Uzbeks - the people for thousand of years lived between the desert and mountains, are one of the most ancient peoples of Central Asia. It is impossible to describe an Uzbek face: Eyes a bit slanted..no, round; Fair skin ..no, café-au-lait colored..no swarthy. Their features and skin color are extremely varied because they are such an ancient collection of people from all over the Old World. People who came here to trade on the Great Silk Road, or skilled laborers, academics, scientists and artists who were brought here force to do the bidding of an emir. Turks, Arabs, Greeks, Tajiks, Eastern Asians, Persians, so many ethnicities can be seen here.
At the heart of Uzbek culture is its wonderful hospitality, renowned for centuries. From the days when Uzbekistan stood at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road, its grand cities hosted thousands of road-weary tradesmen who sought refuge from the desert and the perils of the open road. These caravans would stay for days at a time, enjoying the gracious generosity that has remained a living tradition to the present day. The Silk Road is alive and well here, long after the caravans have gone and it continues to leave its mark on the faces of the people
This is just a shot of ordinary street people, a young vendor from the ancient city of Shakhrisabz. The skull cap is a very traditional hat, still worn by many people not only by men but also by women, off course men and women ware a diff designs and colours.
And these beautiful smiles were not be the last ones I encountered here....
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pajaran (47888) 2013-08-12 7:33
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na devojku sa interesantnim pogledom ...
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the girl with an interesting view ...
A beautiful portrait.
All the best in the new week that started.
danos (82715) 2013-08-12 9:08
nice the portrait of the young Uzbek girl as wearing her traditional costume.I like her pose,her glance as the excellent presentation.The good light management enhance the beauty of the portrait.
eldancer1 (24783) 2013-08-12 9:29
Even with her eyes half closed or maybe because of it one can't the beauty of this lady. You captured a beautiful and innocent look. Good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (81546) 2013-08-12 10:44
I like frame and colors.
EstudioChispa (1874) 2013-08-12 11:00
Great light! and her face -- her lips seem almost as if she is blowing a kiss!
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2013-08-12 11:05
I must thank you for sharing your gallery of these people from all around the world, otherwise I would probably never see sights like this, and this is a really fine portrait. I love, as I've always said, your skills for candid shots, nothing posed, just real people in real life. Another fantastic addition to your collection.
holmertz (36459) 2013-08-12 12:10
Yet again a fine portrait, this one being a bit unusal from the way she turns her face towards you and watches you with half closed eyes. The light gives her brown hair a wonderful tone.
A great photo and a very interesting note as well. I experienced an incredible hospitality and kindness in Afghanistan, before the wars, and a friend who had travelled through Central Asia told me the Kyrgyz were among the kindest people she had ever met. So in many ways that part of the world seems extraordinary. It's just a great shame the people there are not allowed to live in peace with decent governments.
daddo (22372) 2013-08-12 16:51
Salam Abmdsudi.A place I had wanted to see for decades and this charming photo and informative note make me want to go there even more. An enigmatic look, an emerging smile- a face that makes one wonder. The light enhances her youthful beauty and emphasizes the contours of her lovely face. Lovely colours where her ruby lips are almost matched by the ruby earring. A pleasure to look at- i love that wisp of hair. Regards. Klaudio.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-12 18:06
You must have been standing in the plain sunlight, as the look of the woman suggests. Excellent skin colour hue and find sharpness. Well done
Periko (2231) 2013-08-12 21:54
What a pity that I can't see his cap full.
Sharpness is good.
dkmurphys (45897) 2013-08-13 1:10
Very attractive portrait. The soft sunlight makes it even more beautiful. Good work.
ourania (25618) 2013-08-13 3:32
the way you've controlled the delicious warm light is admirable, not only for the delightful clarity you've achieved, but also because it has given the spontaneous portrait a great artistic quality. The girl's expression is indecipherable and captivating, the tight framing adds intensity to it. I also like very much the elegant diagonal that defines the composition, the masterful management of contrasts and the combination of superb natural tones. Your note is wonderful and enhances the cultural interest of your photo. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mirosu (12290) 2013-08-13 4:45
An excellent portrait. Smart choice of tight crop (close-up) to accentuate the girl with splendid sharpness, great color contrast, superb light and very good POV choice. Well done. Greetings, Miro
jhm (134540) 2013-08-13 5:00
A pity that the eyes of your model are almost close.
Nevertheless a very good portrait, the pose is good, and the light gives extra effect on the face.
Technical perfect, your angle choice excellent.
Very well done, TFS.
adramad (34959) 2013-08-13 8:46
A superb portrait, which have great ability to offer the most characteristic expression of each character, here the girl seems a bit absent and with a look a little cross, as convinced by the photo .....
Splendid quality and very colorful with beautiful shades.
Good brightness and sharpness.
Have a good evening.
claudeD (30175) 2013-08-13 9:59
very fine portrait picture with an excellent light managment and especially important ... perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rychem (18927) 2013-08-13 10:04
This is a beautiful young face, interesting lighting, good sharpness and deatails,I like the strand of hair on her face
PiotrF (3954) 2013-08-13 11:41
fantastic portrait picture executed with a superb sense of moment! Perfectly seen and done. Ver well done
bukitgolfb301 (34278) 2013-08-13 18:01
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Another greatly attractive portrait from cross road of silk-road. her half closed eyes are very very fantastic, soft back light is also nice.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
marabu61 (7225) 2013-08-14 6:58
This is a very strong portrait of this young Uzbeki girl.
The angled head, the strand of hair in her face the half closed eyes and the pleasant warm light, all add up to a truly gorgeous portrait.
have a great day
Cricri (100451) 2013-08-14 12:54
Très beau moment capturer de l'expression bien a elle de la jeune fille, la lumière de coté, son visage dans l'ombre, de belles couleurs en fond d'écran, un très joli portrait
nikkitta (12834) 2013-08-16 18:33
How I love your women portraits taken from very near, with blurred background and very good light
Here I like the way she is watching you but better is shining earring and what (?)she is wearing at her head, part of the good traditional dress
Well done, congrats
Informative and interesting note
bayno (18342) 2013-08-17 12:06
the portrait is technically well done, very beautiful side light and colors, perfect focus and excellent cut with part of the decorations of the hat, I also love his expression unreadable....
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2013-10-10 20:30
traditional, proud people coming from a land with great history and culture, a fabulous portrait, a natural beauty and a great presentation!!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (38884)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-18
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-12 6:53