2005...another new beginning. New hope, new life, new aspiration. We look forward to a better tomorrow.
This picture, personally, signifies a new beginning for me. Taken very early in the morning just when the sun had fully shown its radiance, this little Akha girl was all set to meet the new day. With the sparkle in her eyes, she sure epitomized the mind-set of every Asian this new year.
This was taken in the mountains of northern Thailand, Chiang Rai. It was cold over there thus...her costume serves a double purpose, as an adornment and a "warmer".
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alexlie (5359) 2005-01-02 14:04
Great composition with an excellent management of your depth of field. Very impressive picture! I send greetings.
bantonbuju (51767) 2005-01-02 14:12
hope this year will be as lovely as this pic with excellent framing, sharpness and colours; all the best to you, manny;
kinginexile (2598) 2005-01-02 14:14
Very uncanny. So often, people would ask a subject to pose for an unposed look, and here it is actually the contrary. You took an unposed shot that looks posed! Not a criticism, as you caught a very unlikely and deep gaze for someone just looking out the door on an early frisky morning.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-01-02 14:41
Hi Manny, and happy new year to you. Very nice framing for your photo of the girl looking outside to greet the day. The beautiful colored wearings around her tilted head with the sparkling eyes makes for a pleasant and bright impression. Beautiful shot.
Durius (1288) 2005-01-02 14:41
Sturdy little woman, icredible shining eyes ...
Well composed, good capture.
MiguelP (14466) 2005-01-02 14:44
Nice Idea, nice messege for the new year, nice note... How did you achive to get such a natural face from her? Notingh to add: I lost myself in her eyes. I´ll give more news when I find the way out of her look. Gracias desde Madrid.
KevRyan (22952) 2005-01-02 15:20
A really nice portrait - i like the contrast of her bright dress against the simplicity of the dwelling.
maciekda (19895) 2005-01-02 15:45
wow, this is really beautiful, rich colors, good composition, interesting face, interesting look. ha, colors are even too rich ;) mabe a bit oversaturated, but it is a very good quality photo
bartove (2861) 2005-01-02 15:58
Excellent portrait, beautiful colored. May 2005 be good year for all.
avigur_11 (22069) 2005-01-02 16:02
A very good portrait, Manuel. Very colorful, sharp and very well lit. The tight framing with the wooden door is very effective and the innocent expression catching the eye. Very good job.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-01-02 17:14
A wonderful portrait, with a excepctional composition, definition! and message of hope and faith for all young people! It's a important, individual, conscient and independent work. Congratulations and I have no more comments!
Xalkida (11744) 2005-01-02 17:31
Wow! Great portrait! Very fine expression. The colors are awesome! Very nice job!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-01-02 17:44
Hi Manny, Happy New Year to you, I hope you are well. Let's hope that Asia can indeed find a way to recover from this disaster.
Beautiful capture of this colourful young girl, I like the way she looks up in another direction, and not straight into your lens.
RGatward (20052) 2005-01-02 18:10
Another fine shot from the BPS trip. Good use of the door detail in the compo.
scalerman (26900) 2005-01-02 18:15
wonderful in all respects Manny, and really saturated. Great expression on the Akha. All the best for Thailand over this next year I hope.
christina (2040) 2005-01-02 18:27
Lovely colors, well composed , and a pleasant subject make this image very successful. Very nice work!
ChrisJ (94806) 2005-01-02 19:42
Another superb portrait, with superb sharpness, color, dof & compo, with the subject well placed off center. Good work Manuel.
robiuk (10807) 2005-01-02 21:14
your Nikon works miracles!
At first I thought it was a boy, but sometimes one can't tell when it's about kids...
Anyway, her expression is really well caught and I wonder how you managed to get her so naturally with no fear in front of the camera - or was that with a little help of full 200mm lens? Still, one has to have a skill and you are certainly the one who's got it!
Beautiful composition, lighting and vivid colours!
A symphony of childhood!
maphoto (8082) 2005-01-02 23:09
Great colors and very beautiful portrait, I would love to have the chance to for photo like this, your album is so rich in that aspect, I enjoy everytime, well done.
Tha date taken is probably 2004-12 ??
Happy New Year !
arnabchat (7233) 2005-01-02 23:45
very colorful and excellent composition. sharpness is perfect as ever from you.
good to see you back after a break. wishing a happy new yer to you.
jayita (191) 2005-01-02 23:51
perfect shot in proper time. Those expressive eyes are full of hope for a better future.
very colorful shot.
jhm (135396) 2005-01-03 2:35
Hi Manny, and happy new year to you, hope this year will be as lovely as this pic with excellent framing, splendid colours and the sharpness is lovely, all the best for Thailand over this next year I hope.
