Pic of the Week_Big Handed Woman_Kolkata_India

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series lens @ 24mm. Exposure Details 1/40 second @ f4 ISO 100.I was fortunate indeed to have several portrait photography adventures while in Kolkata (Calcutta) India recently. In the case of the above photo I had just finished photographing the gentleman on the bottom right corner of the frame, included in this composition for reasons of fun and balance, when an onlooker (possible a relative) expressed a desire to be in on the action.

A few quick pics of her followed. I love the warm/cool contrasting colors throughout the scene and the dominance of her hands in the picture. It's normally essential that the eyes are both open and illuminated for the viewer to engage with the subject. In this case the dark shadows under her eyes take attention off them and allow us to journey down the length of her arms towards, what appears to be, strong man-like hands. Just another ambiguous element within this particular picture that I find pleasing. I hope you do to.

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