What makes Rajasthan such a compelling travel destination is its sense of authenticity. Against the backdrop of dusty land and sun-soaked skies, Rajasthan is filled with opulent colours. The people of Rajasthan show a distinct preference for bright colorful traditional dresses.
From the simple village folk or tribal belle to the royalty, the preferred colours are bright red, dazzling yellow, lively green or brilliant orange, highlighted by a lavish use of sparkling gold, silver 'zari' or 'gota' and heavy silver anklets. Their distinct preference for bright bold colours have added so much life to the barren, colourless landscape and the monotonous.
She is a street musician's daughter, a tribal girl from a remote semi desert village I met in Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer one of the oldest desert town in Rajasthan state.
A joyful certainly not camera shy and her infectious smile hopefully will brighten up any day!
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madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-05-29 6:51
very beautiful portrait...
nice tight framing...
excellent clarity..nice POV & DOF....
like her expression..fantastic composition..
macondo (18465) 2013-05-29 7:30
A very fine, close-cropped portrait style photo, marked by excellent lighting and beautiful colour tones, especially the reds in various parts of the picture. The very tight frame makes a real highlight of the subject's eyes. Very well done, a delight to see on a grey, wet Spring day in England.
siudzi (28969) 2013-05-29 8:55
What an outstanding portrait picture of this true beauty! Wow! The visual effect of your work is stunning and I really like it. Perfectly done.
fabbs99 (13475) 2013-05-29 9:07
Really impressive portrait.Nice warm colors and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
SnapRJW (26074) 2013-05-29 9:10
Beautiful close crop portrait Abmdsudi - Both colour and detail are superb here; the jewelry and red cloth frame the face and add attractive cultural reference. I love the shy upward gaze from the kohl rimmed eyes. A very beautiful shot of a very beautiful girl. Warm regards rosemary
Romano46 (14454) 2013-05-29 10:10
un eccellente ritratto che esalta al massimo la bellezza del soggetto soprattutto grazie ad una illuminazione appropriata ed un taglio più che indovinato.
Un eccellente lavoro che si affianca ai tanti rotratti, sempre eccellenti, che hai mostrato in precedenza.
I miei complimenti.
Sempre eccellenti anche le note.
Ciao e buona serata
marina7 (7785) 2013-05-29 10:40
wonderful portrait! Love the tight crop concentrating on the eyes and that lovely smile. The bright red seems to speak of her fiery character:) Excellent job!
Have a nice day
jemaflor (76568) 2013-05-29 11:04
A portrait well made, good frame and close up, interesting with silver, perfect sharpness, pleasant glance, tfs.
krzychu30 (14346) 2013-05-29 11:46
India is in my opinion undoubtedly the best country to take portrait photos.
This one is amazing!Expressive,clear and conveying so well her emotions and feelings.I like also the framing and so good close-up.Quality,like sharpness,clarity or contrast are first class and also contribute to such successful perception of this image.
I´m looking forward to see more your photos from recent trip to India.
ourania (21414) 2013-05-29 11:58
serenity, confidence, curiosity, I think I can see many things in her eyes and yet be certain of none. A wonderful portrait, not only for the beauty of the girl and her jewellery, but also for her captivating gaze and intriguing expression. The warm light and the colours are exquisite, the textures are absolutely natural and the framing is bold and effective in making every little detail essential. And you are part of the portrait too:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
BennyV (13354) 2013-05-29 12:15
Lovely ultraclose portrait, Abmdsudi. I feel tempted to look into the eyes, maybe spot a glimpse of the photographer :) Great sharpness & colourful image.
Fis2 (78762) 2013-05-29 15:03
Interesting face, curious portrait.
I like colors and light.
carlo62 (22301) 2013-05-29 15:14
un ritratto molto bello e di eccellente qualità.
Splendida nitidezza e colori meravigliosi.
nikkitta (10418) 2013-05-29 15:53
Very beautiful portrait (so close up) of the girl where w e can admire the details of her make up and the ornaments of her clothes and the bindi hanging on his forehead
What I like the more is the same that you noticed, her lovely half smiling expression
Well done, congrats
pajaran (44316) 2013-05-29 22:02
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lepo lice devojke sa osmehom i ukrasom.
Dobar snimak, lepo pokazano lice devojke i ukrasi.
Lepe oci devojke mnogo govore.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good text with the given data ...
Beautiful face girl with a smile and decoration.
Good shot, nice girls face shown and decorations.
