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Again a portrait of me, a lot members think that I alone take landscape, the last time, I try more portraits, I love portraits, I hope that you also can enjoy.
I took these picture during a old market with old occupations, the national dress is a nice example how the people in the old time.
This is a national dress here out of the region, Eede a small village in Netherland on the Belgian Border.
History of Zeeland:
Today the high dikes and heavy dams make sure that Zeeland is completely secure.
The creeks and weirs that appear in the countryside from time to time are a living reminder of old breaks in the defenses.
In Zeeland you find, because of the battle against the water, a very changeable landscape. The straight lines of the polders on Schouwen show you different Zeeland to the winding dikes in the old polders in the Zak van Zuid-Beveland.
This charming area is part of the National Landschap Zuidwest Nederland. Walcheren and the western part of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen also come into this category.
As you see there is so much to enjoy in Zeeland. By bike, on horseback, horse and cart, on foot or by boat there is so much to discover. You can wander over the flower dikes of Zuid-Beveland or go on a mountain bike rally through the forest Westenschouwen.
A good pair of wellington boots is needed for the trek through the mud in the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe (Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe). Be prepared it will not only be your boots that will get muddy.
Even the dunes hide a unique landscape behind the wide beaches. Dynamic, high powdery dunes change to impassable wet valleys, where families of deer roam freely. There are so many different routes to choose.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/50
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.0
ISO Speed 400
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length 73.0mm
Image Size 5616x3744
Image Quality RAW
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erhan1958 (15773) 2010-07-06 23:34
a perfect portrait
a light and very good clarity
Graal (103038) 2010-07-06 23:38
nice smile & portrait. Amazing details of costume. Good DOF and composition. Well photojob, interesting note.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (65112) 2010-07-07 0:17
Beautiful portrait. Interesting traditional clothing and accesories. Good capture, I like Netherlands, I was there last summer.
Have a nice day.
snunney (107401) 2010-07-07 1:22
A fine portrait, well exposed with natural tones and good clarity. Good mastery of depth of field to help lift her from the background. Interesting to see the traditional costume.
lousat (98221) 2010-07-07 1:48
Hi John,it's a pic taken after the match whit Uruguay? Eehehhe....Very nice portait,no need comment,it's perfect under all therms of valutation!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
kordinator (15427) 2010-07-07 1:57
Interesting traditional clothing and accesories.
A beautiful woman.
A greats job.
Have a nice day.
JanD (0) 2010-07-07 2:08
Beautiful woman, nice face, very nice eyes and smile. Original portrait.
hdl (7035) 2010-07-07 4:03
Dag John. Een mooi portret van deze mevrouw in haar authentieke klederdracht. Je maakt mooie portretfoto's met goede focus en helderheid. Je hebt gelijk wat betreft Zeeland; heb dit weekend nog een paar mooie plekjes ontdekt in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. En de ruimte is gewoon een verademing.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-07-07 4:22
Dag best John,
An excellent portrait of this sympatic lady with experrsion, glance and especially smile very well colected. Good balalnce too with the portrait a little off-centred on the right. Very interesting note to the the Zeeland too.
pierrefonds (71649) 2010-07-07 4:56
You have captured well the smiling expression of the woman wearing the national dress. It is well framed. It is clear and precise. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
pally3100 (3413) 2010-07-07 5:10
une bien belle image des Pays Bas .hautes qualités photographiques j'aime beaucoup .Amitiés HENRI
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-07-07 5:28
Ola John ,
Belo retracto desta senhora bem sorridente , os detalhes são magníficos , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
peppe59 (14555) 2010-07-07 5:32
image expressive et bien eclairée. Magnifique netteté, tu complimentes
TopGeo (38216) 2010-07-07 5:50
Beautiful portrait ! Α great idea and Interesting traditional clothing and accesories.A beautiful woman. A great job good presentation
jplebrun (21208) 2010-07-07 6:00
très beau portrait de cette dame avec ce magnifique sourire et bien parée de ces beaux bijoux.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2010-07-07 6:25
This typical behavior transforms this woman who in the daily life with surely a more modern aspect. I like the captured expression of a sincere and very pleasant smile. Superb work with a blur postpones which puts forward the portrait. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (78901) 2010-07-07 6:46
What a beautiful portrait of a pretty woman!
