A mantilla is a lace or silk veil or shawl worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb called a peineta, popular with women in Spain. It is now particularly associated as a pious religious practice among women in the Roman Catholic Church. The lightweight ornamental mantilla came into use in the warmer regions of Spain towards the end of the 16th century, and ones made of lace became popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries, being depicted in portraits by Diego Velázquez and Goya. In the 19th century, Queen Isabella II actively encouraged its use. The practice diminished after her abdication in 1870, and by 1900 the use of the mantilla became largely limited to formal occasions such as bullfights, Holy Week and weddings. Source: Wikipedia
A shot taken during the Good Friday procession in Granada.
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daddo (22372) 2014-04-24 3:24
Hi Gosia. A proud young woman who looks splendid with her mantilla.Her eyes are enigmatic and she seems somewhat detached from the event itself. The scar is another story. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
sandpiper (6788) 2014-04-24 3:38
what a wonderful capture of this attractive young woman in her mantilla. The pose and light are perfect. Her eyes seem distant. Its a great capture
ourania (25618) 2014-04-24 3:44
this is a great portrait, even though it was captured in the street, it was taken from an excellent angle, its farming and sharpness are superb. We get the chance to study the characteristic, elaborate lace around a very interesting face, with an expression that's solemn, introvert but also intense and intriguing. The distinction from the background is wonderful too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
snunney (78855) 2014-04-24 3:49
A fine capture of this elegantly dressed lady whose face and expression bear the marks of a different tale. You have isolated her from the busy background very well indeed. Top class technical presentation.
akustyk (3701) 2014-04-24 4:04
fajne. hiszpanskie procesje, szczegolnie te andaluzyjskie, to bardzo wdzieczny temat do zdjec.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-24 4:18
un ritratto eccellente non solo per la parte tecnica (esposizione, contrasto, colore, nitidezza) che è caratterizzata da parametri perfetti ma anche per la bella espressione che hai colto sul volto della ragazza e soprattutto per il suo sguardo.
Complimenti. Una foto perfetta.
Ciao e buona giornata
Sergiom (53863) 2014-04-24 5:16
La dame montre un sérieux de circonstances qui se marie très bien avec la couleur de ses vêtements.Le cadrage est parfait et le portrait d'une grande netteté.
SnapRJW (28921) 2014-04-24 6:40
Hello Gosia - The dark lace mantilla and black dress show off this young woman's beautiful skin to perfection. I am struck by her dark eyes and carefully applied make-up. The three quarter portrait view is finely captured, the lace crisp and cleanly textural. A pensive expression on a lovely face.
lousat (71485) 2014-04-24 8:57
Hi Gosia,a second spectacular close up,the black after the purple and made in the same spectacular quality,the detail are truly fantastic,interesting note too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Tigerlily (2863) 2014-04-24 11:23
A wonderful shot, superb detail and light control. First class portrait. Very well done.
mesutilgim (79428) 2014-04-24 12:19
This new series of you goes well !
This one is also a topclass capture with it's pov and sharpness. Well balanced ligth management.
Many thanks for your interesting notes.
Fis2 (81546) 2014-04-24 13:06
Technicznie bardzo dobra robota.
carlo62 (26938) 2014-04-24 15:52
ciò che hai riportato nella nota descrittiva è perfettamente visibile nel bellissimo ritratto di questa ragazza. Lo sguardo concentrato è un perfetto abbinamento con la mantilla.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-24 17:05
Good morning Gosia,
What a lovely portrait. The black lace and the somewhat pensive expression of the young woman give a sense of melancholy . Your use of the bokeh effect and your detail and sharpness are superb. Thank you for the helpful notes.
Congratulations, a great portrait
Alco (6468) 2014-04-24 21:07
Superb portrait of that woman.The sharpness of your picture is remarkable.Interesting note.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-24 22:54
Powerful image of this young lady, who bares the scars of some turbulent times in her life.
They say a picture say's a thousand words, wonder what story this one would have, such a beautiful young lady.
Wonderful for you to be so close and capture her in this Easter outfit for the Festival.
Awesome, well done.
jjcordier (72680) 2014-04-24 23:05
Un très beau portrait de cette fille à la mantille au visage grave et au regard profond.
