Mozambican women from the rural areas sometimes wear the Musiro which is a kind of face treatment which protects their skin from the sun.
This is something I also saw in Burma with a wooden paste called Tanaka.
This picture was taken at the morning market close to the church of the wonderful city of Ilha de Mozambique.
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smarcell (19963) 2009-09-27 4:06
Definitely an original and intersting portrait !
miszka (2030) 2009-09-27 10:16
Nice portrait althougt it's a pity that she is not looking straight into the lens.
I know...they are very angry when you want to make them a photo:-)))
leo61 (0) 2009-09-27 10:19
I`ve seen a lot of Thanaka in Burma ,but this kind of cosmetic and sunprotection looks interesting too.
A great portrait with perfect sharpness,rich colors and great contrast with the nice,blurred background.
Uzi (1240) 2009-09-28 5:46
like I wrote below your previous pic you can better and here my words come true ;) very good travel-portrait :)I like it. colours, lighting, POV.. everything is very good.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/4, Digital RAW, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-27 1:39