Wish everyone A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year
About this picture:
This shot was not from a studio session and she did not pose for me. This was an accidental shot and unplanned. A TV Crew from local station were busy filming a scene for commercials at the end of Camel Festival when I spotted this rare opportunity. The setting sun casted some wonderful warm tones over the cold desert and this photogenic model posed long enough as she was too absorbed and paused momentarily in the process.
Using 300mm long lens I managed to steal few shots at quick burst of 1/100sec shutter speed hand held, fast enough for few decent shots. I was fascinated by the mixed lighting and a wonderful softness which looked almost a natural ambient light shot - all the light was from the warm glow of the evening with splash of diffused artificial light coming from the strobe as support lighting.
A different kind of Desert Beauty........
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CLODO (24672) 2011-12-31 6:39
The low sun is reflected in her eyes, and her smile is a joy to see. Very good framing with her veil as background!
All the best for 2012
leo61 (0) 2011-12-31 6:41
HI abmdsudi !
A great portrait of this beautiful lady.
I like a lot her red sari,smile and jewellery.
All the best foir 2012,
holmertz (26854) 2011-12-31 6:42
This is a wonderful picture in a very suitable festive mood. The beautiful young lady holds her veil very nicely, just perfectly for this quick, stolen portrait. Her clothes and jewelry are remarkable and the semi-artificial light gives the colours very soft and pleasant tones.
I wish you a great and successful 2012 and look forward to seeing many more of your fine photos.
SnapRJW (18642) 2011-12-31 6:45
A great opportunity Abmdsudi and you made the best of it! I love your framing of the girl, the warm light is picking up the golden detail on her clothing and face attractively, the glint in her eyes adds a lovely liveliness to the shot. Warm wishes for 2012. Rosemary
lgir (6215) 2011-12-31 6:54
very nice portrait with a smile and a positive look to the future.
My best wishes for Happy New Year to you and your family!
Best regards of France
emilbo (20812) 2011-12-31 7:13
Merveilleux portrait et très joli sourire sur la Nouvelle Année. Une photo de grande qualité digne d'un grand photographe. On dit qu'un visage tourné vers la gauche indique un regard vers le passé tandis que vers la droite est un regard vers l'avenir.
Les couleurs sont tout à fait fantastiques.
Une merveilleuse Année à toi et ta famille,
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-12-31 7:29
You are very lucky to get moments like this. A charming lady with beautiful smile. Lovely red sari and nice jewelry to go along with it. Superb colors, lighting and sharpness.
Have a wonderful new year.
patdeph (35738) 2011-12-31 7:30
magnificent portrait of a very beautiful woman,and a fantastic light illuminating her face and piercing her veil.On the blue sky, the red is superbly standing out,and the splendid clothes and jewels add of course a great beauty to the picture.I also love the pose of the woman.Wondertul!
i wish you and your family an excellent and happy new year 2012.
cak (4797) 2011-12-31 8:20
ı wish a colourfull life to your peoples too
siudzi (23831) 2011-12-31 8:44
Amazing portrait picture of a true beauty! Excellent timing for taking her shot with an interesting expressions and excellent pose. Love it so much! Great work.
All the best in 2012!
dale54 (4896) 2011-12-31 10:46
hi abmdsudi.beautifull lady,beautifull shot!and you caught her with a lovely smile.love the red dress & head dress! have a great 2012! dr
adramad (27544) 2011-12-31 11:08
Superb smile that seems to cover everyone, superb image to compliment the new year.
Ideal the effect of sari fluttering in the wind, the girl is beautiful and adorned with all the precious jewels and red sari, it is an image that captures our attention.
As always, perfect brightness and sharpness. I love it.
Again I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012, together with your family.
Most cordial greetings.
eversmile (11624) 2011-12-31 12:12
That's a really gorgeous portrait, and a perfect one, a really appropriate one, for this festive time. It catches immediately the attention, among the thumbnails. Glamour and yet simple. The most simple langage of the world, that does not need translations! The pep of the colors, the beauty of the artist, the delicate transparency of the veil that occupy the whole frame, all this charms me! And it seems you were really lucky for the timing!
Happy New Year to you!
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2011-12-31 14:53
Hi my dear Abmdsudi YTH
A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Selamat tahun baru! Semoga bahagia!
