The Uzbek, one of the most ancient peoples of Central Asia as I have mentioned earlier in my posting, is more diversed than one can imagine. Modern Uzbeks hail not only from the Turkic-Mongol who first claimed the name, but also from other Turkic and Persian peoples living inside the country's borders.
The former Commie Soviets, in an effort to divide and rule the Turkic people into more easily governable subdivisions, labeled them as Turks, Tajiks, Sarts, Karakalpak, Khojas and others as Uzbek, thus doubling the size of the ethnicity. This country fuses so many different influences though the official language Uzbek is a Turkic language (related to Turkish) everyone also speaks Russian.
In general I found the street people hospitable, cheerful and the friendly faces can be found almost everywhere and shooting them needs a bit of common sense; scouting around, pick & choose and patience is always the key.
Another shot of ordinary street people at Siob Dekh Khan Market in bustling Samarkand, a young market vendor and child.
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daddo (21220) 2013-08-14 3:39
Salam Abmdsudi.What an arresting face- like a tigress over her cub. She looks kind but I can see fire in those eyes. beautiful gesture as she cradles the precious head of her child. The skin tones, textures of materials are special under the wonderful side light.One of your most touching and beautiful portraits. Thanks for this one in particular- maybe it would have been an absolute hit on Mother's Day.Best wishes. Klaudio.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-14 4:23
What a nice photo!
I find the photo flawless from a technical point of view (specially DoF and light), but I think that what really makes a difference is the expression in the young mother's eyes.
Very well done!
umutlu101 (12817) 2013-08-14 4:55
une prose vertical bien réussi.
delpeoples (50259) 2013-08-14 5:51
Such a beautiful double portrait of this pretty young mother and her little boy. I love the catchlights in her eyes, the light makes them so luminous and she has such beautiful and unusual skin. I would not expect to see freckles on a lady from this place. The little boy looks very pensive too, wide beyond his years. The vertical frame has accentuated the "stacking" effect of your pov. Superb portraiture work with such fascinating subjects.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful evening
pajaran (44278) 2013-08-14 6:39
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Nice view of the mother with the child ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
A beautiful moment.
Children are our most valuable asset and the future.
All the best.
SnapRJW (26020) 2013-08-14 9:49
There is such a gentleness about this young mother's face Abmdsudi, she is quietly beautiful. I love the slight tilt of her head, her direct look and the way she ruffles her son's hair. A gorgeous shot with well managed light which shows off the fine complexion of the pair. Warm regards Rosemary
holmertz (33415) 2013-08-14 10:53
Another portrait that must have made the photographer happy. Just for a change someone was posing for you, or was at least aware of your camera, but the photo still has the same natural look. The woman looks very gentle and calm as she watches you and caresses her son's head. The light is exellent and gives a fine soft glow to their fairly pale skin. The red parts of her headdress provides some little brightness.
Fis2 (78728) 2013-08-14 12:33
Next interesting "duo" portrait.
Good vertical frame and superb colors.
I like light.
ourania (21336) 2013-08-14 13:53
this is an exquisite portrait that the viewer admires, enjoys and studies losing track of time. It's amazing that we see for the first time two people from a far away place and feel that we know so much about them. We can read things about ourselves and people we love in their faces. The diagonal that defines your composition is marvellous and enhances the sense of harmony this scene evokes. The little boy must be bored and his loving mother understands and is trying to sooth him. I love the way you've included her hand soothing and teasing him at the same time. Her steady glance is captivating, her expression intense and sweet at the same time. You've also done magnificent work with the lighting and colours, so lovely and respectful of the iconic scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PiotrF (2382) 2013-08-14 15:26
Fantastic portrait picture executed with a superb sense of moment! Perfectly seen and done. Like it! Thanks for sharing.
Periko (1727) 2013-08-14 20:55
Mother and son, a motive always interesting for a photo. The face of the woman has an indefinite expression. Portrait well done, with good light.
