Portrait of a Woman in Madurai

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© Valerie Rosen
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UploadedJanuary 2, 2013
TakenJanuary 1, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/40 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length32 mm
ISO100

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In a narrow lane, on a backstreet of Madurai, I met a woman who sells vegetables. Her eyes spoke of a far nobler existence. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

This was one of those cases where I had to think twice about whether or not to convert to monotone, and thought the colors in this image were so rich and intense, that eliminating them would allow the viewer to more directly feel the impact of her gaze. Since her skin was so dark, more than many, I decided to give it a slight tint of warmth, but not quite sepia.

©2012 Valerie Rosen; All rights reserved.

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  • James Wiley

    James Wiley   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    An exquisite portrait...Glad you went for B&W!

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (16 Apr 2014):

    Great portrait!

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