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Woman in Red

Woman in Red
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Copyright: Alfred tdl (alftrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 320 W: 53 N: 846] (3270)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-22 AF-S DX Zoom, 67mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RED color [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-20 21:02
Viewed: 3418
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, she is not dressed in red but in a red background. She looks very focused in what she was doing on a sunny winter day, oblivious of the two camera men at some distant in front of her.

Thanks for viewing.


Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 135 mm
Date Taken: 2008-06-01 13:24
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 197 kb

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To SteveH: Where did you take it?alftrek 1 2008-06-22 01:07
To jusninasirun: Woman in Redalftrek 1 2008-06-22 07:23
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  • kyzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 57] (341)
  • [2008-06-20 21:19]

Hi Alfred,

Nice photograph, good clolor and excellent sharpness..very good expression of the girl reading the book..


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  • ls7902 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 986 W: 194 N: 1670] (7348)
  • [2008-06-20 21:30]

Cool shot Alfred. I like the geometry & striking red wall & steps. Good clear lighting on her face. Regards. Latiff.

Hello Alfred
only heard that men in black (from movie), this one is interesting "Woman in red" :)
good picture


Hi, Alfred,
It's an unusual look at the theme "A Woman In Red"
I like this contrastive composition. The woman seems to be concentrated in her book and she's somewhere in the book's plot,not caring, there's nobody there at what looks like a building staircase.

When I saw the title I was curious,to see her red clothes :)
But more fascinating is now with the red sea around her

Hello Alfred. Stunning image exposing the lady perfectly well in the shot. Brilliant perspective and well positioned subject in the frame. My favorite and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

Hi Alfred !
This is a very nice shot.
Well composed and detailed.

Hi Alfred,
really stunning colours, and an excellent composition - a real eye-catcher!
Regards, Johannes

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2008-06-20 23:57]

Hello Alfred,

Nice photograph, good clolor and excellent sharpnes.
I like the geometry & striking red wall & steps.


good shot.good subject,the red background is very nice with patten create from lines especially the diagonal white line leading to the lady make she's more outstanding in this picture.

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2008-06-21 0:27]

An interesting variation about the idea of a "woman in red" ! You did it well to have graphism, impact and style. Excellent.

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2443 W: 34 N: 4404] (24763)
  • [2008-06-21 2:08]

I hate that song, but I like this picture! Thanks for sharing it.


I like the graphics in red.
Its a lovely capture......I can feel the warmth from the shot......and the way she is well dressed and undressed in the coat...........I like it.


Hello Alfred, After reading your comments on my last post my ego was so big that you would not believe, Thank you. When I looked at this thumbnail my first thought was wow what is happening here. I like it, the red BG with it's lines & shadows would make an interesting shot on it's own but the addition of this young French Lady, I only say that because I think it's a French book she is reading, really makes this an appealing & eye catching shot. The red BG is excellent, she is well placed & I like her relaxed position.
All in all a very beautiful shot. Well seen & very well realised.
One of our dear TE friends said to me once that as they say in his country I don't walk around with my eyes in my pocket in this case you you also didn't have your eyes in your pocket. Thanks
Take care

Hello Alfred
That red is just stinging to the eyes, I have never seen a red in abundance like this before. The skintones look good on her, also does the positioning of the way she is reading the book.
Gonna have to go now my eyes are hurting ;-)

Hi Alfred, Good compositon here, creating a minimal graphic image. Where did you take it? Normally I like a touch of red to draw the focus, but now I see that a touch of something other than red, against a red BG works well too! Cheers, Steve

Hello Alfred, what an amazing capture. It is of course the huge expanse of colour that really catches the eye here, but you have constructed this shot well too with perfect placement of this woman, and in a very comfortable pose, reading her book. Detail is great but it is really the colour that grabs me.

Thanks, John

Hello Alfred,
Bivrant red with a nice composition is definitely astounding. A diagonal line by the woman makes an interesting effect.
Best wishes, Hisashi

Hi Alfred
This was taken in Southbank wasn't it. I really like how you captured her taking in the winter sun and reading at the same time. The contrasts are superb too. I would have just shaved the right side to remove the little dark triangle.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2008-06-24 20:40]

Love this stunning red color wall, demanded attention from afar. very well captured with such great details and clarity, great sharpness and very well composed image. Some lines dark and light add some interest and break up the mono tone beautifully. congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

Hello Alfred!
I think this photograph is fantastic!
You have captured the right moment of that woman, sat in there, reading a book, so calm and concentrated, maybe not even noticing that behind her there was the perfect element to create the best shot: the woman in red! I just loved it!
TFS - Congratulations!
Warmest regards from cold Brazil - at least where I live!

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-06-25 5:37]

Hi Alfred,
Very good idea and interest captured
Nice photograph this alone person! excellent sharpness, clarity, clear color and POV. very nice stop stabilize,with excellent crop of forms, good expression of the girl reading the book.I like this contrast of red in behind with black piece of girl and line composition.

