Why so serious? Let's put a bit of smile......
Not a pretty face, there's no glamour or luxury about this woman and she had nothing precious except her smile, just an ordinary 'street portrait' at Wonosari Tea Plantation, but there's something that I loved to treasure about this soulful tea picker on the sensor. She agreed to have her photo taken and stood up to attention still holding her working tools looking directly at the lens. I think she looked very happy in herself, a joyful certainly not camera shy but seemed very proud of her work.
Focused on the eyes, aperture at maximum opening.
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claudeD (34446) 2014-06-06 8:53
very fine portrait shot showing perfect sharpness and very good clarity. I like your portrait pictures very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
pajaran (53749) 2014-06-06 9:43
Lep pogled na lice ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano lice zene, beraca caja, lepe boje.
Tezak je posao beraca, pocinju ujutru a zavrsavaju uvece.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view of the face ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the woman's face, tea pickers, beautiful colors.
It's a tough job picker, starting in the morning and end up at night.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2014-06-06 11:15
Her eyes are captivating, they seem to shine from within in an extraordinary way. Again, your composition is superb, creating a picture that really draws the eye in and to the soul of your subject.
I see her beautiful smile, but I have been doing with your fine portraits, I have a habit now of looking deeper, and once again I see underneath the smile a deep sense of sadness. Perhaps its just me, but I love that your pictures make me want to explore peoples expressions like this.
thanks as always
Nicou (126448) 2014-06-06 11:24
quel portrait super cadrage et rendu du vusage ce regard avec ce beau châpeau fantastique compo et image.
Fis2 (88087) 2014-06-06 11:29
Next interesting portrait.
Eyes add savor of photo.
Hat makes an impression!
Excellent colors and frame.
Very well done.
ourania (34525) 2014-06-06 13:31
your lens offered interest to the lady and a brief distraction from her work. I like this portrait very much, it's both casual and intriguing. I like how the blue hat frames the lady's face and how we find a fine touch of blue also in her eyes. The blue contrasts the warmth of her face and the red vivifies her expression. I can't be sure about what she's feeling and thinking, her smile and eyes are quite mysterious and this makes the impact of the portrait even stronger. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
jjcordier (77870) 2014-06-06 22:36
Un portrait réussi avec une bonne mise au point sur le regard et une profondeur de champ bien choisie pour "isoler" le visage.
SnapRJW (31623) 2014-06-06 23:08
Hello Abmdsudi - The catch lights in the ladies eyes, the slight tilt of her head and her direct gaze all convey personality and pull me into the world she inhabits. As always with your portrait work, nicely composed and cropped.
Have a good weekend
mirosu (15102) 2014-06-07 0:15
Beautiful eyes, beautiful face, brilliant portrait in perfect light.
Smart close-up choice to accentuate the woman face with splendid sharpness, great expression and glow in the eyes.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice weekend.
jhm (142067) 2014-06-07 1:19
Congratulations for these nice picture, one of the most beautiful out of your gallery.
Perfect portrait through the wonderful eyes.
Also a high quality picture with very original colours.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
TopGeo (38206) 2014-06-07 1:33
A fantastic portrait and full of originality,With details and corner highlighting the face
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors. I like it
siudzi (34119) 2014-06-07 4:23
Extremely beautiful and eye-catching portrait picture taken with a superb sense of the moment as always! Like her expression full of calmness. Super work! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
Silvio1953 (127002) 2014-06-07 6:10
Ciao Abmdsudi, great macro of lovely woman with nice expression, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
rychem (25968) 2014-06-07 8:41
You have a good eye for such interesing faces, very nice portrait, characteristic face, I think it is a gentle smile on her face, well done
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-07 11:50
This is definitely an 'extraordinary' street portrait. Apart from the excellent photo quality in terms of framing, sharpness and colours, the look on the face of the lady is simple and dignified but it also seems to hide strong feelings and deep emotions. Congratulations on taking this great picture and thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a nice weekend.
shreya2000 (1384) 2014-06-07 23:55
Excellent portrait of the lady. Smile is her asset. Very sharp picture.
eldancer1 (30094) 2014-06-08 6:36
You do portrait very well, I wish I could do the same. You seem to capture the very essence of the person, they look happy. Awesome composition with good tight cropping. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
rogerl (1544) 2014-06-09 7:20
Hi, another fantastic portrait. You have a knack for capturing interesting faces at interesting moments. Great clarity and color. Thanks.
PiotrF (10540) 2014-06-09 14:39
Very splendid portrait photo. Wonderful colours and great picture.
This is an extraordinarily picture.
Very well done
danos (88923) 2014-06-10 21:50
nice the portrait of the native woman with he smile to looks a bit melancholic or shy.Excellent the light and the colour management with the huge blue cap to contast perfect with the other colours of the scene.Well done.
siolaw (38292) 2014-06-11 9:24
I like those tightly framed portraits of people... here the hat makes the difference, but she has a nice expression too.
Special mention for the blue reflecting in her eyes...
Cricri (109809) 2014-06-13 7:08
Un regard pétillant, j'aime le bleu du chapeau qui ce reflète dans ces yeux, un très joli portrait magnifiquement présenter
Have a nice day
omid266 (6372) 2014-06-13 21:31
very interesting shot the portrait of a Muslim woman in Indonesia,
very well captured , well seen and well managed the colours,
Very well done and Thanks!
Best friendly Regards,
macjake (58992) 2014-07-10 16:52
I have to give you FULL credit for doing something with this photo that i usually DO NOT.
and thats allowing yourself to go outside the lines.
the 'hat' she's wearing clearly doesn't fit inside the frame, and it looks fantastic.
Usually I'd be so picky and strict about that, but seeing this photo of yours gets me thinking the other way - its ok to have the hat outside the border.
wonderful soft light despite her face being in the shade. another beauty in your gallery
aliabazari (16050) 2014-07-17 21:09
Hi abmdsudi dear
Portrait of attractive. Focus and exposure so well done. I love them. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
ikeharel (60485) 2015-01-26 7:52
Yes, Abmdsudi - her eyes are the most eyes-catching part on this portrait, which managed beautifully under her stunning-blue hat.
*** About the plane critique: this was a swift action, could not have more space to aim on, otherwise would miss it altogether. Thanks.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44966)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-09
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-06 6:39