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Cusco Age

By dandeakin
Cusco street portrait from last week. This lady was selling fruit and was happy to pose for a portrait after i bought something. I don't know how old she was but she appeared to have spent some time in the sun.

Critique welcome.

Version 2 - colour
Version 3 - original image (RAW)

EDIT: Version 4 - background darkened, as suggested by Melanie_M - thanks for the suggestion.

Tags: Portrait Street photography Photo journalism Travel Black and white Peru Cuzco Cusco Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: mrcal, BrillacFr, proz and 12 more

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15 May 2008 6:12PM
Great portrait - what a fabulous face

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proz 13 205 United States
15 May 2008 6:19PM
that mono conversion is fantastic. Here is a face with thousands of stories to tell for sure.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 6:21PM
I love V2 but it does look a bit bright on my monitor.

Great shot
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 6:22PM
The black and white does well to highlight the features of her face and bring out the character and how hard life tells on the people of the mountains. If you could combine this with the subdued contrast and darker BG of the colour version it will take away the bright area to the upper right and keep some of the detail in her hair.
japa 11 3 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 6:25PM
lovely shot, a lived in face if ever there is one, Trish
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
15 May 2008 6:37PM
Thanks for the comments. Version 4 is definetely improved with a slightly darker background. Thanks Melanie_M.

Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 7:29PM
Nicely done, I for one think this version works better.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
15 May 2008 8:15PM
I agree with Melanie. It's a nice series of images.
Cheers, Goggz
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
16 May 2008 12:35AM
Thanks dennis for the modification, yours is definetely a better colour version - it now looks abit bright on my monitor too - it looks better with the darker background as suggested and the colours look better with less desaturation than my version. Thanks for the modification.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
16 May 2008 6:23AM
1 and 4 both work for me.
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:09PM
I love v.4 the most, what an amazing face!
Facsinating portrait.

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