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Beautiful Cook

Beautiful Cook
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Copyright: Antony Yong (TonyFoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 379 W: 55 N: 321] (3825)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-13
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5D
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 7:18
Viewed: 4836
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was so exciting when walked in a cafeteria in Masai Mara Sopa Lodge and saw this beautiful lady cook in amazing light, frying food for buffet. I went back to my room and fetched camera immediately.

This photo was taken in existing light, not using flash.

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hi antony

this is definitely beautiful. compo and colour.
well seen and presented.

a suggestion though, you could have clone/erase the sleeve of the man on the right hand side. nevertheless, still beautiful. ( i guess as you said in the note, you got so excited about it. :) )


*did a ws, as suggested.

What happens if you crop the sleeve of a man in the right? Very impressive. Glowing red looks great against that dark background. I love the lighting. Beautiful! TFS


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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-09-06 8:46]

Bonjour Antony,
Magnifique portrait avec ce jeu d'ombres et lumière. Très belle opposition entre le BG et le rouge de l'habit.
Bonne journée


Hello, Antony,
what extraordinary lighting! It lights her face so perfectly and the contrast to the dark BG is awesome. Wonderful composition, beautiful color, no wonder you wanted to photograph this. As others mentioned, the sleeve could go, but the rest is simply brilliant. Fantastic shot! Many thanks and kind regards,

hello Antony nice candid portrait in natural light good you didn't use flash. Good composition and colors. TFS. Regards - Adil.

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  • Tinky Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 2 N: 14] (415)
  • [2008-09-06 11:41]

This is a beautiful photo, very clear and sharp. The red colour really stands out with the black background.

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  • lego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 2 N: 70] (678)
  • [2008-09-06 12:35]

Hello Anthony

Nice post, i love the moment you caught here , colour and composition



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  • Nesa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 59 W: 56 N: 23] (439)
  • [2008-09-06 17:07]

Nice contrast, well spoted agree with roald, perhaps a carefuly chosen frame would make it even more appealing.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-09-07 6:53]

Exelent quality portrait,you made very nice use of the dark shadows Anthony.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-09-07 18:38]

The red glow and DoF are stunning. A slightly tighter crop on the right and bottom would have worked too. The crisp face is beautiful.
TFS. Karin


Stunning work
Great ambi light effect
colours, tones and texture very good
Added it to my personal favourites


sir you are an amazing photographer :)

this is an amazing amazing shot :) it has great mood :)

muhammad muhsin

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