In Asuncion, across Paraguay River there are still some origunal indian people living in their own territory, they earn their living mainly from tourism, you can visit their place but must paid for photos
Also they wave colorful textiles ( same as all over South and Central America ), carved wooden masks and souvenirs
I found this woman at the very City Center of Asuncion, without asking ( onother one has refused) I took the photo, she noticed me and adopted a dignified and proud position
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mkamionka (30694) 2014-01-11 12:09
lovely street scene. In this case it is not just a seller but she is a local person and selling local souvenirs which makes it typical for the place. Very well spotted and with some interesting architecture in the back.
Very well done!
Do you like Paraguay more than Uruguay?
TRB (13763) 2014-01-11 12:34
Composition, sharpness, color e excellent with details.
a nice frame, congratulations
siudzi (33923) 2014-01-11 14:08
You had a luck to found and photographed such a great scene! The lady and her stuff look really interesting and created a fantastic scene. Well done with extremely well executed sharpness and exposure. TFS!
williewhistler (14589) 2014-01-11 14:19
the colourfully dressed lady makes an imposing and attractive figure surrounded as she is by a whole array of tourist wares.
Kind regards Les.
carlo62 (33709) 2014-01-11 15:34
una venditrice del luogo, con abbigliamento tipico e colorato, hai ragione, ha uno sguardo molto fiero.
Bel ritratto, ben ambientato.
mesutilgim (85266) 2014-01-11 15:39
Nice capture of this Street seller in Asuncion marketing folcloric artwork.
Good pov and good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ikeharel (58063) 2014-01-12 0:45
Nice angle chosen with the white edifice on the BG, enhanced the colorful display of the Indian women street vendor.
She look proudly strait to the camera, face expression show content, and many items immaculately placed in order.
Fine photo, well collected street scene.
lousat (77786) 2014-01-12 2:01
Hi Maria,i seen something of similar in the streets of Milano..ehehe...there are most illegal ethnic shops on the road in my country too with things like this...ehehe...beautiful capture of this woman and its merchandise,typical for tourist.A lot of colors and perfect details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (18466) 2014-01-12 2:55
Il personaggio è molto caratteristico e aiuta a comprendere le svariate etnie che popolano questo paese poco conosciuto del Sud America.
Piacevole anche il contrasto tra la tradizionalità del soggetto e la modernità dell'edificio che si trova alle sue spalle, ben lontano dalle origini che il soggetto mostra nella sua esposizione.
Ciao e buona omenica
holmertz (41639) 2014-01-12 5:01
She seems to have dressed in her best outfit to attract customers. I have just read that little is left of the original Guaraní culture except for the language. Maybe some handicraft is still done according to traditions (or maybe it is mass produced for the entire Latin American market). It is a good photo in any case with great clarity and fine colours. The woman looks quite comfortable in front of your camera.
Noel_Byrne (24828) 2014-01-12 6:41
She does look so dignified, so I guess she was pleased to have her photo taken. And a treat for us that she was, as its created a very beautiful image. Not only the lady herself, but the huge array of things she has for sale with so many different colors. The woman herself is a bright burst of color and a perfect focal point, perfectly composed slightly off centre.
Thanks as always
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-12 7:51
Nice DL shot of this local lady in local traditional attire selling local artifacts. I like head gear and her traditional dress which is very colorful. excellent clarity and colours a usual. Thanks for sharing a superb shot. Very well done!
eldancer1 (28451) 2014-01-12 7:55
Nice capture of what I hope are hand-made crafts and the woman hoping for a sale. Those trinkets look very nice and colorful. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (32100) 2014-01-12 10:35
Hola Maria, muy buena foto de esta vendedora de artesanía guaraní, buen encuadre, nitidez luz y color, muy buen e interesante trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía. Gracias por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz comienzo de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
photoray (12441) 2014-01-12 15:54
Interesting candid of Guarani woman with colorful souvenirs laid out and backdrop of important looking building.
abmdsudi (43714) 2014-01-12 16:14
Good capture of a typical local scene, a colorful street vendor plying the trade and a lovely little insight into the local life. A fabulous image which really brings this sight place to life and effective in illustrating her daily working activities. The cheery array of colors are really attractive, a lovely capture with a treatment that gives just the right atmosphere. Great work, Congrats
clic (15130) 2014-01-12 16:32
La manière de s'assoir suggère déjà l'exotisme; puis le costume traditionnel porté avec fierté de même que les marchandises colorées offertes confirment cette ambiance ancestrale.
