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Mixed feelings of the bride
Mixed feelings of the bride

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Letting Go (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Muzzafarpur, Bihar, India
Date: Feb 4, 2004
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2004

She was in tears (parting from her parents) and then one of her aunts came and cracked a joke! This is what happened then.

On completion of the wedding rituals, the bride in Bihar is sprinkled Vermillion on her head first by the husband and then by other women on the nose, a public reassertion that now she is married.

For the rest of her life the Hindu wife dons this beautiful red powder just above her forehead,in the parting of her hair everyday.

Place: 41 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.5758
Avg (commenters): 7.9048
Avg (participants): 5.5600
Avg (non-participants): 5.5854
Views since voting: 940
Votes: 264
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2004 10:56:57 PM
Awesome picture. It has this since of emotion that I can not describe. Great work!
02/14/2004 08:58:41 PM
Wonderful--I love everything about this shot. 10.
02/14/2004 08:58:06 PM
Great photograph. Great POV, nice effect and texture from the lighting.
02/14/2004 02:22:17 PM
Great aethnic picture. Very well done even if I foind lighting is a bit harsh. -8
02/14/2004 10:23:55 AM
Good photo but I'm not getting a vibe on any feelings.
02/13/2004 06:43:40 PM
What wonderful colors. A very nice shot.
02/13/2004 03:32:03 AM
Nice image
02/12/2004 04:58:32 AM
Good picture. Alittle too dark on the left center.
02/11/2004 09:33:59 PM
Good close up shor, but it doesn't say letting go to me.
02/11/2004 09:02:09 PM
The idea is great, but too much shadow really hurt the final image.
02/11/2004 06:25:05 PM

Message edited by author 2005-04-09 00:00:54.
02/11/2004 01:43:18 PM
magnificent photograph. My respect to you! The darks... and greys are so so molded around her face... all the hairs, wires, threads, powders and paints, and then the complex expression!
02/11/2004 12:34:31 PM
I hope after the challenge you have more of these..wow great colors and very interesting.
02/11/2004 12:27:39 PM
a very beautiful portrait. her eyes being closed is great also. well done.
02/11/2004 12:18:09 PM
Neat photo. I would like to know what culture this represents. The lighting is a little harsh, I think, for her.
02/11/2004 12:09:46 PM
ahh,, I see something quite lovely.....9
02/11/2004 10:36:53 AM
Interesting shot with nice lighting
02/11/2004 10:24:46 AM
i think the left side of the pic needs more lighting
02/11/2004 06:45:02 AM
lovely shot. Good expressions. Kind of a raw feel to it. 10
02/11/2004 05:34:16 AM
I just don't see "letting go"
02/11/2004 04:11:28 AM
WOW. That's a superb photo. Expressive, emotive, full of colors , light and shadows. Is this a Indian wedding? The title complement well the photo: mixed feelings, yes, but not for the photo. a 10 for me.
(Is that you, Tarique? Just guessing...)
02/11/2004 02:39:11 AM
So much emotion, it is very pretty

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