The Indian culture is very exquisite. Architecture, festivals and daily life manifest the rich and vibrant Indian culture.
But I must say that the way the Indian women dress up embodies the exquisite aspect of the Indian culture. The colors and patterns of the fabric, the jewelries that adorn their body...they are a sight to behold.
I was lucky to have this beautiful student pose for me. Her name is Jooi, a senior student in our school. I am posting this to follow up my BW post last time. Here, you can feast your eyes on the colors.
Taken with my 16 mm macro, f 2.8 lens. Colors were adjusted in Photoshop.
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cbontems (195) 2005-11-29 11:33
The composition is very interesting. The texture of her skin looks very soft, and you achieved to give her a very captivating glance. How did you treat the colours in PS ?
partha (14020) 2005-11-29 11:36
This is in colour and really great look. U r very good in portrait pic taking,Well done.
tcht (7565) 2005-11-29 11:39
this seems to be a perfect portrait to me :p i also like the way you framed this picture -without the top part of the girl's head, i think that helps us to focus more onto her face. and the colors are trully excellent. TFS.
isabela_sor (47467) 2005-11-29 12:03
Fantastic portrait and good light... really brings out the detail of the girl's eyes and hair well...and traditional dress.. And those eyes ..they are just so captivating.
BAKO (1689) 2005-11-29 12:07
Hello my friend
this is really a classical Manuel's shot
great colors and adorable pose
lollie (0) 2005-11-29 12:09
In B&W the portrait superb but in colours it is FANTASTIC.
eleparc (24063) 2005-11-29 12:32
it is an amazing portrait manny! the pp makes it look like a very old photo . spectacular shot with incredible colors and sharpness!
shayes (499) 2005-11-29 12:32
Gorgeous portrait of a beautiful girl. I agree completely with your note, Indian-dress is exquisit. Thanks for sharing :)
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-29 12:35
What a great portrait !
Splendid, really, for the light, the frame, and the regard.
Congratulation one more time.
(PS: did you receive the cards already ?)
king (2905) 2005-11-29 12:47
Everything in this fabulous picture fits.
Thanks for sharing.
Huub de K.
kfirah (27) 2005-11-29 13:10
Excellent portrait,Very sharp.
You can see from the photo that the girl is very shy.
misterB (2250) 2005-11-29 13:13
This has to be one of the most outstanding portraits i've seen on TE to date (along with "Everywhere" and "EYE"). The colours are superb, and give a real sense of warmth and character to the picture. The focus is also superb (the beads on the girl's knuckles), but the colouration seems to add a softening effect to the whole composition. But the eyes, the eyes, those piercing, powerful, dark eyes. Fantastic.
baba_flies (8829) 2005-11-29 13:19
She is so so beautiful. I love the colors of this photo so perfect and wonderful. Simply fantastic ... what more can I say?
Thanks - as usual - for all this. Pleases my small world.
DarkoG (8) 2005-11-29 14:12
Really great portrait. Nice subtle colors beautifully correspond with white eyes.
mlopes (494) 2005-11-29 14:18
Perfect, perfect, perfect! no more words on this one, it looks so beautifull, the hands so real... well done
erdna (5707) 2005-11-29 14:27
Very beautiful photo! I like the way you subdued the light in the background and show only the light on the veil and face of your model. Your post processing is very clean specially the one on the right cheek and hand. Very well done.
michel_r (1118) 2005-11-29 14:52
she has a skin texture like some of these old dolls (porcelaine in french, not sure what the word is in english), given this picture a special feeling. Possily due to the PP?
Strong look, works very very well. Bravo manny.
olopez (4959) 2005-11-29 15:00
Great pose and regard Manny,
Very beautiful clothes and good PP, it look like a old photo.
Eugene (971) 2005-11-29 15:49
What a beauty!!! Indeed the picture is of great sharpness and very well composed.
dolin (15647) 2005-11-29 15:55
Sorry, no more time....but just a BIG BIG BIG Bravo for this splendid portrait.
Very very impressive capture
The framing, the quality, the sharpness, the glance, the attitude, the colros tones.....all are there !
In my favorites
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-11-29 16:18
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-11-29 17:56
I am very curious to learn some detials regarding the colour adjustments that you made with this portrait, the result is fantastic, looks like a movie.
Very beautiful portrait,
coco (30437) 2005-11-29 18:02
Powerful and magic portrait. Of all the portraits that I've seen in TE this one is really one of the most best.
Great composition, great pose of the model and also well done with the colours.
spence (65) 2005-11-29 19:47
Exquisite girl, exquisite attire, exquisite portrait, Manny. Colours, framing, expression - all wonderful. A favourite for me too.
Amellia (1862) 2005-11-30 1:31
wow niesamowity portret, przepiękna dziewczyna, jak cudownie oddaje swoim strojem klimat i kulturę kraju w którym żyje, niesamowite oczy i spojrzenie, bravo, bardzo mi się podoba, pozdrawiam serdecznie;))
kclai (2267) 2005-11-30 2:16
Truely an exquisite beauty. The facial expression, the jewellery she's wearing and the most exquisite of all is her stare. Cool portrait. Love it, man. Added to my fav list.
greg (2835) 2005-11-30 6:03
Very beautiful, Manny, as the b/w and the TL ones. Can you say something about how you arranged the lighting here - how you got that wonderful dark background? Is the light from a door, or...?
