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By BreadandShutter

Tags: General Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Daisymaye, newy17, mitchy81 and 151 more

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28 Jan 2011 5:57AM
Stunning! Love the colour tones. Very artistically created........Sandy

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dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 6:26AM
Lovely natural looking portrait, and those eyes look amazing.
have a great weekend
Yung
28 Jan 2011 6:40AM
Beautifully Done and Composed
Andysnapper 7 109 25 England
28 Jan 2011 6:51AM
Reminiscent of another image I've seen somewhere....now where was it?

Anyway it is stunning, beautifully lit and those eyes....

Andy
jonathanbp 7 99 Thailand
28 Jan 2011 6:58AM
Stunning, first class photography.....it had better get some decent awards here! - Jonathan
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
28 Jan 2011 7:03AM
Macurry homage, the eye's have it !! Ron.
28 Jan 2011 7:06AM
well done ron
this is my attempt at his "afghan girl" turned into a beautiful woman
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 7:34AM
This is a superb rendition of that classic McCurry image........I guess it works on all levels as the original had a certain rustic beauty about it as well, which is what made the original such an arresting and iconic image. If those eyes on the original were on someone, for want of a better description, "less attractive", then I don't think the image would have worked. This on the other hand is MADE to look beautiful, each image standing alone in what they offer......this is beautiful Barry, really very, very well shot indeed....love it!
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
28 Jan 2011 7:44AM
Great eyes ,and fine details and tones.
Good work Barry.
Regards Richard.
ollimar71 5 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 7:56AM
Well recreated.
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
28 Jan 2011 8:24AM
I hope that you or the model don't mind me saying this but the image has to me, a peasant/ agriculturalist type. Its just that it reminds me of the beauty that lives in the small village. I know its called Afghan woman to me its English Peasant Girl. Smile

No matter what one reads into it you have to admit that its a lovely bit of processing matched only by a beautiful girl.
Please pass on my complements to the young lady. Thank you.


David.
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
28 Jan 2011 8:25AM
The Steve McCurry "original" had a power and a haunting quality that this can't possibly have, but I see the allusion and it's cleverly done. A beautiful image in it's own right, gorgeous green eyes, wonderful colour combinations and a winner all the way. I doff my cap to your skills.
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 8:28AM
I doff my cap to your skills.

ditto
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
28 Jan 2011 8:44AM
Quality work!
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
28 Jan 2011 8:44AM
The quality of your work, particularly this series, constantly amazes me.
Fraser
jken 9 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 9:06AM
Absolutely superb Bread.....pure quality.
Cat&Mouse 12 109 Russian Federation
28 Jan 2011 9:52AM
Nice work!
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
28 Jan 2011 10:21AM
Quality! Thought that the last one was my fave' but have changed my mind now! Mesmerising eyes and gorgeous rich colours! Excellent work B'as always Smile

Sarah *
AndreG 9 20 England
28 Jan 2011 11:56AM
I love this shot & your work, it's fantastic, but how do you get that effect? Is it done in Photoshop or is it the lighting you use??
Once again lovely shot.

Andre.
Tonyd3 11 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 12:04PM
Just a slight turn to her left is all that is needed Barry for ultimate sucess
LesF Plus
9 182 9
28 Jan 2011 12:39PM
Quality Barry, simple as

LesF
baclark 6 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 12:42PM
Your own interpretation of that iconic shot and I think you've done it beautifully Barry. Wonderful clarity in the eyes. Superb work.
Barbara
28 Jan 2011 1:19PM
The red and the green really stand well together, superb work.
Tonyd3 11 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 2:30PM
Hi Barrie

i have had to come back to this, something made me think that this would be even stronger with a crop above the eyes into a letterbox image.
this would relly make this a first class and stonger visual content on a different line to McCurry's image.
Regards
Tony
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 3:28PM
outstanding work love the colour combination the detail and that gaze.... wonderful

Linda
TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 5:19PM
This is a superb homage to Steve McCurry, well presented.
Tony
tim g 12 13 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 6:29PM
Superb image again top marks.

Tim
Eviscera Plus
9 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 6:44PM
Mesmerising gaze and what a beautiful combo of reds and greens and tones !
28 Jan 2011 10:24PM
Outstanding work.

Carsten
29 Jan 2011 4:29AM
THANKS CARSTEN VERY MUCH FOR YOUR AWARD
Dave_Holdham 6 4 1 Wales
29 Jan 2011 11:38PM
Superb work Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2011 1:33AM
congrats on your UA and ECm very well deserved.
regards
Yung
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
30 Jan 2011 2:55AM
Simply superb! Paul
30 Jan 2011 5:26AM
THANKS ALOT PETE FOR THE EC
AND EVERYONES LOVELY WORDS
LesF Plus
9 182 9
30 Jan 2011 7:31AM
Barry it just had to be, congrats on the EC won't be surprised if it's not POTW

LesF
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 Jan 2011 9:23AM
Superb image....has a quality to it that oozes out of the screen at you.