Sharp fg, blurred bg, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, large vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
A lovely moment photographed by you!
TFS - congratulations!
abmdsudi (58218) 2010-07-07 7:10
from landscape expert to portrait, nice for a change John! what really fascinate me is the headdress with two little spring-like ornaments of this charming lady, something i have not seen before. this is what i like about TE. impressive portrait with excellent sharpness/texture and nicely exposed. Good eye2eye contact. the skin tone also looked so natural. luv her warm smile. Splendid capture John, thanks for the informative notes worth reading, tfs
Didi (60590) 2010-07-07 8:52
Bonjour à l'as des portraits
Attitude naturelle et sourire Gibbs.
Je pense que tu devrais nous montrer des portraits plus souvent.
jemaflor (103585) 2010-07-07 9:38
A sympathic smile, perfect focus and sharpness, a very well made portrait, bravo!
paololg (31448) 2010-07-07 10:07
Ciao dear John,
beautiful smile, spontaneous and sincere, captured with an unbelievable photographic quality. Excellent definition of the details and perfect equilibrium of light and color. Compliments for this pleasant portrait, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice evening!
JCG (35129) 2010-07-07 10:50
Encore un très beau portrait et surtout un sourire radieux qui montre bien qu'elle n'est pas hostile à ton objectif !!! Elle porte une belle et intéressante coiffe, je suis intrigué par ces sortes de tire-bouchons dans les cheveux... J'aime bien la bonne mise au point qui met bien en valeur ton sujet, merci John.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et une excellente soirée, fraîche je l'espère...
UlfE (14641) 2010-07-07 10:57
Superb photo. Perfect sharpness and focus on the lady's happy face. The blurred background is also very good for this kind of picture. TFS and have a nice evening!
wolf38 (31296) 2010-07-07 11:47
Hi John. What a wonderful portrait. This open laughter and kindness of the women show much optimism. Very nice. A good shot. . Regards, Wolfgang.
bona (13739) 2010-07-07 12:09
Hi John, pretty portrait. I like the woman jewels, very bright and rich in details. I like portraits too, but it is a very hard work to me.
carper (96) 2010-07-07 12:23
heel mooi John, goed portret,
goede belichting, mooie achtergrond fraai fotowerk.
ja wat kan ik er meer over zeggen.
Charo (51212) 2010-07-07 14:37
An excellent portrait with some great detail and very good light. Interesting traditional headdress.
jjcordier (79297) 2010-07-08 2:29
Un portrait de très belle qualité, technique et esthétique.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-07-08 5:12
Ah! a portrait of one of my old countrymen, nicely done and very appropriate since they achieved a place in the world cup final - go Holland.
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-07-08 9:22
I think that a good photographer, as you are, can take picture of different subjects, and in this case you captured a really lovely portrait of this woman, with the usual superb quality. Well done dear friend.
mesutilgim (97712) 2010-07-08 10:05
Very nice portrait with many nice hidden elements which makes this entry perfect.
The bonnet, jewelery etc quite traditional but the modern glasses brings her again back to 21st century.
Good and usefull notes; a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
silah (2798) 2010-07-08 10:44
It looks so beautiful portrait which presents wonderful national dress. It is also so pure vision.
Have a good evening,
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-07-08 11:37
Another "portrait of you"? I thought you were a man.... :P
Excellent details for sure. The dress is also impressive. In fact, you could post a picture as a WS of all the complete dress...
pajaran (66294) 2010-07-08 13:16
Dobro vece gospodine.
Kasno je, vec je vreme za spavanje, sve se smirilo, tiho je napolju i grad se sprema da uroni u san.
Odlican portret gospodje u narodnoj nosnji, ona je zadovoljna i svoje zadovoljstvo izrazava lepim osmehom.
