I hope that these smiles are not putting you back... here is the next one from the series of the cotton mill workers potraits..
Despite the vacum and ventilation put in place the cotton is still all over the workers.. Just wondering the effect of these to the human... But it didn't discourage this man from smiling.
The workers in this factory are all from the surrounding villages and last time they really had some rain dates back nearly 10 years meaning no way to cultivate a lot.. So most of these workers came from agriculture to cottom mills for work learning the technical aspects of the work on the job...
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Furachan (0) 2005-10-28 3:43
Excellent work, Bala. The turquoise blue color totally permeates this pic right into the corners and the wonderful, vibrant bokeh zone. Powerful and beautyiful.
entrelec (8328) 2005-10-28 3:56
I like this one better, Bala; bokeh and extreme sharpness look good.
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-10-28 4:44
Another great picture of your serie Cotton Smile. Natural attitude ont he front of your camera .Well done with f2 aperture, background is good.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-10-28 4:47
Great portrait Bala - I not only see this image but hear it as well - the noises of the mill really put me right there with you taking the image - for me this is one case where the central framing really works - it has such a quality of movement and the caught moment - very nice image!
best wishes Kev
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-28 8:01
the blur makes it different and the bg, really nice.
oochappan (16355) 2005-10-28 8:48
A good posed portrait, his smile radiates very strongly here, I like the fuzzy environment here, all the noise that I can remember, the artificial light they have to work in all day, the dust, a nice background on the machines, the feeling of the shot gives perfectly well the situation there.
gringofil (0) 2005-10-28 9:17
I like this one better than your previous shot from the same location. It's still blurry, but the eyes are sharp and in a shot like this eyes are the most important factor, I think. The colors are cool as well and really make the image pop. Well done.
Galeota (10338) 2005-10-28 10:57
Even though you have one more time achieved a great result with your bokeh, I must confess I prefer the first one. But...the blur works better here, cause it seems like a radial blur.
bibiweb (8) 2005-10-28 13:01
J'avais loupé la première image de cette série, mais j'adore celle-ci! D'abord à cause du personnage qui sourit à pleines dents et qui à un petit regard malicieux. Et puis d'un point de vue technique photo c'est super: le bokeh et le léger flou de mouvement au niveau de sa tête rendent cette image très dynamique.
Ca se passe bien tes révisions? Moi, je viens de bosser toute la journée... Courage!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-28 17:00
ici le flou fonctionne bien mieux que sur la première version.
C'est très artistique ici.
Lol, à voir les poussière de coton, c'est pas l'endroit idéale pour changer d'objectif, sauf pour Dolin ! ;-)
Excellent background ou bokeh (je viend de comprendre ce mot...)
Bien vu l'ami
flydragon (0) 2005-10-30 7:14
with the motion blur
it give more power here
i prefere this one from the previous
i thing this one is stronger
well done Bala
everlasting (14850) 2005-11-01 8:00
Great portrait Bala, the blurred background makes this so powerful.
- Copyright: Bala Nallama (bnallama) (3763)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
- Exposure: f/2, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cotton & Textile in Madurai & Surroundings -India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 3:41