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How can a visitor distinguish a married from an unmarried himba woman? It's very simple: from their hairstyle. Some pics ago I've shared this pic of a married woman and now it's time to upload this unmarried one.Himba women cover their bodies with a paste made from red ochre, sweet smelling herbs, and butterfat. The paste also helps hold together the braids in their hair.
The difference as you can see, is that unmarried women wear their hair braids over the forehead covering partially their face.
Focal length: 300mm
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leo61 (0) 2006-03-01 14:11
Its a fantastic and technical perfect portrait.Congratulation!!!
The red tones look wonderful and the foto has perfect sharpness.The hair`s shadow at her face looks great.
bubujuju (1160) 2006-03-01 14:21
Cette image est superbe. les couleurs sont magnifiques,j'aime le regard de cette jeune fille. Bravo !
pastadog (13111) 2006-03-01 14:22
Hi Attila, wonderful portrait, superb color and expression. Bravo! Daniel
Keitht (1304) 2006-03-01 14:24
Wonderful portrait of a culture very different from the one I know in the UK. The level of detail captured is amazing. Every pore of her skin and every hair of each braid is clearly visible.
The only minor criticism is of the pole behind her, but that really is very trivial when considering the superb quality of the image.
shiva_sg (600) 2006-03-01 14:25
A perfect portrait, the details and the sharpness is fantastic. Thanks for showing us these rare pictures.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-03-01 14:26
Very great portrait. The light is fantastic. Very good sharpness. Very good work.
izmirli (3989) 2006-03-01 15:01
merhaba my dear friend Szili Attila.
interesting portrait.very good thought and composition.beautiful frame.well done.
jasmis (58123) 2006-03-01 15:35
Absolutely amazing portrait. Really marvelous. Congratulations. Perfect model, astonish photo.
gilou530 (34) 2006-03-01 15:57
impressionnant ce portrait, super net, etdes couleurs superbes, je pense que le matin elle doit passer du temps pour se coiffer, bon travail
Michael_Gan (2776) 2006-03-01 17:27
Owww... what a beautiful portrait again. The way she looks through her braids of hair is very intriguing; I wonder what she is thinking. I think it's very nice that her eye is in the shadow, it makes this picture different than the obvious choice to have it in the sunlight. Very well done!
ptibelo (3380) 2006-03-01 17:33
Trés beau portrait..rien ŕ dire , juste regarder.
razanoor (466) 2006-03-01 17:43
Perfect capture...the colors are amazing...its nice how only the red color is apparent in the photo so it draws your attention to the subject. nice work...
Rossignol (2289) 2006-03-01 17:46
Superb character study, lovely expression and fascinating hair. Good close cropped composition.
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-01 17:49
L'immagine č assai bella e di una definizione sorprendente! Davvero un buon lavoro che approfondirň presto con piů tempo.
A mio avviso la cornice č un po' pesante e distrae un po' dall'immagine. Comunque ancora bravo!
maximage (15537) 2006-03-01 18:07
Un portrait fantastic! les détails, et le regard de cette jeune femme sont exceptionnels.
Toutes mes félicitations.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-01 18:24
Great portrait of this young woman.
Good colours and details.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-03-01 18:44
superbe himba wowan portrait, nothing more to say because it's perfect !
Very well done
faubry (35447) 2006-03-01 18:50
hello Szili, very beautiful portrait, red color is nice, and regard to you extraordinary!!
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-03-01 18:55
Very nice piture and well written note. Unusual and perfectly in the TE spirit.
All the best,
benkrut (2407) 2006-03-01 19:53
Your pictures get more and more interesting.
Especially the photos of married and unmarried women are worth to remember - thanks for teaching us how to distinguish them.
Technically are perfect - nothing to change or improve here. Great portrait in fantastic red&brown tones - congratulations.
MartaW (703) 2006-03-01 23:39
This is really profesional portrait, great photo and fantastic, very useful note.
Rev (1798) 2006-03-01 23:43
A beautifully presented portrait.
The colour and light is natural and well done.
Angshu (56758) 2006-03-02 0:56
An extremely good portrait shot. That apart, thanks for sharing the wonderful images of the relatively unknown regions,people and culture of the world. How better, than through great images and comprehensive notes like this.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-03-02 0:59
Very fascinating portrait! All is perfect,Attila!
entrelec (8328) 2006-03-02 2:50
Nice portrait, dynamic and playing with light and shade.
papagolf21 (102506) 2006-03-02 4:10
Vous avez du talent, c'est indéniable, ce portrait en est un parfait exemple.
Je ne puis que vous adresser mes félicitations et vous remercier également pour la note trčs intéressante.
Gerrit (52095) 2006-03-02 4:35
a beautiful portrait. The girl shows that she's shy by her pose and expression.