Cricri (95279) 2013-08-14 21:50
Un double beaux portrait de la dame aux regard doux tenant l'enfant dans ces bras, une lumière toujours parfaitement capture, un choix du format verticale réussi, très joli portrait, et intéressante note
jjcordier (69475) 2013-08-14 22:25
Un très beau double portrait. On sent toute la douceur dans le regard de cette mère fière de son fils.
kato (10533) 2013-08-15 3:23
You're capturing well this portrait by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see people of Uzbekistan in central asia. It's impressive to see the spectacle in which the mother is embracing the cute child with a gentle expression. It is difficult to describe the feature of their face directly, so it resembles Turks and also resembles Russians. And, it's impressive in the hat and cardigan of embroidery in which she is wearing.
Didi (52407) 2013-08-15 9:17
Very good natural expression of the lady and her boywho looks angry
adramad (32807) 2013-08-15 9:26
Superb image with two portraits in this case, because the people photographed are two ... I guess mother and child, for the affection and love that transmits the woman's face while stroking the child's hair, showing a relaxed and leisure image.
It's a very tender, which I love.
Superb brightness, sharpness and beautiful colors.
Have a good evening.
nikkitta (10386) 2013-08-15 13:03
Charming portrait, not very happy child and half smiling (in a sweet way) mother
Like the way she looks at you while caressing her son
Nice soft colors specially in what she is wearing at her head, like the blurred background
Fascinating street scene and also unique
Well done, congrats
Urs (14082) 2013-08-16 2:41
Beautiful faces from Uzbek, I like them. You can see how life is not easy for them, there is a lot of hard work and other problems. Excellent POV, light control and execution. Well done
Romano46 (14444) 2013-08-16 6:52
al mio rientro in TE dopo una lunga pausa, ho avuto modo di apprezzare molte foto dei miei amici e tra le tue ho particolarmente apprezzato questo ritratto da te colto a Samarcanda che è una perfetta sintesi sia della popolazione del luogo che, nello stesso tempo, dell'amore di una mamma per il proprio figlioletto.
Gli occhi dei personaggi rappresentati sono ricchi di espressioni ed ho preferito questa tua foto a tante altre.
Un ritratto che per espresioni e tecnica a me appare superiore ad ogni ripresa di paesaggio.
I miei complimenti!
Ciao. A presto
eldancer1 (22367) 2013-08-16 7:45
Mother's pride of her child is showing on the face of this beautiful lady. I like her expression which I could only interpret as full of hope for the young one. Awesome portrait with good lighting and sharp details even the pupils of her brown eyes are visible. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (28205) 2013-08-16 12:03
Wonderful mother and child picture showing excellent colors, clarity and sharpness. I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
TRB (13244) 2013-08-16 13:30
excellent; very expressive portrait.
liked it very much.
The clarity of the light, the colors are very nice.
excellent exposure, congratulations
willperrett (4785) 2013-08-16 13:37
The mother's eye-contact is the clincher here. And her expression seems calm and serene as she caresses her son's hair. Not that he seems overly impressed by the attention: of his mother or your camera!
npecanhuk (58152) 2013-08-16 19:51
Lovely double portrait!
Special regards to the vertical format, management of light, colors and level of sharpness!
TFS - congrats,
krzychu30 (14332) 2013-08-17 4:55
another gem in your gallery!
Beautiful portrait image conveying well so many different feelings and emotions.The facial expression of the woman is one of a kind.On the one hand she looks happy and cheerful,but on the other hand there´s some kind of sadness or nostalgia in her eyes.I really enjoy it!Fascinating study of human face.
Have a nice weekend
mjw364 (6282) 2013-08-22 8:57
Great portrait with shapr clear outline and excellent light.
jemaflor (76536) 2013-08-25 1:34
Nice portrait with an interesting attitude with the hand on the head, good light on faces, tfs.
mirosu (10094) 2013-09-10 4:52
An excellent dual portrait. Smart choice of vertical frame to accentuate the child and lady’s face with splendid sharpness. Very nice photo with great color contrast, good light and very good POV choice. Nice face pose and excellent tight crop. Well done. Greetings, Miro
elenimavrandoni (11043) 2014-02-12 10:06
a remarkable portrait, great eye expression, beautiful colors, the tenderness showing is very emotive!!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (35208)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-20
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 3:12