the plane, gives a beautiful effect.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness in the image.
Well done. I love this wonderful picture.
Enjoy a nice day.
Waylim (25160) 2013-06-12 15:09
Simply gorgeous! Not much to say. I even like the fact that she turn her head and look back so gracefully...and those colors, a feast for the eyes.
mirosu (12676) 2013-06-15 23:38
First I apologize for my long silence, busy with some work and traveling and wish to thank you for all your comments, I appreciate it very much.
I like this colourful portrait on white background very much. Excellent posing with the face turned out of camera. Very nice eyes and fine details; really an excellent photo work. Wish you a nice Sunday afternoon. Greetings, Miro.
Angshu (54895) 2013-06-17 4:46
You talked about, not the optimal framing of the lady...I would rather talk about and pride about (if I were you) the precise timing to get a fine candid expression on her face and the crispness of the capture. You have good steady hands to have such a good sharp image with 300 mm...Interesting is the backdrop, or rather the lack of it, removes all possible clutter to allow us concentrate on her face...Fine work!
eldancer1 (25574) 2013-06-17 7:39
The placement of the subject on the frame and to where she is looking made for an excellent composition and uniquely creative. I'd never thought of doing that, thanks. I like the washout background bring out the beautiful colors. Very well done, tfs.
maloutim (9629) 2013-06-24 14:17
What a lovely idea to set this colourful young lady on a white background. The contrast is just perfect.
I like her natural expression too. She seems to long for a well-deserved rest.
Congratulations for this superb shot.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-02 21:36
I actually like where she is in the composition, it's as if she's looking at the rest of a story that we have yet to see or understand. Or perhaps she is looking back into the past with a mixture of surprise and resignation....
Regardless, she is a stunning assemblage of colors, the finest of photographic eye-candy, and the super lucky thing is to have her all to yourself against a simple white background.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40156)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-08 7:15