Great focus and definition.
thanks and regards, Gerrit
andante (7092) 2006-03-02 6:54
C L A S S I C. This is the kind of image that makes cover in National Geographic. Superb!!
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-03-02 7:08
Excellent portrait, Attila.
Lovely cature with very good focus, sharpness and colors. I also like the light, details and frame.
Aires dos Santos
Niara78 (0) 2006-03-02 7:23
Must be quite uncomfortable, this erhm...fashionable hairstyle :} Great portrait, Attila, nice colours and good lighting. I like her pose :)
Graal (102930) 2006-03-02 11:22
unusual portrait and fantastic quality of photo. Friends all told You. I like it work a lot.
pitai (3985) 2006-03-02 11:30
Szili, I do remember your previous Picture. Nice to see there is a continuation. Well what can I tell you about this portrait. Just superb. Very dramatic. I never seen a hair do like that ever. The colors and use of light are just brilliant. Thanks for teaching us some tips about the himba human and for unforgettable images. Ciao, Gabriel
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-03-02 12:27
Another excellent portrait my friend.
It looks awesome.I am speechless.
Excellent pov,dof,colors,blurred bg,focus,sharpness,lighting,pose and note.Bravo:)
jhm (153806) 2006-03-02 13:13
Congratulation with these splendid picture, a perfect portrait, the details and the sharpness is fantastic of this unmarried Himba girl. You did splendid job.
Fis2 (98733) 2006-03-02 14:28
Fantastic portrait! Super colours, and frame. I like the light and depth. Congratulations!
gaby (19819) 2006-03-02 14:29
Attila bonsoir - superb portrait and very interesting note - great art and perfect art, my friend - very nice - congratulations -
Merci et bonne soirée
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-03-02 16:58
Astonish!!!!! No any comments.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-03-02 17:01
It's an incredible portrait.
Very very beautifull !
Perfect for the frame, the light, the colors ...
Tubularek (343) 2006-03-02 18:42
Do I really have to say - AMAZING? You certainly know that the photo as such , and the model - are perfect.
Masterpiece in the art of photography.
efigesta (12188) 2006-03-03 4:58
Interesting portrait here, great pov and colors, i like see diferent cultures in the pics and that portrait is an example of that
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-03-03 7:15
Very informative note.portrait is sharp and light well managed.TFS
ktanska (27884) 2006-03-03 7:22
Again lovely himba portrait. I like the eye in the shadow. Pleasant pastel colours and low DOF concentrating on the girl. And an interesting note.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-03-03 8:25
Excellent picture & note. The face of the girl is impressive!!!
Cricri (120219) 2006-03-03 10:21
Magnifique portrait, couleurs et détails,
belle expressiont de fierté dans son regard, SUPERBE image, note interressante.
Buin (42466) 2006-03-03 11:29
it's incredible which facets human culture has produced all over this world. A hairstyle - for me - like a cage! Thank you for showing this. Once more: TE at it's best!
cjmm (4479) 2006-03-03 13:28
Great photo, both regarding the technical aspect and the content of the image.
Really could very well be in National Geographic.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-03-03 18:38
this is fantastic portrait of the Himba girl. Perfect sharpness, excellent colours and details. You have done an excellent job here.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-03-04 5:16
Quite a powerful portrait, shot probably using a long focal to get this DoF and bokeh, excellent and different because of this particular hair style, excellent note to back as well.
Have a nice week end,
xavshot (69835) 2006-03-04 8:28
trčs beau portrait avec une excellente lumičre.
c'est une excellente photo avec une belle expression sur le visage de cette fille
lestans (17168) 2006-03-04 8:45
Formidabile lo sguardo della ragazza in mezzo ai capelli cosě stranamente acconciati! Bellissima foto, splendido ritratto, colori e nitidezza perfetti.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-03-04 21:36
This is a beautiful portrait of himba woman. The colors and sharpness is perfect. The blurred background is giving real enhancement to the woman.
Thanks for sharing.
Tristan-z (1053) 2006-03-05 4:02
Magnifique portrait !
Stepan (27210) 2006-03-05 4:30
Impressive, interesting, useful and rare !
That's simply a great shot, with a pertinent note.
riclopes (35577) 2006-03-05 5:23
A superb close up portrait of this Himba girl. The quality of the image is excellent but also the note is so very interesting. Her expressive hair is beautifuly captured and the smoothness of her skin is amazing. Congratulations for this outstanding work and thanks a lot for sharing!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-03-05 15:09
Well, this sure is a standout in your fine portfolio, Attila. Not only a photographic piece of art in which you got everything right - from the framing, the shallow DOF all the way to the technicals - but also a true TE posting in terms of learning about the world. Excellent stuff.
rosaline (0) 2006-03-05 20:10
This is a fantastic shot. The colour and exposure are brilliant. I like the copper brown tone on the lady as it has delviered excellent exposure. Well done and thanks for sharing this. It's a gem.
