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2016 Girl from Kushadevi

2016 Girl from Kushadevi
Photo Information
Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 3 N: 2076] (12549)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-21
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 9:38
Viewed: 522
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The next earthquake-affected village I visited after Sudal and Nala was Kushadevi, where the youngest of Ramesh' three sisters lives. I will post a photo of her and write more about her family's life in the next post.

For now - a portrait of this little girl. Taken contre jour, in bright Asian sun, I realise it will not be to everyone's liking.

In WS a couple of scenes photographed during the trek.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12115 W: 126 N: 21903] (111779)
  • [2018-07-08 10:00]

Ciao Kasia,the great exposure of this portrait os a winner,great management to have this special light on her face,and the expression is lovely too,nice way to open a serie dedicated to this family that we can see soon in your gallery. I like a lot the WS too,especially the unusual chat of the ladies coming from the fields work. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello dear Kasia and have a nice time
and a happy new week
thanks for sharing with us this
delicate portrait and I am expectingmore about
her family s life in the next post
great management to have this light
on her face

Ciao Katia, great portrait of cute young girl, intense expression, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14282 W: 0 N: 16269] (173748)
  • [2018-07-08 10:44]


quel regard et portrait quelel vue et iamge fantastique captage et vue de cette jeune ces yeux brillant ce cheveux quelle image.
Bravo et amitiť

Hello Kasia,

Its a bit unusual from you not showing much from the surroundings, just the subject of the portrait.

Anyway, its a nice work.
Best Wishes,

Hello Kasia,
The light is a bit unusual for you, but the brightness surrounding the girl directs all of my attention to her eyes. What do I see in them? Curiosity? Sadness? Apprehension? Whatever, these are eyes that could haunt me for a long time.
Both WS photos are as interesting as ever. The soft colours surrounding the women in #1 make them look like in a kind of fairytale forest. The toys used by the kids in #2 look the same as I saw in the early 70's. Surely I would have expected them to have computer games by now.
Kind regards,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-08 14:49]

Czesc Kasiu
Kolejny fragment Twojej nepalskiej podrozy ciekawie przedstawiony na serii zdjec.
Intrygujace spojrzenie o ktorym juz pisal Gert - uchwycenie tej chwili jest zdecydowanie wazniejsze niz aspekt techniczny zdjecia. Zdjecia w WS oczywiscie tez swietnie oddajace spotkanych na trasie ludzi

Hi dear Kasia

What is so appealing and impressive eyes she has!!!
Your intentional over exposure setting makes so nice sense. Very strong and also wonderful portarit shot!

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hi Kasia
Great humanity subject of the adorable innocent face which is always a rewarding subject matter to shoot - being one of my fav subjects. She naturally can warm our heart in any situation. Your shooting angle shows excellent features of her clear warm face where the sparkling eyes has added a zing point into this hi-key picture - the winning factor for me outweighing the minor hiccups; some here & thees hot spots on which I believed, you have tried your best to eliminate to greater success.

Applaud your attempts and that's the challenging aspect about shooting into light - a learning curve for any photographer who dares to stretch the exposure level to the limits....

My cuppa Kaia, clap.. clap..
Best regards

Hi Kasia,
Well managed this portrait with difficult strong light, well made, impressive eyes, perfect sharpness, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10542 W: 146 N: 26505] (127445)
  • [2018-07-09 0:11]

Witaj Kasiu, Jak zwykle, wzruszające, piekne trzy zdjecia z neplu. Trudno sobbie wyobrazic, jak ciężkie jest tam zycie. Zwłaszcza te proste zabawki wzruszaja, kiedy pomyslimy sobie czym bawia sie dzieci w Europie obecnie. Śliczny portret tej małej dziewczynki. Piekne spojrzenie.

Pozdrawiam MAlgorzata

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24831 W: 520 N: 41813] (179334)
  • [2018-07-09 6:22]

Hello Kasia,

Also your both additional pictures are pleasant to look at.
This portrait of the young girl was difficult through to much light, but successful
Nice composition excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14674 W: 1049 N: 29925] (140689)
  • [2018-07-13 20:52]

Hello Kasia,

I like the high key toned bg. Good shadow detail and well managed backlight. Excellent sharpness and superb use of a shallow dof. Good to catch some highlights in her eyes. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3533 W: 0 N: 8238] (58553)
  • [2018-07-14 8:45]

Ciekawa seria o ludziach, glowne zdjecie rzeczywiscie pod swiatlo, ale portret jest bardzo ladny i delikatny
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hi Kasia
wow, those WS photos are the best! love the 2 gossiping women, its a great scene and so well executed. the home made toy the boys are using is so unusual. As Gert mentioned, i guess electronic toys are not common in these parts? hard to figure out the expression of this little girl. is it sadness, curiousity, seeking help? wonderful posts, you did it again.

You have photographed in an emotional way the intense gaze of this child. A beautiful picture.

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