Angry Himba

steph / © Stephane Wierzbicki - 18/11/2007 19:57:54 project: African portraits \ Africa \ Namibia \ Damaraland
Some of you must know the Himba, Namibian Himba to be precise. Well she seems to be a little angry, no?
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01/04/2008 11:41    from : Luko
Fine, but as I wrote previously you should try getting the same lay out as your last posting.

05/02/2008 00:00    from : luisafonso
I like her pose and the way you composed this. The eyes are the main anchor here and putting them in the bottom third resulted in a very strong portrait. The slight twist of the head is so good because the way the light falls in her head. You really managed to get a great 3D feeling out of this. What I also like is your color tones. So coherent. Even the background matches the skin tone of this beautiful woman. I just miss some sharpness here and the point of focus in her eyes.

09/12/2007 10:44    from : Bip-Bip

C'est le genre de portrait rapproché qui me parle avec ici une expression forte et de belles teintes harmonieuses.
C'est vraiment dommage que la netteté de sa coiffe prenne le pas sur son regard...

19/11/2007 11:53    from : claude renault
Une beau portrait selon moi. Tout est dans la couleur. le "soft" focus dans ce cas ne me dérange absolument pas. Le regard capté est dans ce cas impressionnant ce qui en fait un bon portrait

19/11/2007 04:37    from : jinju
Hi Stephane,

This could have been a very good porttrait, its almost all there for it..the only thing missing is the focus, which I dont think falls anywhere. Imagine this sharp and crisp on the eyes..with this nice tight compo and great subject it would have been fantastic.

19/11/2007 03:59    from : flydragon
Hello Steph
very nice brown tone in tis picture, but what a pity your focus is not on the right place, would be better to have the focus on her eyes.


19/11/2007 00:45    from : Furachan
Bon, Steph, je ne saurai te cacher que je n'aime pas trop les portraits serres ;o) pour un tas de raison, y compris - ils sont trop faciles et en plus difficiles a reussir de facon originale. Ceci dit je tiens a faire un effort quand meme - tu as saisi une bonne expression tres forte ici. Le plus grand probleme pour moi c'est une question de pique  il me semble bel et bien ose sur son cou en sueur plutot que carrement sur les yeux ou il faudrait qu'il atterisse... Peut-eter qu'un peu plus de sharpening aiderait. Excuse une fois de plus ma franchise. Francis

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