I have the opportunity to photograph Jooi, a very sweet Indian girl, in her full regalia. This was taken during our school's Cultural presentation. She is not my student but being the adviser of the Indian Club, asking her to pose for me was not difficult.
I was using my brother's D100 for this shot. I still have to replace my D70. I will wait for the D200 to come out of the market. For now, I have to borrow cameras from friends. I used my macro 16 mm 2.8 for this shot. I always have succes in my portraits with this lens. I can also get really close to my "models".
I have posted the colored version of this in treklens today.
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windancer (205) 2005-11-27 8:47
Beautiful, the model and the shot. This school you work at just happens to have the most beautiful women in the world in it! Thailand is fantastic, isn't it! Love your work!
simplyoga (6494) 2005-11-27 8:47
I already like it when I saw this photo in the thumbnail.. when I clicked it, I even more love it.. The look of those eyes is very sharp.. She looks a bit shy (by trying to cover her lip)... You had captured a beautiful moment.. bravo !!
lollie (0) 2005-11-27 8:49
Trés beau portrait. Bravo.
Zepi (22848) 2005-11-27 8:55
Superbe portrait en B&W,
J'adore ce regard, je suis comme hypnotiser!
C'est tout simplement superbe!!!
Merci pour le partage
RGatward (20086) 2005-11-27 8:59
I was going to say, unusual to see a B&W from you, but I see you've done quite a few, which I've missed. I also missed hearing what happened to your D70, sounds rather drastic. Typical fine shot here.
maciekda (19895) 2005-11-27 9:01
it is a beautiful portrait Manuel, wonderful warm expression, a bit shy with that hand. very good technically. I wish it was in colors like in your pbase gallery - the colors are so nice here. very nice work, nothing to complain about
gelor (3233) 2005-11-27 9:15
Un superbe portrait en N et B ! Des yeux magnifiques et une belle composition. Félicitations. Gérard
rosaline (0) 2005-11-27 9:34
Good sharpness, contrast and clarity here. The eyes, of course, is what makes the portrait more than anything. They come out beautifully here. The clothing is nice and comes out well. Overall, excellent work.
mlopes (494) 2005-11-27 9:53
Very beautiful portrait, this is not just a Black and White photo, it has a incredible silver aspect. I like this.
designsoul (21492) 2005-11-27 10:06
Astonishing model and shot, Manuel! What beauty, of her hypnotic, gorgeous eyes and the photo's details, of darks and lights, and the overall feel. A superb portrait in every way.
gravatar (1586) 2005-11-27 10:30
Extremely evocative and powerful portrait. Very contrasty, none the less the skin tones are right on target. Bravo!
quillo (11856) 2005-11-27 11:46
Hola Manuel, los ojos de Jooi por si solos ya son un mundo. Me gusta mucho esta foto y el B/W creo que es muy oportuno en la composición.
Felicidades y un abrazo .... Paco
Sherrish (0) 2005-11-27 11:53
I'm going to try out my macro for portraits. Yours are so sharp and clear - i love the texture.
onmax (849) 2005-11-27 12:13
Hola Manuel, buen tiro has logrado, buena eleccion del b/n y buena definicion y detalle.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-11-27 12:18
What a masterpiece!!
Beautiful model - the look of those eyes - her juwellery - can only imagine how beautiful it must be in color - will go and have a look.
mrcrow (3993) 2005-11-27 12:24
carper (96) 2005-11-27 13:04
It's art Manuel my frien.
this is one of your best shots, thats my personal opinion, those eyes, that black and white, it is so complete, fantastic job Manuel.
eleparc (24063) 2005-11-27 13:53
yet another great portrait from you manny! you do have the gift to have the right focus and sharpness on your subjects. i am impressed!
kabe (2011) 2005-11-27 14:18
Fantastic shot Manuel. I like it a lot.
Great b&w portrait of the girl. 100% excellent.
kclai (2267) 2005-11-27 22:27
Cool B&W portrait. The eyes of the model provide such contrast to the overall black picture.
jinju (14265) 2005-11-27 22:42
Beautiful powerful gaze, wide open eyes, and fantastic tones. This is a superb portrait.
eloisa (186) 2005-11-28 2:57
you're are simply astonishing. the hands of the girl are beautiful, and the look...
one question: asia is the country of colours. why did you choose black and white? the picture is great in b&w, but just curiousity. I was wondering about the colours of the scarf...
maurazos (0) 2005-11-28 2:59
Impressive eyes! Well done, with a fine amount of light. Wise use of b&w. Regards.
faubry (35447) 2005-11-28 4:02
hello Manny, great portrait B &W, really wonderful, bravo to you
rowanb (864) 2005-11-28 7:10
beautiful portrait manny, the eyes and her expression are fantastic. flawless.
cessy (13647) 2005-11-28 10:42
very beautiful portrait
her eyes and expression is so strong
excellent BW tones
erdna (5711) 2005-11-28 11:38
This is a beautiful shot Manny! Her expression of shyness makes this picture succesfull.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-11-28 19:29
This is a pure beauty !
great attitude and quality of your BW.
I am under the charm.
Zip... to my favorite if you dont mind !
simonekarl (404) 2005-11-28 19:57
This is truely a great portrait, I am no expert but I think this technically perfect, your focus is really sharp, and you have caught the light in her eyes.
rosiegirl (1596) 2005-11-29 0:06
Great black and white portrait- it makes her eyes stand out so well. I love all the tiny details- the jewelry hanging in front of her forhead, the large dangle earings, the nose ring- its really beautiful. I'm sure all the girls in the school want you to take their portraits- Wonderful work :)
bullabulla (3488) 2005-11-29 9:01
this picture is amazing what a great look and quality of the picture! her eyes are shining
Albrecht (11281) 2005-11-29 9:01
Wonderful portrait in B&W. I love the way she is looking and your compo. well done.
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partha (14023) 2005-11-29 9:13
Its a very good expressive portrait. I like the B&W medium,Well done.
letoun2 (168) 2005-12-04 10:31
Commes toutes les photos que vous postez, celle ci est une magnifique photo du monde.On sent bien que vous entrez en contact et respectez les populations que vous rencontrez lors de vos excusions.
Je dis respect.
sadeik (3282) 2006-12-03 15:11
A brilliant portrait and the b&w is excellant
abdul218 (59) 2010-01-11 6:36
Great Potrait with and intensity from model's eye and technicaly high contrast.
ChrisVO (36) 2011-02-16 4:39
Wonderful image. The look in the eyes, the slightly off-centered composition, the power of B&W. Well done!
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-11-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My choice [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-27 8:42
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