This is just another picture of ordinary street people, taken in Khiva Ichan-Qala ancient town, Khiva. In Uzbekistan you frequently find people with golden teeth which was fashionable during commie Soviet times then.
So many elder people especially women, have a whole mouth full of gold.
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goodwill (4879) 2013-08-21 9:29
Now I understand what you mean by Golden smile. ha ha ha.
Good portrait with the telephoto lens, Abmdsudi.
yquem46 (35320) 2013-08-21 9:34
A nice portrait of this young lady with golden teeth, a custom quite fashionable in central Asia countries
Quality as usual, best regards
holmertz (31260) 2013-08-21 9:52
Another great portrait with a superbly managed light. The young woman looks very nice and has a beautiful smile. Golden teeth don't provide high status in western Europe but seem to be still quite in fashion in the former Soviet Union. Her fluffy shawl adds a lot of charm to the photo and looks very good against the dark blurred background.
papagolf21 (79548) 2013-08-21 11:33
Mais dans tout sourire il y a de l'enfance; c'est un oubli et un recommencement.
Joli portrait fort bien présenté.
Très bonne soirée.
Fis2 (76958) 2013-08-21 11:47
Good sharpness and depth.
I like colors and light.
Very well done.
jemaflor (74044) 2013-08-21 11:51
A portrait well managed, good attitude and pleasant smile, good exposure and sharpness, well made, tfs.
ourania (18616) 2013-08-21 12:22
a beautiful smiling lady with a friendly and unpretentious expression. A fine portrait in a simple composition that confirms how important it is to have gained the trust of your subject. There's great connection between you and the lady has allowed her character (and smile)shine. I like very much the colours that convey calmness and warmth. The textures stand out with great sharpness and the lady stands out against the backdrop as 3D becoming absolutely real. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Glint (5911) 2013-08-21 13:26
your portraits are always a delight and this is no exception. Beautifully composed with perfect dof and she looks right into your lens -and smiles. A golden smile! I like to the combo of the gold of her teeth and the silvery white of her head scarf.Nicley captured.
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-08-21 13:37
Truly a fabulous portrait Abmdsudi!
It has everything a good portrait should have.Excellent blurry background to separate the "model" and of course beautiful and having so expressive and emotional face woman.I really enjoy her joyful look into your camera.
sdnpicz (195) 2013-08-21 13:57
Beautiful portrait capture. So soft and soothing colour. With perfect frame and properly blurred back ground. ANd yeah...the Golden smile, precious one.
She clad in a fur scarf making the picture more interesting. TFS.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-21 14:00
This is a perfect portrait, that could be used as an example in a manual.
The precise DoF with great bokeh, the subject placement, overall exposure with very good highlights... the relaxed expression in her face...
Everything looks well.
Thanks for sharing this one!
williewhistler (9845) 2013-08-21 14:17
what a combination,a golden smile to complement those stunning dark eyes,a real charmer this attractive lady with the national costume providing a lovely setting.
Kind regards Les.
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-21 15:25
This is a fantastic portrait picture executed with a superb sense of moment! Brilliant observation. Perfectly seen and done. Thanks for sharing.
daddo (20639) 2013-08-21 16:51
Salam Abmdsudi.An unusual physiognomy as I think of Uzbeks having a rounder fave with higher cheekbones, but then as you wrote earlier, the place was at the crossroad of various civilizations. She looks more Persian than Turkic to me. Whatever her genetic makeup, she is stunningly beautiful compared to those plastic beauties one sees at the Miss World pageants. What a confident and slightly cheeky smile. The white fluffy headscarf accentuates her radiant presence. Great work. Best regards. Klaudio.
bukitgolfb301 (32622) 2013-08-21 20:04
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Wow another great portrait via perfect shallow exposure. Her nice smile is so wonderful to see.
This is the best example of "portrait", Great work!
Thanks a lot and have a good day! I am still one the way of trip, Takero
jjcordier (67214) 2013-08-21 23:02
Très bon portrait de cette belle jeune femme. Le sourire est son trésor!
