All yemeni women wear veils and completely cover themselves up. All you can really see is her eyes, everything else (including sometimes her hands) is covered in black. They look extremely elegant and mysterious that way. They look undistinguishable. Their eyes are the only trigger, hint.... You can only imagine the rest....
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robertosalguero (246) 2006-11-24 17:57
Hello Krzysztof. Yes they look very msterious and elegant indeed. I wonder how het they get under the Yemeni sun under such indumentary. I like your picture because of the natural look in her eyes. Good portrait :-)
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-24 17:59
Wow, what eyes !
Very elegant and mysterious, like you say...
Great shot, axcellent short DOF.
modzi (187) 2006-11-24 18:11
Głębokie spojrzenie, dobra ostrość...co tu dodać? Świetny portret!
Merou (4726) 2006-11-24 18:36
Mysterious ... TFS
trigomiro (383) 2006-11-24 18:37
the focus of your shot gives prominence to the hypnotic eyes of that woman. Great bicolors photo.
mdetay (4865) 2006-11-24 19:32
Nice picture of this yemeni women.
Great composition and colors.
Well done. Great capture. Good idea.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
batalay (34795) 2006-11-24 19:40
This is a genuinely compelling photograph, featuring a pair of mysterious and beautiful eyes, but will it satisfy a photograph for a passport of driver's license?
Regards from Virginia usually, but for a few days in Istanbul.
mark88 (2) 2006-11-25 0:15
Super portret, tutaj też mamy niezwyłe spojrzenie. Ciekawie rozłożona ostrość.
rbassin (16360) 2006-11-25 3:36
J'aime beaucoup ce gros plan sur ce regard voilé.
De plus le côté graphique de la compo avec le rouge et le noir, est bien vu.
Ina (2687) 2006-11-25 3:42
SUPER... I love it all...The colors, the light, the mystery, the fine composition and those fantastic eyes...
lestans (17072) 2006-11-25 11:20
Great portrait!! I say "portrait " because her eyes are enough! Her glance is amazing!!
And a great work of colours!! Black and red are very nice together this way.
Curioso (9271) 2006-11-26 15:20
Very attractive and powerful picture. Very simple yet really appealling.
How was that trip ? Would you say that it's easy for a married woman to enjoy that kind of country as a traveller ? My wife and I are thinking about Yemen or Oman ;)
sayat (2949) 2006-11-27 7:33
Excellent portrait. Very soulful.
faubry (35405) 2006-11-28 6:21
hello Krzysztof, what eyes....and glance, really a beautiful portrait, i like it
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-28 6:27
Mowi się, ze w portrecie najwazniejsze są oczy, pokazales to tutaj doslownie. Przyciagają magicznie.
Bien (4745) 2006-11-29 8:05
HI Krzysztof, Certainly a lot of mystery is hiding behind that veil; the strong and sparkling eyes are a very sensuous trigger. I imagine it's a trick that works rather well! It somehow must be a fun game for those women, but I guess there aren’t only positive sides to the story. Amazing that this woman has allowed you, a man, to come so close to take this wonderful portrait photo. You must have gained her trust. Excellent photo with interesting crop and focus; splendid colours too. Sabine
mrbialy (2568) 2006-12-04 19:10
swietne zdjecie, nic do dodania po za tym powiedziane.
marysia (0) 2006-12-08 15:40
to zdjęcie jest także porywajace, znakomita głębia, znakomite kolorki, ujmujące
voightlanderfan (0) 2006-12-20 11:32
Nice one, i like it very much.
lxcarr7 (133) 2006-12-31 17:08
A wonderful photograph with colors and mystique of the world unknown. FANTASTIC and yet capturing the beauty of this woman even behind the veil.
hajle (1087) 2007-02-01 9:05
no Krzysku! jak to dobrze Cie znow widziec w akcji! martwilem sie - brak zdjec, brak kontaktu (slalem Ci maila jakies cztery miesiace temu), wiec tym bardziej sie ciesze ze wszystko dobrze; wstawiaj fotki w swoim - jakze cudownym - stylu;
czekam na wiesci z wyprawy!
inshallah jade do sudanu za dwa tygodnie wiec moze sie spotkamy po drodze:>
jsbedard (0) 2007-02-17 3:15
Can she breathe inside of this???
Sulo (0) 2007-03-13 18:09
Very interesting portrait with the covered face, and deep black eyes. The colors also very nice.
presidente (1122) 2007-03-13 18:37
Compliment! I like it.
The focus on her eyes is perfect and caputre immagination.
MarieAnge (524) 2007-03-13 19:04
What a beautiful portrait, with mystery but such a direct look ! Great shot. And the red contrasting with black is very elegant.
It is not very easy to take such pictures in Yemen, so... congratulations !
gmg (4202) 2007-03-13 19:10
Great shot with perfect focusing on the eyes, good contrast and colors. A picture full of mystery.
tamatree (243) 2007-11-10 1:13
Great shot...the red against black finishes the composition off nicely.
Well done...this is a rare shot! Tamarin
capthaddock (28790) 2008-01-14 17:40
Excellent crop, the clash of color is an eye catcher, and speaking of the eyes.... How did you manage to get permission to photograph her? They're very serious over there about photographing women, even with a 99% "coverage".
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-07-11 12:24
Excellent portrait. nice composition and colors.
vmukherjee (612) 2008-11-14 8:10
Nice shot. The sparkling lively eyes look great. May be u cud have darkened the bg to remove any distraction from the expressive eyes. Thanks for sharing.
coco (30439) 2008-12-30 5:42
And hi again.
This is also a wonderful work. We only can see her eyes, but they are very expressive.
silverhead (1664) 2009-01-11 13:13
Hi, Krzystof; 30 visitors, huh, not enough...
Amazing portrait, fascinating eyes, impressive black&red colours... Super, super.
iren_k (141) 2009-02-04 10:03
Mysterious beauty... i like this kind of photographs... good note.. congratulations and thanks for sharing!!!
Haymotion (2629) 2009-02-04 10:24
Magnifique portrait... magnifique photo !!!
Les couleurs, les teintes, l'émotion dans son regard... tout y est !!
eylulden (49) 2011-04-22 16:26
Very beautiful portrait ,
smash2707 (3312) 2013-01-13 10:38
It must have been pretty difficult to make this shot, so kudos. Nice composition, beautiful color contrast. I love the simplicity of the shot which allows us to focus simply on the eyes. Happy 2013
- Copyright: Krzysztof Pakulski (Paker) (2650)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Contax RTS II, 50mm f1.4, Fuji Superia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Revealing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-24 17:54
- Favorites: 2 [view]