To me this photo represets the power of cropping! I was using a portrait version of this photo with limited success, this landscape version that includes what she is selling has been received much better among others it has been accepted in two FIAP international exibitions.
There is a noticable minority of roma people in Albania they have always been there so they are taken for granted as part of landscape of the country. Romas are very capable sales people indeed many of the skills sales people use here in the UK to persuade you to buy their stuff remind me of the Albanian Romas. Most romas though have black eyes this one has green ones!
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tyro (26138) 2013-05-11 16:04
Yes, I agree, cropping is one of the most difficult things to achieve correctly - it really can either "make or break" a picture!
I remember this image well - I think it might be the very same as this one but you have cropped it differently. Actually, I think I actually prefer the "portrait" format of your previous picture though I understand that people a lot better and more experienced than me have preferred the "landscape" format.
But wouldn't it be wonderful if you could show her green eyes like in this fabulous photograph?
This is a lovely picture which really shows the character of this woman. I, for one, would not feel tempted to meddle with her - I suspect she has a very strong personality and would not tolerate fools lightly!
Another fine photograph with lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
jhm (156520) 2013-05-12 4:53
These lens is one of the best of Canon, splendid for taking portraits.
These women with strong face and very strict eyes.
Excellent composition, colours and presentation are very well.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
holmertz (56159) 2013-05-12 8:05
It's very interesting to compare the two versions of this portrait (thanks to John who provided the link). The woman's stern face is the same, but the different croppings give the pictures quite different characters. They both have their advantages, but with some hesitation I think I prefer this one, partly because more of the background is seen, partly becase you have toned down the saturation.
Was she angry/surprised because you took the photo, or was this her natural expression from a long, hard life?
I spend considerable time looking at old photos and thinking how I could change ther appearance with a different cropping. I think some of my pictures that have been most appreciated here had been altered that way.
lousat (94730) 2013-05-12 8:52
Hi Aleks,i don't like this people but i like a lot your pic,a very nice portrait,and a great capture of the skin color of this woman,perfect exposure and details and nice decentralized position.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (3177)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-11 15:20