This was taken a villge near Dat Lat, Vietnam. It was an impromptu portrait of an old peasant woman standing in the rice fields, her face bathed in the light of the setting sun. As you can see, it was taken from an angle lower than her face with the sky as background.
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triptych2003 (1534) 2012-01-21 6:27
beautiful, well-controlled lighting. i like the angle and pov here, it gives her an air of authority. great job!
ourania (26316) 2012-01-21 11:02
this is a very good portrait, impressive in its simplicity. The face is very well lit, pale light and pale shadow, and seen from a great point of view that honours the lady and elliminates every possible distraction. Her face is a whole book narrating the story of a lifetime. A proud, humble, dignified, interesting and beautiful face in my opinion.
All the best,
Miguel82 (20120) 2012-02-12 5:02
the years of work are printed on her face
serp2000 (37875) 2012-05-23 10:19
Outstanding portrait of the old Vietnamese lady. Impressive face, not easy destiny, probably. Good low point of view. Well done!