Beautiful girl eyes speak volumes.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
jjcordier (69557) 2013-05-29 23:17
Un très beau regard et un beau visage. Un portrait de très belle qualité avec une maîtrise parfaite de la lumière et de la profondeur de champ.
papagolf21 (80932) 2013-05-30 1:12
Excellent portrait avec un sujet parfaitement mis en valeur.
Image édifiante à tous points de vue.
CLODO (27484) 2013-05-30 1:26
Eye contact would write FAUBY! This is a nice cropped portrait of a young and shy girl, showing her jewels.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-30 1:49
And here we go with one of your great portrait shots dominated by these big brown eyes. It is true, Rajasthani love bright colours a lot. The deep red head scarf proves it. Well done
timecapturer (40234) 2013-05-30 3:02
a stunning portrait this. Amazing detail, beauty and character. The young lady's eyes have it here, a real sense of innocence and elegance. Immaculate work!
Regards - Brian.
jhm (130620) 2013-05-30 4:44
Your crop is very tight, this is an choice of the photographer.
Notwithstanding a very nice portrait.
Sharpness and colours are fantastic.
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (16171) 2013-05-30 5:46
You are indeed correct, that smile is infectious and would brighten the darkest of days! I have always admired the bright vivid colours and adornments of the east, I guess to my european eyes it is a very exotic and farawy scene that speaks of mystery and intrigue. YOu captured that really nicely here, not only with the girls traditional dress and jewels, but also the look in her eye. As always, a wonderful portrait and a very important historic image.
eldancer1 (22413) 2013-05-30 7:33
Awesome portrait! Great details and clarity of this woman's face. I like the expressive look in her eyes. Good tight cropping thus eliminating noisy and disruptive background. Very well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (109249) 2013-05-30 9:02
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely girl with nice expression, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (10563) 2013-05-30 19:30
You're capturing well this portrait by a good macro and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the Indian girl wearing traditional colorful dress and who has attached accessories. Her countenance looks pure. And, it harmonized well with blurred background.
Graal (93562) 2013-05-30 23:12
amazing portrait. Nice face and unusual decorative elements. Good composition. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
rogerl (1170) 2013-05-31 7:23
Abmdsudi, this is just a great portrait, well-cropped. I like the decision to not show her entire head, common in most portraits; this makes us concentrate on her eyes and smile. I am consistently amazed by the depth of color you get in your shots, and the depth of emotion in your portraits. Thanks.
yquem46 (37476) 2013-05-31 8:55
back to you
A crisp and sharp close up expressive portrait of this young Rajasthani woman
Most likely a gipsy girl from the Thar desert
Cricri (95347) 2013-05-31 11:58
Un regard doux, une bouche sensuelle, de jolis bijoux qui garnisse son joli visage, le foulard rouge comme celle de ces lèvres, vraiment une très jolie fille
adores (32148) 2013-05-31 18:55
I'm glad you're back to your India series:)! This is a really good portrait: the expression, the focus, the red colour, the texture of her skin, the jewellery, the light.... Everything looks good here and you framed her really well.
adramad (32851) 2013-06-01 14:38
That exceptional portrait more ...! I love this close up shot, which captures the high intensity of the look of this beautiful girl, perfect red touch her headdress and jewels that adorn, delightful textures and skin tones.
Magnificent good sharpness and lighting, which give a very powerful image with this vivacity colors.
A great job. I love it.
Enjoy a great weekend.
siolaw (37642) 2013-06-02 1:37
A fine sunny and colourful portrait of that girl with traditional Rajasthani jewellery
Great colours and contrast level, but above all excellent contact with your subject.
josepmarin (57065) 2013-06-06 11:27
an awesome portrait here!
You have caught impeccably the nice smile and the deep look of this young girl, her great beauty and the elegant ornaments on her face.
Simply a wonderful shot!!
fritzi007 (205) 2013-06-10 10:39
very beautiful portrait...
nice tight framing...
lovely colours...guter contrast...
amaryllis (32599) 2013-06-14 9:06
Une superbe photo de ce portrait de cette jeune fille, d'une beauté remarquable, les traits fins et un léger sourire
Quelle finesse dans les traits
Merci de ce joli partage
mirosu (10128) 2013-09-10 4:56
This is an excellent portrait. Thanks to well chosen tight crop the viewer can see all the excellent details. I like the nice gloving eyes and the excellent direct eye contact, simple beautiful. The soft light, focusing and all details are outstanding. You must be proud on this photo. Greetings, Miro
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (35282)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-17
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's SELECTION VII, People [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-29 5:20