Odlican rad i jos jedan divan portret, cestitam vam na radu, uzivam gledajuci vase radove portreta koji mnogo kazu svojim izgledom lica i ocima.
Prijatno vece sa lepim snom, puno pozdrava i mirna noc, zeli vam Paja.
Het is al laat, maar het is tijd om te slapen, alles bedaard, rustig buiten de stad is de voorbereiding van een duik in een droom.
Uitstekend portret van dame in klederdracht, ze was blij en sprak zijn tevredenheid uit over de prachtige glimlach.
Uitstekend werk en zelfs een prachtig portret, ik feliciteer u voor uw werk, ik geniet van het zien van je werken van portretten dat veel mensen zeggen dat zijn uiterlijk en ogen.
Heb een leuke avond met een mooie droom, veel groeten en een goede nachtrust, u wilt Paja.
Good evening, sir.
It's late, but it's time to sleep, everything calmed down, quietly outside the city is preparing to dive into a dream.
Excellent portrait of lady in folk costumes, she was pleased and expressed his satisfaction with the beautiful smile.
Excellent work and even a stunning portrait, I congratulate you for your work, I enjoy seeing your works of portraits that many people say its looks and eyes.
Have a nice evening with a beautiful dream, lots of greetings and a peaceful night, you want Paja.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-07-08 13:20
An excellent, sharp, luminous, expressive portrait
Best to you
Alco (7537) 2010-07-08 21:05
Nice portrait of that smiling woman.Beautiful costume and accessories.The picture is very sharp and we can see the details on her face.Very well done.
danyy (0) 2010-07-08 23:13
tenue traditionnelle pour cette dame qui l'arbore fièrement. Un portrait de grande qualité sur le plan technique, mais aussi artistique avec la capture de ce sourire.
riclopes (35577) 2010-07-09 1:42
Olá John, I belong to those who apreciate very much your portraits. Superb close-up here, the details we see here are wonderful and I imagine the whole dress must be very elegant. Lovely surprising jewels on her head, but must of all it's enjoyable to see her adorable smile.
yeln (11516) 2010-07-09 3:28
first of all thank you for criticism and for workshoop. I am not master computer programs. I still learn to work with them.
back to commenting. All your photo are excellent, I have to admit! characterized by extreme sharpness, excellent color and arranged in particular, good motives. Words are superfluous to your work. I think in a positive way.
I confess that I am always happy when I see at my photo your JHM. then I know that in some way i am moving forward.
at the very beginning of my journey to TE, you gave me support, which I appreciate immensely.
Once again thank you for it!!!!!
Nicou (151958) 2010-07-09 5:53
Merveilleux portrait souriant, quelle compo e timage, comme elle est bvien docérée cette dame avec son châpeua en dentelle, sueprbe compo rouriante et vivante.
Bravo et amitié
ymrk (15085) 2010-07-09 9:01
almost,seeming some our cultural people :)) extraordinary portrait this time..Regards :)
anokutan (15097) 2010-07-09 13:05
Superb photo. Perfect sharpness and focus on the lady's happy face. The blurred background is also very good for this kind of picture.
Hansaphotos (8739) 2010-07-09 15:10
Wonderful portrait of the woman in her national dress. Nice blurred background with good focus on the portrait. Interesting note. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!
Best regards, Erling
jafadabret (56501) 2010-07-09 23:36
Ce portrait est très réussi avec une composition étudiée et une lumière douce qui donne au visage une modelé excellent.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-07-09 23:53
Very interesting portrait of a woman in traditional costume. I like the joy and optimism emanating from her face. Interesting ornaments of interesting clothes and jewelry. Great depth of field.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-07-10 0:13
Wonderful details in this great portrait of the Lady from Eede
Excellent focus, sharpness, colors and light
Have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (154001) 2010-07-10 4:14
Ciao John, great portrait of lovely lady with fantastic smile, excellent clarity, wonderful regional dress, very well done my friend, have a good weeek end, ciao Silvio
gildasjan (43824) 2010-07-10 10:58
Bien vu et bien réalisé le portrait de cette dame et de ses antennes dorées.Une parfaite netteté pour ce cliché.
xuaxo (6854) 2010-07-10 12:24
Good portrait of a happy Zeelander.