Hi Alfred,
This red environment does a lot for the visual impact of your image, already from the vignette, the young lady is contrasting strongly against this and well placed in the frame.
Have a nice day JY

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  • burGu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 86 N: 853] (4840)
  • [2008-06-26 12:25]

Hi Alfred,
Don't worry about her non-red wearing, she is already in red and doesn't need any more red!
I don't if she is aware but she is very attractive where she is sitting.
I like her loneliness around the most attractive color ever.
She is sitting exactly in the right place for composition, near to right side (actually I would prefer her in the left, but this is totally my personal like, it has nothing to do with any kind of photographic rules) and exactly in the corner of white line... Very nice capture.

hello Alfred,

très belle composition ! Simple, et beau.
Bonne journée

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  • davide Gold Star Critiquer [C: 176 W: 3 N: 63] (1182)
  • [2008-07-04 12:10]

Hi Alfred,
sure this photo is so attractive :) The attention is captured by the woman not in red :)

This shot is burning!
minimalist and attractive..well seen and well captured.

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2008-07-16 9:07]


Hello Alfred, I have seen of coincidence this image of " Woman in Red " and cannot have resisted to make a comment about what I like, it is a composition of impact in the color and very simple in the execution, I think that it is an intelligent work and of good taste.

Congratulations and see you later soon.

Best regards.


Hi Alfred, nice and very good composed photo with perfect colors and photo quality!



Hi Alfred
Great background! Nut much to add here, except that it is a very eye catching shot.
Well seen

Hi Alfred,

A lucky moment, to catch the girl like this, seeming unaware that she is being photographed. What's not luck is how perfectly the lighting is managed, with no glaring overexposures. Sharp as always, nicely composed, great subject. Really exceptional.


great shot! great contrast!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2008-08-06 5:53]

Hello Alfred,
thanks for your very super eyes and saw the spot on my sensor. Thanks for the advice too.
With regard to the photo, it is indeed very stunning and exciting. Well placed subject with great background and lines. Such a great shot, really an excellent shot, well designed and brilliant thought.


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  • Flavia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1871 W: 87 N: 2339] (10352)
  • [2008-08-09 9:38]

Hi Alfred,

What an amazing picture! The red background is really striking and enven have some lines which create a nice graphic effet. The woman is placed perfectly in the frame on the botton of the with diagonal line! All the elemets are perfect. Bravo!



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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2008-08-10 13:39]


yes,she is marvelously put in the place, reading her book, the lines around her, creating a fabulous work. Light is so strong but we can't control this, the whole work is fantastic



Hi Alfred

Well seen..this opposition and framing. Good job

Hello Alfred

Congratulations on this great image.

The truth is that little can be said that you have not already said, I agree with the praise of others, but a highlight above all, the POV with the position of women.

Bello work


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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2008-08-19 7:40]

Hi Alfred
This is very eye catching indeed. You can't beat red for that. She is very well placed in the scene.
Nicely done.

Bonjour Alfred.
Cette photo est très belle avec ce beau rouge pour mettre en valeur la belle liseuse.
Du très grand art !

hello Alfred
very simple shot but so beautiful in its simplicity!The red background is superb,and the woman in black makes a great contrast!She is very well placed,out of center,but also where the 3 lines are rejoining!Excellent!

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  • rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645)
  • [2008-09-06 10:20]

Hi Fred,
Just about anything the woman would do, with a red background like that, she would stands out prominently. ANd something about the white line leads us to her. You have a drawing attention to a habit which Malaysian would do very well to emulate. Read.
I always like very much, a photo that has a subject which has a meaning or an expression which the photographer has in mind of getting into its audience.

Bill is right in telling you what I have been doing. Only this weekend, I could escape to a quiet village where I could have some times going through works done by other photographers and putting my 2 cents worth about what I feel or think about them.

Have a great Sunday Fred.

hi alfred,
You were there at the right moment to get this suprising photo of this well-placed woman reading,Leaned on the red wall.
nice one

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  • lctan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 185 W: 68 N: 188] (1061)
  • [2008-10-22 7:53]

WHAT A SHOT! With all the strong colours, her face is so clear !


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2008-11-06 21:16]

Hi Alfred, Very well cropped and fun reverse title. The straight lines of the painted wood also point her way. Good result. TFS. Murray.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2008-11-08 1:07]

Hi Alfred. Vibrant image with all that red.I like how the two white lines lead the eye to the young woman.Lovely light and excellent sharpness. My compliments. Klaudio.

A great image. I am happy I found this. Excellent composition, you should add the humorous category ! I love the vibrancy and the minimalism and the red ! Compliments.


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  • gmg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 74 N: 188] (4202)
  • [2009-02-13 9:35]

The red background has a great impact, and I like that gentle white diagonal line that connects the woman with the upper right corner of the picture.
Strong shot

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  • avene Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1587 W: 134 N: 2932] (12675)
  • [2009-03-29 21:12]

another great shot, Alfred, the bold red colour is absolutely fascinating, creating a very urban and very chic image (I'm sure the woman would agree with "chic"). this is very well seen, I like the result a lot.


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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2009-04-01 7:59]

you sure found quite a background to place this lady on! i like the contrast brought about by the geometry of lines.

warm regards,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-06-12 17:17]

Hi Alfred
Red flash into my eyes that's why I stopped face to this nice composition with the woman in a strong position of the frame.
Best regards

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2727 W: 1352 N: 3098] (39271)
  • [2010-06-13 0:14]

Hi Alfred again

Following your last post, I visited your gallery! I like this one very much, with a great graphism of the white lines against the red background, leading the look on the girl, posted in a strong point.
2 more smileys and you have now 100 ones for this post.
Have a good sunday

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  • Merou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 200 W: 40 N: 38] (4726)
  • [2010-12-05 15:01]

It's a nice graphical shoot. i like the idea

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