Profile portrait of an ordinary Newari villager whilst she was probably daydreaming looking into the distance miles away...
Bungamati is a typical ancient Newari Village in Kathmandu valley that dates back to the 16th century, a pleasant and traditional settlement located some 10km south of Kathmandu. An enchanting place to discover the authentic traditional Nepali culture and what makes this village special is the fact that nothing much has changed over the last century.
A truly relaxing Nepali rural life abound of photo opportunity and I could go on and on; a spectacle of matured colours, smells, cultures and the gritty appeal that seems to reach right into the lives of those souls....
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goodfella (247) 2013-09-10 7:43
Impressive shot with black background with excellent colors and sharpness. Nicely done!
gervaso (16703) 2013-09-10 8:12
Excellent portrait of the woman, with excellent quality! The strong colors are beautiful in the image, and the good depth of field helps a lot! Also a perfect sharpness! Perfectly done!
pajaran (65764) 2013-09-10 8:35
Interesantan tekst o selu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na gospodju sa maramom na glavi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
An interesting article about the village, with the given data ...
Nice view of the lady with a scarf on her head ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
A beautiful portrait.
All the best.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-09-10 8:45
A nice portrait in warm colors with a perfect black BG
Bravo, have a nice evening
rogerl (1632) 2013-09-10 9:41
Beautiful colors and sharpness; I love the profile view here. Thanks.
Fis2 (106408) 2013-09-10 10:07
Excellent colors and light.
I like frame and composition
holmertz (59142) 2013-09-10 11:20
An excellent portrait revealing your style of photography at its very best. The profile and the red shawl against the black background is superb, and the light is exceptionally good. This has the quality of a painting by some old master. I get so envious of you, and a few other members or former members of TE who always seem to find these perfect backgrounds.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-10 11:28
nel ritratto sei bravissimo e questa ne è l'ennesima prova.
Un soggetto dall'espressione molto intensa, isolato a perfezione in uno sfondo che non distrae e concentra l'attenzione su di esso, colori meravigliosi , nitidezza di altissimo livello e contrasto dosato a meraviglia.
Impossibile trovare difetti in questa eccellente fotografia.
Un vero capolavoto!
Ciao e buona serata
ourania (51079) 2013-09-10 12:03
an interesting minimal composition for this portrait that captivates with its rich and vivid tones, its natural textures and the 3D presence of the subject against a deep, dark backdrop. The profile gains significance from the lady's expression, intense but impossible to decipher. I also like very much the shadow behind her, she's captured superbly in a crevice of light. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
tatadalou (7459) 2013-09-10 12:06
Nice picture, the light on this woman is excellent and strongly contrasts with the black background. The details on texture are amazing !
Silvio1953 (152991) 2013-09-10 12:50
Ciao Abmdsudi, fantastic portrait, intense expression, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
gojo (1769) 2013-09-10 12:53
Great portrait, technically brilliant and the framing, with the large black area is perfectly matching the woman's steady look.
Glint (6171) 2013-09-10 13:11
this is an attractive portrait and composition. I like the free space that your compo allows her to look into. Beautifully lit with her headscarf warmed by the sun and its textures highlighted.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-09-10 14:20
A marvellous picture and a great portrait. An incredible sharpness and a perfect background. Excellent!
kato (11630) 2013-09-10 16:53
You're capturing well this woman's portrait by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the woman who is wearing red-long shawl and looking in the distance. It's very good contrast with black background in the entire color balance. And, it's also impressive in Bindi of the forehead.
dkmurphys (64573) 2013-09-10 21:59
Very beautiful work here. I like the way you've managed the light. Great colors and contrasts also. Well taken.
bayno (18344) 2013-09-11 4:27
this is a great portrait, i like your use of shadows and warm light, also the framing is perfect, lovely details and texture of the blanket...a excellent work and post...
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-09-11 4:28
A really charismatic portrait, the side on view and composition of the scene is really perfect, especialyl when your subject is highlighted so well against the dark background, it makes the colors of her clothes stand out so well. I love the rich texture of her clothing too and her expression is wonderful. A real National Geographic quality image, thanks for sharing.
All the best
CLODO (35754) 2013-09-11 4:55
Perfect work, very good framing and sharpness, the black background enhances the red of the cloth and the skin of the face of this meditative woman.
danos (103144) 2013-09-11 6:04
great the view as the presentation of this portrait of the native woman,with the excellent light management to make the image unique.I like the vivid colours as her placement in the frame.Well done.
willperrett (11814) 2013-09-11 7:35
Another of your tasteful and sensitive portraits. I wonder if the lady knew you were lurking with your camera! The dark background gives us great negative space for her to daydream into, miles away...
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-11 8:46
What a great portrait! Beautiful details of the shawl as well as the wrinkles. Excellent colors against a black background.
This is masterly.
bukitgolfb301 (45131) 2013-09-11 17:33
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry for my late reply as usual.
Your posting has been developing day by day with far speed. This is also outstanding! Perfect image in all aspects!
Thanks a lot for your sharing, and have a good day! Takero
jjcordier (79297) 2013-09-11 23:44
Très beau portrait, de très grande qualité technique. Beau cadrage décalé et très belle lumière.
claudeD (41582) 2013-09-12 1:19
everything matches perfectly in this excellen portrait shot. Perfect sharpness and dark black background.You did an excellent fotojob here.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-12 2:08
magnificent portrait!I was trying to take some similar while beeing on Malta,but I just can´t compare my pictures to yours.I really like this one!Strong,vivid colors and contrast as well as the facial expression of the women makes the scene very distinct and meaningful.Another thing I always enjoy in this kind of photography is blurred background to enhance the main subject.In this image you did it perfectly and the completely black backdrop works well here.
macjake (72555) 2013-09-25 18:24
well, what can i say...
another inspirational type of photo.
I'd be SOOOO pleased if i came back from vacation with photo's like this one.
I will certainly have to give you a call when and if I travel to Nepal!
such a lovely scene with the side lighting and the red/black combinations are so attractive.
well done my friend
adores (46363) 2013-10-08 15:52
A really nice portrait! The profile is great, the light was perfect and the contrast between the red colour and the dark background makes it even better. Very well done!
Cricri (125878) 2013-10-17 11:49
Vraiment un magnifique portrait, j'aime la lumière sur son visage et son écharpe rouge,la prise de profil sur le fond noir, ce qui met le visage encore plus attirant, magnifique
Periko (6214) 2013-10-17 19:31
Magnificent portrait. Perfect lighting to obtain such an image with soft tones.
aliabazari (16278) 2014-12-05 19:46
Beautiful portrait. Good lighting and colors. Composition is attractive. Well performed.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57720)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-21
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 500 Raw
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 7:37