Janice (4403) 2005-01-03 4:06
Great portrait of this lovely lady. Colours and composition excellent. TFS.
doitashimashite (0) 2005-01-03 4:30
Excellent portrait in every single respect.
Great note also.
everlasting (14361) 2005-01-03 5:07
A very nice portrait to start the year. Amazing colours and the contrast of the dwelling behind her. I'm trying to figure out how did you get her not to look at you.
anakin (2775) 2005-01-03 6:28
Maravillosa expresion, muy buen disparo, los colores son fantasticos, very lovely
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-01-03 6:45
Very good shot, I like the colours and also the look of this kid, very good timing and great portrait, well done
PixelTerror (0) 2005-01-03 7:36
Hi Manuel, my best wishes to you for 2005 !
I like this splendid portrait very much, it shows great colors and superb details, focus is excellent and the capture of the expression stunning !
Pattyjy (2180) 2005-01-03 9:32
Manuel, tes photos, toutes tes photos sont de véritables chefs d'oeuvre et je ne m'en lasse pas. Ce magnifique portrait est encore une fois l'illustration de ton talent : les couleurs, le cadrage, et toujours cette lumière dans ces yeux... J'adore. Toutes mes félicitations. Amitiés, Patty.
naxius (16685) 2005-01-03 9:41
Thank you for this new post, very colorful and penty of hope for those people who need care.
I like her expression.
Very good one.
carper (96) 2005-01-03 10:39
This is really a fantastic shot, the is a very good balance in the photo, the colours are super, the angle you took the shot is great, the light is good, well I think all is good, fantastic job
eleparc (24063) 2005-01-03 17:58
Manny, i must tell you something! When i saw this photo I thought for a minute it was one of mine... For I shot a very similar one years ago while in the north of thailand. So you made my day, and again proved a close friend with a lot to share...;-)
Happy new year again to you
alford (3961) 2005-01-03 18:24
Very nice photo to start the year, Manny! I like how you've captured the girl's look, her eyes seems fixed on something far. Very colorful composition, and sharpness is excellent! Another one of your photos in my favorites. Great work and happy new year!
jrj (34841) 2005-01-04 5:53
As usual all the tech in place. Still the best is the intense ecpression in the girls face and her very colourful dressing. Good capture.
cloverstar (0) 2005-01-04 13:09
Absolutely stunning. The colours and clarity are perfect. I like the way she is looking upwards out of what appears maybe to be a window. Your note is very expressive and fits well with the image. Well done. I really like this one.
Mrg (825) 2005-01-04 13:55
Fantastic shot Manuel. The expression the skin colors and shadows. All the color in his clothes. Great composition.Well done
pridel (233) 2005-01-04 17:30
this photograph is really very beautiful all these colors and these textures are superbly returned. I was going to say as usual.
a new bright new beginning
alimo3 (6854) 2005-01-04 18:07
nice composition and great colors.
a beautiful image to start 2005, and so sharp !
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-05 7:31
and another beautiful Akha face...I also put up a pic of my Akha friends for the new year...unfortunately they were not wearing their traditional clothes, but that doesn't make them less sparkeling and sympathic! May 2005 be an excellent year for them and for you!
Léonie (pts tomorrow!)
ma-tibou (4568) 2005-01-06 5:35
bonjour Manuel magnifique portrait, toujours du bel ouvrage, de belles couleurs pour un regard porté vers un avenir plus beau.
commenta (1145) 2005-01-09 14:47
R.A.S. : Rien à signaler d'ailleurs, tout à été dit en dessous ; il n'y a que du beau : 20/20
Motrem (2392) 2005-01-11 19:58
A photo as you know how to make it. The eyes of this child looking towards the future are magnificent. Is it the cold which cracks these lips like that? Colours are so magnificent and they seem to have the secret of the colored fineries
Une photo comme vous savez en faire. Les yeux de cette enfant regardant vers l'avenir sont merveilleux. Est-ce le froid qui gerce ces lèvres comme ça? Les couleurs sont tellement magnifiques et ils semblent avoir le secret des parures colorées.
teta5 (1203) 2005-03-11 19:13
Pictures, which you've made in Chian Rai are EXCELLENT. Portraits are mysteriuos and full of emotions. Congratulations!
maximage (15535) 2005-09-08 16:48
Tout est dit!!
tinamunk3 (6404) 2007-03-07 15:02
And this image is being used here:
Lyne (0) 2007-03-17 4:07
Couleurs magnifiques, photo nette et très bien cadrée, en un mot superbe !
asival (5299) 2009-05-31 14:25
Great light here on her face, loved that amazed look and the vivid colors of the frame
you've done it once more man
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places I have visited, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 14:02
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