I hope she'll be happy always, including tomorrow.
Cafalex (924) 2010-07-10 12:57
A critique in english for once: Excellent colours, excellent natural light without shadowed zones. The blurring is impressive for an f/4 lens. Yes, you are good in taking portraits!
Fis2 (107346) 2010-07-10 13:08
Good frame and colors.
I like the depth.
HAve a nice weekend
TRB (14134) 2010-07-10 14:35
Light, clarity, and excellent renklerive datayları, a portrait very successful. Congratulations, Greetings
Urs (14082) 2010-07-10 20:16
That is a really interesting traditional dress, a very nice one, but I guess expensive as well. The light management and color hues are perfectly fine, I only would not crop that tightly. Give the woman a bit more space above her head and below, however keep er in the left corner as you did. That would be the way I would take it. Otherwise as I stated before, well done. Thanks for your critique of my Burmese temple compound from Penang
berek (50508) 2010-07-11 2:09
I like traditional details with smily face. Clear picture.
Have a nice sunday.
papagolf21 (110262) 2010-07-11 4:16
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Traditions culturelles ou familiales : certains les protègent coûte que coûte, d'autres leur tournent le dos sans regret.
La coutume, ainsi, est le grand guide de la vie humaine.
Très beau portrait. Félicitations.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-07-11 4:56
very nice portrait indeed. Colourful as the mood. Great to watch the lady with the dress of old age. Great depth and sharpness. Very well done. Tfs.
quillo (11856) 2010-07-11 9:00
An excellent portrait ...
light and color and the best thing
of everything the smile of the woman,
I like perfect definition much,
Esta noche espero ver un buen fútbol con muchos goles y que gane el mejor ... seguro que será emocionante.
Un abrazo amigo John.
JFS (32459) 2010-07-11 10:08
Beautiful portrait of this lady from Eede. The quality of the photografy is excellent. Good work!
bertolucci (13366) 2010-07-11 12:42
Hoi John, ik weet dat u geslaagde portretten kunt maken en dit is er een mooi voorbeeld van. Goede kadrering, beperkte scherptiediepte met de nadruk op de ogen, natuurlijk huidtinten en niet te vergeten een een mooie glimlach.
Fijn werk John!
Groeten uit Rotterdam bij 26 graden en een minimale wind.
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-07-11 22:52
A nice smile on a friendly (and colored) face, and the headdress and other ornaments are very interesting, especially the two little spires on top! You manage very nicely the eyes and the skin color.
All the best,
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2010-07-11 23:27
Excellent composition. Very good is the face and his expression.
Fante (5429) 2010-07-12 12:05
lovely portrait photo. Great close up. Pefect composition. Lovely colors contrast. Amazing sharpness and nice vivid colors. Bravo
COSTANTINO (70166) 2010-07-15 10:27
excellent shot with great lightness an sharpness
that describes everything,no more comments
vasilpro (41661) 2010-07-15 22:59
Wonderful portrait, beautiful expression, excellent POV, very good clarity and light management, lovely natural colors.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
gaurav31dec (54) 2010-07-16 4:54
Rich portrait with great clarity, good use of light and equally good note.
branley (3681) 2010-07-16 10:34
Fantastic detail in this fine portrait John. The traditional headdress is lovely and the dof brings her natural expression to the forefront. Wonderful portraiture.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-07-17 4:39
Very fine lady, nice eyes and very funny smile. Nice portrait.
Greetings from Warszawa!
jmdias (69196) 2010-07-17 8:30
excellent portrait, the smile of the lady is natural. I liked the softness of the light that let us to see lots of details, like the curious jewels in her hair. nice job. it would be interesting another image showing more about her clothes too..