Une dame de coeur qui sait rendre hommage à ses aieux!
jcpix (13686) 2014-01-12 19:58
Buenas noches Miss Maria,
This is great, I love the spontaneous nature of this shot based on your note. That split second it took here to proudly give her attention to your camera really shines through as authentic. Such a bright and colorful display of products she has to sell, so many more interesting things to look over. This is quite telling too, as she is not standing in a traditional market, but rather humbly on the street. It really feels genuine, you've taken care and respect to provide us with this image. Hope you purchased something useful. :) Disfrutar de la nueva semana. Ciao.
More Paris pictures coming soon. ;D
fabbs99 (16397) 2014-01-13 23:13
Admirable shot of the lady from Paraguay.Great colors and sharpness.Lots of bags and other articles on display for sale.Very well done.TFS.
Cricri (107226) 2014-01-14 3:04
Superbe et beau portrait, j'aime ces plumes sur la tète, ces vêtements colorées et sa position cool, un bel étalage avec de très beaux souvenirs, j'ai le même sac que je met a mon dos et que je prend quand je vais faire mes sports, j'aime beaucoup
adramad (38497) 2014-01-17 8:06
Fabulosa esta composicion, tanto por el retrato de esta mujer tan autentica en sus rasgos y con esas ropas tan coloridas, que dan un bonito toque de cromatismo, como por los articulos que exhibe, en su puesto de venta son de lo mas hermosos y originales, como fondo plantas y unos muros solidos, completan esta gran composicion.
La luminosidad y la nitidez de la imagen tambien estan perfectos.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Pasa un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Waylim (25360) 2014-01-17 17:50
Beautiful photo. Funny how some people looks a certain way. She is to me very recognizable as a Guarani tribe :) I had the pleasure of being in their homeland in Ecaudor many years ago. I posted a couple picture of them, one of them is a woman that looks almost like this one :) So they also made all the way into the city. It took me 3 days to go to their village. I should have just go to Paraguay :)
Lovely photo, a combination of daily life and portrait.
mirosu (14382) 2014-01-18 17:21
A greater view of the indian woman and her goods for street sale and close enough to savor the briliant details and excellently focused for maximum sharpness. The layout is fine this way abound of interest with nice goods giving the extra details for a more pleasing combination. I am attracted by the excellent diagonal arrangement and the colourful woman's dress which breaks up the appearance nicely as main focal point. Indeed a nice capture. Well done my friend.
Wish you a very nice Sunday.
HOLIDAYS in MOUNTAINS
aliabazari (15799) 2014-01-18 17:48
Hi Maria Dear
Portrait of a beautiful Indian woman vendor. Crafts attractive. Exposure nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-20 8:01
hi maria. well, i like paying those colorful people, wherever they are, for a nice photo. i think they deserve it :)
and she glows with her red colors among the surrounding silvery tones. lots of rich details to observe, and probably a rare photo from paraguay.
ps: thanks a lot for your great award for knowing musee d'orsay! i wasn't even expecting to be awarded :))
PaulVDV (22611) 2014-01-20 15:49
Long time ago I've been one afternoon in Paraguay, in Ciudad del Este. I was on a holiday in Brazil and crossed the border in Foz do Iguaçu.
This picture reminds me at my very short time in Paraguay. In Ciudad del Este there were many indigenous people selling lots of different stuff in the streets. I didn't see indigenous people in Foz do Iguaçu or in Puerto Iguazú in your country.
The picture is very colourful and the woman looks proudly into the camera.
Best regards, Paul
ourania (31949) 2014-01-21 10:07
Hola querida Maria,
I like very much how the lady responded to your attention and camera, assuming a proud and straightforward pose. She is very well placed within your interesting composition that has an attractive perspective and makes a strong association between the lady and her neat and lovely display of jewellery and accessories. The colours she's wearing stand out superbly in a setting of subdued tones and the red border you've added enhances the vividness of this tranquil scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Miguel82 (24093) 2014-01-26 6:55
So authentic capture Maria, that Guarani woman is selling many handicraft products in a street of Asuncion, vivid colors, I notice blue ara's feathers in her hair clip, all the best Maria, have a good we
Silvio1953 (123333) 2014-01-27 7:41
Ciao Maria, great portrait of lovely woman with fantastic costume, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (56023) 2014-02-14 1:01
me gusta mucho los colores, la posicion de la mujer y los detalles de sus productos. Hermosa foto.