sk

23 May 2006 1,109 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Woman of 2006

Woman of 2006

This shot speaks volumes to me. This is Kate and her adorable twins babies (Adora and Amedi, aren't they lovely). I saw her on the phone talking to work and I couldn't help but catch this moment. It signifies for me how the role of a woman has changed over the years, this shot shows the Bank career woman who is also a mother, a wife among other things. Aren't women great?

I have some issues with this shot, but I'll leave you to point them out. Also I await your input into how I can improve this image.

PP: Curve adjustments and channel mixer for toning in sepia

Woman of 2006

This shot speaks volumes to me. This is Kate and her adorable twins babies (Adora and Amedi, aren't they lovely). I saw her on the phone talking to work and I couldn't help but catch this moment. It signifies for me how the role of a woman has changed over the years, this shot shows the Bank career woman who is also a mother, a wife among other things. Aren't women great?

I have some issues with this shot, but I'll leave you to point them out. Also I await your input into how I can improve this image.

PP: Curve adjustments and channel mixer for toning in sepia

comments (34)

  • Paul
  • United States
  • 23 May 2006, 00:37
I love the shot and it is very telling, especially about our "connectedness" via cell phone. The only thing missing is the woman driving down the road in an SUV while talking on the phone!!! Maybe just a U.S. thing.

The only thing that I would change is to get rid of some or most of the glare off of the glasses and perhaps darken the backround a little on the lower right and upper left. My eyes kept going to those areas to explore and try to figure out what was behind.

I love the diagonal aspect of the woman.

Great photo!
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 23 May 2006, 02:13
What I like:
-The subjects
-The moment captured
-Expressions of the mothers raised eyebrow to the babies curious looks. This goes in hand with moments captured.
-Color
-Most all meaning.

What I dont like:
-Flash or some sort of light is in the mothers glasses. Its just annoying. For a second I thought it was the whites of her eyes and that she was cross eyed.
-Grain/noise. Not really diggin that part.

Overall, I love this shot. It does speak volumes. Women are truly a gift from God to mankind. They do so much as we do not respect them enough. But there are times where it is very hard to keep your cool, like when they get mad at you and dont tell you why they are upset and expect you to figure it out. Gah! A catch 22 at its best.
Nice bro. keep it up!
beautiful candid shot...great tone and contrastsmile lovely capture
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 May 2006, 06:20
I like this.
Suby
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 23 May 2006, 07:54
I think I would have preferred it without the grain but not usre : but I love this for the scnee : the dedicated mom smile fantastic capture.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 23 May 2006, 08:03
yeah great title dude, woman have not much time left from 24 hours, work,home,shildren et c, great capture and lovly contrast you made here smile
  • jlc
  • 23 May 2006, 08:49
Nice shot, very symbolique
  • debola
  • Nigeria
  • 23 May 2006, 08:51
sepia works well with this.

I see how much you love taking pictures. You should have helped her with one of them at least...

How sweet. I should call my mum
I can't see much wrong (the glasses have been mentioned). The shot certainly fits your description of what you are trying to capture so well done!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 23 May 2006, 09:59
I can see which twin eats more! They are absolutely gorgeous. Ditto about the flash but like the pic.
  • Funmi
  • 23 May 2006, 10:08
lovely picture, the message makes it even nicer...
apart from the flash, dont think there's more work to be done.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 May 2006, 10:46
Oga great capture. The grain works pleny for me and words very good. Well done. Really liking your Naija series. yesterday's v. good
  • Mona
  • London
  • 23 May 2006, 11:00
This is a great shot - the sepia definitely works well. So a woman of 2006 has 2 kids (no more), preferably twins so she can have them in one go and is a busy lady (probably working from home in this pic) heheh that's my interpretation grin
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2006, 11:57
Awesome portrait.

Yes, I am back from holiday, will drop by regularly again!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 23 May 2006, 12:58
Great capture of the moment. Multi tasking ! Indeed the life of a woman isn't easy nowadays!
  • Michael
  • United States
  • 23 May 2006, 13:34
I like this shot, it captures the moment. The flash part and graininess doesn't bother me, it adds to the emotion of it.
  • Jide Alakija
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 May 2006, 13:55
Hmmm....not sure what to say about this one.
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2006, 14:53
Kate must have a strong personality to manage her life like this! I like the moment you captured very much as well as the sepia tone. The highlights on the woman's glasses are a little bit distracting, but then again it is so hard to deal with this in portraits, especially when they are candid shots.
  • Gary
  • Australia
  • 23 May 2006, 15:14
I guess if I was required to pick a fault I could say the composition is a bit cluttered. But that's not true - this is an awesome portrait. Really powerful, really brilliant.
cool! remind me of cartir bresson style...
Nice work! You've definetely captured the moment and... the difficult role of a woman in our days!
Michael
  • Hendra
  • Singapore
  • 23 May 2006, 17:41
They are definitely lovely, Asiko. Nice processing and tone you have there.
Moment well captured, cool shot!
  • Paul
  • United States
  • 23 May 2006, 18:19
Very nice image. This is a great portrait of a strong mother who seems willing and able to handle any crisis handed to her.
  • Ricardo
  • Barcelona - Spain
  • 23 May 2006, 18:41
It is a wonder. You have known to portray the soul to them.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes ,UK
  • 23 May 2006, 20:32
A little bit of free time here so what better thing to do but to visit Shutterchance.


Like the shot, but lots of issues, the background, the crop, the flash, but you already knew this, Does not detract from the fact it is a lovely capture. Now this is multitasking at it's best smile

Suby
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 23 May 2006, 21:14
great family portrait
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 May 2006, 22:55
Yeah. Something only a woman could manage smile
Liking the shot and the moment captured.
Hey, buddy. Nice capture. I like how the twins are staring off into the negative space; it really fills up that part of the image. I think some of the shortcommings in the image could be her head slightly cut off, some glare in the glasses, and, for me, the noise isn't working. That said, who cares? Excellent image and a beautiful capture of a time and place. Regards.
This is a great shot that speaks volumes. Oftentimes, I prefer these shots to not be technically "perfect" which is why the background here works better than a standard studio backdrop. The only distraction here is the flash in the mother's glasses.
Timeless...I'm speechless.
  • bims
  • UK
  • 30 May 2006, 16:12
Great pic here...looks like you didn't have enough time to compose it properly. Greater potential if it was shot differently but i think what you've done with what you had is fab. I ain't no pro though. How are you doing... been away for a while exams and travel. It'll all be over soon...can't wait!
By the way i really loved the shot of Bimbo Soirez's legs in the red shoes. Is that how to spell her surname? When did her name become Anita...or what is it you refer to her as. Anyway you're doing good mate, i love your photos....i hate sky type photos but i see how they can be fun to shoot from a technical point of view.
Ejoy your day.
B
  • kemi
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2006, 10:40
is this orok's sister?
Sweet baby factory...

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/7.1
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 18.0mm
...
In thoughtIn thought
Thats not right part 1Thats not right ...

Warning