SnapRJW (23602) 2013-08-22 0:11
In addition to the warm and open face of the young lady the contrasting textures of the soft, fluffy scarf and its fringing appeal to me here Abmdsudi. Your trademark off-centre composition, shallow DOF and sharp focus on the eyes is as always well managed. The glinting light in the eyes and on the golden teeth add liveliness to a lovely informal portrait. Warm regards rosemary
macondo (18461) 2013-08-22 3:37
Another marvellous portrait, featuring exquisite exposure and bokeh, and super detail in the little tufts of wool around the edge of her headgear. Of course, the gold teeth make for a strong and rather exotic highlight. You have certainly captured her essential beauty very well in this well composed photo. Technically and aesthetically very pleasing.
claudeD (26946) 2013-08-22 6:22
very fine portrait picture with a very good composition, perfect sharpness in the eyes and fine light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (20772) 2013-08-22 7:45
Wow! What a beautiful smile from this pretty lady! And from the looks of it the smile appears to be real not forced. Nicely framed with good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-08-22 8:39
This woman has such a beautiful smile, and such bright engaging eyes. In fact, for me her eyes grab the attention and the gold teeth come second. Another beautiful portrait shot, such a pleasure to see these smiling faces from around the world, you open my eyes to so many new sights.
All the best
kato (9522) 2013-08-22 9:59
You're capturing well this portrait by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the woman with smile wearing the wool muffler and traditional dress. It's the combination of a good color. And, it's impressive in golden teeth in mouth, too.
rychem (13628) 2013-08-22 10:00
Optimistic portrait, so smiles a happy woman, beautiful face and beautiful headkerchief, well done
bayno (18334) 2013-08-22 10:57
beautiful portrait with a big smile despite his gold teeth, excellent definition and light, perfect framing and natural colors, adequate bokeh...so good eyes ...
korbee (6553) 2013-08-22 11:42
Normally Im not in to golden teeth spaicially with men,but this lady looks very exiting indeed ;=]
Good night Abmdsudi..
Urs (14078) 2013-08-22 17:05
A golden smile literally as she has some gold in her mouth as well. She must be a very outgoing person, when I look at her bright eyes.Excellent sharpness, even the white comes out perfectly, and otherwise vibrant colour tones. WEll done
Graal (92158) 2013-08-23 2:27
another interesting and nice portrait. Pleasant smile and face. Good comment about the golden teeth.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (92167) 2013-08-23 10:23
L'on peut dire qu'elle a le sourire en or:-)) c'est un très joli portrait sont regard fixe est très beau, bonne netteté, cadrage , très jolie présentation
Schnappilic (9066) 2013-08-23 11:35
A new quality portrait with a great light in her eyes. Splendid!
ahmet54 (2985) 2013-08-23 12:47
you're really a master of portraits. I like it.
mirosu (8112) 2013-08-24 0:28
Lovely portrait of a beautiful woman! The dark background really causes you to focus on the face, which is well-lit. The color of the head cover adds richness to the overall effect. I like the nicely smiling face and the excellent direct eyes contact. Brilliant photo, well done. Wish you a very nice weekend. Greetings, Miro
Romano46 (11461) 2013-08-24 4:52
un bellissimo ritratto che prosegue la lunga serie di altri ritratti cje l'hanno preceduto e che confermano la tua bravura in questo genere fotografico, così come nel paesaggio.
Eccellente la luce che illumina il soggetto al pari della perfetta messa a fuoco e del bel soggetto che hai ripreso contro uno sfondo neutro che ne esalta la particolare bellezza.
Ciao e buona giornata
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-08-24 14:37
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman with fascinating smile, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderul colora, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (30905) 2013-08-25 15:25
Very appropriate the title of the photo and very attractive girl who wears a splendid smile, the original headdress that covers the head, with nice touches like ornaments, seems to enhance cleaning your face, great image quality in all details.
A magnificent lighting, as well as the sharpness.
Well done. I like.
Happy start to the week.
nikkitta (8951) 2013-08-25 15:37
Beautiful girl with beautiful smile and bright eyes, like also the scarf she is wearing wooden and silk it seems
I knew about this custom but believe was only for old people
You know how I think, like old customs., if possible, to be preserved
Greetings and a good week ahead
maloutim (9467) 2013-08-26 1:34
Lovely portrait of this young lady with the half-golden smile.
I suppose it's not natural like composites, but probably no more expensive, and perhaps with a better medical tolerance ?
Great contrast between the sharp, bright portrait and the blurred background.
I love the nice shawl, fluffy and lacy. It enhances the beauty of the face, the eyes and the smile.
Thanks for sharing.
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-08-27 18:30
Excellent and classic portrait. Textbook case of selective focus! You have managed to capture the light in her eyes, a big +!
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-19 8:25
wow, I like this golden smile a lot. The heroin of your image is so innocent and beautiful in looking. Her sharp eyes are as if speaking. Composition is superb with the blurred background. Outstanding colour tone. A really enjoyable one in your gallery. Tfs this smile.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32471)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 500 Raw
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 9:14