The population of Nepal is a mosaic of diverse ethnic groups which includes the Thakali, Tamang, Newar, Sherpa, Tibetan, Gurung, Tharu, etc. Nepal is a meeting place of Indo-Aryan peoples from the Indian subcontinent as well as the Mongoloid people of the Himalaya regions.
Tamangs are one of these indigenous ethnic groups from north central hilly region of Nepal and the word Tamang is derived from the Tibetan term for "horse soldiers" and it is supposed that they descended from Tibetan cavalry. Mostly farmers, although some work as porters and craftsmen, they are often seen in the streets of Kathmandu carrying large 'doko' (baskets) by headstraps supported on their foreheads. Followers of Tibetan Buddhism, they constitute about 5% of the total population which places their numbers slightly higher than the Newars.
Picture of Tamang lady, shot taken at Lamadida Tamang village, Nagarkot highland.
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papagolf21 (90510) 2012-11-14 7:14
Excellent portrait parfaitement mis en image avec une originalité remarquable.
Très bonne note d'accompagnement.
Fis2 (90057) 2012-11-14 7:30
A very interesting composition.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-11-14 8:29
thanks to the completely black background the perception of the portrait is even stronger.You placed the Tenangs woman excellently in the frame-we get almost the impression like it would be in 3D.Just the meaningful and expressive face of her and black background-brilliant juxtaposition.I enjoy every portrait you present to us and the interesting and informative note too.Fabulous picture-perfectly captured!
holmertz (45267) 2012-11-14 8:32
Another excellent portrait. The combination of a super tight cropping and a black background was a very smart choice. There is nothing to disturb the view of this weather-bitten face, which is so sharply captured that we can study it in greatest detail. Her eyes that seem to be looking at nothing, far away, make me think of a hard and not entirely happy life.
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-14 8:40
interestingly presented portrait of a man,
eldancer1 (32075) 2012-11-14 9:31
Your portraits are so moving and effective! Good use of the negative space. Awesome composition and framing. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
pajaran (55057) 2012-11-14 9:48
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na lice gospodje ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo pokazano lice gospodje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice look on the face of Mrs. ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Nice face shown, ladies.
All the best.
Bartleby (13552) 2012-11-14 10:08
very cool portrait. The light is gorgeous. I think I would have gone for a square crop though but still, I love it.
ourania (36428) 2012-11-14 11:58
a bold and unusual composition for a portrait, most effective and interesting. I love the hues and luminosity of the face, the way you have kept within the frame only the essential features and the enhanced importance these have gained for the viewer. The homogeneous, dense black backdrop that fills the rest of the frame makes a marvellous contrast to the colour and brightness of the eyes but offsets the expression, interacts with it and maybe even comments it superbly. A great portrait, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-11-14 16:26
Superb portrait with great ligthning management and POV.Very good details and framework!Well done.tfs
Have a nice evening
pascal13 (2098) 2012-11-14 19:16
Here an amazing framing portrait
The 2/3 of the picture are innoccupees but this look a bit immersed in the vacuum is right well, and give a very strong portrait.
kevinos (7403) 2012-11-14 20:20
A fine portrait, Abmdsudi, expressive, full of character and with fine use of negitive space. Love it! kevin
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-11-14 21:39
Hello Abmdsudi - Your portrait work is so distinctive and beautiful. Here you use a large chunk of negative space again and it just works so well. The rich inky black is perfect to show off the warm tones in the skin and the fine detail you have captured. The light across the woman's face is soft and we see no harsh shadows. A magical image, really well done. Warm regards Rosemary
dkmurphys (52745) 2012-11-14 23:05
Lovely artistic portrait. I like the way you've put this into the frame. Well done!
BennyV (14379) 2012-11-15 2:54
Lots of black and darkness in your recent posts, Abmdsuid. Is this a coincidence or a development in style? This is another really good one to add to the series. The 2 elements of decoration in the face really stand out. Great skin texture too.
jemaflor (89405) 2012-11-15 4:00
Interesting option with this frame, good sharpness on the face and perfect black BG, Interesting details, glance and decoration on the noise.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-11-15 6:32
Nice portrait with good framing, perfect dark background and interesting exp!ression.
All the best!
danos (90367) 2012-11-15 8:44
one more great portrait from the natives of Nepal with the black backdrop to brings out the details of her face as creating contrast in the whole scene.
I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
mauro61 (52699) 2012-11-15 13:33
un altro grande scatto con il nero protagonista della foto al pari di questo volto.
Ottima la definizione che incide benissimo sull'immagine,
bukitgolfb301 (37728) 2012-11-15 19:24
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Wow another breathtaking portrati shot! ASTAGA!
Outstandingly impressive shot as your original style!
Black background of big portion is very very impressive, I will follow your style. Very very reference to my future works. Thanks for your sharing and have a good last working day!
Takero from Tokyo
bayno (18344) 2012-11-16 0:42
beautiful portrait, great choice for cutting and framing, beautiful contrast between the color of the skin and the black background, I also really like the natural expression, she does not seem to have noticed at all of you, it seems to me that you used a focal length of 240 mm, great job as always accompanied by a beautiful note, there is always something to learn from your labors,
have a good WE...
mirosu (15302) 2012-11-16 3:53
Strong portrait in excellent light with pefect contrast against black BG. Well done.
Cricri (111433) 2012-11-16 9:23
Quelle belle idée de cadrage sur un grand espace noir qui met en relief le visage dans une belle lumière, détails et regard rêveur, très jolie
Silvio1953 (130392) 2012-11-16 14:05
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely and original portrait, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
aliabazari (16053) 2012-11-22 20:42
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Portrait of the attractive and look deep and powerful combination. I love you and thank you for your beautiful message and worthy of my 200th post.
Sincerely, Ali ...
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-23 8:54
Wonderfully cropped photo. The face is very nicely positioned to balance all of that blankness. Beautifully done.
sevy (15367) 2012-11-26 0:17
Strong portrait, mainly for the use of the dark background, but also for your original composition out of the standard rules, pushing the face on one side.
But, who cares the rules when the final result is good?
I would even say, it is giving stronger shot.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46924)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-03-02
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-14 6:21