two Tuareg girls during a clan meeting of their tribe in the Air region. these clanmeetings take place once a year after the rain season and are a very good place indeed to meet your future husband, so everyone tries to look impressive. and she does.
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abulafia (4900) 2006-06-21 10:58
What a great sharp portrait!
very nice work.
Mikos (4326) 2006-06-21 10:59
I like this photo because of its strength, this girl is beautiful, but her eyes has a strenght and power really impressive
saigon (6443) 2006-06-21 11:01
good light and contraste.
Luko (14000) 2006-06-21 11:05
Deep impact, tense portrait, made more interesting with a relaxed second girl in the background who's a real contrast the right through-your-brain look of the foreground girl.
Perhaps slightly burnt on her nose... apart from that she IS impressive.
arturo (31) 2006-06-21 11:12
a beautiful portrait...a beautiful girl...and those striking eyes...compliments...cheers, arturo
fkk (2037) 2006-06-21 11:27
very good work..
mbasil (2129) 2006-06-21 11:41
Well done, Karolien. This is a compelling shot, and really draws me into it. Great composition, focus, and lighting -- it's all very dramatic. Personally I would be tempted to rotate it just a bit (about a degree CCW) so the face is vertical, but that's just a personal nit. Congrats!
teutza (10590) 2006-06-21 11:42
great portait u have here!the girl in the back..is compleeting the image!
vbbreizh (2622) 2006-06-21 11:57
Amazing portrait. Beautiful shot of a beautiful girl.
Well done...frame, composition, light, colors... Bravo !
veve (4189) 2006-06-21 12:18
Very good quality!
rozy975 (3047) 2006-06-21 12:40
Gorgeous portrait, Karolien.
She looks very intensely.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-06-21 12:51
A beautiful face beautifully lit - the subleties of her expression - the lights and moisture in her eyes - fantastic - a really privileged shot Karolien.
best wishes Kev
highman (1185) 2006-06-21 13:37
Very nice portrait in good quality. Maybe the light on her face is a little bit to sharp. Nevertheless impressive photograph.
Prisley (1485) 2006-06-21 14:12
Congrats for that on Karolien! You managed a great performance with this double portrait ;o) Very well composed with nice colors and lights. She's very beautiful...even more through your lens! Well done :)
rosaline (0) 2006-06-21 14:19
What an excellent shot. It's all here. The exposure, nice balance of colours, good sharpness and nice depth of field. I also like the little faint shadows on the faces. Nice sharp eye contact and good framing. I'm not so sure whether it was necessary to include the face behind, as this unbalances the portrait a little; but the shot is excellent nevertheless. Great work.
Amandine (1072) 2006-06-21 14:40
Hi Karolien, it's a wonderfull pic, the portrait is so successfull ! Everything is well captured, light, colors, contrast, sharpness, the difference between textures... The way you framed the picture points out the face of the woman. The second face bring a lot of originality in the composition and reinforces the impressions giving by the first one. Very very well done
ancevski (3358) 2006-06-21 14:56
this is excellent portrait. I like the combination of colors and the composition of the photo.
zaraska (112) 2006-06-21 15:07
Very good photo! I like the second face in the background very much, so sad or worried, it's a great addition to a good portrait of the first girl.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-06-21 15:41
What a portrait!!!! Such an intense look she is giving you. Beautiful pattern in her face - I like how you included the other girl in the back - all very nice framed by the black hair and "turban" :O)
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-06-21 16:04
A beautiful portrait, I like the light and the colors ! A nice frame.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-06-21 16:08
nicol_g (859) 2006-06-21 16:14
A very well done close-up! A very interesting, expressive portrait. A perfect sharpness and a very inspired framing of the two faces (I really appreciate the "half-face" capture of the girl in the background, very well seen!).
A successful work!
Mistral (15402) 2006-06-21 17:14
Stunning close portrait with amazing details due of perfect sharpness.
A great work!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-06-21 17:20
Fantastic portrait! Great shot. Thank you for sharing, nice days,
benkrut (2407) 2006-06-21 19:01
This portrait is very beatiful.
Besides the fact that she is really pretty and the paintings on the face, there is something fascinating in her eyes.
