More than 15 minority ethnic groups are settled in Guizhou and most of the amazing scenic areas are located in these settled minority areas. The following picture was taking from the small village called Basha which consists mostly of the Miao minority.
While welcoming the visitors in the village they perform a cermony which includes dancing and cutting the hair of a village member.
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avene (12675) 2008-01-16 13:47
I'll have to show this photo to may hairdresser next time he complains about bad scissors... very interesting shot in terms of how you've used the focus to draw attention to the hand cutting the hair and the blade, I actually quite like it. I also like the man's in the bacground look of intense concentration, excellent timing for this shot.
p.s. what kind of ceremony is that?
Morac (27723) 2008-01-16 14:11
Cette photo est impressionnante par l'instrument mais rassurante par l'attention, visible dans son regard, que le coiffeur met à faire sa coupe
This photograph is impressive by the instrument but reassuring by the attention, visible in its glance, that the hairdresser puts to make his cut
Keitht (1308) 2008-01-16 14:28
The intensity of concentration required by the barber has been captured well, but I would have preferred a slightly wider view providing more detail of the head being shaved.
mariandrea (979) 2008-01-16 17:40
Scary... seems as he will cut her... Really good definition and point of view, well done!
ViktorVaughn (1525) 2008-01-16 20:54
This is quite a good shot. I love your close crop here, as I think it allows us to really focus on your subject.
I think you could have had a better focus, maybe on the blade itself. But the man and his look of concentration, slightly out-of-focus is perfect. This photo deserves more points!
Nadeemkhawar (780) 2008-01-17 13:18
Very intresting shot, A new kind of ceremony in my knowlege due to you.Thanks and Regards,Nadeem Khawar.
wawa (692) 2008-01-19 10:57
A nice shot even if I would have tried to focus more on the concentrated look more than on the hair
Precision concerning Basha : This ceremony is usually performed before the wedding. We spoke to a shaved head in Basha and congratulated him on his marriage. He didn't seem happy with his haircut, his shaving having been organised for the sake of tourists (mostly Chinese Han).
I don't know how often they perform the show, let's just hope that there will be enough volunteers.
The show must go on ...
- Copyright: daniel lavi (evilren) (1395)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-13
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 70-200 F2.8 DG APO HSM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 13:39