July 8, 2006

a woman reflected

I don't know what possessed me to post this one. I think it's the colour more than anything that attracted me. However, despite her not looking at the camera, there's something alluring about her. I want to know what's going on in her mind.

Please bear with me. I'm going through a portrait/people phase. There'll be another one tomorrow which I'm extremely proud of. Do tell me what you think of this one. Maybe you can give me an inkling as to how a woman's mind works (all my closest friends are women and I still don't know where I'm heading!)


Blogger Arnaud said...

i like this one, the colrs are very good

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I love this photo, especially the color

3:56 PM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

Very nice. From your last 3 people posts, you know how to capture people at the right "moment", along with keeping in mind the composition of the picture. Many times people only get one or the other. Outstanding!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

I like the colours very much. Great portret.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Stunning! Not only the colour, but the way the cloth is draped leads directly to her face. Contemplative, yes.

8:26 PM  
Blogger alice said...

It's my first visit here, i'm delighted! Thank you for these portraits.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

Wow! This shop is fabulous! I imagine she's thinking about a conversation she's had with somebody, possibly regreting angry world or contemplating what might have been...
Very deep, I can't wait until tomorrow!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

She seems very concentrated, she's writing something maybe. Those yellows fit her well.

I'm curious of what will be your tomorrow post... Zidane portrait ???? lol

12:05 AM  
Blogger Ame said...



Beautiful draping of the yellow fabric...leads the eye right down to her face, deep in thought...

And to me (she looks rather young) it looks as if she's thinking about some cute hunk, one she's probably been told to quit thinking about! ;-)

Can't wait for tomorrow!


12:18 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

hey Chris, thanks again for your post. Lisi over at HK DP beat me to Zidane anyway :)

Juggerpix, just lucky I guess. The opportunity struck and I grabbed it.

Alice do come back to visit again.

Ame, where did you pick up Malay from? Thank you.

Wow back to you Carol!

Thank you all for these wonderful comments :)

1:01 AM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Yes, the color is pretty. I think this woman is reading Qur'an or praying. Bagus sekali.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

My hubby's from Bandung, Indonesia!

My first food with his family, at his brother's graduation from UC Berkeley back in 1983, was bacang, you know, the rice (beras or sticky) with meat inside? Loved it! Funny thing, another "white" gal sitting next to me asked me what I was eating and I had to say, "I have no clue!" LOL!


1:18 AM  
Blogger Chris said...


just type "premiere communiante" in google, then go to the photo section !

Easy...I'm a Mac :-)

1:37 AM  
Blogger Thiên said...

Hi Edwin. Really like all your photos, this, the b/w day before and the lotus. Here, she is so peaceful and focused, whatever she may be doing. I just love her peaceful look. I like she didn't look straight at the camera.

And thanks for visiting San Antonio.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Lovely yellow, she looks kinda sad.

6:21 AM  
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8:36 AM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

lovely. I cant imagine what she is thinking though, most of the time I dont know what Im thinking too,heheh!

8:36 AM  
Blogger twistedzero said...

I envy you! Great shot!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Mandie said...

I love this pic, I love yellow!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

And now a cultural difference...I'm not sure I know enough to be brave enough to take a photo such as this. It is excellent. I'm not a big fan of yellow normally, but this shade and light makes it so striking. Even the little design on the back part of the scarf is lovely. Bravo!

1:38 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Eric! It's an honour having you here. Thank You so much.

Raymond, it's time to get a DSLR ;)

LOL Midnite!

Thiên, it was my pleasure. And thank you popping in.

Thank you all for leaving your thoughts.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

this is a beautiful shot - the yellow colors are awesome!!! and the way the fabric hangs behind her is kewl

5:53 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

jealousnya with your shot!
edwin, you are graduating in portrait photography!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

This is STUNNING!!!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Christine Ambre said...

Wow. Just please tell me it wasn't staged! ;)

It's so gorgeous: I just want to print it out, stick it on my wall and stare at it all day! Beautiful work!

11:29 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

thank you ladies...

Kris, it's good to have you back. jolly bes gila ;)

1:51 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Oh Christine, it wasn't staged, it was a zoom ;)
Please feel free to print it. I just can't believe someone wants to look at it all day. Wow!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

Edwin this is outstanding!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

What a fabulous photo! She looks to be very, very deep in thought. I hope it was profound, but maybe as boring as "what's for dinner?" eh!

8:48 PM  
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Blogger travelphilippines said...

great great i love the color.... reminds me of the first woman president of the philippines

4:20 AM  

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