Taken at a produce market in Minab, Iran. The bright-colored mask women wear here is a fashion statement, not a religious requirement.
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BobTrips (1857) 2003-08-16 0:49
I really like the tight framing. Good color and focus.
So the bright colored mask is a fashion statement? I take it that the black 'ski mask' under it isn't?
Darren (6823) 2003-08-16 4:40
I really like this shot. It it intimate and certainly shows me an insight on an area of the world. I do find it to be a little tight however. I would prefer being able so see something in the background in order go give me a little context for the person. This is terrific work overall.
ste (872) 2003-08-16 9:25
j'adore votre photo, je la trouve parfaite
les couleurs, le regard, le geste
Porteplume (3428) 2003-08-16 12:11
It's a very impressive shot Linda!
Kind of photo which would make a good one for magazines.
The clearness of colours, sharpness, tight framing, everything seems perfect to me...
forlife (892) 2003-08-16 15:14
itsa perfect shot,sharp,colours are great, eyes looking to the outside world with some sadness but it could be my interpretation.
very well done.
Didi (58442) 2003-08-16 15:42
On remarque les textures du tissu du masque.
Ce cadrage très serré au 200 mm est très bien fait ; aucun détail de l'image n'est inutile.
Je remarque que le regard de la femme ne trahit aucune tristesse et aucun signe de soumission.
gringofil (0) 2003-09-02 9:45
I like this shot as it is. The total absence of background and complete focus on the individual really make the shot happen for me. The colors and sharpness and composition are all excellent. Wonderful shot!
numahr (350) 2003-11-26 8:51
The combinaison of the gesture and the look.... waaoo!! this is persian look you've captured it well.
hantulaut (3441) 2003-11-27 11:31
i like the precise focusing ring u made, and also strong colour. Well done.
charmante (1090) 2004-01-16 2:52
thank you for taking such a great portrait(I'm iranian myself,& took pleasure in seeing it. )sorry I'v run out my points, I'll give U a smily tomorrow
eelliott305 (776) 2004-03-06 22:20
I think this photo is beautiful. The tight crop forces us to concentrate on her eyes, the only feature we will ever see.
bluedolphin (364) 2004-03-11 9:36
Maybe,mystery is more attractive!
I like your photo too much.
omritoppol (826) 2004-04-14 4:41
What a superb compo, the eyes say so much, I like the use of DOF.Well done
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-23 18:11
greta framing , I like the short crops like this one. excellent focus too;-) and great colors! points later;-)
jrzufferey (7301) 2004-11-01 2:48
Bonjour Linda, J'aime ton image elle est très belle,ce regard très fort derrière le masque m'impressionne. Beau travail/jr
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-04-18 3:39
Nice composition, great portrait of the woman. The eyes looking straight at you looks very nice here.
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2005-04-20 17:10
Beautiful take and very interesting note. Hope to see more from you!
lollie (0) 2005-10-10 23:36
Superbe composition and a very nice capture, BravO.
verswe (7322) 2005-10-13 12:06
I like your pictures very much!
It's the traveller taking pictures.
hamidazhari (238) 2006-05-02 11:29
I know this mask. his name is "BORKE". this mask is for southern iranian women.very interesting and very sharp image.
vanderschelden (265) 2006-07-31 4:30
Great capture. Other pictures in this portfolio are fine too. I already suspected the mask was fashion in a sense. Mask and eyes are very beautiful to use a soft word.
thaprem (2554) 2006-11-28 21:21
My favourite in this series of yours...
So nicely done..
She is ready to open the mask, yet this moment is she says more than later.
- Copyright: Linda Cetacea (cetacea) (401)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-12-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital D60, 70-200mm f:4, Compact Flash Card
- Exposure: f/4, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan
- Theme(s): Les gens, Women of the World, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando”, Sato: Fashion, Turn to the Left! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-15 22:12
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