Whether capturing landscapes, architecture or portraits, photography is all about light.
As the sun was slowly setting down, I saw a group of nuns walking back in a long row towards their monastery; I knew it was going to be the last shots of the day, should I be able to find the most interesting face in the group and persuade her to accept to have her portrait taken.
Lucky enough, this graceful girl consented, with the approbation of an older nun, and only a few meters away, I found a nice textured background that suited her colours, bringing a touch of exoticism.
Critiques | Translate
emka (100815) 2014-08-25 23:02
usually we see the photos of Buddhist monks, the nuns in their pink robes are less present. You chose a nice girl and what an eye you have to place her with the matching background. Charming smile in this marvelous light.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
jemaflor (99075) 2014-08-25 23:05
Superbe portrait avec un sourire plein de sagesse, netteté impeccable et douces teintes avec cette luminosité parfaitement capturée, très réussi.
Waylim (25502) 2014-08-25 23:27
Long time. Gorgeous portrait of the little nun. What a treat to see, as emka say, we see mostly of the monks.
A perfect balance of color and light. and there is something very mysterious about her smile. Ahh, that Mona Lisa smile.
ryno (6865) 2014-08-26 0:44
Lovely portrait shot of this charming girl. As you pointed out, there's a certain grace in her bearing. You made the most of the good light, and it helps to soften her features.
Your photo reminds me how much I miss these friendly people and their special country, where I lived for three happy years.
dushdushyant (60) 2014-08-26 2:25
Pristine and pure , the little nun depicts it all,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-26 6:17
Tu sais attirer les sourires et maîtriser parfaitement lumière et profondeur de champ.
kasianowak (9407) 2014-08-27 3:33
Beautiful portrait. I really like the serene expression full of grace on this young nun's face. You are right about the background - a hint of oriental pattern transports the viewer to this remote location in SE Asia.
Always interesting to read about the circumstances when the photo was made so keep them coming! :-)
wolf38 (31296) 2014-08-27 5:20
Hello Andre. Here you show an impressive portrait. The photo is technically perfect and has wonderful colors, light, composition, etc. But this special is the beauty of the portrait and the kind eyes of the young monk. Yes, this look is something very special - and it shows that you can communicate well with people. Meiun compliment for this fantastic photo.
batalay (39271) 2014-08-31 22:18
Exquisite portrait of the young girl. You've capture her gentle understated smile effectively. Moreover, the resolution is as sharp as obsidian glass.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-25 22:58