AmiBe (6042) 2005-11-30 7:34
One of the greatest portait I've seen on TE !
What a gaze !!!
Splendid light, well done Manuel !
simonekarl (404) 2005-11-30 11:46
this is a gorgeous portrait, even better that the b'n'w version. Why? Well for one in this image you can see both the hands, and also the intese dark red colour of her scarf really bring out her skin tone.
maciekda (19861) 2005-11-30 13:28
beautiful portrait again, wonderful colors, beautiful expression of the girl, very nice post-processing as well. only compliments here. hm, maybe one small flow IMO are her eyes - too bright a bit
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-11-30 20:12
Great picture, Manuel! Amazing portrait, amazing moment caught on Digital! Indeed, dazzaling jewelery and gaze, what a gaze! Did you ask her to pose as she is or its her Natural pose?
eloisa (186) 2005-12-01 5:57
thanks for answering to my curiousity regarding the colours of the scarf... finally, I can't decide if i prefer the color shot or the b&w.
Both are incredible. the look of the girl is not less intense than in the b&w picture of the other day. I thought it would be.
Incredibly intense shot.
Graal (93606) 2005-12-01 12:41
fantastic job, friends all told You. I like it a lot. Superb portrait.
Albrecht (11279) 2005-12-01 15:39
Beautiful portrait; the way she looks and the dark atmosphere and colours are great; also the DOF and POV and compo. Well done.
take care, Albrecht
faubry (35373) 2005-12-03 6:41
hi Manny, again a superb protrait! i prefer this one, beautiful colors! beautiful regard.. very nice
nygus (8178) 2005-12-06 13:56
not many surprisesin your portfolio,however constant mastery of perfect beauty captured by camera master
kozerog (1286) 2005-12-17 9:35
So beautiful lady and you presented her perfectly. Very good warm tone.
sergecross (3438) 2006-01-10 19:58
Manuel, very interesting picture. The interpretation is the secret on it. The shadows were great and the capture of the eyes are perfect. Nicely done!
Jolly (0) 2006-03-01 0:39
Man! this picture Rocks. Am jealous of ya. Cant take my eyes off it. Beautiful Beatuy, i really admire the way you've shot this shot.
jrleborgne (1504) 2006-05-06 11:09
Very nice photograph with a sort of old-fashion sepia atmosphere. This charming girl both remains mysterious and truly elegant.
The final result is really splendid.
aydindoruk (167) 2006-08-04 6:01
very nice really
benkrut (2401) 2006-08-07 0:28
Hard to describe in words how beatiful this picture is. You showed perfectly her beauty.
Hard to look back at my pictures.
sisir (47) 2006-10-20 11:40
fantastic colurs in the enviroment of Black & White..
broglia (3598) 2007-06-27 9:54
Hi Manuel, what a fabulous study. The eyes are truly magnetic! Great colours and extraordinary detail. Wonderful - straight into the fav's. Regards, Roberto
Bablou (0) 2007-07-01 15:30
the pieces of white shine and the dark reds spekled together make a very great colour contrast, I also like where you have pplaced her in the picture to the side, she is terribly beautiful
lelet (106) 2007-08-18 15:46
her eyes take me into a mysterious land, it's so intense. I want to discover what her mind is thinking about
The colour is perfect, serius, just like her eyes does.
Piotr_Angiel (2564) 2007-08-22 12:19
thanks for sharing this another great photo. I made a small colour adjustment for you in my Workshop, I hope you will understand what is my point of view. Thanks for this great shot,
bisok (931) 2008-10-27 18:14
Really great portrait. One of the best I've ever seen on TE. Great composition, great pose of the model. Fantastic colours.
Very, very well done Manuel.
Ma-Isabel (38) 2009-10-08 4:45
Hi Manny. Womderfull! I seldon see such perfect pistures! TFS. Isabel
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-02-24 12:13
Perfect in every thing!
i like this shot so much with this look at this composition and this impact to viewrs!
also perfect tone colors and sharp in your advance edit!!
zubeyirgok (449) 2010-03-11 8:30
This is in colour and really great look.
matylda76 (155) 2010-03-11 8:36
Beautiful shot, excellent portrait of that indian girl
great work with the colour tones;
first class capture;
kabel (1385) 2010-09-06 13:26
Hello, What an exquisite portrait! It has the feel of an old masters painting. Usually the tendency is to capture a portrait in an upright or vertical manner, but here as an artist you have chosen a horizontal frame. By placing the subject in the upper right corner of the frame, you have left room for the viewer to focus on her hands and clothing and the richness of the scene. Inspiring.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D100
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Time machine, when i dream i see people, Portraits, Portraits, "INDIA photos that I'd like to remember (IV), Artistic Images on TE, Will's favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-29 11:23
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