Portrait of Pah-O woman vendor, taken at a tribal market in Nan Pan village on the bank of Inle Lake. Here I am not only attracted to the bright colors of her outfit but also her deep intense look, weathered, a hard lived and such gaze.
I think the easiest way to bring emotion into a picture is through the facial expression of others. This is a face that speaks a thousand stories perhaps but I simply love her glance zinging sharp eyes.
Every picture tells a story....
Critiques | Translate
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-08 8:30
I agree that her facial expression is a main factor which makes this portrait very special. However I have to say also that the outfit adds a lot of colors and contrasts and livens up the picture entirely. Warm light on woman's face softens a little bit all these lines which hard life carved.
Thanks for sharing
Fis2 (73010) 2013-02-08 9:13
I like frame and colors.
eldancer1 (16938) 2013-02-08 9:42
I like the look on this woman's face, she seems to be thinking very deeply. Great timing and capture. And I agree about the beautiful colors of her outfit. Awesome lighting and good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
holmertz (26854) 2013-02-08 9:49
This is such an interesting face and a very good portrait. The light, the woman's serious look, her thanaka, colours, cropping all make this a very memorable photo.
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-02-08 10:09
There's a tremendous amount of emotion in this shot, Abmdsudi, and it's easy to read the tired, possibly sad expression on her face and feel the same for her. Your intimate portrait, tightly cropped around her head and torso, allows us to feel as she does. The bright cloth surrounding her face only focuses the attention there even more, I think. Beautiful DOF with her left arm fading away to the right of the shot.
Romano46 (4714) 2013-02-08 10:15
mi complimento per i tuoi ritratti colti in posti disparati ma sempre ricchi di espressività.
Lo sguardo intenso di questa donna fa trasparire emozioni sicuramente forti che attraversano il suo animo e la sua mente. Ma oltre allo sguardo la foto si fa anche apprezzare per la composizione nella quale anche il colore caldo del copricapo si contrappone a quello freddo del suo abito.
Ottima la nitidezza, come anche contrasto e saturazione.
Ciao e buona serata
krzychu30 (8775) 2013-02-08 10:35
beautiful and very expressive portrait picture,that harmonizes excellently with your note.I agree in 100% what you wrote-your pictures tells a story.This one is of course no exception.Apart from excellent quality,colors or framing it conveys so nicely emotions and feelings of the people you photograph.This one is magnificent contribution to your gallery.
Have a nice weekend
fabbs99 (5312) 2013-02-08 11:48
Great portrait in colors.Lots of colors and good work done.TFS.
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-02-08 12:17
I always remember my mum saying that the lines on a persons face are like a map, that tell the story of their life and show the places they have seen. This womans expression is somewhat sorrowful, but matches so perfectly with the story her face tells. The decoration on her face emphasizes the lines well, and there is a fantastic array of colour.
Your control over DOF is stunning here, and this is a really fne portrait shot. In centuries to come, an image like this will be priceless.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend.
Cricri (86295) 2013-02-08 13:04
Belle lumière qui illumine son visage, son expression fixe qui fait resortir les rides de son front, j'aime le cadrage et les couleurs varies de sa tenues, très joli portrait
nikkitta (5844) 2013-02-08 15:43
Great portrait focusing on the face, her expression is a worried one and the more interesting of the capture
Like also the colors of what she is wearing
Congrats and TFS
mirosu (5507) 2013-02-08 18:02
Brilliant portrait of this woman. Very colorful and perfect sharpness in very nice warm light. I love the way she stands out against the blurred background. The expression on her face is great. Well done indeed.
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2013-02-08 23:25
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry for my late reaction to you.
Another great portrait. Her TANAKAH is good but I like her very severe face expression, that is so impressive for me. Colorful clothes are also nice eye-catching too. Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
ourania (12249) 2013-02-09 5:05
I apologise for my absence for two weeks, it was due to computer failure that took a long time to fix.
This portrait is fascinating thanks to the cultural interest it presents expressed through a range of characteristics in the lady's appearance and the colours enhanced by the warm light are wonderful too. What makes the portrait captivating is that these features are accompanied by a very intriguing expression that could express a variety of thoughts and emotions and invites us to try to decipher it. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
karacabeylis (1259) 2013-02-09 5:42
a great close-up image focused for reflecting her soul is in fact hitting the target.
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-02-09 6:09
Well, you're right in your note. Her expression is everything, although the colors of the outfit are a real help for the composition. Well taken, enjoy the weekend.
Graal (88784) 2013-02-09 6:59
good portrait. Amazing painted face. Image is well composed. Fine light and comment in note.
Have a nice evening.
pajaran (36119) 2013-02-09 9:54
Lep pogled na gospodju sa obojenim licem ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst, lepo pokazano.
Lep trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo lik gospodje.
Nice view of the lady with the painted face ...
Good preview a shot, beautiful colors.
Good article, nicely shown.
A nice moment with the light emphasized the character of Mrs..
All the best.
adramad (27544) 2013-02-09 11:46
Wonderful portrait that captures a very real Burmese women, with their characteristic headdresses, fabric with different colors, I think according to their village, their faces painted with these powders for sun protection is something that always catches our attention.
The image reminds me very well these scenes when I visit and I keep good memories of it.
The sharpness is great and shows detailed textures and detail of his face, too colorful.
An excellent and beautiful work my friend. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
rmajum (1077) 2013-02-09 22:04
What a nice portrait with such natural expressions. Intrigued.. anxious.. skeptical..reflecting... can mean anything.Fantastic light on face and natural colors. Very well done. TFS,
delpeoples (44888) 2013-02-09 22:55
Hello dear Abmdsudi
An exquisite photograph of an equally exquisite woman. I love how she isn't directly looking at the camera. She is very engimatic. Her face painting is fascinating and the colours so beautifully rendered. The way you have cropped this photo is superb, and you have obtained such feeling and expression from your subject even though, no doubt, she is very shy.
kato (6725) 2013-02-11 6:18
You're capturing well this portrait by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the woman who wear the traditional clothes and has applied white powder to the face. Her expression is complicated and sharp. You catch well her look, although I am not good at taking a picture of a portrait.
Silvio1953 (97953) 2013-02-11 11:19
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman, fantastic expression, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-02-13 9:12
Beautiful portrait is of this woman.
Wonderful executed image with fabulous colors, sharpness, clarity.Well done.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-15 4:04
you are a real master of portraits
this one is amazing,unique describing
the perfect expression of her face
warm light on woman s face
you did your best,greetings
first shot quality
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26199)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-08 8:25