Nicou (115408) 2014-04-25 2:09
Quel portrait de cette belle dame cex yeux noir collent parfaitement avec son habit quel regard noir et la peau blanche e et cet habit de dentelles noire fantastique vue et captage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23512) 2014-04-25 6:39
your photo is really very clear with excellent sharpness,
an informative note as well,
thanks for sharing,
adramad (34959) 2014-04-25 7:55
A splendid portrait of this girl where the mantilla, you've captured a great time, with lace detail, is the star of the picture, the expression of the girl as very serious and abstracted.
A perfect colorful, very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2014-04-25 11:01
I have seen this kind of clothing in paintings, I did not know it was still worn, so thanks for an interesting note! This of course accompanies a beautiful portrait. The lady has a rather stern appearance, but somehow this matches well with the clothing which also seems quite somber. This could be a work of a painting master from the 16th century, the angle, the light, the expression, all are perfect. Really nicely done.
tedesse (25045) 2014-04-25 11:44
Co z ta blizna, wyglada jakby swieza albo powstala dzieki obrobki graficznej.
Super kolory i ostrosc.
photoray (9903) 2014-04-25 13:43
Fine candid of the young eyeful lady with the elaborate details of the Mantilla lace. We have many Spanish traditions celebrated in California, but rarely see the Mantilla.
Thanks for sharing,
papagolf21 (82982) 2014-04-26 14:58
Bonsoir, chère Gosia,
Un portrait vrai, pris sur le vif, sans maniérisme et criant de vérité.
Félicitations pour avoir su dresser ce portrait.
imageme (1500) 2014-04-26 18:15
Hi Gosia, A lovely portrait of this young woman wearing her mantilla. I like the black lace which has a mysterious effect to the composition. Beautiful blurry BG to stand out the woman. Perfect focus with great sharpness and details. I found the scar on her face has strength the mystery of the mantilla. Thank for sharing
rychem (18927) 2014-04-26 20:19
Uchwyciłaś świetną scenkę, klasyka i tradycja w jednej postaci, a mantyla jest wyjątkowo piękna
mohammad_H (8685) 2014-04-26 21:43
Hi History, culture, customs, religion, manner of dress, part of the culture and history of a nation or a people, picture, portrait, beautiful, traditional dress, and the dress is so cute, you have a photo of it you A good resolution
macjake (51476) 2014-04-27 9:08
its so strange to see you posting photos of people :)
but its nice to step outside of that boundary line sometimes.
the immense black color and white skin really give a strong contrast, she is very striking.
as is her facial expression.
lovely photo, well done.
CLODO (28662) 2014-04-27 9:53
far away from your way of making pictures, but I fully appreciate this portrait, describing well the black mantilla. The young lady has had a problem on her face, with a big scar going from the mouth to the chin.
Silvio1953 (115213) 2014-04-27 10:23
Ciao Gosia, great portrait of fascinating woman, intense expression, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (24783) 2014-04-28 6:28
Beautiful and the scare (or birth mark) on her face makes her mysterious as well. Love the look in those eyes, very determine. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (100451) 2014-04-28 7:13
Une note intéressante sur la mantilla, et que la jeune fille porte si bien, j'aime son regard fixe, le cadrage et le fond flouté
kasianowak (4648) 2014-04-28 13:11
Super portret mlodej kobiety w tych delikatnych koronkach. Blizna nadaje zdjeciu tajemniczosci. Dobrze wybrany i sfotografowany temat.
tatadalou (5641) 2014-04-30 12:10
Another excellent shot, putting details on traditionnal clothes. Low DOF permits to admire all the precision of the lacework. Excellent sharpness, as usual.
COSTANTINO (50756) 2014-05-03 11:49
Hello my dear friend
marvellous women s portait
one shot is one thousand words
the expression of her face
says too much
thanks a lot for your
useful notes about mantilla
which is a lace or silk veil or
shawl worn over the head
have a nice Sunday
danos (82715) 2014-05-07 12:53
very nice the portrait of the youn woman as participating in the festival and wearing the black mantilla.We have here in Greece the same word of the head's cover.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
kato (11630) 2014-05-22 0:45
You're capturing well this portrait by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see showy black mantilla which she wearover the head. It seems to shawl peculiar to Spain and Roman Catholic. And, it's also impressive the shape as the shield in back.
Indrasish (2781) 2014-06-16 23:53
wonderful portrait by you.. I like your composition and focusing.. great light management too.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good morning and wish you all the best..
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (31831)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-18
- Categories: Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus 45mm f1.8
- Exposure: f/2.2, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-24 3:18