Rafer (0) 2010-07-21 11:33
Impresionante retrato supernítido y excelente...a todo detalle y simpatía...saludos John....sorry is in Spnish
batalay (40521) 2010-07-25 7:30
This is a superb portrait of the Lady from Eede, her right eye firmly planted on the vertical bisector. You've captured the warmth in her eyes. As you know, I just returned from two significant journeys — the first to the UK, then through Baltic countries; and the second, to South East Asia. I look forward to catching up on your superb gallery.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-07-27 17:09
Hello John, I am to hear that you love portraits, so do I, I remember not very long ago when you posted your first one, at that time you were not very confident. This is another fine portrait with excellent clarity & true skin tones, I like that she is looking straight into your lens, very engaging. I also like that although it is a close crop we can appreciate her tradition clothes. Well done, thank you
siolaw (38294) 2010-07-28 4:22
Nice portrait of this woman in traditional clothes. She is very sharp on the blurred background. Good light management too.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-08-01 7:23
Hi dear John,
very nice portrait with smiling face and lovely details..light,sharpness and clarity are excellent..very good framing and presentation..a masterpice shot..TFS
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-08-09 3:44
A brilliant portrait I am seeing. So beautiful and a perfect technical qualities with great exposure.
mauro61 (52887) 2010-08-12 10:00
una bella immagine sorridente che riempie l'inquadratura.
ben dosata l'immagine sul viso,
danos (103212) 2010-08-25 6:44
very nice the portrait of this native lady as wearing her national dress and smiling so cute in front of your lens.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the photo.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
iainsp (3298) 2010-09-01 4:53
You can certainly take portraits - this is a beautiful shot of a beautiful woman. Her smile, which often causes problems of muscle tension in the face (I know I am personally rubbish at smiling on camera) is really natural. Great focus and details in the costume. I am very impressed.
Angshu (56760) 2010-09-08 9:07
Dag dear John
Your portraits are a good addition to your portfolio of fine landscapes. Fine off-centre framing with good focus on her face...more accurately on her nose & fine eyes...interesting head gear..looks like a pair of horns. Good portrait!
With Best Regards
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-10-13 9:32
beautiful portrait, which reminds me of portraits of the old Dutch masters of painting.
Rarely, you show them , so it is all the more valuable.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-04-05 11:18
You managed to do a very good portrait. The face of this lady is very clear and expressive. During your portfolio I saw only color photo so I will turn this into B / W.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-10 6:54
You have a great ways to bring out a great smile from people. I don't think that I have to write much about this portrait. It is all there. Clarity and the sharpness is astonishing. But the most of all the relaxing atmosphere which surrounds the subject is very genuine. I like the image very much, John
With my very best wishes,
Have a great weekend,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-29 4:57
A beautiful portrait of this lady .Like her smile. Nice to see her dressed in traditional clothes.Good colors and sharpness.
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-10-08 5:11
Great portrait of the lady. Very clear and sharp image.The jewelery and the dress of the lady is also admirable.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.TFS.
thebest (4276) 2013-01-26 18:26
I find all your photographs so wonderful - what amazes me is the clarity of your images - this portrait of this very happy lady is just beautiful.
ourania (51103) 2013-06-21 5:57
a lovely portrait with a simple and effective composition that has placed the lady superbly in front of the viewer. The depth is rendered excellently, the lady looks almost three-dimensional and this makes our perception of her more vivid. The textures and colours are strikingly natural too. Her joyful and friendly smile makes her portrait very agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
serp2000 (45970) 2013-10-31 5:57
Good portrait of the woman in a national dress with some ethnic and folklor touch. Fine details, perfect quality.
I like your portrait series too. Great works!
ikeharel (79099) 2014-04-14 6:48
Good afternoon John,
Nice smile and a well done portrait.
Reading the note, shed light about the traditional costume she was wearing with the jewels adorned.
A good close-up on.
Have a nice new week,
mcmtanyel (29608) 2014-07-12 21:17
Very nice portrait of this lady in her national dress. I like most of the accessories, but the springs look like a prank!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160851)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-27
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 23:01