I am back in market of Chichicastenango (previous posts are here), where this woman was calmly doing her handiwork while the chaos of market was happening all around her. her tent had light plastic roof, so for once I had nice and even light instead of usual dramatic patterns of light and shadow. I was blinded by the colours for the moment, but after regaining my vision I asked if I could take a photo. without missing a beat she calmly nodded, and continued her handiwork.
RAW, ISO 500, spot metering.
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ciakgiak (30421) 2011-03-10 15:26
splendido ritratto ambientato caratterizzato da colori davvero splendidi.
E' bello vedere scene di persone che mantengono vive le tradizioni.
Un caro saluto
baclama (18225) 2011-03-10 21:04
j'adore les couleurs des marchés sud americians....et là on en a pour notre compte!
un superbe portrait avec un format carré bien choisi
humayun (2955) 2011-03-10 21:11
very color ful image.......
nice timing and good work......
SnapRJW (31617) 2011-03-10 22:38
Hello Kristine - I love textiles and your vibrant shot drew my eye immediately; beautiful chaos! The piece the lady is working on stands out well against the patterns and colours that surround her and "ground" the image well. TFS Best regards Rosemary
wolf38 (31282) 2011-03-10 22:39
Hi Kristine. All around a successful photo. It is a pleasure to look at this colorful photo. My compliments to the masterly shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
bergese (6699) 2011-03-11 3:17
Un format carré qui est bien trouvé et qui met en valeur cette femme et toutes les couleurs qui l'entourent.Bravo.
Bonne journée Isabelle
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-03-11 5:51
this is a beautiful portrait, and so many colours in it, surrounding the woman...very nice, indeed!
Have a nice day, Ivana
papera (14000) 2011-03-12 0:36
reading your note is like hearing an answer to my first thought about this picture :)
yes, all the colours and patterns... a challenge for the eye and for the sensor. I like how she blends into her surroundings - she is making the embroidered cloths, she wears them, the colour spectrum is harmonious and actually not tiring at all, once you observe closely what it's made of. the light was also nice, even and soft, and I guess that played its role in bringing out the livelihood and brilliancy of the scene without making it too aggressive for the eye.
she looks tranquil and unaware of what goes around her - a sign of balance and inner peace, I'd say :)
have a good weekend,
npecanhuk (67544) 2011-03-12 5:28
Beautiful portrait showing such a lovely moment of that working lady!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, contrasts, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (44908) 2011-03-12 7:52
She is almost camouflaged by the vibrant colors of those textitles behind her if not because of the piece she is working on! I had similar experience abt 3years ago in East Java Indonesia where I waited patiently for a suitable subject to walk past to match and camouflagae a wall graffiti but without success. Congrats for your trained eyes, Well done. Congrats
romanaa (7966) 2011-03-14 7:57
the lady dressed up in the colourful clothes looks as if she was a part of the bright coloured patchwork herself.
patdeph (35748) 2011-03-14 10:06
the colors are splendid,and I love the attitude of this woman doing her work without paying attention to you.Magnificent!
emka (81972) 2011-03-14 23:29
Typical Chichicastenango. The emroidery from there are for me the most beautiful in the world. I have on the wall two such pieces, two table cowers, a balnket, a bed cover... wonderful portrait of this woman surrounded by har masterwork.
Charo (51210) 2011-03-17 14:13
Very beautiful capture with women embroidery and surrounded by color.
Excellent portrait and great detail.
jadesgran (5359) 2011-03-22 8:27
A lovely colourful picture with all the reds ,blues and orange.Although the lady is not looking at you,you have captured a lovely look on her face ,as though she is very contented.Well taken .Well Done!
Kind Regards Gladys
COSTANTINO (57353) 2012-02-08 11:27
colorful shot with interesting and attractive
details,good pov indeed,the handwork of thge
lady is really impressive,it is a real
pleasure to look at this wonderful photo
- Copyright: Kristine KL (avene) (12675)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Marker Square [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-10 14:41