I met this girl somewhere on the way from Bagan to Mount Popa. With thanaka on her face, like most part of the Burmese women, she was making palm frond flowers like these we can see on the little table in foreground.
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jadesgran (5369) 2013-02-20 21:10
An appealing shot.
I like the way you have included the background,complete with large pots , and showing where her daily work is, making lovely frond flowers, probably for very little money.
abmdsudi (45748) 2013-02-20 23:57
This is great environmental portrait about this girl and her occupation while taking a short break posing for you. I love the side soft light & shadows which is so well exposed with nice details on the facial feature and the surrounding. Her sharp eyes and the catch lights are strong points here and real bonus for me, I love it. Indeed a perfect shot under this circumstances and natural in colors too. A well done shot, My congrats.
akm (1216) 2013-02-21 1:03
Your portrait allows the young woman to establish a direct connection with the viewer with a naturalness and lack of self-consciousness that is often hard to achieve. Combined with the sharp focus on the surroundings, your image tells a strong story. The light, color and composition make it beautiful too.
TRB (13912) 2013-02-21 2:28
clarity, light and composition are excellent.
liked it very much, congratulations
PaulVDV (24075) 2013-02-21 3:50
I like this daily life-picture that is as the same time a beautiful portrait of this young girl. It also shows her living environment (or at least the place where she works), the beautiful decorated large pots and the palm frond flowers she makes.
Behind her head we see another nice artisan artwork of which I am not sure what it is.
Excellent light management, clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (18472) 2013-02-21 4:58
un bel ritratto quello che proponi oggi.
Una ragazza che si fa ammirare per la profonditą dello sguardo che trasmette emozioni. Un incontro fortunato il tuo che hai saputo fissare molto bene sul supporto magnetico con ricchezza di particolari e una bella luce sfumata.
Un grazie per verlo condiviso con noi
Ciao e buona giornata
Noel_Byrne (26651) 2013-02-21 5:26
This is really nicely taken, the girl looks very natural, and to include the backdrop like this gives a great sense of place to the whole scene. Brilliant idea to how you have composed the flowers in the shot, its lovely that its on the nines, drawing the attention and making a second point of focus along with the girls face.
Great management of light too, the light peeping through the reeds of the wall look very appealing.
All the best
eldancer1 (30873) 2013-02-21 7:39
Awesome documentation of the daily life of people. From the look of the area, with water jugs and hanging basket, I think is her house also. Good pov and dof with nice details. Great lighting. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (43795) 2013-02-21 10:30
I like the young woman's serious face, the fine light, the mild colours and the interesting details such as her flowers and the large pots. It's an uncomplicated but very pleasant photo.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-02-21 12:52
Excellent work with the portrait of the young Burmese lady.The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.TFS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-22 9:46
Este artista mulher adota uma postura muito digna para a sua imagem. Retrato de uma qualidade muito boa. Uma imagem bonita e interessante. Bravo.
leo61 (0) 2013-02-22 10:31
HI Ana !
On my way to MT. Popa I was sitting in a hut like this,watching how palm sugar is produced.
This is a wonderful enviromental portait with so many interesting things to see arround her.
Have a great weekend,Leo
everlasting (14698) 2013-02-22 10:52
The flowers are very delicate, as is your photo. Her eyes have caught the light just perfectly, and the details around the room I love.
boa (6235) 2013-02-22 13:55
it is very interesting to get a glimpse of daily life scenes from different corners of the world. This is a very good shot of a young woman captured in her own environment when she making palm frond flowers. I like your good eye-contact in this moment, it is also an excellent exposure with fine control of the lighting, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-02-22 15:43
Very wonderful shot!So unique expression on the woman's face.Great colors and contrasts.Well done!
All the best
mirosu (15126) 2013-02-22 18:47
Excellent photo. Smart choice of horizontal frame to accentuate the nice young girl with splendid sharpness. Excellent photo with great color contrast, good light and very good POV choice. nice eyes. Excellent result.
adramad (39806) 2013-02-23 12:01
Fabuloso retrato de esta artesana, hermosas y curiosas flores las que hace con las hojas de palma, el retrato tiene una calidad magnifica y un fantastico colorido muy natural.
Magnķfica la nitidez y la buena luminosidad.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Miguel82 (26288) 2013-02-27 12:17
A superb portrait Ana
Good sharpness and nice colors
She is doing handicrafts activities and I like the hut facade in the background
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-27 14:22
absolutely delightful portrait.What I also enjoy here is the "wider" perspective you applied providing us with view of the surrounding.And of course one of the most important things about portraits(if not the most important) the timing you chose-seems to be perfect.The girl-her eyes and expression all these things make your composition really unforgettable.
ymrk (14955) 2013-03-04 8:01
I think this could be BW,but not problem...Great portrait Ana...
tober (8797) 2013-03-06 23:06
Hi Ana, you really catched the spirit of Myanmar with such wonderful photos. This one is a nice portrait in terms of showing the daily life in a rural area of Myanmar, but also it can be a good dedication for the forthcoming International Working Women's Day. Congratulations. Tolga
ourania (35164) 2013-03-11 13:36
a lovely vivid portrait of the charming girl at work. I like very much your low point of view that brought you to the same level with the seated girl and helped you obtain this direct glance, strong and gentle at the same time. The soft and warm light has made the colours equally warm and delightful. Depth and clarity are very fine too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fds (8750) 2013-03-16 22:55
dear ana a very beautiful portrait with this women with the flowers
this is a very interested document from mynmar
wel done dear friend
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (39942)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/3.4, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-20 18:57