Giorgio (11279) 2006-03-06 2:46
- Un trčs joli portrait pour cette non-moins jolie jeune-fille, la couleur est excellente, beau flou de l'arričre plan, bravo !
elmec (12210) 2006-03-08 13:04
That's amazing portait!
I like the idea and you great done this!
marjan (6279) 2006-03-13 2:35
Hi Szili, wonderful shot. Pure exotic and goo documentary photo. Coloures are fantastic. TFS
alekpet (4663) 2006-03-14 3:56
She is so beautiful.
Great ochre colouring and very fine focus.
all the best, Aleks
centurion (0) 2006-03-19 2:19
I have no words to appreciate this portrait Attila. It perfection by all the standards. Szervus, Radu.
sufi (9588) 2006-03-21 8:55
It's a wonderful portrait photograph... The colors and clarity are perfect... The girls look and smile are beautiful.. And great shot as usual...
nika (0) 2006-05-15 11:18
Ez egy csodalatos portre es nagyon erdekes az is, amit ezekrol a hmba nokrol meselsz. A fotodat nagyon is eltudnam kepzelni a National Geographic cimlapjan!
my best regards es udvozlet!
gsimon (387) 2006-06-07 9:17
Extremely well done portrait.
Nice colors and lighting
vagabondtravels (6511) 2006-06-08 1:28
Excellent protrait. Very sharp, great color and dof. Well done.
MmK (75) 2006-06-17 10:45
quite nice portrait, useful note, unordinary picture...
Thanks for sharing and explanations..
kittyhawk (1800) 2006-07-04 6:27
Very nice portrait, I really like your attention to detail, and light. You portray the woman with what seems to me a little sence of quriousness. Very nice work. TFS
sergio1 (12152) 2006-07-20 5:29
Magnific portrait to this woman. I like very much the expression and eyes,. Your hair es original too.
Thanks for share
balatrek (7455) 2006-07-21 18:09
Impresionante retrato, la técnica es perfecta, el fondo borroso acentúa la belleza del primer plano, me gustan los colores, gran trabajo, felicidades.
vhemmati (616) 2006-08-15 13:48
This is just awesome, watching and enjoying
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-08-19 4:39
bellissimo ritratto, per questa ragazza non ancora sposata... devo confessarti che mi piace piu' quell'altra, ma siccome e' gia' sposata... ;)))
... vedi che non so cosa scriverti, che non hai ancora letto dai altri...
Ciao e ci vediamo,
jafadabret (56501) 2006-08-21 15:10
Un portrait, Attila, trčs beau de cette jeune femme avec le regard saisi ŕ travers cette coiffure étrange. Les couleurs sont en harmonie. La note est trčs intéressante.
chrisnet (22978) 2006-08-22 7:37
Wonderful portrait Attila!The colors and sharpness are perfect,I like his expression.Very well done,congratulations.
Greetings from France
Lore007 (211) 2006-08-24 9:28
All your Namibia photos are very impressive Attila, but to me, this one is the very best!!
lukas (2067) 2006-08-24 15:14
This is absolute top quality!!
One for my favorites
bigric (2873) 2006-09-01 2:39
This is something out of mid evil times.I have never seen before.tfs Richard.
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-10-16 7:08
Very nice job. The colors and originality are PERFECT.
TFS and also for nice comments.
TManiac (129) 2006-10-17 10:03
I love the sense of clay that this body and face gives! Congrats!
Thanks for posting!
asadi-s (108) 2006-10-17 21:34
such a nice set of colors on her hair and body. nice shot
fjufju (335) 2006-10-24 3:56
your pictures are really amazing. And thanks to your notes I can really learn how to trek the earth:)
rafid76 (0) 2006-11-04 1:47
one of hte best portriats on TE ive seen. you captured her features and her emotions with her noticing.
paura (47186) 2006-11-18 15:36
Superb expression on this portrait. The hair treatment is really interesting.
Abraços do Brasil.
scalerman (26900) 2006-11-18 15:50
Attila: simply wonderful. You've done well with the harsh lighting conditions to make this the perfect portrait. regards, c
nico80 (628) 2006-11-29 17:06
excellent portrait! Light model, look, and uniform colors.
Pitoncle (3745) 2006-11-30 15:23
Lorsque tu as publié cette photo je n'étais pas encore menmbre de TE et je l'ai découverte en męme temps que ta galerie.
