Look deep into my eyes ......
The above image was taken at Wolowona market, Ende district, Central Flores Island, and as always I was keen to capture expressive faces of some of the local characters I encountered. It was around a busy morning amongst the crowd when this astonishing character came into the view finder unveiled a most curious expression that I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this.
Obviously not a ‘flowery’ shot, just those serious eyes and a very intensive glance but frightening the living daylights out of me when she gave this look !!
Fierce, intimidating, angry or hate perhaps........ But I believe this has so many possible interpretations or could be telling several stories depending on how you caption!
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holmertz (51236) 2014-06-20 8:07
This sharp look, whatever it represents, almost makes me feel uneasy even from my safe distance on the other side of the world. I admire you for capturing this instead of shying away, because you managed a memorable photo and even had time to get the sharpness and light perfect.
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-06-20 8:22
Very nice intimate portrait, with a penetrating look.
I appreciate the details, the texture of the skin and the tight cropping that emphasises the impression of closeness.
I am not sure through about the left part, where the post processing suggests a darker zone that could have been done with more finesse, if your goal was to get rid of a disturbing background. Maybe a less blurry edge with a touch of green, like on the right side, would have appeared more natural. The retouching is not subtle, while your photo have so much merit.
Have a nice weekend!
ourania (44342) 2014-06-20 9:17
what an expression and gaze you captured, it penetrates the distance and the screen. I agree that this glance could be interpreted in many ways, most of them intriguing and unsettling. I like very much how the warmth and intimacy of the colours and atmosphere is contrasted by our instinctive reaction to this expression. I can look at this spontaneous portrait for a long time trying to decipher it and constantly changing my mind. There's a hint of another person on the left that absorbs some of the intensity. Another great catch of your long lens. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Fis2 (96083) 2014-06-20 10:04
A very curious face.
Excellent POV and colors.
pajaran (59559) 2014-06-20 10:29
Interesantan lik ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan lik coveka.
Dobar rad tele-objektivom, lep portret.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting figure ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the character of man.
Good work tele-lens, a nice portrait.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
mesutilgim (94588) 2014-06-20 12:38
Hello dear Abmdsudi,
Another topclass portrait in your gallery.
Those eyes are telling so many stories !
TFS and best regards
rychem (34611) 2014-06-20 23:13
I can understand that you are impressed of many faces, they are so characteristic with meaningful expression, excellent portrait
dkmurphys (57514) 2014-06-21 5:23
A real had look on her face. Very intense as you've said. Well spotted, enjoy the weekend.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-21 7:40
Indeed! The look in this person's face is so intense that I don't think I will have the nerve to take the picture. Looks like you are looking into the person's soul. Details are so sharp that the blood veins in the eyes are clearly visible. Good tight cropping. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (30499) 2014-06-21 9:06
That sure is an intense look, and one that would not surprise me if it had magical powers behind it! The color of her eyes is very notable, this is an outstanding portrait. Really special timing to capture this great result.
Thanks as always.
Silvio1953 (140901) 2014-06-21 10:51
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of old woman, intense expresion, fine detaiis, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Nicou (140116) 2014-06-21 10:58
quel portrait e tiamge quelle vue et captage ces yeux bleus ce regard les traits sur son visage sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (16041) 2014-06-21 20:05
Fabulous portrait. Smart close-up choice to accentuate the woman face with splendid sharpness, nice colors, excellent light and very good POV choice. Excellent details.
Very well done my friend.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
Oceania (5202) 2014-06-23 6:12
You are a master on portrait picture, different people, different expression, vivid and detailed. It's not easy to capture a portrait like this. Thanks for sharing.
rogerl (1616) 2014-06-23 13:14
Abmdsude, the expression, and the surrounding face, are really striking. Given the lens length, was this candid, or was the subject posing? As usual, the clarity of the image, particularly on the face, is incredible, and you've cropped again to emphasize only the face. What happened on the left side? Thanks.
Didi (60588) 2014-06-24 7:46
Big difference between your recent pictures and the first ones
Yo improved very well in photography
Very good tight portrait
Glint (6171) 2014-06-27 13:52
Fabulous image. Certainly an intense look but also a questioning one - what the bl***y hell is that guy with the camera doing? You did well to hold your nerve and get this one in focus. I like the close crop and the turn of the head. It has a painterly quality about it, like a portrait painted by an Old Master. So sharp too! I feel this person is in the same house as me.
macjake (67100) 2014-07-04 1:37
it could be debated what exact emotion she is feeling here, but you got the title bang on...'Intense'!
I think its shown must by the forehead, the furrowing of her brows, and the deep lines inbetween her eyes.
very cool indeed!
Cricri (117899) 2014-07-05 8:23
Un portrait au cadrage serré , qui rend les moindres détails de sa peau, son regard intense, sérieux, netteté excellente, très beau portrait
aliabazari (16154) 2014-07-13 21:40
Hi abmdsudi dear
Porter penetrating look very beautiful and impressive. Exposure and color, well done. Congratulations
aryazies (148) 2015-10-04 23:31
Salam Mas Abmdsudi,
Wow, sebuah potret yang sangat "tajam" baik dari tatapan mata, gurat wajah dan juga tonalnya.
Setuju dengan komentarnya bahwa tatapan mata memiliki banyak arti dan yang ini seperti menikam siapa saja yang memandang, karena mengandung kekuatan dari apa yang sebenarnya Ibu ini pikirkan kala itu... well executed mas! TFS!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (53079)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-13
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-20 7:17