I wish I could see here more pictures from countries you visited. That's why I'm gonna wait for something more from you.
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-06-22 4:28
Quite surprisingly, what makes this face so special is, to me, the one half-showing on the background, as if she was 'pushing in' the foreground girl right into your lens. Hence making a very interesting compo. Superb capture of the eyes' expression. Fantastic 'piqué', so sharp, of the cotton black fabric shadowing her face. Great image indeed. Cheers, --amz
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-06-22 4:30
What a superbe picture Karolien, a really ARTWORK.. so well captured and composed.. excellent work, all my compliments!!
have a nice day,
thaprem (2558) 2006-06-22 5:51
A fantstic portrait with amazing lighting & sharpness...
It is as ggood as controlled studio environment, yet the life shown is something profound & not controlled as in studio.
I like this. Could you have added some exif data?
qpochet (1412) 2006-06-22 6:02
Excellent portrait, so colourful and ful of expression. Great light and sharpness here. It's simply splendid!
keithl (4) 2006-06-22 7:15
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful face. Amazing bronzed skin. I did just wonder if it was a touch oversharpened. I guess the highlight on her nose is too far gone for remedial work. Really enjoyable picture.
designsoul (21492) 2006-06-22 11:16
Superb portrait of the Tuareg girls, Karolien... exquisite details, the subject's beauty also helps ;-) but the way you took them is particularly nice in this tight composition. Indeed very impressive.. she surely found the lucky man...
I will be back with the green smily, am out today...
fijiphil (1355) 2006-06-24 16:53
Your tight crop is perfect, as is the face in the background. Her face is perfectly lit, and those eyes... wow.... magical.
christlagat (540) 2006-06-25 14:10
I could write a lot, but all is already said!
Bravo, et merci.
entrelec (8328) 2006-07-01 8:36
Incredible deep portrait!nice framing...
I spent two weeks two years ago in yhis country.
A jewel! Did you go by yourself?
veronika (6058) 2006-07-01 8:38
It lasted maybe 30 seconds till i saw also second woman.. :)
Fantastic potrait with her really an impressive look.. wow!
Ulishna (2268) 2006-07-01 8:41
It's perfect picture! Very good work, wonderful colors.
dorte_s_t (2287) 2006-07-01 8:55
Hi , Karolien !
My goodness ! What a display of gorgeous photos you present !
Very interesting notes and comments too. I do respect your comparative anonymity , still I would have liked to know a little about this fantastic photographer- and perhaps a portrait ?
everlasting (15238) 2006-08-09 13:36
stunning double portrait. such light, such expression, her deep wet eyes staring into your lens and her friend in the background turnign away.
alscha (155) 2006-08-18 14:14
very strong photo!I love the colours, composition and lighting. thanks for sharing!
Soumya (138) 2006-08-18 14:28
Thanks for sharing such a very good portrait. Very nice. great composition
praefectus (131) 2006-08-18 14:33
Wolnderful portrait! I like kolors and sharpness. Good work.
savask (1891) 2006-08-28 7:25
amazing shot! Bravo
sn00zie (2384) 2006-08-30 12:58
this is a bloody good portrait... nice and sharp. love the tone of the picture, which is enhanced by the lighting. very nice. well done.
Andre-H (1271) 2006-09-01 5:03
Stunning portrait! I love the colours and tones of her face and lips, which fit beautifully with the black cloth on her head. The foreground girl has a deep and mysterious look about her; a sort of mixture of pleased approval, with overtones of wisdom and strength. Wonderful.
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-10-08 5:26
fantastic portrait!colours are really nices.
the eyes so deep!a master piece.
I love it.
keribar (43841) 2006-10-08 5:26
Congratulations ! You deserve the title of the best picture of the day in TE. Well seen, well frames, and technically a picture with no mistake at all .
Yours friendly - Izzet Keribar
photographer123 (6246) 2006-10-08 12:52
wonderfull portrait,well done,best wishes.
verswe (7330) 2006-10-10 17:35
Uitstekende kadrering en intrigerende blik.
henrytf (985) 2006-10-12 11:00
What can I add to the other critiques?