Great fantastic portrait shot, so suitable to present at the beginning of the new year. Clearness and sharpness as your style as usual. I hope we all are happy and we can get great shots this year too.
Thanks for your sharinig and have the first day of 2012!
Takero from cold and coudy Tokyo
dkmurphys (36709) 2011-12-31 17:50
Very fine capture to celebrate the new year. Great work, enjoy the new year!
tusharkmandal (3117) 2011-12-31 21:23
Happy new year. A perfect and beautiful portrait. Even if it seems posed its a great one. And you have been lucky to get this moment.
Have nice times
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-31 23:45
A fine image with which to say bye bye to 2011, probably with mixed feelings, and welcome 2012.
like her relaxed smile on her face ...also like her ornaments & red tone outfit...very nice chosen POV with Excellent sharpness and control of light.
Have an adventurous and healthy 2012.
Giorgio (11263) 2012-01-01 1:08
- Very nice portrait Abmdsudi, expressive picture and excellent technical quality, it's very good also for the "all the best" returned for 2012!
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-01 2:05
a beautiful portrait with very nice composition and splendid details, great shot, Tfs!
Happy New Year!
Boldog Új Évet Kívánok!
I wish you and your family happiness and health!
Boldogságot és Jó egészséget kívánok Neked és a Családodnak!
magalik (6095) 2012-01-01 7:17
A year full of sweetness like the feeling that nice shot frees.
Happy New Year abmdsudi.
jusninasirun (17128) 2012-01-01 7:50
All the best for 2012, abmsudi. This is an amazing capture welcoming the new year ahead. Love the intricate details in fine framing. The tone is just so pleasing.
Thanks and kind regards,
axiotea (21647) 2012-01-01 8:10
You had a good eye in spotting that scene! For a split second I thought she was a a newly married woman. Her expression is so sweet and I love the red & traditional clothes/jewellery she is wearing, The mild sunrays on her face is a pleasant detail too!
I wish you a very good year 2012
umutlu101 (12160) 2012-01-01 8:37
Bonne Année 2012
mauro61 (52525) 2012-01-01 9:39
un magnifico modo di augurare buon anno con la bella immagine della ragazza avvolta da un'ottima luce.
LOOOK13 (19022) 2012-01-01 9:51
Wonderful portrait with a splendid colors.
Good and happy new year 2012.
Fis2 (73010) 2012-01-01 9:53
Interesting frame and composition.
I like colors.
Cricri (86295) 2012-01-01 10:04
Très jolie fille, belle lumière qui illumine son visage, j'aime beaucoup ses vêtements, les détails et sa couleur rouge et les bijoux, très belle présentation et portrait
Meilleurs voeux 2012
baclama (15563) 2012-01-01 10:09
a very nice portrait with good smile...
happy new year
bayno (16131) 2012-01-01 12:52
Hello Abmdsudi, The casualness would have it, we choose for the new year almost the same image, beautiful women with a lovely smile, wonderful traditional clothes, I really hope these smiles help us to face life with more calm, more courage and more love, beautiful shot, all the best for 2012, Valter
nikkitta (5844) 2012-01-01 19:06
Lucky for you to be there at this special moment to capture the smiling girl with her very beautiful Indian red and golden clothes
Light is perfect and soft and let admire the sari details ( jewelry), as always in India a real pleasure to watch
Great portrait to begin a new year, with a very informative note
Happy New Year !
Graal (88784) 2012-01-02 0:16
portrait is done very good. I like the composition. Pleasant smile of woman and attractive details of costume. Fine photowork.
Have a great New Year!
Ricx (13435) 2012-01-02 0:18
Hello Abmdsudi and a happy New Year to you too. May it be a great year for of fun and good times. You have captuired this beautiful woman with fine detail and and a lovely smile. Have a great year Rich
siolaw (37568) 2012-01-02 0:32
You were quite lucky here to find such a beauty as a subject.
The colourful clothe and stunning jewellery, combined with her way to hold the sari made for a great shot.
Well spotted and captured!
All the best for 2012
DarkoG (8) 2012-01-02 3:23
beautiful portrait of beautiful indian woman. well taken. like it
TopGeo (37994) 2012-01-02 5:23
A different kind of Desert Beauty in combination with a infrequent grin and a atmosphere of lucidity, they give in your arrest interest! Portrait, the expression and wishes participate in image now! Intelligent idea! A lot of wishes!
Happy New Year!
