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Dignity



An old Indian woman shows dignity in here face.

An old Indian woman shows dignity in here face.
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WendiBee
 
WendiBee November 21, 2015
Absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for your inspiration here on Viewbug!
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
thank you! You are welcome!
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ArtGirl December 12, 2015
Lovely addition to the Weston Challenge. Quiet linear beauty.
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
thank you!
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira January 09, 2016
Excellent detail, light play, colours, texture. You have my vote for black and white portraits photo challenge.
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
thank you!
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira January 09, 2016
Voted again, this time for every face tells a story part 5 photo challenge
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
thx a lot
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p_eileenbaltz January 23, 2016
Powerful image! Congratulations on your Challenge Win.:)
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
I thank you a million, Eileen
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ArtGirl January 30, 2016
Extraordinary.
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
thank you so much!
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irisbraun March 16, 2016
Einfach klasse!!!
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johannesoehl March 16, 2016
dankeschön, Iris
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 30, 2016
Awesome portrait shot! Congrats.
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johannesoehl May 30, 2016
thank you so much!
mikemullard
 
mikemullard July 03, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
mikemullard
 
mikemullard July 03, 2016
Nice to see real portrait photography. !
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johannesoehl July 03, 2016
Thank you very much!
libbsguajardo
 
libbsguajardo October 18, 2016
Love this phto
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johannesoehl October 19, 2016
Thank you, my friend. It's one of my personal favortites
irisbraun PRO+
 
irisbraun February 20, 2017
einmalig
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johannesoehl February 20, 2017
es ist eines meine Lieblingsphotos. Danke für das Lob, Iris
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normg123 April 03, 2017
Outstanding exposure.
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johannesoehl April 05, 2017
I thank you very much!
ArberElezi
 
ArberElezi June 23, 2017
Awesome!
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johannesoehl June 24, 2017
thank you very much
marcinszymanski
 
marcinszymanski July 14, 2017
Wonderful portrait!
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johannesoehl July 19, 2017
Thx a million!
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini July 18, 2017
Wonderful portrait
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johannesoehl July 19, 2017
very kind from you!
kyllikkivallema
 
kyllikkivallema October 04, 2017
Just great
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johannesoehl October 05, 2017
thank you a million, dear friend
Safetygal
 
Safetygal March 13, 2018
Beautiful capture!
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johannesoehl March 15, 2018
Thank you very much!
bangbegs
 
bangbegs December 27, 2018
Superb...!!! greatest portrait have i ever know...
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johannesoehl December 27, 2018
Thank you so much for praising this photo!
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icesailr February 01, 2019
We need more portraits like this....beautiful work
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johannesoehl February 01, 2019
Thx so much!
Hood
 
Hood October 29, 2019
Famtastic

Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo in South-India.There is an acient city near Hampi, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (and by the way very impressive). This old woman was sitting on the main road and observing the people walking by. I asked her if it is ok for her to take a photo. And she said "yes" :-)
Time
The photo is taken in the late morning.
Lighting
The weather was sunny with clouds. Not to bright. Perfect conditon for a portrait.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800 with an almost 20yrs old Nikon Micro 105mm 2.8, which is still my favorite lens. No tripod or flash.
Inspiration
This woman was obviously very poor but full of dignity. She was only sitting there and not asking the people for some money (never the less she got some money from me).
Editing
Yes, a lot! The background of this photo was really ugly. So I removed it and replaced it with solid black. Then I used gradient filters to integrate background with the woman. Now it looks like she was sitting in a door or something like that.
In my camera bag
On my travels I have my Nikon D800 and some lenses: 50mm 1.8G, 80-400 + 1.4 Teleconverter, 28mm 2.8, 105mm 2.8 Macro, Metz flashlight and a Gitzo tripod with Arca head.
Feedback
Talk to the person before you take the shot can be inportant. This woman was really posing for the photo, so I got her personality. This is the way she wanted to see herself. I showed it on the camera monitor to her and she was really happy with the result. For the post processing: If you removing an ugly background and focusing to then only object, you have to take care that no borders of background and main object is visible.

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