A long street or road goes from Nepal to Tibet (China), Kodari is the frontier city of Nepal
Only a busy street, vans with people going to Tibet (not far from Everest) with heavy equipment talking with wearers mainly sherpas ones
Along it small shops, some modern apartments and wooden galleries where people seat waiting for papers to be ready to cross the frontier, be asked for some minor work or just watch the activity
After taking the last one I saw these people, they also saw me taking photos, the moment I focused the camera on them, they dont move but turn their glance out
Good for them, because I didn’t try to made any contact or asked them for a photo with a sign
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Noel_Byrne (26998) 2014-04-12 8:16
I know a photo is a moment of time stood still, but this image really makes that thought come to mind for me. A beautiful portrait of both subjects, who I guess unknowingly have placed themselves perfectly inside your frame. The man seems very proud, while the young girl beside him seems to have a sort of haunting sadness to her expression. Really nicely done.
Thanks as always
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-12 8:17
that is not only interesting portrait but also very good close up. The girl in the second plan adds some interest to already good composition. Good framing and natural colors. Proper sharpness on the faces and well given contrast.
Thanks for sharing
All the best
Didi (58772) 2014-04-12 8:30
Portraits avec une bonne attitude humble de cet homme
L'éclairage est correct, très soft
La fille semble avoir un regard triste
ourania (35852) 2014-04-12 9:35
Hola Maria querida,
the result you got in the circumstances described in your note is magical. This picture has a strong impact and it's interesting to study both for the photographic skill and the human interest it coveys. The glances and expressions of the two people are captivating, particularly if we consider that they were part of a brief interaction with a stranger with a camera. The people seem to hang on your attention and lens, it's touching. Lighting and colours are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
PS Thank you for the brief and useful revisions in Spanish:)
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-12 9:44
mi piace molto questo doppio ritratto soprattutto per le espressioni dei due soggetti.
L'uomo sembra inseguire pensieri lontani, ma colpisce in particolare l'espressione molto triste della bambina, una espressione sulla quale credo di capire dalla maggior nitidezza che tu ti sia particolarmente concentrata.
Una foto di grande intensità.
Complimenti e buon fine settimana
holmertz (44458) 2014-04-12 10:11
Maybe these people at the border are so used to tourists taking pictures of them that they automatically pose with their mind somewhere else, just to get it over and done, thinking "here we go again, another tourist, another camera". It didn't make any difference to you, who got yourself another fine portrait, even a double one. I like the look of the girl watching you from behind her father.
jcpix (13812) 2014-04-12 15:21
Salut miss Maria,
Do I see a trend developing, a series of expression-less portraits? :) Another fascinating non-emotion filled visual, this time being doubled. I almost can't help but think this is perhaps "just the way it is!?" No matter, it's a great look into the local scene and inhabitants personality.
Just a moment in passing, no words exchanged...and yet you've managed a captivating result with real human connection. Without saying a thing, there's a lot to be said in interpretation. Nicely done once more. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Be good mi amiga.
Friendliest of wishes from the North half,
ikeharel (62111) 2014-04-13 0:43
After red the note realized the man face expression, are in some sort of discipline that tought people of this region to humbly surround to a camera presence - Came to this conclussion also following your previous photo and note.
Fine portrait collected, and the girl daydreaming... I admire your courage to photo this way.
Cricri (110643) 2014-04-13 7:39
Un double portrait ici, bien mis dans le cadre, l'expression a la fois douce et sérieuse du monsieur et le regard lointain de l'enfant, belle réalisation
ChrisJ (103565) 2014-04-13 8:53
A superb dual head and shoulders portrait of the Nepalese man and girl, with a pleasant diffused light allowing maximum shadow detail. Effective tight framing with good sharpness and muted colours. Have a nice Sunday!
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-04-13 14:14
What a super image of this man and girl.Great they stayed still and did not pose.
Well managed and keeping your cool, to give us this splendid photo.
Silvio1953 (129332) 2014-04-14 9:30
Ciao Maria, great portrait, intense expression, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-04-14 23:55
Excellent portrait of the gentleman.Keep sharing.TFS.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-15 18:01
A fine portrait of the Nepali man in traditional attire with his daughter by his side perhaps. Excellent framing. I like the different expressions you were able to capture on the man and the girl. Nice shot with natural colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
omid266 (6700) 2014-04-15 21:07
a new image , new country and visit new peolple ,
good experience in every country , every travel has
a new lesson with new good moments for traveller,
Best times and fotos,
danos (89911) 2014-04-16 0:33
nice the portrait of the native man as the young girl beside him as look on your lens so curious as a bit confused too.I like the original view as the beauty of the scene.
mesutilgim (88504) 2014-04-17 14:14
Wonderfull portrait of this man with the nice cute girl at right.
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (33033) 2014-04-18 0:41
This is a fine portrait, showing the facial features and upper body.
I always look at the eyes (maybe sharpen them, just a little) for they convey character. There is strength and determination in these eyes, confirmed by the set of the mouth.
I like how you have included the young girl in your shot. She is perfectly placed to draw the viewer into the b/g but she is not competing for attention with the focal man. Her face tells a different story. She looks to have sadness in her eyes.
Have a great Easter,
eldancer1 (31409) 2014-04-22 9:34
I'm sure you got this guy's permission to take his picture and I think that's a determine look in his eyes not trying in intimidate you. Awesome portrait, I wish I have the ability and courage to do this. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (58512) 2014-04-23 17:28
las personas estan muy bien posicionadas. me gusta la luz suave y los detalles y expresiones. talvez la composicion se quedase algo major con la camera un poco mas lejos de ellos. pero pienso que usted no he tenido tiempo para hacer la compo con mas calma. de cualquier forma una hermosa composicion.
abmdsudi (46196) 2014-04-29 22:11
A beautiful time of day to capture the father and daughter, an image of mixed character! of story telling shot. Wonder why the four eyes looked so concern, curious perhaps but they are spot on target sharp in focus and good clarity with excellent hint of background detail. The position is just right and the moment is registered well of a fine environment portait full of local flavour!! A fine street people candid snap, Congrats
adramad (40178) 2014-05-02 9:18
Un magnífico retrato, pienso que de un padre y su hija, la expresión del hombre es muy seria, mientras la chica parece tener una expresión triste, muy buena calidad y texturas de los personajes.
Muy agradable colorido, en estos tonos naturales.
Muy bien equilibrada la iluminación, junto con la nitidez.
Que disfrutes de un bonito fin de semana.
Mis mas afectuosos saludos.
tenretin (2543) 2014-05-23 10:41
J'aime particulièrement cette photo. Ce doit être assez difficile de photographier des gens de cette manière er j'admire votre talent pour le faire.
Une très belle photo pleine d'humanité.