Zanzibar is an island in the proximity of Eastern Africa, in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Tanzania federation, which comprises the mainland, Tanganyika, and the island of Zanzibar. The two had been unified under the name "Tan-zania" in 1964 after their independence from Great Britain.
Zanzibar used to be the seat of the historical Oman State and the centre of African slavery. Thus, it became a colorful mixture, with the Islamic religion being the unifying force. Unlike the mainland, it is 99% Muslim and you often meet girls with headscarves in the streets. If you approach them gently, they are
more than willing to pose for you.
Farrokh Bulsara was born in Zanzibar. We know him rather under his popular name, Freddie Mercury. Could it be that he was inspired by his youth in the island when he wrote the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody?
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notrap (4692) 2012-06-05 23:39
very appealing double-portrait, very good note.
Thanks for sharing,
yquem46 (32347) 2012-06-06 2:07
J'aime beaucoup ce double portrait, l'un pleine face sérieux et de netteté irréprochable, et l'autre jeune écolière en arrière plan, de profil, souriante, en soutien de l'autre jeune fille en raison de la mise au point sélective
Une belle image
Je regrette un peu les aberrations chromatiques vertes sur le bord du voile à droite, mais c'est facilement remédiable
Bonne journée, amitiés
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-06 2:54
Guzel fotograf ve guzel konu. tebrikler
Afrika olmasina ramen Kadinlar ve kizlar siyah giymek zorunda degiller!ne guzel. cunki Arap yarim adasi ve civar ulkeler de kadinin beyaz giymesi dini olarak erkege hakaret sayilir. hatta dubai de heykeller de bile kadinlar siyah! tabii 50 derece sicaklik kadinlara bisey yapmiyor da ondan!!
ozur dilerim zamaninizi aldim.fotograf muhtesem begendim.
gezimania (6162) 2012-06-07 0:09
Meraba Erdem Bey,
Özellikle kadrajı çok beğendim, iyi bir yerel tanıtım karesi, iyi bir portre, tebrikler, selamlar
willperrett (2959) 2012-06-07 7:09
This is a beautiful twin portrait. I like the fact that one girl has very direct eye contact and the other smiles but turns aside. Very well composed and exposed; the shallow depth of field has worked successfully to make a sort of hierarchy of attention. Good work.
SnapRJW (18816) 2012-06-08 4:27
Hello Erdem - Very good use of DOF makes for an unusual double portrait. The two girls are quite different in expression and I am sure personality. The white headdresses and dark skin present exposure challenges but you have managed this very well. Nice work! Warm regards Rosemary
agulberk (3792) 2012-06-19 20:00
Very nice portrait of two muslim tanzanian girls wearing very nice white headscarves that suited best with color of their beautiful faces. You captured very well.
Wanda1 (13950) 2012-07-13 23:42
A nice double portrait with good use of depth of field. I like that the one girl is looking so directly at the camera and the other more shy looking away, adding a nice dynamic.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3843)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tanzania: The land of the beautiful
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 22:14