On a guided tour by the shadiest "tour guide", we were led to a tannery in the middle of Fes. I spotted her (I am still not sure if it's a he or she), walking up a flight of stairs in the middle of the day. She glanced at me for one moment and I happened to have camera out. If you think you have a bad job, try walking a flight of stairs in her feet (no shoes on her).
In the repost, I gave the picture a much tighter crop and added a border. Since the camera I used to take the phot was only a 2megpix the quality is dramatically affected after processing. That being said, I think this version is much more eye catching and striking. I hope you enjoy it.
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aella (117) 2004-12-13 1:25
Much better than the original in my opinion. I like the warm pink palette and all the emotion in that single eye...
Paul65 (1402) 2004-12-13 1:28
Good portrait. Beautiful color of this picture. Congratulations. Good job.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2004-12-13 1:50
Wow, this crop is a major improvement. Much more powerful and intimate. Don't bother the quality, I think this is a very good picture!
Zepi (22848) 2004-12-13 2:05
Superpe prise de vue Mark!
Votre composition est remarquable!J'adore ou l'oeil est posé et la gestion des couleurs!
Du très grand travail! Bravo
KevinRL (835) 2004-12-13 2:42
Mark, I didn't see the original, but this one is great. (Well I have now, and what a difference a bit of cropping makes).
That face is is so innocent, and your capture has been perfect. Is there a bit of fill flash there? There is a catchlight in her eye, or maybe just a reflection.
Keep up the travelling and the snapping, good work.
arnabchat (7233) 2004-12-13 2:55
well done. good cropping, gives a different perspective through the compo. colors and light: perfect.
thebecky (688) 2004-12-13 3:10
Fantastic! I just looked at the original version and what a difference. As you said much more striking. The eye and the facial expression are now the focal point which is much more effective. Very nice.
clodreno (0) 2004-12-13 3:31
A lovely portrait... Love the effect the "blanket" is giving to htis image. It's really nice. And her look , so sweet and beautiful.
Very nice catch Mark.
Lio (827) 2004-12-13 3:45
I find the composition really excellent : just one eye in a small cloth opening. Framing is great.
In addition, colors are well saturated. It is a very nice portrait Mark. Congratulation !
spence (65) 2004-12-13 3:48
Fantastic portrait, Mark - I love this crop. The colours are wonderful and the folds of the blanket create a great frame for his/her beautiful face. I love the inclusion of the arm and hand which seems to add a certain vulnerability to his pose.
naxius (16685) 2004-12-13 4:02
Superb portrait Mark. I like the rich colors, very saturated and the light is excellent.
The eyes are catching us.
Very good, indeed.
sengir (4956) 2004-12-13 4:46
wow! very good picture, but I would make even more radical crop (see my workshop). What do you think of it?
michel_r (1118) 2004-12-13 7:16
Very nice picture. The blanket and its wave creates a very effective framing and a nice light on the face of the biy. Very good.
manny (21833) 2004-12-13 7:30
Hi mark...Morocco is mmy favorite place to photograph. So beautiful, so many actions, so friendly people. The tannery is on top of my list.
This is a very good picture. the compo is dramatic with that colored cloth around her head.
flydragon (0) 2004-12-13 7:34
a verry beautifull portrait
i like the tone and your
but i think i prefere the original
well done a verry good work
philip_coggan (11) 2004-12-15 3:24
A very sensitive portrait, tho possibly enlarged a little too much (there's some pixelation). As girls don't usually work in the tanneries - at least I never saw one, in two years living in Morocco - I guess this is probably a bo, but it certainly is a very beautiful, even feminine, face.
Kicka (0) 2004-12-15 13:29
Very nice portrait. I like the tight crop and the colors. And the girl looks beautiful.
shangri-la (353) 2005-02-07 14:14
jolie image, très chaleureuse grâce à ce camaïeux de roses... et cet oeil qui nous regarde...
take (39) 2005-02-13 12:29
I like it. I like the composition. And the color is very beautiful. Good!
commenta (1145) 2005-02-20 5:51
Très joli portrait où le regard de l'enfant et les teintes qui le composent sont exceptionnelles.
keribar (43841) 2005-02-22 15:58
If this picture was mine, I would immediately send it to a photo contest: the colors, the expression and the candid way it was taken makes a great image. Good work.
I'll send it to my favorites.
lucinka (9976) 2005-03-06 8:22
Mark, It looks like another photo from your portfolie caught my attention. It is very nice and playful picture. I am going to Morocco in 3 weeks time myself and this is nice invite. L.
Hanssie (10397) 2005-03-21 16:11
When I saw the forum yesterday, I now see your own favourite here and indeed, I can imagine ! It is a great one with the nearly one-colour. The composition with the girl in the left and watching with one eye, a "speaking" portrait, Mark !
AnimeshRay (9087) 2005-03-23 14:36
Wow! What a fantastic portrait!! Something I would be proud of, taking just one shot like this. Excellent detail, perfect light, exposure and composition (though cropped). Great photo.
mishreyee (0) 2005-03-23 22:40
a very nice portrait with good colour composition. the expression of the guy is charming!
Paker (2650) 2005-04-12 19:22
One of the best shots I've encountered here on TE.
nerve (10231) 2005-05-30 12:02
i didnt notice this portrait somehow before..
Such a great one!Whole composition is wonderful,, a great one eye as well..
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2005-06-10 11:29
Très belle compostion, très artistique!
Nina (4965) 2005-08-02 18:59
An object lesson on how to change the picture completely by a judicios crop. Excellent work Mark!
gelor (3229) 2005-08-06 15:58
Très beau portrait ou s'allient avec bonheur les teintes et la composition. Bravo et merci.
ballyna (1689) 2005-08-11 9:45
good colors,excellent exposure.this one is better than the original in my opinion.well done
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-08-26 9:45
I like the cadrage and colour
JorgeJacinto (1029) 2005-08-26 9:52
Excellent composition. colors
and definition , congratulations !
ephemere33 (9743) 2005-10-17 11:57
bonjour, superbe portrait que je découvre ...les couleurs mettent beaucoup de joie et de beauté a cette composition ...l'enfant est surpris, et celà rend bien dans l'ensemble...bien vu et bien travaillé...amicalement BI
smash2707 (3320) 2006-03-06 22:14
I love the colors and the layers and the crop turned out great. Regards, Yvonne
MariosCYP (774) 2007-02-14 12:02
Mark this picture is just superb. Very well done. I love the shyness of the subject ( male, or female?)
Best regards from Cyprus,
dekanski (2900) 2013-11-02 14:54
I have nothing to add, but two points
- Copyright: Mark Gong (markgong) (2840)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Powershot S330
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Best of Morocco, Your own most Favorite photo ! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-13 0:35
- Favorites: 5 [view]