C'est un magnifique portrait bien détaillé, trčs expressif et aux splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
jackart (6702) 2006-12-03 12:14
I like this photo for its monochromatic tonation of colors. Thank You for excellent portrait, and very useful note.
uccia84 (720) 2006-12-16 19:54
un bellissimo primo piano.
danos (98585) 2007-01-05 13:19
exceptional your photograph with good lighting and sharpness.Wonderful portrait with details and usefull note about the married and unmarried women,
Giis (258) 2007-01-20 1:16
Hi Attila, Great colors, I liked the look with this paste on
her hair. She looks pretty.
Very well done!
MarieAnge (524) 2007-02-04 3:37
Interesting and aesthetic... Thanks.
lu_muratori (618) 2007-02-21 1:18
This image is just great. The way she is positioned and the fact that she is not looking to the camera are just ++ points. Also the story behind the hairdo is very interesting. And the shot is soooo sharp.
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2007-03-05 15:58
Hi Attila, as usual, an excellent portrait of a vanishing World. Very nice color composition. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
pinakie_slg (861) 2007-03-07 5:54
A good portrait, the details and the sharpness is fine. Thanks for showing us a rare documentary picture.
sowhat (1004) 2007-03-17 13:59
A really powerful image, almost shocking! The cultural differences in this world are amazing...
The expression of this girl is catching the eye, and we can feel the ochre paste in the colors and texture.
Extraordinary image showing another face of the world.
Thanks for making us part of your travel experiences,
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-05-07 7:12
How interesting our world. Amazing photo that teaches us so much. Great details and beautiful color. Thanks very much.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-05-07 7:48
Perfect portrait. Congratulations
Albrecht (11281) 2007-05-16 16:15
The world must be a small place for you; your pictures are so beautiful and this one is also special and tells a story of history stil alive....lovely shot!
edal (6804) 2007-07-14 3:02
It's miraculous portrait of this brick painted young lady.
AnaFrantz (636) 2007-07-23 5:57
Amazing work- the cultural lenght you share here is priceless! First you a great eye for the perfect picture and then the amazing oportunity to be face to face of such experience!
jaywalker (16101) 2007-07-26 15:40
Hi Attila, What an amazing portrait, her hair is stunning & you have captured beautiful light, & razor sharp focus, this is one of the best portraits I have ever seen, only being able to see one eye adds a little mystery to the shot, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-07-27 1:19
ciao Attila, splendido questo ritratto!
fantastici i capelli...ma il dettaglio dell' occhio č stupendo!!
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-30 22:56
It's your best portrait from the Himba series, the sharpness and colours are amazing. A perfect one, my friend..
utkue (3420) 2007-08-02 14:36
Super portrait and nice shot.
Sunlight, contrast and composition are all excellent in this photo.
Best regards from Ankara.
giorgimer (34941) 2007-08-07 0:46
absolutely wonderful portrait! I was impressed by the thumbnail and more by the large image! Beautiful colors. Very interesting note.
ocskaymarci (2690) 2007-08-09 7:13
Lenyűgöző portré, egy igazi mestermű!
A fények varázslatosak, ahogy egy tincs árnyéka rávetül a szemre, ám így is az marad a kép közepe és legmeghatározóbb pontja! Gratulálok!
Jakab (3867) 2007-08-15 7:56
Itt is meg kell jegyeznem a néprajzi igényességet, a fölényes technikát (pl. a gondosan belőtt mélységélesség, az árnyékból kivillanó - ezért nem hunyorgó és nagyobb kontrasztú szem), de ezen túl van valami naív báj is ebben a lányban, ami olyan kedvessé teszi a képet. Gratulálok!
MarcT (20964) 2007-09-11 20:54
this is an incredible picture. Just unique and very different from what I saw.
Karmenu (1408) 2007-12-10 7:21
Interesting and nice. it draws my attention.
It's like made of choclate.
bizsu (1015) 2007-12-11 16:42
Hát levagyok nyűgőzve, és nem csak mint fotós, hanem mint fodrász is. Egy bemutatón Etióp lány volt a modellem, aki megtanított egy-két afrikai fonásra. Hát tiszteletemet tenném a fodrásznál is. Bocs, hogy nem dícsértem a szakmai részét, de már mindent elmondtak helyettem.
Vasa (515) 2008-02-16 17:41
Hi Attila, I like very much many of your photos from Namibia. This one is wonderful and you know that already. Best regards from Belgrade....Branko
Rafer (0) 2009-03-30 21:45
Exraordinaria imagen llena de vida y de color..fantástico momento y expresión...saludos
my_journey (178) 2009-05-29 11:27
It's really fantastic. It's like a magic. Her skin color and hairs are not like others. It's excellent. well done! :)
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15856)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D APO Macro Super, Tamron 58mm UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), francio64 (Portrait), mon hommage ŕ l'Afrique, Traditional Costumes of Africa II, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, Photos to remenber II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-01 14:04
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