First of all, about the title of this photo....
I called it All Wrapped Up for one simple reason.
Thats exactly what i'm doing. I'm all wrapped up around a single tall pole.
The woman here has this device tied to a Pole, and the ONLY way I could get this composition straight in the middle was if I wrapped myself around the pole like an idiot! :)
Standing off to either side would have resulted in an off centre type of shot and i didn't want that - therefore I made myself look like a fool :)
Trying really hard to not bother the lady, i wanted to get my shot as quickly as possible but it wasn't easy.
I probably took about 5 photos before i was satisfied.
Being off balance and trying to be quick is not a fun way to take photos but at least it created a fun memory.
The woman was nice enough to not be bothered by me as she continued weaving her craft, almost unaware I was even there.
Thanks for looking
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ikeharel (58863) 2013-09-19 5:46
Authentic rug made by hands, and with colorful threads, Craig.
Truly, chosen best POV for such an effect, and the village with mountaind on the background.
Exquisite details on a fine and pleasent pic. to look at.
*** Lisbon and Portugal are absolutely stunning - you would love Porto for its architecture's. Recommended destination, hope to go once more, sometimes.
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-19 5:50
The matter is you have succeeded.
I had pleasure to read your story.
The perspective is interesting. May be could the face of the person be a dodged to bring more details.
gervaso (10829) 2013-09-19 6:59
Sometimes we really have to stay in unusual positions to take a picture, and it would be interesting to see that in a workshop! hehehe But it's a really nice POV to show that, and the colors are great! Wonderful composition!
Graal (98283) 2013-09-19 7:36
interesting reportage and portrait in one. Good shot from fine POV. Well photo-work and notes.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (28983) 2013-09-19 7:50
I like your pov of this woman weaving. Good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Nicou (124157) 2013-09-19 8:19
quelle image de ce tisseur avec le long tissu coloré fantastique effet et longueur et ces couleur cette mise en valeur superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (30745) 2013-09-19 11:50
The only sad part about this is that Tosca didn't take a photograph of you, taking a photograph! It would have come under the 'comic' category! I can imagine!
However, the photograph is very well composed. Your instinct for positioning paid off. I just love how the stripes act as an irresistible guide towards the focal figure and there are lots of b/g details to inform us of the setting. I presume they shear the llamas and use the wool for making this rug. Excellent self sufficiency.
My warm regards,
Kugart (1778) 2013-09-19 13:01
You certainly go to extremes to get the best shot and I had a good laugh at the thought of this one. Great perspective looking down along the loom of colourful threads towards the lady. Nice background with what looks like a corn field and the lamas penned in with a very rustic fence.
PaulVDV (23015) 2013-09-19 17:30
Good shot of this woman weaving the colourful tissue together with a view of the surrounding high mountains with their terraces.
The picture has an excellent DOF.
I like this beautiful daily life-picture but I regret a little the empty space between the woman and the fence.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (13704) 2013-09-19 19:38
I think we've shared the same brain again today, our notes and pictures follow virtually the exact same concept. :) What we won't do to get the right shot, yeah? :)
Super cool result you've ended up with here by becoming one with the pole, this plunging perspective is strong and the composition just perfectly suited to enhance the point of view. I can't imagine too many people would have gone to this length to achieve a result like this, but you've definitely proven the absolute value in doing so. It's all so bright, colorful, and full of local life and appeal to the visual senses.
As Bev mentioned, it would be great to see of picture of you trying to set this up...all in a days work! :) Excellent shot sir! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
Cheers from the "Lower 48,"
Periko (2813) 2013-09-19 19:41
This is a unusual POV to photograph a woman with a waist loom (telar de cintura, in Spanish). I like the elements in the background such as the corn field and the sheep in the corral. Well done.
jjcordier (76922) 2013-09-19 22:42
J'essaye de t'imaginer dans ta position inconfortable...tu as dû en amuser pas mal là bas! Il faut avouer que le résultat en vaut la peine, nous faisant "entrer dans l'action". Original et réussi!
papagolf21 (86952) 2013-09-20 4:59
Situation difficile pour réaliser cette composition. Toutefois, le résultat est excellent, cela valait la peine de prendre des postures délicates.
Très intéressante réalisation.
rychem (24548) 2013-09-20 10:50
You have found the best POV to take this photo, very nice scene with the woman at work, great perspective
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-09-21 0:42
haha,must have been really an unique view to observe you while taking this picture:)
I know I´m gonna repeat myself-but again your effort has paid off and the end result we can see is superb!The POV and the view through your wide-angle lens make the scene absolutely unique.
Have a good day
mesutilgim (86034) 2013-09-21 12:11
Very nice capture and quite educative TE entry.
I like your pov and the perfect graphism created by the colorfull fofeground.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Indrasish (2873) 2013-09-21 19:01
Excellent shot here.. I like the clicking angle.. You took this shot maintaining an excellent composition.. Superb image quality too.. Also background is very eye catchy.. And thanks as ever for attaching an interesting note with it.. Very well done my friend..
Good morning and best wishes from Kolkata..
kato (11630) 2013-09-22 2:55
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which the woman sits on the ground and is doing textiles by the traditional technique. Multicolored long thread is vivid to the eye as well as her traditional dress. You catch well the physiographic feature of this place located to highland in back. And, the shadow projected to the ground draws out an additional good effect in this image.
annjackman (20091) 2013-09-26 4:46
It was well worth risking your life up a pole for this shot! The dramatic viewpoint has given an interesting perspective and no sky to interefere with the lovely rural composition. A wonderful daily life image.
Kind Regards, Ann
mjw364 (7512) 2013-09-27 11:48
So your first pole dancing lesson resulted in an interesting POV! Ha ha!
Creative and almost National Geographic in its subject matter - I guess the old lady never flinched because you probably weren't the first tourist to wrap himself around her pole!
Great idea using this POV though and excellent and imaginative use of the coloured threads as a way into the shot - could you have gotten any lower with the POV as if we were looking directly up the threads at the woman?
bayno (18342) 2013-10-07 1:34
it's nice to see that someone still uses the technique of weaving with the loom, beautiful light and vivid colors of wool, fine details, a place I've never visited and I like to look through your eyes...
have a good day...
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-10-11 12:33
Wow, Craig... what a POV! It is perfect! The ultra-wide angle lens exaggerates the depth, to great effect!
And at least you didn't fall INTO the weaving!
Have a great weekend!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57412)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 5:26