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Hot Breath

By ovi
A brief description on this image: this women,maybe in her late 70's was coming back home after a long very hot day working her land.
This time of the year looks very busy in the country side of Romania when people engaged in this sort of work will spent about 12 hours (sometimes maybe more than that) on weeding,planting,watering their lot that is supposed to provide food for the next coming months or even over the winter.It's a very important task for these people.
I was walking this very quiet country road when I spoted her sihloutte in the distance coming towards me.
She used to stop every 10 metres to take another fresh breath.I took her photograph when she was probably 50 metres away from where I was.
Then when she walked alongside my station place.I only said "Hello!" and she answered me the same.Afterwards silence and the hot breze covered again the whole area.

P.S. I hope you'll enjoy this image as much as you did in the last few days since I've started uploading images of the most recent holiday that I took in Romania earlier this month.

It hasn't been quite a brief description in the end but anyway,THANK YOU ever so when you find time to rest around commenting or simply voting.

Best regards!

Tags: Photo journalism Romania Balkans East europe Portraits and people Borlova village

Voters: CherryMartin, wasper, Mikestu100 and 23 more

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CherryMartin 10 10 United States
29 May 2008 4:19PM
nice capture, so natural.

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ovi 14 11 1 Romania
29 May 2008 4:23PM
The skin tone might look a little "cold" but this is because of the reflection of her navy blue clothing on her own skin (forearms and face).I've just decided to not change it at all;to keep the natural feeling of this image.
Many thanks!
29 May 2008 4:41PM
beautiful photo ovidiu. Looks like a hard life, but then again not, as 'hard' is the only way they have ever known... if that makes sense. beautiful light btw, and it frames her so well.
find her skin tones not looking cold at all. actually it feels a bit less saturated than in previous shots, which suits it better IMO. More natural
Serkta 10 42 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 5:02PM
Great capture. Cheers, Raife
Boyoclark 10 16 1 Wales
29 May 2008 5:29PM
Nice image. Great expression.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 May 2008 5:59PM
Excellent character study
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
29 May 2008 8:06PM
great capture and description
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
29 May 2008 8:37PM
good use of the lens for a strong portrait
Geraint 11 715 34 Wales
29 May 2008 10:17PM
garyg 12
2 Jun 2008 12:47PM
excellent capture

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