It's quite unexpected to see how modernity introduces itself in traditional lifestyle, as everything around this isolated village is made of wood, mud and animal skin...
The pipe was the last thing I could have imagine being made from modern material... I guess it have been supplied by the plumber of the village...
Hmmm! Nice metallic aftertaste.
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yquem46 (38750) 2012-04-14 3:13
un très bon portrait de cette vieille femme Himba
Drôle de pipe en effet trouvable plutôt en rayon plomberie que bureau de tabacs !
Mais peu importe le flacon pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse !
Bon WE, amicalement
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-14 3:24
Ola André ,
Que belo retrato deste homem a fumar este cachimbo improvisado com peças de canalização :), nunca tal me passou pela cabeça nem de muitos canalizadores :) , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Juzo (4347) 2012-04-14 5:38
Excellent protrait, every line on his face is in detail, the expression and pose with the pipe gives this an intimate candid feel. The light and colours are lovely.
mirosu (15878) 2012-04-14 6:43
Excellent portrait. Perfectly captured details. Well done!!!!!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-14 7:04
Once again you have a very powerful photo. The details and composition are wonderful.
drizzless (122) 2012-04-14 7:10
Indeed what a pipe, aren't ` people just inventive and versatile :-) ... great portrait, super sharp details and colours.
Have a nice day
macjake (63210) 2012-04-14 7:17
a great cultural photo for TE!
At first i looked closely at the photo, and i had certain thoughts in my mind....then reading your note, its almost exactly what i was thinking! :)
As for the photo itself, the almost full-frame composition makes me wonder what else is around this person....what is beside, behind, etc....i'm wanting to see :)
for example, are other people smoking too? do they share? is it only one person doing this? ....so many questions...and how did they figure out to use a pipe?
very interesting and curious photo.
See you around
Ninello52 (7576) 2012-04-14 8:55
Beautiful portrait! Fantastic definition that highlights the beautiful details! Wonderful built a pipe with a metal joint water pipes! Beautiful!
Best regards, Nino.
ajayrawat (656) 2012-04-14 9:43
very nice shot love the composition and the light. Thanks for sharing otherwise rare photo of lovely people.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-14 10:10
سلام دوست من
تبریک زیبا در محیط
با آرزوی بهترین ها
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-04-14 22:24
A strong characer with the most unusual pose.
The framing is good, one can feel the hot and strong Namibian sun inside.
jjcordier (79289) 2012-04-15 0:16
Je me suis déjà extasié ailleurs sur ce fantastique portrait et je renouvelle ma totale admiration. Une qualité d'image à nous faire tous ranger nos appareils photos dans un coin de placard et nous mettre au macramé! En plus, le détail qui tue, la pipe volée au plombier local!
faubry (35405) 2012-04-15 1:00
Bonjour André, une très belle qualité d'image, la peau est très nette, les couleurs sont parfaites et bon rendu de la fumée
tyro (23014) 2012-04-15 3:42
Well, necessity is the mother of invention and this lady has obviously found some scrap copper pipe and a brass connector and figured out that it would make a fine tobacco pipe!
And it has added a definite bit of interest to your already lovely photograph. The lighting, colours, exposure and sharpness are all superb but I really love the expression on her face as she concentrates on trying to extract every single milligramme of nicotine out of this contraption!
rigoletto (34279) 2012-04-15 7:00
I don't know what to say about this one. It should take its place in the highlights of TE'2012.
I had never seen a photo (or real situation) where the pipe is literally a pipe, LOL!!!
The situation is even more confusing when i think why there should be a plumber around a village without any tapwater or sewer system.
ebingul (1980) 2012-04-15 15:12
Very nice and interesting portrait in copper tones.Great capture of the smoke with amazing clarity.Well done and best regards.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-04-15 20:08
Very interesting portrait and good timing showing the man with the adapted pipe. Good ligth giving a perfect sharpness. Very good.
danyy (0) 2012-04-16 7:01
une grande qualité dans le rendu des couleurs et des textures, une profondeur de champ cette fois réduite, donne beaucoup de relief à l'avant plan, sujet principal.
Un sage qui aurait bien des choses à nous raconter.
ktanska (26359) 2012-04-16 12:22
I normally wouldn't comment a portrait of a smoker, but this comes with fascinating element of surprise!
And the portrait is of course excellent on this intense sidelight showing all the details of weathered skin.
wolf38 (31284) 2012-04-18 10:20
Hello Andre. Puff Puff. My big compliment for this photo. I laugh when I see the scene. The pipe is a work of art. The photo is a small and fine photographic masterpiece.
The title reminds me of a visit to Romania. Our tour guide wanted to start a washing machine with the so-called Puff Puff (washing powder).
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-04-23 20:51
you captured this old lady wonderfully and an amazingly perfect. This portrait is magificent, awesome!!!!. Perfect photo job. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31562)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thank you for smoking.... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 2:42
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