boho: the issue is not if the geisha is genuine or not, or if the picture is staged or not. the issue is that the picture has all the necessary ingredients to be a fabulous picture but, in my opinion, it is not.although I think that Afghan Girl is one of the most fascinating portraits I ever saw, I'm definitely not a Steve McCurry's fan.why? in my opinion the Afghan girl has a fantastic expression on her face, some extraordinary powerful eyes and a exotic shawl which match both with her colors and the background. all these are mostly her attributes, not Steve McCurry's contribution to the portrait.why I'm not a Steve McCurry's fan? because in my opinion he is a very good photograph but not a genius in photography as HCB, Ansel Adams or Sebastiao Salgado are.
Well i live in Brasil and i think you are completely wrong...or you don´nt know about Steve´s work. Your work is very consistent in terms of production and I think the quality of their work shows that a lot. The passoas who judge the pictures of Steve for his most famous photos not know the background work. Color, enquadamento, and exposure time are some of the great qualities he has in spades and shows it with great consistency. See his website and reflect.
I Agree. D3S is better than D4