Went out on a boat on this beautiful lake. The boatman took us to this amazing market (not the floating one), and it was so nice...
This sweet woman was puffing her cheroot, and agreed to pose for me for a small sec. That's all that I need...
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Curioso (9271) 2003-10-13 16:42
That's really a wonderful portrait. The look is striking, the eyes piercing, the attitude full of majestuosity. On top of that, I feel that the colors of the clothes really enhance the beauty of the sun tanned face.
That's a magnificient portrait which makes me eager to see such a place.
Porteplume (3468) 2003-10-13 16:56
I admire this work! The composition and framing are just perfect, the colours look very natural and completing each other.
A really great portrait...
ninadev (5377) 2003-10-13 17:11
Very nice portrait which marvelous rich colors and well balanced light on hand, shoulders and scarp on her head. Makes a nice triangle framing her lovely face.
mimi (2325) 2003-10-13 20:23
Just beautiful, both her and the shot. Great expression, great composition. Wonderful colors.
Rupes (913) 2003-10-13 20:35
Beautiful portrait.Good sharp,colors and a great expression of the woman.
BobTrips (1857) 2003-10-13 22:14
This really is a very good portrait. I especially like the gracefulness of her hand and the way it is lit.
(Very picky, but perhaps you should kill that small bright spot in the corner of her left eye.)
avigur_11 (22107) 2003-10-14 4:18
Wow, This is great, Terje.
Great composition, great subject. great everything.
jrj (34843) 2003-10-14 4:43
Flott portrett, interessant ansikt, mektige farger.
touristdidi (8583) 2003-11-05 8:14
Perfect! I love her face, the colors, the poise, all of it!
CoolDan (2516) 2003-11-06 15:30
J'aime beaucoup l'expression du regard de cette femme. Vous avez fait un très bon cadrage. Les couleurs sont très belles.
Great portrait. Terje.
maciekda (19895) 2003-11-10 2:29
this is a great picture, the woman is a great model, she is so natural.. the picture is very well composed and is simply great, this is the kind of ophotos I like the most.
Goes to my favorites!
amzamz (893) 2003-11-30 10:41
composition, colours, DOF everything seems to match perfectly!
hydeto (142) 2003-12-08 4:02
This pic can be use for some cig adverisement. Very nicely taken.
Good focus on the subject.
clodreno (0) 2003-12-17 11:41
Nice face, and you took a very good picture. A wonderful portrait.
Amos (683) 2003-12-18 21:32
What a rich colour you have captured.The out of focus background was also nice.
By the way I prefer the woman did not look at the camera.
scalerman (26900) 2004-01-16 13:36
Awesome portrait of a cheroot smoker. i took one of an old man smoking these cigars in Mandalay too.
eleparc (24063) 2004-03-01 18:32
yes another good photo.. this lake inspired you a lot it seems... for the better and our pleasure!
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-06-03 18:48
Fine image, very nicely composed with rich colors and excellent control of depth of field yielding a crystal clear focus at the woman's face. I like this image very much.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-09-06 3:12
great pix, no doubt. I like very much the feeling that the woman looks at you more than at the camera. Brings out a sort of silent but intelligent dialogue between you and her, enhanced by her poise. With travel photos in poor regions, often the people are a mere subject "taken" by the photographer. Here, her poise brings out much strentgh, individuality and personality not often captured: She is a beautiful human being, not just a colorful hilltribe subject.
bip-bip (1837) 2004-10-11 15:58
You perfectly got her expression.
Composition and colours are nicely done.
jrzufferey (7305) 2004-11-01 2:55
Image splendide de cette femme qui tranquillement fume. Que se passe-t-il dans sa tête quels rêves quels soucis. Et la vie continue. Image splendide bravo pour ton travail. Amicalement/jr
everlasting (15358) 2005-11-30 4:33
Very well composed, making a very nice portrait, DOF is very good here and the soft focus excentuates her body language.
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-18 21:14
Excellent composition here Terje. The expression on the woman is interesting. Well done, a very good capture.
Steppenwolf (38) 2009-06-15 13:36
What can I say, stunning. One small remark if I may. I would have liked to see the left shoulder and the top of her head. Still, as it is makes a powerful portrait!!!
aperture8 (113) 2010-12-14 7:11
love the expression in her eyes...she is looking beautiful in a strange way...great to hold the cheroot too...
- Copyright: Terje Gunnesmael (smael) (2878)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1N, 70-200mm f:4, Fuji Provia 100F
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les gens, Smokin', Women of the World, Thank you for smoking.... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-13 15:02
- Favorites: 8 [view]