The quality of this picture and the intensity
of the look make me range it next to the portrait of the young Afghan girl with green eyes
by Steve Mc Curry (www.stevemccurry.com/main.php)
I like it very much.
xsanthos (275) 2006-10-13 7:48
Benedict (7076) 2006-10-16 23:33
two thumbs up...way, way up!
ps..so this is where the name touareg SUV of VW came from, huh?
wolfy75 (454) 2006-10-22 18:19
Beautiful portrait. She is impressive, but tell me she appears to very open to having her photo taken. How were able to get this candid shot?
fadingstar78 (420) 2006-10-22 18:46
Sometimes the beauty of the subject can lead to like a lot even an ordinary picture. This is not the case. Not only the subject is incredibly beautiful and interesting, but the shot is perfetc. beautifully composed, with the turban framing the upper part of the picture and, most important, the second woman in the background. impressive.
zumoduvas (2069) 2006-10-22 18:47
Excellent picture, Very good colors an details.
PogoStick (510) 2006-10-22 18:49
pretty awesome photo. i love the composition of this image. the sharpness is perfect, as are the colours. what a great vibrant photo.
LSH (174) 2006-10-22 18:58
Une photo exceptionnelle. Bravo!
muzz (259) 2006-11-11 1:51
what a Great Shot..
“Hey you Supermodels out their learn some thing from this tribal women”
vagabondtravels (6511) 2006-11-14 2:03
Great portrait. Really sharp.
Very beautiful. Well done.
PJE (20758) 2006-11-25 11:51
I think this is an incredible photo. Full of culture and grace and wonderful beauty. Thanks for sharing!
novacain (2193) 2006-12-17 4:16
very intense I like !
Jedenj (273) 2007-01-06 5:29
This could do for a Vogue cover page too ! No need for Phtoshop too , just perfect !
sandpiper (6788) 2007-01-06 5:34
Fantastic shot, stunningly beautiful woman. You have captured her perfectly.
danos (99271) 2007-01-09 13:33
Extraordinary shot with right light contrast and colours.Sweet little face with this excellent painting on her,
Albrecht (11281) 2007-01-12 4:45
all has been sad;great job, marvellous portrait.
tibervince (781) 2007-01-12 4:51
I am speechless... I am absolutely captivated by her stare... She does look "impressive" indeed but what impresses me the most is what we could read through her eyes... shyness, uncertanity, preparation, bravery... so many emotions in her expression...
Congratulations and you most certainly have lived a very special moment this day...
THANKS FOR SHARING!
baronb (245) 2007-02-08 2:41
you are good.
Polarisdg (459) 2007-03-10 7:58
goeast (719) 2007-03-10 8:53
An incredible one! There is so much strange atmoshere on that. To tell the truth I don't know if it is menacing or cheerful. Anyway the girl look like from outer space.
You took it static with no sings of move and that was right decision. Sharpness of the shapes is an absolute killer. Congratulation - Marcin.
jmiropl (20) 2007-03-17 10:20
One of the best and most impresive portraits I've ever seen!. Congratullations
rvh1103 (82) 2007-03-23 13:25
it is always difficult to allow people to make their portrait. This is very good. She looks natural, not posed. The face in the background adds to the picture.
happypoppeye (4819) 2007-03-27 23:19
I must say that this is, in my opinion, the best photo I have seen on this sight. Perfect composition with the second face in the background really providing more interest to and adding to the main subject - it really compliments the main "face". Great color and perfect DOF. The focus is right on the eyes and the photo is sharp. Nothing to take away from the main subject - no sky, environment, or anything else to take away from the face of the woman.
henry78 (102) 2007-04-10 5:26
very beautiful shot!
regards from Venice
raman (54) 2007-04-10 6:02
awesome!! this pic made me stare for quite some time. wonderful texture.
charmante (1090) 2007-04-10 6:55
U know sth Karolien!
I thnik I can see U in the shining glow of her EYE, standing in front of her trying to capture this fragile second.
Every one has praised light, frame, composition, etc so I have to add other things I think ;)
I like the way all these blach elements (scarf,woven hair, blurred behind face) "frame" her face, & her BLACK LOOKS.The hanging hair draw the eye from her eyes to down, her lips, & then the girl behind, this way the eye chases all over the shot.
Also u know what I like most abt this girl?
