Women are most interesting part of travelling in Latin American countries.So I am going to go on the edge of TE rules and post women's portraits. This one was difficult because I shot it 2 minutes after getting to know her, and by my side was standing her boyfriend / husband. Enjoy
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eleparc (24063) 2004-05-19 4:07
great shot for it shows reality : i explain, women and girls in south america are indeed very provocative with men... this is well conveyed in this picture:-) i like also the contrast with the little boy sit next to her... bravo for this composition... great shot!
elroyie (2750) 2004-05-19 4:10
Very interesing picture!
Considering your situation (the husband . . .) you managed to get a good picture, it is pitty that you cut the legs, my suggestion is to have more agressive cut, somwhere over the right knee of her and below the left knee of the child.
gringofil (0) 2004-05-19 5:08
I don't really care for the boy here, takes away from the shot I think. If it was just her on the steps the image would have worked way better. I like her expression and she does look amazing. Also, pity about the cropped feet. Anyway, if you got more, show 'em. Well done.
sengir (4956) 2004-05-20 14:23
Juz chyba pisałem, ale świetny wzrok ma ta panienka ;). Fakt że ten dzieciak niewiele wnosi, bez byłoby fajniejsze, ale i tak fajne zdjęcie
Luko (14000) 2004-05-22 12:34
hooo, she's hot and giving you the look...or perhaps to her boyfriend behind you... :(
Strange the first WS proposition didn't crop the upper part of the pic which really distracts me (see my own WS).
I understand you took the shot for the girl but compositionally it doesn't fulfill the requirements for an outstanding photo IMHO,feet are cut out the boy isn't really in the mood...I wish your image was as good as the girl...
gaetantgp (1310) 2004-06-17 21:15
I did a W.S. on your shot Swiatek, just to get an other version...Gaétan
pirulesco (1961) 2004-06-18 4:44
Carajo qué buena........... foto!
Bueno la chica tambien!... ;-)
Y tambien me busta la composición...
iamxa (3097) 2004-06-18 7:26
Nice shoot. Really it's a hot image, with a hot and provocativ look.
Isabelle (9046) 2004-07-05 18:07
funny, i´ve just read the comments about her look being 'hot' etc... she is just posing for you. but as a south american myself, i must add we feel a great attraction for people from above the equator line. further explanations would require an entire essay about the imaginary, the recognition of the other, the white skins and the snow, the languages spoken in europe, our idea of progress... also, because of this apparent neverending summer feeling, we tend to be rather vain as far as bodyshape is concerned.
sorry if i sound too scientific ;) but she probably does not know about all ideologies which drive her look. (or she does, who knows? ;))
odemira (514) 2004-09-02 13:03
Very sensual woman, but with the kid next to her you got the erotic feeling out of it, TE people are ok with that.
What a posture and what an attitude, very confidend and sensual.
kinginexile (2598) 2004-10-15 1:38
I think if something comes thru the pix other than just shooting a "chica", be it seduction or sensuality, it certainly has its place. A true woman lover is also a people lover, and it's not about pornographic lust. Life and travels are made of special encounters with other people. If it's a man and a woman, 2 minutes or 2 months, well, there is worthy celebration at putting that moment in a shot. IMO
I have a feeling the kid there was a good excuse to take the pix while the BF was around, though..... :-)
photoniall (0) 2004-11-07 13:55
eleparc said it all
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-01-22 3:52
Great photo. A very sensual photo, with her bikini, head leaned over and the look. Great work.
vasilis (576) 2005-03-19 11:50
hi Swiatek 1-5
Very nice shot I like it lots. well done.
kclai (2267) 2005-04-04 2:32
nicely composed photo. shared what eleparc commented. south american lady are indeed very provacative, as spoken in this photo.
Ulises (1026) 2005-07-01 14:08
a very nice capture, i like the colors and the composition. very good job
oddmodd (0) 2006-09-13 15:23
What a beautiful woman of obvious mix African and ?? ancestry. Indeed, the province of Esmeraldas' ethnic composition is 70% Black-Ecuadorian or people of African ancestry. As an African-American with black parents and grandparents of mix ethnicity she bares a stricting resemblance to some of my female relatives who are themselves black.
Greetings for Hollywood, FL USA by way of Detroit, Michigan.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-02-25 11:40
nice shot of the two kids ... well seen ! quite cute girls there
japiey (10163) 2007-04-05 3:00
Fantastic exposure and sensitive feel.
akg (166) 2009-06-28 19:40
Thank you for your presentation of two models...and one of them seems to be naked and unaware. Wonderful combination. Fantastic composition.
Warm regards, abhijit.
itrebecca (42) 2009-11-04 13:48
Very nice photo. It is a great representation of Latin American women. I know because I am one!
Tuhinkanti (60) 2009-12-05 6:59
Good street photography!
What a style (of selling herself)!
keep it up.
pratiwi (77) 2010-06-28 6:37
I do appreciate your effort here ;)
It's interesting "picture of life". That's what I call it. As it shows 2 different characters about the local. Yes, we might generalise it like what others have written here : the lady is confidence, sensual, provocative,... and the boy if he's not in the mood he might be just not confidence enough to pose because he doesn't think that he's sensual enough! Haha...
About the crop, I saw some WS uploaded and I'm agree with them.
But again, this is the "picture of life".
brech (189) 2010-12-28 20:18
What an interesting image with the provocitive young woman next to the boy. Her looking right into the camera and the boy lookling off almost unaware of the picture making process.
Both sensual and thought provoking.
- Copyright: Swiatek Wojtkowiak (nygus) (8178)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S602Z
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Latin American women, The Sexiest women of the World, !Favorites I [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-19 3:14
- Favorites: 11 [view]