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Kolkata Life

We were driving to see some friends near the end of our trip down to the southern part of Kolkata a bit far from the city center. As we stopped on a side street at an intersection I saw this woman sitting against a building just to the side of the road and could not resist taking her picture.

Kolkata Life

We were driving to see some friends near the end of our trip down to the southern part of Kolkata a bit far from the city center. As we stopped on a side street at an intersection I saw this woman sitting against a building just to the side of the road and could not resist taking her picture.

comments (38)

this is just a fantastic portrait, Charles. Well, almost. smile Wish you moved the camera a bit to the left to leave some breathing room in front of her, and had a better focus on her face to show off the richness of her wrinkles.
Otherwise, a thoughtful shot.
WOOOOOOOOW, MY! how did you get this surprisingly shocked portrait... absolutely masterpiece! so much information of old years are scribed on the face... very big note!
Charles many thanks for your comment:

Wow, this picture tells not only a story, but a whole life. Fantastic image quality too.
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 15 Jan 2010, 01:32
Strikingly impressive portrait. She must be remembering god... by the look of her face.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2010, 01:39
Stunning portrait.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 15 Jan 2010, 02:02
She's fascinating. I can see why your took her portrait. Exceptional.
I love the tones. Wonderful b+w processing.
beautiful portrait, superb expression capture.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2010, 06:46
What a portrait, this is a winner Charles
I love it! Very nice smile I would not have been able to resist either.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2010, 07:28
And it's a perfect image for B&W!
  • tala
  • Iran
  • 15 Jan 2010, 07:52
wonderfulllllllllll....grateeeeeee
What a lovely capture...the details, tone, expression are all superlative!
  • jpla
  • France
  • 15 Jan 2010, 09:01
superbe portrait ! Bonne journée.
JP
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 15 Jan 2010, 09:10
Very touching and eloquent portrait. Her life is so beautifully etched on her skin. Her hair looks so soft, like a child's almost. Thank you for sharing her with us.
A wonderful portrait. She seems being in deep thoughts!
I wonder how old she is Charles.
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jan 2010, 11:54
Each line on her beautiful face surely tells a story.....
It makes me wonder what she is thinking. Wonderful portrait.
  • didier
  • france
  • 15 Jan 2010, 12:20
elle semble dubitative !!
la photo est superbe !
lovely pic!!!i guess d pic i hav taken may cum out well 2 in B & W...
Excellent and very poignant Charles.

richard
  • Lili
  • France
  • 15 Jan 2010, 14:03
beautiful portrait with great expression very nice shot
A fine capture Charles. It's a road we all go down if we live that long.
  • Glenn
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2010, 14:19
Wonderful portrait, her weathered face and arms framed by the white of her clothing, then reinforced by the gray surround that. Lovely.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2010, 14:21
in a way, she really does epitomize boredom.. or the feeling of it.. smile great capture.. smile
Fabulous image Charles which really needed to be shown as B&W.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2010, 14:43
fantastic portrait
Fantastic portrait and works so well in B/W.
I'm glad you didn't resist the urge, this is a wonderful capture. A lifetime in her face.
Which is heavy , life or age ? Fantastic picture , Phil.
A fine portrait
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2010, 14:27
Le résultat est très convaincant, on devient complètement boulimique dans ce pays enchanteur.
fantastic portrait
This is an amazing portrait! And so well done in black and white!
striking shot! lovely B\W
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 11 Mar 2010, 10:44
brilliant capture, Charles.
very well done!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 14 Mar 2010, 11:28
Exquisite portrait ! Very strong !! Waoh ! I'm impressed smile Compliments !

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