The originality of her "make up": 3 spots on her right chick & 4 on her left, the fact that she hasn't tried to make'em SYMMETRICAL !!
Great Hunt, Great Capture, Great shot!
flashpoint (4000) 2007-05-02 15:31
great work...... super portrait..
Viera (948) 2007-05-13 0:20
very nice shot,superb portrait
pawelx (11) 2007-06-21 7:18
Awesome portrait! Great light, colours, detail. Good idea to focus on the girl's face, which tells the most. Superb, I love this one.
norman_isaure (4) 2007-07-02 14:27
Good beautiful portrait !!
Very nice composition!!!!
manatee (4668) 2007-08-20 17:06
Amazing picture I did not see the other girl until I opened this picture, exelent color and wonderfully sharp in both women, I really like the portraits an this is amazing.
Greetings from Mexico
enedimd (1532) 2007-08-30 13:37
What a beautiful and powerful 2 portraits. Beautiful girls and their eyes are very strenght and powerful really. Colors, sharpness, light and contrast are so good. Well captured composition.
MLINES (12516) 2007-09-20 17:14
Hi Karolien, An excellent sharp portrait showing the painted makeup. Impressive composition. TFS. Murray.
Evolution (91) 2007-10-19 18:21
Powerful image. In part because of the Very Intense look on her face. Good tight crop as well.....
Obviously from the points and comments a popular foto.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2007-11-02 15:38
Fantastic detail in this portrait photo.
rinoacq (145) 2007-11-16 4:49
Wonderful face in a big country for a beutiful photo...
smash2707 (3320) 2007-11-25 18:58
Great portrait! Excellent sharpness and nice colors. Regards, Yvonne
mariajosecon (58) 2008-02-10 17:38
I don´t think I can say more of what it´s been said. It is superb!!
ilvao (2306) 2008-03-15 0:37
black eyes are stunning, sharpness, details with the other girl on the right and the tatoo
congratulations - olivier
ating76 (45) 2008-05-25 9:26
What a beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl. Colour and image is clear and sharp. Her skin tone seems a bit yellow/gold, maybe she wore some sort of traditional make-up just for the day? I also love your composition, capturing her face with a very faint smile as if she is saying, "I know why you're taking my photo."
jacekpa (634) 2008-08-03 9:10
Very moving. Congratulations.
radiohead (359) 2008-08-08 18:12
What a stunning photo! Incredible sharpness, light and detail. The note sets the scene for us also. TFS.
Mazeo (211) 2008-09-25 11:58
It is a beautiful portrait, beautifully composed, sharp with a coherence in coulour and tone.
And she does look impressive!
All the best,
niphredil76 (850) 2009-02-24 15:47
very impressive portrait! perfect light and colors enhance the textures of her skin and hair. The dark turban is tehe perfect frame, matching her dark braids.
I find the other girl in the background something like a reflection, and not disturbing at all!
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-05-04 5:47
Verygood portrait, light and contraste and good composition...
Todorovic (194) 2009-06-22 1:50
Very good work,
jasmis (58163) 2010-05-25 22:40
Excellent double portrait. Superb exotic presentation.
baich1946 (0) 2010-11-19 9:18
beautiful,really impressive if possible try with some more of head cover
lilito (3534) 2010-11-19 9:30
Autant le premier plan comme le deuxième, vraiment magnifique
PeterDF (421) 2011-02-09 5:53
Stunning and beautiful photo...as impressive indeed as she is in her makeup and attire. Really wonderful...and the young lady over her shoulder adds to the whole lovely shot. Very nicely done.
Aldi (116) 2011-04-21 5:39
For me Masterpiece!
asival (5307) 2011-08-15 22:37
Graet NG standarts portrait
Loved the DOF and framing here, very sharp and interesting pic.
marbling2004 (81) 2012-02-29 6:53
very impressive, Bravo
Besal (90) 2013-10-23 7:55
Great composition. Sharp, mesmerizing.
- Copyright: Karolien Derwael (karoliend) (250)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): More favorites, Yvonne's other favorites, °°Simply Great - Portraits/People°°, * more favorite photos (II), mon hommage à l'Afrique [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-21 10:49
- Favorites: 34 [view]