This is a profile portrait of a river vendor in Martapura River, one of the most interesting sights associated with river life. A bustling and colourful floating market place that is particularly busy at dawn where canoe paddling women vendors young and old start filling the river edge plying their trade.
I found this woman amongst the hectic crowd to be particularly colourful, and her sheer determination on the face whilst slowly gliding her canoe along the waterways loaded with market produce patiently awaiting for potential customers.
Using 200mm lens has taken me in really close for this side view.
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rbassin (15914) 2013-11-06 5:28
une très belle composition, du beau travail:
portrait de profil, lumière, couleurs, fond flou et sombre.
Le résultat est superbe.
rigoletto (34109) 2013-11-06 7:07
beautiful pastel bokeh with 200 mms / f2.8 and i like how the model looks so clear in front of this deep dof. the colors are very lively and attractive too. the geometry of her rather static body language adds dynamism to the photo.
Fis2 (81546) 2013-11-06 7:47
I like frame and composition.
Super strong colors.
rychem (18927) 2013-11-06 8:27
A colorful woman indeed, captured in a natural pose and with natural face expression, the blurred BG allows us to focus our eyes on the woman, bravo
holmertz (36459) 2013-11-06 8:41
"Determination" is the word that seems to fit this woman well, so I was not surprised to find it in your note. Her toughness shines through my monitor even though we can only see her from behind. I think the movements of her arms as she is paddling her canoe underlines her strength, mental and physical, and also give this picture a sense of power and action. The strong colors are no less important ingredients.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-11-06 11:09
un ritratto straordinario per svariati motivi.
Innanzitutto per la posa del soggettoi che disegna una bella diagonale in un fondo perfettamente sfumato e poi per il soggettio stesso che contrappone ad un viso deturpato una ricchezza ed eleganza di abbigliamento che lascia sorpresi soprattutto per il mezzo sul quale si trova.
Splendida anche la luce che illumina il soggetto che evidenzia tutte le sue parrticolari peculiarità.
Ciao e buona serata
ourania (25618) 2013-11-06 12:49
the colours and their combination are very attractive, there's wonderful contrast and interaction between warm and cold tones. What's amazing, once again, is how rich and interesting this minimal composition with partial view of the subject is. The lady's arms add a sort of dynamism and rhythm in the frame, the triangle created in the middle has a major role in the description of the situation. The lady looks sad and lonely in the tight frame, the little we see of her face has a powerful impact. Her meaningful glance helps us recreate the scenes that have been left out of the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Periko (2231) 2013-11-06 14:04
The rule of the gaze is well done here.
Good framing and nice colors.
carlo62 (26938) 2013-11-06 15:32
mi piace molto questo ritratto, proprio grazie al volto poco visibile e agli splendidi colori che indossa.
Bel colpo, da un'agolazione giusta.
jjcordier (72680) 2013-11-06 23:13
Un portrait de profil intéressant, cadré de façon particulière avec une belle exploitation de la lumière et une bonne profondeur de champ. Les couleurs des vêtements sont superbes.
gojo (1715) 2013-11-07 3:31
Absolutely wonderful portrait, great expression, fine details, good light and splendid colors.
jhm (134540) 2013-11-07 4:22
I don't know what these woman has in her face, exactly a type of tattoo..
Pleasant colours and sharpness.
Excellent captured, nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2013-11-07 4:44
River life is not something I really ever see, so its always a great chance to learn through your gallery of the sights and sounds it can offer the world, exactly like the capture you have here. The colors are vibrant, and as you say the womans expression is one of dogged determination. A wonderful composition to the scene too.
Thanks as always
Kamilutka (8085) 2013-11-07 7:07
nice portrait with excellent DOF. Nicely achieved depth and well positioned object. I like the colors, bright and vibrant which bring a lot of life the the whole composition.
Thanks for sharing
eldancer1 (24783) 2013-11-07 7:46
I like your use of the narrow dof to capture this lady. Blurring even the chair she is on and the background. Beautiful portrait with a deep message...what is she thinking about. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.
dkmurphys (45897) 2013-11-07 10:00
This is a true original way of taking a portrait. Great artistic result, love it.
Enjoy a fine evening.
Cricri (100451) 2013-11-07 10:47
Tout beau portrait de profil, j'aime la décoration de son foulard bleu, sa robe fleuries , la position des bras, l'expression fixe, netteté et un flouté superbe, très beau portrait et note
mjw364 (6998) 2013-11-07 11:52
River life eh? she looks like an old trout! Sorry - I had to! It is not match for the puns you left in your comment on my image though!
You really excel at these type of snatched portraits with great control of DOF - love the colours and the light. Well captured.
nikkitta (12834) 2013-11-07 12:07
The title and note are a good introduction at this capture where the lents let you obtain a close view of the waiting woman, dressed in bright colors in cotrast with the well blurred BG
A daily life capture of a not easy way to earn the living, as is reflected in her tired face or so it seems to me
Well done, have a grat day and congrats
Silvio1953 (115213) 2013-11-07 13:09
Ciao Anmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman, splendid light, excellent clarity and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
krzychu30 (15260) 2013-11-07 23:12
your works are for me determinant of masterfully portrait photography!
Timing capturing perfectly the feelings and emotions,framing letting us admire the photographed person and the surrounding and finally perfect technique,which make the shot so outstanding!
The bokeh here is truly delightful!
Beautiful and expressive composition!
bukitgolfb301 (34278) 2013-11-08 3:41
Hi Abmdsudi YTH
Bagus lagi! Saya rinduh dengan Indonesia, greta memoris there will flash back when I see this nice shot.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
mirosu (12290) 2013-11-09 20:39
Good choice of indirect facing portrait; you have captured in fantastic colors, and nice details as this is a photo that is best presented with colors. I think you separated the woman perfect from the background. Very nice portrait photo. Well done my friend.
MIRO’s BEAUTIFUL ANDALUSIA
mcmtanyel (10121) 2013-11-09 21:20
The colors are lovely, the selective focus is masterful. An excellent candid shot.
pauloog (11747) 2013-11-16 8:36
Good portrait with well matching darker background colours,
CLODO (28662) 2013-11-17 0:19
I was away for a week, so I missed this brilliant one! The red flowers burst out on the black hues of her cloth, the framing is perfect with a superb bokeh; she seems ill looking at her face.
jemaflor (80058) 2013-11-18 10:53
interesting angle with the lady and these coloured clothes, well managed, perfect focus and interesting attitude with the hand.
aliabazari (11028) 2013-11-22 18:33
Hello dear friend
Good portrait. Exposure and attractive colors. Is doing well. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (38884)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-21
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: NIKON D200, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-06 5:24