Along the route-street that goes from Nepal to Tibet (Chine), I saw this girl with some recipients going out the house, like how well she was dressed, made her the very common gestured with my camera, a way of asking for permission to photograph her
Without a word, she let things down and sat looking at the camera very serious, not smiling and hiding her fingers or nails, when she heard the click of the capture, she got up and went without asking for money or giving a smile, not contact at all
Not plastic is seen, with the exception of her wristwatch
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papagolf21 (100962) 2014-04-09 14:49
Bonsoir, chère Maria,
Une image prise sur le vif, sans maniérisme...
Du naturel, sans sourire, le visage fermé. L'on peut comprendre la vie difficile de ces hommes et de ces femmes.
Très bon choix de présentation.
ChrisJ (113273) 2014-04-09 14:50
Good portrait of this Nepalese woman with her forehead tika, and magenta attire. The red woollen necklace is unusual. Effective tight framing and good use of a shallow dof. Nice saturation and good inclusion of the bucket and food ladle at right to add to authenticity of this superb daily life scene. Tfs!
rigoletto (34279) 2014-04-09 16:04
a strange story you are telling us, dear maria: "she came, gave the pose, and went back, without any expressions or means of communication". therefore, she must have been used to being photographed many times? who knows? very nice environmental portrait with an intriguing storyline.
jcpix (13916) 2014-04-09 16:38
Salut ma chere Maria,
Ca va toi? A very interesting and somewhat unusual portrait, her blank stare falls right in line with your description of the moment.
It's with that blank expression that actually has a strong connection as I look over this photo. Regardless of the lack of emotion conveyed, you were wise to take her picture...the vibrant red dress, and complimentary background colors and objects make a for a very pleasing result.
O.K., tell the truth now, what did you do or say to make her so disenchanted? :) Perhaps you should have offered her a Coke. :)) Nice that should would have agreed to take a quick pose though, her disposition definitely wouldn't suggest a welcoming approach however.
The originality of this emotionless portrait actually goes a long way with curious regard. Nicely done...you just never know what you're going to get from the human side of life. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Be good.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-04-09 21:47
A very nice portrait of this noble spirited lady, well done (to both you the photographer and her the model).
fabbs99 (17161) 2014-04-09 23:32
Excellent shot of the young lady from Nepal.Nice colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
COSTANTINO (64766) 2014-04-09 23:37
nice shot the right timing with the
young woman dressed traditionally
and looking at the photographer
pleasant colorful portrait
danos (97479) 2014-04-09 23:48
nice the portrait of this young native woman of Kodari,sitting in front of her door house.I like the beautiful reportage shot from Nepal with the light and the colour management to are capture well.
ikeharel (70743) 2014-04-10 7:31
maybe tradition or just being eager to post for a photo, this young lady gave you best opportunity for a portrait.
I like the way she set, ready and obedient, face expression, like you said - not revealing any emotion. Wonder of rural Nepal life...
A marvelous outcome.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-10 7:55
negli ovvhi di questa donna c'è tutta la fierezza della popolazione che vive in queste terra e che da sempre è stata avvezza a combattere contro ogni avversità, prima fra tutte quella contro il clima rigido e difficile.
Una bella ripresa nella quale la fedeltà del colore appare assoluta unitamente ad una impeccabile nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (52064) 2014-04-10 8:14
She looks very serious, just as you describe it. To her credit I can only say that at least she didn't pretend to be happy. She gave you a great portrait any way, and especially I like the balance between her pink and light red clothes and the blue and grey background. The mild light is very pleasant too.
Cricri (118839) 2014-04-10 9:43
Un beau portrait sérieux et naturel de la fille en rose et coquette, son regard fixer sur la caméra, étonnante fille qui part ainsi, tout naturellement!!!
C'est la nuit chez toi ? ici il est presque 19h !!
Silvio1953 (142131) 2014-04-10 10:50
Ciao Maria, great portrait of lovely woman with intense expression, I like beautiful softeness and delicate tones, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-10 11:31
this is a simple but appealing portrait of the lady who gave you the perfect eye contact if not a smile. fine contrast between her red dress and the cooler surroundings. perfect exposure in the soft diffused light.
thanks for sharing and have a great day.
ourania (45022) 2014-04-10 14:03
Hola Maria querida,
your note enhances the impact of this lovely portrait which becomes even more interesting and really touching after reading about the lady's attitude towards you. I like very much your straightforward approach and the equally straightforward response you got from the lady. There's fine depth and wonderful soft colours that exalt the peacefulness of the scene. I also like the minimal but effective context and am fascinated by the dark opening in the background. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PS I really want to work on my Spanish, thank you very much for the incentive:)
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-11 7:31
Awesome portrait of this woman, I like the intense look on her face as if she is not afraid of the future. Good lighting and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (53665) 2014-04-13 19:41
What a cheery looking outfit! and good processing too. A beautiful lady and ever so emotive image filled with many possible narratives. Great candid shot. Congrats
adramad (45354) 2014-04-15 8:46
Un magnifico retrato de esta mujer, que tan fijamente mira a la cámara, el fondo de su casa, asi como como los útiles de trabajo, como son el cubo y caldero dan un bonito complemento a la imagen, el fuerte color rosado de su traje es un punto de atracción en el conjunto.
Muy bien la luminosidad, y también la nitidez.
Un buen trabajo.
Que tengas un buen dia y mis saludos mas cordiales.
fabianoleite (11523) 2014-04-16 11:14
Hola, Maria. Los ojos intensos de esa mujer fueron muy bien captados, y combinan con el color rojo de sus vestimentas. Un buen trabajo, mis congratulaciones! Un abrazo!
jmdias (63990) 2014-04-22 17:39
me gusto esto retrato, buenos detalles para mirar. la modelo estaba un tanto seria. me gusta esta luz indirecta. GPC. usted le he pedido para sacar la foto ? algunas personas no les gustan y otras quieren plata para lo hacer..
josepmarin (58357) 2014-04-24 2:23
un retrato es siempre algo muy complicado, y más aún cuando no es un "robado" y la persona está posando para ti.
En este caso has resuelto bien el desafío, la chica posa con una actitud seria y mirando directamente a la cámara, y me pregunto por qué esconde las uñas.
El color de su ropa es bonito y da mucha potencia visual a la foto.
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-25 9:15
Sorry, back but still busy trying to catch up with work and everything else.
this is lovely portrait, I love the warm and brilliant color of her outfit. A very classic look of the Hindu woman in this part of the world. The surrrounding show the way of life. One that I used to know so well and lived as a child. I truly understand and know it is not the most comfortable but people are still very kind and humble.