Portraits from around the world! BONUS Image Post #27

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I love to travel! But I am uncomfortable taking photos of people.....one of the most interesting subjects I encounter when traveling! LOL!

All images were shot in natural light....no moving or posing the individuals. I simply shot them as they were.

DISCLAIMER: There is ONE photo here I did not take. Can you figure out which one?

Young monks in Bhutan
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Monk - Cambodia
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Religious man - India

B&W - per request
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Young girl - India
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Monk - Cambodia
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Young monk - Bhutan
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Young lady - Turkey
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Camel dealer - India
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Tea seller - India
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School children - China
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Tourist shopper - China
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Children - China
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Old man - China
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Elderly man - China (the elderly would take "mops" soaked with water and practice writing on the sidewalks. This helped them maintain balance and motor skills as they aged)
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Performer - China
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Seller viewing himself in Justin's video - Turkey
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what an incredible set of images, worthy of a National Geographic issue....
great natural expressions and settings

p.s. I'm the same way about snapping people. In Morocco I had to hire a guide to keep me safe :)
 
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It's absolutely amazing that you so recently said you don't have any compelling photos. If you saw the exact same photos taken by others, you would surely think some of them are compelling.

Consider making a monochrome version of the Indian religious man perhaps in a fairly high-contrast style.
IMO every one of them are very compelling, this is a great set and we need one on the front page but it's hard to pick, #1 or the Camel dealer ?....I'm leaning towards #1
 

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It's absolutely amazing that you so recently said you don't have any compelling photos. If you saw the exact same photos taken by others, you would surely think some of them are compelling.

Consider making a monochrome version of the Indian religious man perhaps in a fairly high-contrast style.
This is the entrance to Fatehpur Sikri. Behind the entrance is a HUGE courtyard and perimeter buildings along the massive wall that encloses this small city.

Just for you............
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Thank you for making the monochrome image. The reason I prefer it is that the most compelling part of the image for me is the subject's left eye looking over the top of the glasses. That eye stands out so much more in the monochrome version because the colors, especially when combined with the busy pattern in the foreground clothing, distract my eye.
 

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Chapeau Madame.

Your pictures are some of the best portraits I've ever seen.
Especially the "young girl from India" and the "young lady from Turkey" impress me a lot.

When have you shot these pictures? D200 and scan tell me about 15 years...

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What a fabulous collection/selection, Karen. Natural, well shot and free of clichés!
Appreciate it Nick!
What a super set of images Karen, very well taken.
Thanks, Louie. Nice to see you getting into more forums! LOL!
It's absolutely amazing that you so recently said you don't have any compelling photos. If you saw the exact same photos taken by others, you would surely think some of them are compelling.

Consider making a monochrome version of the Indian religious man perhaps in a fairly high-contrast style.
Appreciate the comments, Mike. Great suggestion on the B&W version. That left eye above the glasses always made the photo for me.
Excellent collection, Karen. I have the same discomfort with people photography, but you appear to have overcome it well.
Appreciate it, Jim!
what an incredible set of images, worthy of a National Geographic issue....
great natural expressions and settings

p.s. I'm the same way about snapping people. In Morocco I had to hire a guide to keep me safe :)
Wow! Thanks, Randy!
IMO every one of them are very compelling, this is a great set and we need one on the front page but it's hard to pick, #1 or the Camel dealer ?....I'm leaning towards #1
I would be honored!
Camel dealer
Really? Thanks! I'd be honored!
One of the best posts I've ever seen on the cafe. Just wonderful, Karen!
GEEZ! Thanks so much, Teri!
Karen, these are all wonderful, but #1 for one of your top 5 photos. Compelling! ;)
Appreciate it, Mitchell!
Amazing series, you should be justly proud.
Thanks for commenting!
Wow...and wow again...the character in these images jumps right out at you. Love them all
Appreciate it, Bob!
Capeau Madame.

Your pictures are some of the best portraits I've ever seen.
Especially the "young girl from India" and the "young lady from Turkey" impress me a lot.

When have you shot these pictures? D200 and scan tell me about 15 years...

Kind regards
Klaus
Howdy, Klaus! Yes, I like the "young girl from India" also. The way her hair wraps around her eye! These were taken between 2000 and 2008. I didn't start shooting digital until 2003.
 
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Karen, I can't tell you how much I loved this series and the variety you have captured! It's so hard to communicate in just words the amazing sights, colors, experiences in this part of the world!
 

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Karen, I can't tell you how much I loved this series and the variety you have captured! It's so hard to communicate in just words the amazing sights, colors, experiences in this part of the world!
Such a treat Karen. I feel like I'm there.
Your comments mean a LOT to me! Thank you so much! Creating a good image is nice...having it appreciated and affecting viewer's to comment - is triple nice!
 
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