This woman, from the state of Karnataka, was working at the renovation of St Augustine tower conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India, in Old Goa, which was Goa's capital until 1843.
She, along with other women was carrying huge stones on her head all day long.
Focal length 200mm
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sacimar (26205) 2012-03-08 7:11
good image to show how daily life is for a lot of women in this planet, it's an interesting photo report, you present a good portrait, well done,
japiey (10163) 2012-03-08 7:23
Namaste Marilyn ~
Wishes for the day.
This is an excellent image to mark the signature of life!
All the best dear friend.
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-08 7:25
a very interesting portrait..very well executed, the focus on the expression of the woman, the blur background and the great light management have as a result a perfect work…the emphasis given on her face in contrast to the world wild women's day is just above words for me..very nice my friend..
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-08 7:41
Excellent focus on the expression of this woman..superb light and extremely good blur in BG..i really like how you build this portrait..very well done
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-08 9:15
C'est une bonne idée de rendre hommage à ces femmes laborieuses et dignes. J'aime le portrait bien pris dans la lumière. J'aime aussi le ws, très typique des moyens limités, mais efficaces, mis en oeuvre pour la restauration. Excellente qualité. Bravo.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-08 10:00
This is a nice tribute to a hard working woman. Women are like pillars that support the family. Well composed with nice colors and blurry background.
carlo62 (47341) 2012-03-08 15:37
good woman's day for you.
Un bellissimo ritratto di chi forse non può condividere questa giornata.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-08 15:53
Hello Marilyn! A symbol of a woman's job and hope to find understanding and help for a better life! I wish a better future for all women in the world. Perfect portait! A good idea to give this day a message of hope and happy! I think there are memories that demand it! Well done also,
ChrisJ (113137) 2012-03-08 22:19
A good head and shoulders portrait & an appropriate upload for I.W.D. Some burning in of the highlights & dodging of the shadows may help here. Good use of a shallow dof. Tfs! Bon weekend!
Graal (102752) 2012-03-09 0:01
nice portrait and complementary WS with women also. Good theme on 8 March. It is too bad that they must heavily work. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-09 0:02
Un bon portrait avec une très belle unité de tons. Intéressant WS également.
delpeoples (57590) 2012-03-09 0:38
Ciao cara Marilyn
Una foto molto appropriata da celebrare questo giorno importante. Il tuo titolo e' molto commovente. La vita per tante donne nei paesi come questo e' molto duro. Spero che questa ingiustizia e risolto un giorno presto. Bellissimo il tuo ritratto, il contatto con gli occhi e' strepitosa. Complimenti e ti auguro una giornata.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-09 5:01
I like this close portrait capturing the expression of this woman from Karnakata. The look is amazing after long day at work with hard labor. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend ahead.
mursaloglu (8682) 2012-03-09 5:15
great portrait work amazing light management and great details bravo. ihsan
adramad (45294) 2012-03-09 7:47
Superb composition with this beautiful picture that was very appropriate, on the Day of Working Women.
Penetrating gaze that you caught this woman, wonderful clarity that allows you to see clearly, every detail and texture of her face, totally natural color also doing very well.
Have a good weekend.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-03-09 9:26
Awesome portrait and very nice documentation of the women of the world. Great use of natural lighting. Good dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (53601) 2012-03-09 20:14
It's timely upload to remember the Day, dedication to the many women out there.
A strong, meaningful image and so much feeling in her eyes that says alot about her sheer determination.
An excellent shot and equally good brief infor note. The WS photo is excellent addition
Well done, TFS
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-09 21:34
J'aime bien l'unité de tons entre la peau de cette dame et le fond flouté... Le regard est direct et procure un contact intense avec ta sujette (difficile de dire "ton sujet" en cette journée de la femme!) Le cadrage serré et l'arrière plan neutre se combinent bien pour donner le maximum d'impact à ce portrait.
bukitgolfb301 (41408) 2012-03-10 0:21
Hi my dear Marilyn
Sorry for my late reaction.
An attractive stright portrait shot as your trademark thema and style! So impressive light color much lights presentation is remarkable. Perfect framework and exposure are as usual. Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
kordinator (20515) 2012-03-10 6:05
I like light on this portrait and fantarstic color tones.
excellent focus of the face.
Fine contribute to the ladies and their celebration.
Lovely blurred background.
Nice play of light and shadows.
corjan3 (2109) 2012-03-11 5:25
Sometimes I wonder how many people really enjoy life and how many are driven by basic needs and instinct. This lady shows no emotion but, clearly, there is a huge hidden human spirit inside. The longer one looks at this image the more mysterious it becomes. Initially just a snapshot....ultimately a human being with needs and feelings and emotions. Best wishes.
jemaflor (96705) 2012-03-17 9:35
Un portrait bien réalisé, cadrage excellent et un regard déterminé, intéressante expression, bonne gestion de la lumière.
boromare (366) 2012-12-18 17:23
Happy women day alors,je suis a BKK je dois voir L plus tard.
- Copyright: Marilyn MC (axiotea) (21651)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X, SIGMA 18-200 F3,5-6,3 DC OS, RAW file
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-08 6:35