Welcome back to South Asia....
I think 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 Rajasthanis show a distinct preference for bright colorful traditional dresses from 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 and monotonous semi-desert landscape
She was a street musician's daughter, a tribal girl from a remote desert village I met in Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, one of the oldest desert town.
Focused on her joyful smiling eyes using the biggest aperture allowable and hopefully will brighten up any day!
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RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-11 4:41
This is fantastic, the light is splendid, super close up of this lovely lady dressed in her traditional clothes. Super colours and presentation, Tfs.
She has a great smile.
mirosu (12270) 2014-02-11 5:11
Beautiful eyes, beautiful young girl, brilliant portrait in perfect light. Nice image, great smile and face expression and glow in the eyes! Lovely separation from the background!
Very well done.
chrislo (4149) 2014-02-11 5:29
A very attractive portrait of this beautiful woman. Her precious smile gives her so much charm and the colours are truly outstanding. The way this image is cropped adds a lot of impact to it. The lighting, the colours and the ornate jewellery accentuates this beautiful face very nicely. Congratulations on this superb shot.
PeterDF (418) 2014-02-11 5:40
A wonderful photo by you here of this musician's daughter. Just a great face and the other accessories just add to her beautiful smile. Very nicely done by you here.
Fis2 (81501) 2014-02-11 5:59
Good colors and sharpness.
Subhogen (4063) 2014-02-11 6:35
What a lovely smile from the Rajasthani girl. Fantastic colours and glorious silver ornaments works very well with the mood of the photo. Excellent detailing and focus on the subject. I hope all Indians welcome visitors with such broad smiles. Sadly I cannot say that it is always true in recent times. Excellent portrait! Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (36429) 2014-02-11 6:54
You have a great talent of catching the attention of beautiful women ;-). This is another very charming portrait, graced equally by her lovely smile and her marvellous dress and silver trinkets. Another photo that makes me envious.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-11 6:56
un ritrattoi straordinario sia per il soggetto molto bello che per la perfetta tecnica di ripresa.
Indovinato anche il taglio deciso che porta a concentrarsi sul sorriso e sugli occhi di questa ragazza.
Ciao e buona giornata
yquem46 (38378) 2014-02-11 7:09
A superb close up portrait of this young Rajasthani gypsy
Expressive eyes and smile, top notch sharpness, colors and luminosity at their best
bravo, best regards
SnapRJW (28828) 2014-02-11 8:02
A beautiful girl whose bright smile and twinkling eyes eclipse the elaborate jewelry she wears. A captivating portrait. Warm regards Rosemary
Giustiniani (2394) 2014-02-11 8:16
superbe photo d'un très beau visage. Un portrait gracieux et pétillant sublimé par une très belle lumière. Très réussi.
beautiful photo of a beautiful face. A graceful and bubbly portrait enhanced by a beautiful light. Very successful.
rychem (18819) 2014-02-11 9:02
Fantastic portrait of this young girl, the lighting is simply perfect, great jewelry on the headgear, compliments
ourania (25508) 2014-02-11 10:26
this is a lovely and heart-warming photo, a very effective portrait focusing on the girl's beautiful face and warm, joyful smile. The tight framing works superbly in this portrait too and there's additional framing and cultural information provided by the characteristic head cover and jewels. The warmth of the colours and the shine of the jewels match her expression so well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-02-11 10:46
great picture and very captivating portrait of young girl. The DOF is superb and her face has been framed very nicely. The jewellery and her outfit make the picture very bright and colorful, but her smile is the most precious gem.
Very good focus and contrast.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening
COSTANTINO (50649) 2014-02-11 10:50
Heloo dera friend
this title is very suitable to describe in detail
this pretty face of the young girl
this portrait shows the tradition of dressing
and decoration with jewllery
its a lovely smiling face
thanks for sharing this great portrait
Silvio1953 (115063) 2014-02-11 13:02
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman, fantastic smile, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Corry (4506) 2014-02-11 20:52
Très beau portrait de cette jeune femme souriante avec ses vêtements très colorés. Netteté excellente. Belle qualité d'image. Bien fait.
jjcordier (72602) 2014-02-11 23:38
Très beau portrait de cette femme aux bijoux au sourire charmant. Belle qualité d'image.
willperrett (5642) 2014-02-12 0:53
This is a charming and beautiful portrait. The costume and jewellery are gorgeous, and the long lens has allowed you to fill the frame without crowding the subject. And of course, as your title states, it's the eyes that have it! Lovely!
timecapturer (44389) 2014-02-12 6:34
this is wonderful. Amazing detail and clarity capturing the exquisite beauty of this lady so perfectly. It just radiates, charm grace and innocence. A stunning and real quality portrait image. Well done!
claudeD (30131) 2014-02-12 7:09
Hello to the master of portrait photographie (and other's)!
