This was taken in the old town if Ibb. We arrived in Ibb without many expectations. It was supposed to have a nice old town which we didn't find the night we got there. The next morning we spent it wondering through the streets of the high old town which we eventually found and it was among the nicest in Yemen.
I used a flash to capture this man amongst the contrasted street.
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Paolo (41218) 2008-01-25 10:00
Excellent portrait Daniel!
the use of lfash was brilliant and give a doubl elevel of light to the picture!
excellent quality too.
leo61 (0) 2008-01-25 10:11
Great portrait with a nice streetlife background.The flash worked well here and creates nice skintones.
Emile (20348) 2008-01-25 10:24
Very good portrait with the man as the focal point in the picture and the great daily life DOF, very well captured. It looks like a 3D shot. Well done.
Mamont (144) 2008-01-25 10:31
Very nice portrait. The old street with its life is an excellent background. The use of flush is just right.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-01-25 10:37
Hello, Daniel -
Good use of fill flash; I have to admit that in the thumbnail it looked like a Photoshop job, but up close I can see how it is a single image. You could fix the tilt in the background, though, with a bit of perspective cropping.
sajjadali (422) 2008-01-25 11:17
I like yor style for capturing this scene, well done and thanks for sharing ..
jonathan_hart (21270) 2008-01-25 13:08
bien joué, un portrait et un décor vie quotidienne, le tout avec une bonne gestion de la lumière
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-01-25 15:49
Le regard de cet homme est sympa et très expressif. le flash est très doux sur son visage. Il y avait aussi une belle lumière dans cette ruelle.
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2008-01-25 15:55
Did you flash directly over his eyes? Any reaction or just that subtle smile? Anyway, it came up very well and with an overall great light. Well done.
PS. Thanks for your last visit.
rbellemare (2109) 2008-01-25 18:16
Very nice picture. The flash did the job. This smilling man make a good model.
aloyho (6798) 2008-01-26 0:25
I like how the people are arranged in a zig-zag manner slowly leading our eyes back into the end of the street. The back lighting created a nice atmosphere for this place and the fill flash showed your experience in handling this type of situation. Lovely shot!!!
Regards and a nice weekend.
vincz (19099) 2008-01-26 0:59
Superbe priseavec cette lumiere qui arrive du haut entre les murs et descend sur la rue. Bonne utilisation du flash et super bon choix de DOF. On s'y croirait vraiment. Tres bien fait.
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-01-26 0:59
I didn't expect that you usesd flash for this. He looks so natural and the colours are pretty nice. Really nice portrait. Nino
scalerman (26900) 2008-01-26 13:13
Daniel: fill-flash is great! I never get around to using it with the 5D since it would require an external. Great portrait with one of the most important components of a travel portrait - environmental details. superb. regards, c
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2008-01-28 0:39
Excellent street photography. Superb composition. Impressive shot, well done
vincent24 (9052) 2008-01-28 9:37
Trés bon portrait prit sur le vif,l'utilisation du flash est parfaite pour adoucir le contre jour,l'arriere plan est aussi trés chouette avec les passants et le rayon de lumiere oblique,bravo!
Cricri (95323) 2008-01-29 10:50
Belle expression de ce monsieur au regard charmeur!! avec une belle lumiére du flash qui illumine son visage, un beau portrait bien présenter, compliment
Have a nice evening for you
iris-hues (48) 2008-02-13 4:24
You have a very interesting gallery hre.
My knowledge of photography is limited and i dont know whether the technique that u follow - the one with a very focused subject in the corner of the frame with the rest of the background in contrast-has a particular name....but i wud straight away begin to identify this from now on as "Danielistic Contrast":).
This technique really works wonders on the shot and creates a terrific impact on the composition.It holds true for ths shot too, crisp and well contrasted.
TFS & Cheers
MLINES (12516) 2008-02-25 0:02
Hi Daniel, Ideal portrait for TE it shows the people and surroundings of a far away place we'll likely not visit. I like the clarity and skin tones. The 18-200 worked well with your settings. I'm considering this lens so very interested in your good result. TFS. Murray.
flory (4848) 2008-02-26 9:31
how many beautiful pictures in your gallery from when i visit you last time!uff,what glance..:)and good use of flash,looks natural.
greg64g (11193) 2008-02-29 12:02
Tes portraits du Yemen sont super, par contre on dirait qu'il y a un petit manque de piqué avec le sigma, avec un 50 mm fixe tu aurais sans doute vu une difference. cela dit j'admire/
- Copyright: daniel barreto (rbcy1974) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 9:55