On my way back home from a library, I happened to encounter filming on location. They were all dressed up like people from 19th century. They all looked splendid. As I was passing by them, of course, I wanted to take some photographs. Since it was taking place at the place des Vosges There were many spectators. I wondered how I could approach them. But there was only one-way finally, simply to go up to one of them and bravely ask them. And that is what I did. She was very generous. She accepted to pose for me almost immediately. So here it is my very first portrait. She is not smiling but on the second shot, she is. But for today I would post the serious version.
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chandrapranil (1085) 2011-07-20 23:34
Your courage certainly paid off you have snapped a wonderful image - it even has the olden day charm!
Well done and thank you for sharing
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-07-20 23:40
Wow Nobu, Well done, You have a fantastic photo here of this fine lady in her 19th century attire, Super mood and subdued colours,love her gaze, it pay's to be BOLD, Cheers Iain.
tober (8797) 2011-07-20 23:50
Hi Nobu, at the first glance I assumed that this portrait belonged to a painting of 18-19th centuries. But your note made me very surprised. Despite having been taken a few years ago, the costume, general appearance of the lady and the tonning of the photo still take me back to centuries ago. Congratulations, Tolga
digbymerry (3998) 2011-07-21 1:29
I love the light and colours. Good expression too. Almost like an impressionist painting.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-21 4:40
this is a subtle yet intriguing shot of this beautiful lady. A wonderfully enigmatic pose which makes the shot so effective. A very artistic image, well captured.
Enjoy your day - regards Brian
chanteuse (210) 2011-07-21 5:36
Marvelous work, Nobu! Her beauty is haunting and you have captured it. I'm eager to see the smiling one but I have a feeling I will prefer this one, since her expression somehow seems to take us into the time of her costume. The delicate colors also suggest the past to me. How shocking the bolder colors of the impressionists were in a world where all the paintings were done over a canvas prepared with brown...
You give me courage to ASK people. But sometimes, especially here in USA, they pose for you instead of being natural and that ruins everything. This girl is an actress and so she can pose without looking posed...
ikeharel (69773) 2011-07-21 6:24
Really a heart-beat accelerator-picture, Nobu.
Great portrait with this fine and overwhelming face expression. Beauty in a rare moment...
danos (96706) 2011-07-21 6:24
charmy the actress as she was participated in the scenery of the film.I like her pose,her clothes of the 19th century,as her very fascinating face.An excelelnt portrait in your gallery.
sabermonajati (11173) 2011-07-21 8:19
you shot excellent portrait with your signature.
goodwill (4226) 2011-07-21 8:56
I like your way to approach strangers, simply brave and straight forward, which definitely helps us to concentrate on the job, which here was to click the beautiful lady with the thumping heart. I must say you have got ten out of ten.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-07-21 9:30
As all your photos, this picture takes us to the era costumes. A beautiful picture of a very beautiful girl too. Its natural perched enhances the picture and is very cool as you capture every detail of costume. A superb use of light and a very natural and beautiful colors.
A portrait unlike any I'm used to see in TE, is special:)
Have a nice day!
mauro61 (52855) 2011-07-21 9:35
la bellezza del soggetto ti ha aiutato molto,ma devo dire che il ritratto è ben fatto con un buon controllo della luce trasversale.
Belli e delicati i colori,
worldcitizen (8470) 2011-07-21 13:25
This is very beautiful! It could have been taken in the 19th century, but the color gives away its true date. :-) I like the soft look on her face, and the way her period clothes match the background surroundings so well. She seems to belong to a different time and place. You were brave to ask for a photo. I've done it a few times myself. :-)
lousat (89778) 2011-07-21 16:15
Hi Nobu,usually i don't like pics of portraits but this is truely fantastic and it's impossible don't stop to comment a beautiful work like your,magnificent composition and fantastic softness and colors,a very professional work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
jemaflor (95987) 2011-07-22 11:23
Beautiful actress, pleasant attitude for her face and glance, well taken.
jhm (151414) 2011-07-23 0:25
I am truly surprised of your perfect lovely portrait picture.
This is truly a wonderful image and good model.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Pleasant colors too.
Excellent composition, good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
adores (45029) 2011-07-23 17:13
Seems a really old one, almost like a painting! Well captured for sure! I really like her pose !
delpeoples (57278) 2011-07-23 17:34
Salut cher Nobu
This looks like a painting. In the miniature, I thought you had taken a photo of a painting. I love the soft colours, they contribute to a dream-like atmosphere and emphasise this beautiful lady's softness and femininity. I like that she is not smiling. There is something almost Mona Lisa about her. Congratulations, I am sure she would love this photo.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-07-24 1:36
beautiful portrait 30 years, excellent quality and perfect technique.
praise good work.
geoant68 (331) 2011-07-24 2:32
the pose as the portrait of the actrss, as sitting on the chair and wearing this old style dress is well looking as it's well capturing. The light and the colours of the image is superb.
ManuMay (36097) 2011-07-25 2:47
Hi dear Nobu!
What a delicate portrait!!
Wonderful mood and colours...a kind of ancient capture really well realized...colour tones are moody here and fits really well to the sense of the ancient films...
CLODO (33984) 2011-07-25 2:50
I like the way she is looking at your and the blue mood you have on your shot.
lilito (3534) 2011-07-25 11:32
I think as usual, in your gallery, a romantic, soft colors and expressive. I like it!
Atousa (7131) 2011-07-27 5:49
A fine portrait; its really lovely.. the shot takes us to the old times n you did a good edit too.. I like the great colors n her pose is also excellent.. fantastic!
Best regards, Atousa
batalay (38591) 2011-07-29 20:26
What a remarkably elegant and beautiful woman, straight out of the late 19th century. You were brave to stand and take the portrait, and she was gracious to accomodate you. This would make a first class subject for a painting. I plan to free up some room among my favorites and "hang" this work of art in that gallery. When I was critiquing this shot, I meant to point out that you have inadvertently placed one of the subject's eyes (her right) very close to the vertical centerline, just as the master portrait painters used to do.
paololg (31448) 2011-10-09 14:32
Ciao dear Nobu,
beautiful portrait, this girl has a pleasant and enigmatic expression, a very sweet face. I appreciate especially the soft tones of color and the pleasant light that creates an atmosphere particularly suited to her dress of the nineteenth century. Excellent choice of vertical format. Sincere congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
sacimar (26205) 2011-11-19 11:51
this is a beautiful portrait, it looks like a very old image, the mood image is interesting, you captured excellent details, congratulations,
Ber (8242) 2011-11-27 12:41
I thought you had taken a photo of a painting... You have a fantastic photo here of this fine lady in her 19th century attire. I like that she is not smiling.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-25 9:08
A very beautiful portrait of this young lady in 19th century attire. I like her natural pose with lots of curiosity on her face. The image looks like a painting and shows the skill of the photographer. Very natural colors and given lots of attention to the details. A superb composition.
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-00
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Ricoh GR1V, GR28mm, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Exposure: f/4
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-20 23:30
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