BennyV (12739) 2012-01-02 6:16
A warm smile & a colourful portrait to wave out the old year and welcome the new. May it be a good one.
With my best wishes.
claudeD (24147) 2012-01-02 12:28
What an amazing portrait shot from India with perfect colors and excellent sharpness.I think a good sharpness is very important for a good portrait.Very good fotojob. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-01-03 0:41
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely woman with fantastic smile, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, Happy new Year 2012, ciao Silvio
jhm (122314) 2012-01-03 3:13
You know I am great fan of portraits.
The smile and eyes together the decorative jewels make these picture very attractive.
Thank you very much for your visit to my pictures during 2011.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
siamesa (27449) 2012-01-03 9:28
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
Great portrait of this pretty lady. Perfect capture.
She is really beautiful. TFS
danyy (0) 2012-01-04 0:07
Très belle photo de mise en valeur et en évidence, du charme féminin oriental. Parfaitement soignée dans les lumières, un léger sourire qui séduit énormément.
eldancer1 (16938) 2012-01-04 9:52
Beautiful portrait of this beautiful lady. Love the soft lighting, sharp details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
josepmarin (55007) 2012-01-05 2:30
with the beauty of this girl, her happiness, her impressive look and her wonderful smile, you have created a perfect image to show graphically your best wishes for the New Year.
The image is very symbolic and adapted to this topic.
I also wish you and to your family, a very happy 2012, full of health and peace.
sacimar (25957) 2012-01-06 3:08
this is a good way to start a new year...smiling...excellent image with beautiful details, I like the face expression of the woman, well done,
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-01-06 4:44
The picture is superb, the young woman is beautiful, what a portrait! The face, eyes, jewelry, clothes are remarkably photographed. Excellent quality. Congratulations.
Have a nice day. Bonne Année 2012!
jemaflor (68781) 2012-01-07 2:20
Well presented, good effect with the position and Nice s mile of course, light is also very well managed, interesting photo, tfs.
daddo (18517) 2012-01-08 4:28
Salam Abmdsudi.A rare opportunity to take a rare beauty who is preoccupied with the task at hand, yet because of your quick reaction, she appears to be a local lass adjusting her veil. The light was a gift for you coming from the sun and the crew to create a beautiful soft glow.A very special result. Salam. Klaudio.
Vasa (15970) 2012-01-14 15:27
Nice face of India, dear Abmdsudi. Very skill portrait with the original right side. So glad to that smile for you.
Warm regards from Belgrade
PS. My last post is hommage to Indira Gandi - i made the picture 30 years ago.
cavli (1874) 2012-02-03 1:24
Very nice potrait. Very nice smiling you caught here. very sharp details and very good colors. Tfs
Waylim (22349) 2012-02-07 11:54
Yes, Happy New Year to you as well. I'm a little late.
A perfect shot, like something we may see in the In flight Magazine to India. Beautiful and gorgeous color and model.
danos (73896) 2012-03-07 5:36
welcome to the site after your long absence.Nice the portrait of the young woman with her characteristic pose to makes the scene even more efective and unique.
Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
faubry (35335) 2012-03-12 3:54
Wonderful portrait, superb clothes and colors are very well captured
yquem46 (32227) 2012-03-12 3:58
How can i have missed this one !?
Simply beautiful, even if somewhat posed
Great colors and light, expressive eyes and smile
All the best
jmdias (45762) 2012-03-13 15:32
amazing portrait, looks like a Natgeo work. very nice details, the sharpness, light and details are impressive. the soul and mistery of india are here. TFS.
maloutim (8586) 2012-07-23 12:38
What a lovely portrait !
I couldn't get such a wonderful opportunity while I was in India, but I did realise how happy the Indians are to be photographed, and thus make the job easier.
This is not to minimize your capture, as I think it's wonderfully done. Great management of light, colours and sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2012-07-25 7:14
What a rare treat it is to capture such a beautiful pose and person and it being totally unexpected.
The lighting, composition and POV is perfect, a wonderful capture!
ourania (12249) 2012-11-29 10:32
a wonderful picture which has captured in a very effective way the warmth evoked by the chromatic tones, the lighting and the lovely girl's smile. The tight frame exalts all the marvellous details of the costume and jewellery as well as the girl's intriguing and delightful glance and expression. Lighting and colours are magnificent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26199)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-31 6:27