Congrats on the EC
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Jan 2011 9:28AM
For me, the best one of this series.
ade_mcfade 11 15.2k 216 England
30 Jan 2011 12:30PM
yer getting good at these Wink

really like what you've done with her eyes - really grabs you
30 Jan 2011 1:17PM
THANKS COLE
YEP MY FAV TOO
AND LAST ONE OF THE SERIES TOO !
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 7:37AM
outstanding and deserved all the awards.
regards
Yung
31 Jan 2011 7:44AM
WOW WHAT A START TO THE WEEK
THANKS ALL AND TOTALLY CHUFFED

THANK YOU PETE FOR THE POTW
sherlob Plus
9 2.7k 126 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 8:21AM
All the honors are well deserved Barry - a stunning image from a simply stunning serise. I'm glad one has been given this accolade, for me any one in the serise deserved it.

Rgds,

Adam
31 Jan 2011 8:55AM
THANKS ADAM AND THANKS FOR YOUR AWARD
baclark 6 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 8:57AM
Photo of the week! Very well deserved,many congratulations!! Smile
Barbara
LesF Plus
9 182 9
31 Jan 2011 9:57AM
Congrats Barry on POTW, great accolade for a great series

LesF
dathersmith 8 550 12 England
31 Jan 2011 11:36AM
Just had to be POTW, congratulations.

Darren.
bfgstew 9 668 105 England
31 Jan 2011 11:39AM
Out of all the EC's this had POTW written all over it, well deserved Barry.
well done portrait, reminds me of an old National Geographic's cover, I think the girl was also afghan and she had most beautiful eyes too like this model
zed 11 551 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 4:24PM
Quality!
Consulo Plus
11 836 10 Scotland
1 Feb 2011 2:44PM
Incredible on almost every level.
janeez Plus
7 1.7k 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2011 6:20PM
The original was a stunning image and this is an excellent recreation. Everyone has commented on her eyes, which of course are beautiful, but you have captured her hands fantastically well. Hands can sometimes look oversized, not at all attractive and overposed. These hands look very much part of the story and are as beautiful as her eyes. Smile
Cristian 11 950 1
1 Feb 2011 6:22PM
Well worthy of the PotW award.

Cristian Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
2 Feb 2011 8:23AM
I could happily give all of your images my award B' - this one really stood out for me though!
Congrat's for your EC & POTW awards too!

Sarah Smile
collywobles 11 3.7k 9 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 9:17AM
So much has been said about this image that there is little more left to be said, its a real stunner and is as good as my most favorite image of all time by Steve McCurry. Stunning. Most deserved POTW & EC. Colin
2 Feb 2011 9:29AM
THANK YOU SARAH AND MICHAEL FOR YOUR AWARDS Smile
Kanovalov 11 29 United States
3 Feb 2011 2:39AM
Wow, Stunning!
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2011 8:29PM
Just beautiful.
Mavis
tuhin 9
4 Feb 2011 3:36PM
Great shot.
Tuhin
astyag 8 12
4 Feb 2011 9:57PM
Sharbat Gola!
Astyag
franfoto 8 2 32 England
7 Feb 2011 11:19PM
Those eyes are full of intrigue.
This is superb work, really striking

Fran
sallybea 5 41 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2011 8:24PM
The eyes have it! Great portrait,
Sally
15 Mar 2011 5:41AM
fantastic image
best regards

really impressing
wattoj 5 1 1
16 Mar 2011 12:07PM
A great shot, no doubt. Was this done in a studio?
16 Mar 2011 8:19PM
Fantastic Portrait
24 Jun 2011 2:52PM
Nice work!Smile
faraidoon 7 1 Afghanistan
7 Jul 2011 8:21AM
Great Job
31 Jul 2011 1:35PM
Fantastic shot!
5 Aug 2011 2:45PM
Fabulous work.
20 Sep 2011 6:04AM
faboulos
18 Jan 2012 8:53PM
Congratulations! This is an outstanding and beautiful natural portrait. I love absolutely everything about it. Wonderful!
21 Aug 2012 8:34PM
A gorgeous portrait! What fantastic eyes she has.
I don't know which one was the original or whether it was taken by a Mr Steve McCurry - but is it a cover shot from a Nat Geo magazine you're talking about? If I remember correctly the really big thing about that picture (aside from it being a breathtakingly superb shot) is she was young Afghan women with "green eyes" making her some kind of genetic throwback. Course I'm probably wrong.

B. Caulfield.

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