A mother and her baby. Just a little hue and saturation modification.
The girl is wearing a typical cloth from the coast part of Madagascar: a colorfull Lambahoana. She's also having a yellow mask made with a kind of clay. It is very popular there for women who want to take care of their skin. It's funny the baby completly hidded by his clothes.
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justrob (273) 2003-12-04 12:07
The darn shadows take what would have been a breathtaking photograph of a culture I've never seen, and make it a frustrating exercise in viewing!
I'm not sure if it could be enhanced by a little post processing to try to bring out some of the details of the woman. I'm sure some of the wizards here could do it!
Again - well spotted. I wish there was a bit of background about her / where she lives, why she has yellow on her face, etc.
Darren (6823) 2003-12-04 12:25
As Rob has mentioned, the shadows do not help here, but this is salvagable to be certain. I did a workshop and feel it looks quite a lot better. The shot itself is appealing, you have an interesting subject, and although she is aware of the camera and posing slightly, it still gives us a glimpse into a new world(at least for me). The colors here are good as well. I think with careful post processing of the original file, you would actually have quite a winner here.
MARIUS (2240) 2003-12-04 15:35
Très bien vue-jolie photo.
dinaydase (651) 2004-02-23 9:10
Interesting photo. She has a lively smile and you captured the moment perfect. Very good framing also
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-07-09 8:58
Très belle photo originale haute en couleurs, et très détaillée. Bravo Etienne
fritzi007 (8366) 2008-09-16 21:27
Nice shot, perfekt!
All the best
- Copyright: Etienne DAL (Etienne) (183)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/403 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Mother and Child, African Life & People, BabyWearing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-04 11:49
- Favorites: 1 [view]