himba lady covered with red paste (red mud mixed with cow fat). The paste is an effective insect repellent. Photo was taken in Namibia during the Isuzu challenge 4x4 trip there. Nikon reflex 6006 camera,nikkor 70-300 lens, before the digital era.
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Michael_Gan (2776) 2004-08-08 4:43
Not too long ago I saw a picture like this on TE, but that one was taken mid-day and resulted in much darker colours. This one is also very beautiful (evening I guess?) and makes the skin appear as a very soft and smooth texture. Great!
ebrakke (488) 2004-08-08 5:01
Welcome to TE, Isaac! This photo is incredible, was she dressed-up/posing or is this her everyday clothing? Congratulations!
correp00 (474) 2004-08-08 6:48
Hahoo. I've no comments ! Itís a beautiful model and a beautiful picture, with magical link between human and clothes. But itís a pity to donít see the entire model. Thanks to share this wonderful picture.
mark88 (2) 2004-08-08 20:13
Beautiful picture, very good portrait...
pezb (166) 2004-08-09 2:52
the suns warm tone gives the photo a two toned effect that works really well
benbroug (743) 2004-08-09 15:18
Fantastic photo. The skin tones are perfect with very little disturbing shadows. Well done!!!
EnvironArtist (68) 2004-08-11 17:27
Wonderful portrait. Stanisław
cloverstar (0) 2004-08-19 10:50
This is wonderful, Isaac. The lighting conditions are perfect, and you have captured the warm of the sun on her skin beautifully. I am very interested in the African culture, and was happy to see the beaded jewelery this women is wearing.
I recently saw the stage production of "Umoja". This is a musical depicting the African way of life through music, dance, and songs. It was wonderful.
bartove (2866) 2004-08-27 8:21
very special portrait of this woman completely in one color. The interesting and at the same time strange thing about her is that she is all in one color. Great sharpness. The strong contrast of the shadows add to make the shot more intrigueing.
Curioso (9271) 2004-08-29 12:56
Magnificient ! During my stay in Angola, I dreamt about that country so much. I really hope I could visit Namibia, it's such a beautiful country.
Great scene with an amazing light ! Well done Isaac !
vesalius (861) 2004-08-30 18:44
Hi Isaac. Beautiful composition. She has a beautiful look in her eyes, they tell a great deal. thanks for your shot, Don.
christina (2040) 2004-08-30 21:06
This shot is gorgeous!The compositon, color, mood, and style are fantastic!
pirulesco (1961) 2004-08-31 3:19
Perfect portrait of an incredibly beautiful lady!!!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-09-19 14:30
Magnifique photo Isaac, quelle expression dans le regard de cette femme. Nice shot.
Jazator (900) 2004-10-02 5:18
Ah! what girl! Gilded youth of Africa!
pione (2031) 2004-12-07 10:04
Fantastico ritratto, luce, posizione del soggetto quasi irripetibili. Grandissima immagine tecnicamente perfetta!!
Paker (2650) 2005-03-02 9:57
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-07-23 20:47
Good photo! the combination of the red mud and the light in that afternoon intensify the contrast and color of her skin. Like it very much!
saamb (1008) 2005-11-27 13:19
oh. a nice himba lady... thanks
kclai (2267) 2005-11-28 1:11
Very sorry for the late entry.
Yeah, that's a good portrit, the color all over her body and face are so brilliantly captured. They looked like a statue, man.
Gerrit (52283) 2005-12-05 15:51
I've browsed through your gallery and I'm impressed. The landscapes, daily-life-scenes and portraits are all of outstanding quality.
I like this one the best, the colors, the proud pose and look, a real princess.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
jkos (981) 2005-12-19 9:55
Excelente shot and
very insightfull explanation.
iamxa (3103) 2006-04-11 11:48
Just perfect the gold tone.
Remig (103) 2006-04-11 14:30
great, great photo. You are lucky to have had this opportunity.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-04-23 9:56
This is wonderful, Isaac. The lighting conditions are perfect, and you have captured the warm of the sun on her skin beautifully. I am very interested in the African culture, and was happy to see the beaded jewelery this women is wearing.........
Well done Isaac ....
jct (645) 2007-12-05 7:49
What a beautiful shot, she seems like mud statue.
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-11-26 6:10
Fantastic colour. The suns warm tone gives the photo a two toned effect that works really well...
- Copyright: Isaac Zilinsky (zilinskyi) (493)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): naked africa, Devimeuxbe's favorites women portraits, Traditional Costumes of Africa II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-08 4:13
- Favorites: 6 [view]