Very good portrait picture with perfect sharpness in the eyes of your model. She seems to me to be very happy to be photographed ...
Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (34903) 2014-02-12 9:41
A fascinating portrait of this beautiful girl, her face glows with that broad and natural smile, his eyes are also all transmission, precious jeweled ornaments embellish more.
Excellent lighting and sharpness, giving an image with rich hues.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
pajaran (47796) 2014-02-12 11:15
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na devojku u narodnoj nosnji sa ukrasem na licu i lepim osmehom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana devojka, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lep portret.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view of girl in traditional costume with a decoration on his face and a nice smile ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, demonstrated good girl, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful portrait.
All the best.
cebe (1477) 2014-02-12 12:02
This is a very successful portrait. Absolutely charming young woman and photogenic attire. Plenty of nice technical qualities too. Gorgeous colours, light, skin details, etc.
danos (82655) 2014-02-12 22:38
very nice the portrait of the native woman as smiling so cute in front of your lens.I like the beauty of the portrait as the excellent light and the colour management of the scene.Well done.
jhm (134440) 2014-02-13 3:32
High quality portrait with a young lady with a lot nice decorations.
I like the eyes and teeth of these nice lady.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
CLODO (28578) 2014-02-13 4:48
it's a good sumarize of India: a smiling lady wearing local clothes and jewels. Should be in the tourists leaflets to convince them to visit the Incredible India
BennyV (13538) 2014-02-13 9:54
Ultraclose, smiling and beautiful. Another fabulous portrait from the long and winding road of travelling.
Superb colours and light!
Noel_Byrne (20073) 2014-02-13 11:14
Probably not much I can say that has not been said already, a beautiful girl, a beautiful smile, wonderful DOF, perfect color and composition. This is exactly the reason I enjoy following your gallery so much, this shot is joyful and inspiring.
Best wishes from Ireland
delpeoples (52261) 2014-02-14 3:29
Wow, what an amazing photo. Of an amazing woman. I love her smile, I love how close you got and I love the connection you achieved with her. The colour, the definition, the way you composed it are exquisite. This is a lesson in how to take a portrait shot, it's flawless.
Warmest wishes and thanks for sharing
Graal (95069) 2014-02-15 8:46
good title. I like the smile and young face. Amazing decorative elements, unusual jewellery. Very good portrait. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-16 9:54
Nice portrait of this lady,The photo is sharp with excellent clarity and expression. Cheers.
eldancer1 (24711) 2014-02-18 7:05
Love that smile! Beautiful portrait with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
josepmarin (57463) 2014-02-19 2:24
another gorgeous portrait in your gallery!
I agree with the title of your photo, really this beautiful eyes seems to smile, as its cute owner, smiling too.
The wonderful traditional dress with a few splendid colours and a rich ornaments complete a fantastic and vital composition.
I admire the sharpness of the image, and the quality of light and colors.
A great work.
nikkitta (12742) 2014-02-19 8:08
Quite agree with you abour Rajastan, the people and way to dress and put all this silver, must confess I bought lots of them at the same place, never wear it of course
The girl has a joyful, charming smile and bright eyes, well captured by your focus
A post is a plesure to watch,tfs
Cricri (100305) 2014-02-19 9:42
Quelle jolie fille, souriante, j'aime son regard, son visage joliment maquillée et garni de bien jolies "décorations" colorées, tout bon cadrage, une superbe image
jemaflor (79958) 2014-02-22 9:39
Excellent portrait well managed, a beautiful smile, good title for this well presented photo.
macjake (51348) 2014-02-26 0:57
you're so correct...the longer I look at her the more I find myself smiling too :)
there is something infectious about her smile and face. the attire and head gear just puts everything over the top.
such an effective compo
siudzi (31767) 2014-02-26 12:52
What a stunning portrait pic I found in your gallery! Her smile is absolutely amazing and made my evening! Perfectly executed and taken image with a great sense of the moment. TFS.
Waylim (24952) 2014-03-03 17:45
Sorry, I was not around much too busy.
This is simply a fantastic portrait, and yes those eyes sparkle with energy and liveliness, even if you don't show life, we can tell she was smiling from those deep dark brown eyes.
Excellent in every way and she is stunning beauty.
subhendu_bagchi (25105) 2014-03-23 1:32
a beautiful face of Rajasthani woman is here. Like the smile, it is surely coming from the heart. Her silver-made ornaments are also very interesting. Great skin tone. Perfect light and superb sharpness. An excellent portrait no doubt. I enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (38812)
- 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/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite portraits [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-11 4:30