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Happy Bengalee Bride...4

By debu    
In traditional Bengali wedding,the bridegroom comes to the girlís house to marry her.As the auspicious time approaches,4-5 male memberís of the bride family take her,seated on a low stool(piri), circuling round the groom 7 times to symbolize that the bride and bridegroom are now winded up securely to each other.Finally,the bride and bridegroom come face to face and removing the 2 betel leaves covering her face all this while, make their first eye-contact, called Shubha Drishti.The two then exchange garlands,a ritual called Mala Baadal

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4 Aug 2012 12:05PM
fine capture indeed


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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Aug 2012 12:09PM
Beautiful expression on this beautiful young lady Debu, also a great explanation of the marriage tradition. You still seem to have a problem with the cutting out, there are some very sharp edges there and also on the right side some of the original photo is showing, to soften the sharp edge go around just the sharp edge with the blur tool, this should do the trick. There is a very good program called Topaz Remask you can buy, it is excellent for cutting out from backgrounds, you can download a free trial to try it, hope this helps.


Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 12:09PM
What a wonderful story to go with this beautiful portrait shot Debu
4 Aug 2012 12:25PM
Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
4 Aug 2012 12:29PM
She certainly looks happy Debu !!
Good shot.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
4 Aug 2012 12:35PM
A verry happy bride and a great shot with Verry interesting information
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
4 Aug 2012 12:37PM
A beautiful portrait of a very beautiful young bride, Debu, and thank you for explaining the ritual of a Bengali wedding. Carol
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
4 Aug 2012 12:43PM
pure beauty !..
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 1:07PM
A lovely happy expression and I enjoyed your description of the wedding rituals.
Tibetan 5 3 England
4 Aug 2012 1:29PM
Great colours good fine detail; interesting narrative!greetings Debu, Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
4 Aug 2012 1:33PM
Candid one.
Artistic make-up, so is image!!!!!! AniaWink
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 2:31PM
Such a happy expression.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 3:23PM
You have captured a lovely expression here and done a remarkable job of getting those gorgeous metallic fabrics too. This is a shot to be treasured.
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
4 Aug 2012 4:50PM
A beautiful image and interesting write up. - gary
KingBee Plus
11 525 2 Scotland
4 Aug 2012 9:04PM
An exceptional capture, Debu, with an excellent and informative write-up.


4 Aug 2012 9:17PM
A superb portrait Debu. Well captured
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 9:20PM
A beautiful portrait of the bride.
she is really lovely and the wedding outfit is amazing.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Aug 2012 12:05AM
The expression is very joyful, she is very pleased with her wedding and certainly also beaming as ste star of her great day.
5 Aug 2012 6:25AM
Lovely portrait of this happy woman, colourful wedding outfit also, Peter..
Indian women have always been distinguished by their inimitable charm!Smile Amazing portrait!
Regards VALERY
5 Aug 2012 9:41PM
"Super Lovely Color full Portrait!" ~ Peter
6 Aug 2012 6:19PM
beautiful capture wonderful colours .
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
7 Aug 2012 12:27AM
Very pretty lady lovely dress and makeup.
Dado Plus
9 64 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 12:11AM
Very nice sharp portrait.
10 Aug 2012 4:32AM
Really nice shot.

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A beautiful shot. and an informative description behind the capture!
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