At the roads in Tibet I found friendly people, like this charming woman with her lovely children
At the back is the Himalaya Mountain we were going to cross
It has long been obvious that various mountain peoples are specially adapted to the thinner air and reduced oxygen density of their home regions; this means that low oxygen levels and the high altitude air produced a very special skin tone
Whether this was a result of genetic differences or long-term acclimatization by individuals (i.e. you grew up with thinner air so you acquired traits over your life) was often not clear
I found another interesting fact
When lowlanders try to live at high altitudes, their blood thickens as the body tries to counteract the low oxygen levels
This overproduction of red blood cells leads to chronic mountain sickness and to lesser fertility
Han Chinese living in Tibet has three times the infant mortality of Tibetans.
Obviously this woman and the children are born in Tibet
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-07 13:41
This is a beautiful family portrait. Only the father is missing.The woman is with all the smiles, but the children look a bit more serious. I like the native clothings with nice colors. Nice sharp image with blurrd background.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-07 14:50
Very interesting shoot.Perfect expressions.Very cute moment and you captured it perfect.Very nice framing and POV.
Have a good night
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-07 19:49
Wonderful capture of very distinct expressions. I like how the group forms a tight triangle.
abmdsudi (42618) 2012-05-07 23:58
This is a beautiful photograph! An interesting image and it's so nice when they pose for you. We can feel the the harshness of the conditions - particularly in their faces. very well captured mother great expressions and children's discontent but lovely smile given by their mom. No real critique only perhaps a little fill in flash to bring out detail in the faces. This is a great picture faces with character in thin air. I like the pov, colours, crop and eye contacts, under this hashness but exposed is manageable A great people shot and this brings Tibet to me and you know your stuff of a good honest photograph. You have mmy respect. Congrats
mohammad_H (9196) 2012-05-07 23:59
محیط گرم خانواه را در چشمان مادر و بچه ها میتوان دید
ایا انها خوشبخت نیستند؟
مگر ما از زندگی چه میخواهیم؟!!خوشبختی در کمال ارامش
پرتره بسیار زیبایی از لبخند مادر وکنجکاو بچه ها
وضوح بسیار خوب
Warm family environment can be seen in the eyes of mothers and children
They are not you lucky?
What we want from life? Happiness in comfort
Very beautiful portrait of a smiling mother and curious kids
Very good resolution
bukitgolfb301 (35436) 2012-05-08 18:18
Hello my dear Maria, how are you?
Great sereis start, right?
Very lovey and happy family shot indeed.
So well considered framework and composition. Great mother's smile!
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Sonata11 (33225) 2012-05-08 21:03
magnificent shot of family portrait. Wonderfully captured this photo with beautiful colors, light, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV and DOF as well. An excellent work. Thanks for sharing. Awesome photo job.
All the best,
jmdias (54533) 2012-05-10 3:01
mucho bonito este retrato de la familia, veo que la madre esta orgullosa de sus hijos y feliz con su interés por ellos. me gustan los detalles del pueblo alrededor. bonito trabajo mismo con una luz muy dura.
aliabazari (14787) 2012-05-10 23:51
A good portrait of the mother and children. Human and you look good.
Thank you. With respect
jemaflor (83711) 2012-05-12 9:37
Un beau portrait de faille avec les teintes locales et le paysage en arrière plan, sympathique sourire.
danos (85785) 2012-05-14 0:31
nice the view of the woman with her children as she pose so proud in front of your lens.I like the light management as the arid Mts on her backdrop.
Silvio1953 (120608) 2012-05-14 0:37
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with nice family, beautiful edxpressions with fantastic smiles, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (37333) 2012-05-14 14:33
Despues de mis vacaciones en las Canarias, ya estoy de nuevo por estas paginas.
Fantastico retrato de esta familia, la madre parece ser la que mas sonriente mira la camara, las niñas o parecen distraidas o enfadas, un grupo muy simpatico, captado con una gran nitidez y buena luminosidad, con lo cual vemos al detalle texturas y el estilo de sus trajes.
Un buen trabajo y una preciosa foto.
Pasa un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Waylim (25186) 2012-05-23 13:20
This is a very nice families portrait, yes, along the road in Tibet, one can come across many wonderful people, most are very poor but still they are fairly happy. The Children here are very typical of the area, a little dirty but friendly.
This takes me back to my own trip here 10 years ago.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-26 13:49
Very nice portrait of woman and children , the expressions you captured are truly amazing and the colours of their clothes brings a very good mood to the photo.
wolf38 (31270) 2012-06-13 5:15
Hi Mary. I like the photo, because everything looks very natural and authentic. The photo is almost a social study. Well seen and presented. Informative text. Rgds, Wolfgang.
kato (11630) 2012-06-14 6:27
This is so friendly photograph, so it's impressive to see the charming mother with good smile and children with innocent/lovely face. It's interesting in traditional clothes of the woman, too. And, the Himalaya mountain in behind draws out a special effect.
And, a good note!
Have a nice day.
ourania (30147) 2012-12-21 9:49
a wonderful portrait of a Tibetan mother with her children. I love the clarity and strong hues that distinguish them from the background, the setting of their lives. They stand out as 3D and there's great depth and interest behind them. Your light management is very effective and I also appreciate very much the clear shady parts, especially on the face of the child on the left. The mother's eyes and smile determine the mood of the picture in a superb way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Miguel82 (22861) 2013-07-06 5:09
Instructive comment, It's not easy to stay at high altitude when you were born at sea level
I had these experiences and your body needs two or three days of adaptation and you will be sick it's normal
Cricri (105303) 2014-04-11 6:13
Beau portrait de famille, un joli sourire de la maman, quatre petits enfants adorables, les couleurs et le paysage en arrière plan, belle présentation
ikeharel (56024) 2014-10-23 2:05
The mother seems to be happy with you taken her on picture, but the kids are a bit disturb, not sure if it is OK to look directly to your camera...
Nice taken the family on the road of what looks as a remote rural twon.