I saw this little cutie pie at the festival at Batu Caves on New Year's Day. Her parents very kindly allowed me to take her photo. As to why her head is painted like this, I cannot tell you, perhaps one of our Indian friends can please let me know? As I said to her parents, she's the best souveneir of Malaysia I could possibly wish for.
My Workshop shows an alternative Point of View.
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lousat (83400) 2012-03-07 1:52
Ciao Lisa,ma poverino,ma come l'hanno conciato? Ehehehe...I vestiti e gli accessori sono molto carini,con i colori brillanti che gli asiatici amano molto,ma il trucco ed i capelli sono davvero terribili...ehehe...una gran bella testimonianza da questa festa malese,complimenti per la gran qualita' e buona serata,Luciano
willperrett (8691) 2012-03-07 1:57
Hello Lisa: my neighbour today!
She is certainly a cutie-pie! I'm glad you asked her parents, as this shot was not to be missed. I also like the fact that she is not looking at you, but apparently engrossed in the proceedings. A good "candid", therefore. Nice one!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-07 2:21
delightful shot this, so full of charm and happiness. Beautiful features all captured so expertly. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
tyro (22374) 2012-03-07 2:45
Hehehe! What a cutie pie indeed!
Two wonderful pictures for the price of one. Both in glorious bright colours and wonderful light and sharp as a tack. On balance, I actually think I prefer your workshop picture - those huge black googly eyes are just brilliant!
Not sure about the stuff on this little cutie's head - had it been in this part of the World, I should have thought it might be a treatment for ringworm or something like that, but I rather supsect it has a more religious or spiritual significance here.
GiovanniG (3064) 2012-03-07 2:59
Wow a great photograph! The point of view and aspect ratio are spot on. The depth of field is wonderful and the colors are great. Bravo!!
Enjoy your week,
ikeharel (63779) 2012-03-07 4:37
Hi dear Lisa,
A happy kid and showing proudly her blond new look.
Always a pleasure to take children by a camera, managed a perfect moment.
francio64 (39744) 2012-03-07 5:21
davvero carina la bimba.
Ottimo scatto qui e anche nel WS.
Ben gestita la luce e buono lo sharp.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-07 5:28
Hello dear Lisa,
This is a very nice shot of this cute girl. I tell you why .The head is shaven and smeared with sandalwood paste and the rite is performed either at home or in the temple before the age of four. It denotes purity and egolessness. It is very common among the non Brahmins. Nice image full of life.
Sergiom (68540) 2012-03-07 5:42
She was cute. I am also wondering concerning her head. Some sort of sun protection perhaps. Very nice portrait.
Have a nice day
danos (91014) 2012-03-07 6:03
nice the portrait of the cutie pie,with she yellow dress to participates the the Indian festival.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
carlo62 (39591) 2012-03-07 6:42
un bellissimo ritratto al "naturale".
Questa bambina è proprio carina.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-07 6:43
che bellezza questa bambina... sprigiona gioia di vivere contagiosa...si vede chiaramente che è trattata con amore, bellissimi colori...avrei stretto un pò si più l'inquadratura e dato il posto da protagonista al WS...mi piace di più....la luce è stupenda in entrambi i casi così come la qualità...
Silvio1953 (131560) 2012-03-07 6:54
Ciao Lisa, deliziosa sta bimbetta acconciata per la festa, dolcissimo ritratto, carinissima ed eseguita con la tua solita perfezione tecnica, bravissima, ciao Silvio
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-07 7:01
bellino il titolo! Adoro quando la lingua inglese suona così! :)
Bel ritratto. Mi piace molto anche il WS e infatti dovrei darti 4 voti invece che 2!
Grazie alla nota di Lakshmi abbiamo scoperto che cosa è sulla testa della bimba, quindi non sarà cosi bello alla vista ma sicuramente è delizioso all'olfatto! e ai nostri occhi of course! TFS
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-07 8:36
Hi my friend
The look and mood of a child take into consideration is
macjake (62252) 2012-03-07 9:02
yes, a cutie pie indeed!
you sure are capturing more and more people photos these days. and you have guts to ask the parents, but its the right thing to do. good for you.
her cute smile and innocence make the photo work so well.
bright colors dont hurt either.
how could anyone not enjoy this.
see you around.
photoray (13719) 2012-03-07 10:03
Not only a fine portrait of the exotic young girl but also the orange color dominates with more and red in the background.
In focus on subject and blur background.
Have another great one,
Gigidusud (18225) 2012-03-07 11:36
Ciao Cara Lisa,
Bellissimo rittrato di questa carina bambina.
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-03-07 19:19
wonderful composition of beautiful a little sweet girl at the festival with fantastic flawlessly execution. Perfectly well done. I like this beautiful place. Awesome !!!
All the best,
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-07 22:26
Beautiful capture of this girl as a souvenir from your Malaysian trip. I can't help you with but I think it has some religious significance with the arrival of the new year. I like the happy smiling face and the framing is beautiful.
Thanks and Happy Women's Day to you!
emka (87416) 2012-03-07 23:42
Ciao cara Lisa,
Nice cutie pie, one can see many kids like this in India, with their eyes painted. There are some reasons for it, but I do not remember what is the truth - to reflect light or against bad spirits. And this head painting is similar to the Burmese thanaka. The parents kindly allowed to take pictures? In Asian countries they are very happy about it, probably they are so proud of their kids, they thank you seeing you make photos.
Malgo (very itchy again)
jjcordier (79275) 2012-03-08 0:42
Une jolie rencontre que tu as bien mise en image.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-03-08 0:44
ogni cultura ha i suoi modi e le sue tradizioni che a volte sembrano un po' eccessive forse.
Ottima la ripresa dove quel che conta è il sorriso splendido di questa bambina,
Royaldevon (33783) 2012-03-08 0:48
Good Morning Lisa,
No wonder you were inspired to capture this youngster; what a poppet! And, she is so unaware of the attention!
Good use of narrow dof to capture the sharp, textural details, yet provide a useful unobtrusive b/g.
Have a lovely day,
SteveH (6247) 2012-03-08 2:04
Hi Lisa, an interesting picture of a very different cultural experience than we have in Aus. For me this venture into portraits of yours is not as good as your landscapes. Thoughts on it: I wonder if getting down a bit lower, so that you weren't looking slightly down on the child would have been better, also cropping some of the other elements, shoes etc on the right putting her further off centre might have been better. That distracting hand part on the upper left could do with chopping too. Last thought, maybe also spot metering to overcome the blown out area on her head? Cheers, Steve
diomed (13926) 2012-03-08 3:34
bellissimo ritratto, fantastico primo piano ricco di colori e di dettagli. Mi piace molto anche l'espressione sorridente della bambina.
sacimar (26205) 2012-03-08 5:06
this is a lovely image, I like his face expression, the light management is very good, it looks an interesting festival, well done,
emilbo (22616) 2012-03-08 7:54
Très jolie photo de cette petite fille décorée pour le festival. Une expression intéressante et bien captée. Belle présentation merveilleusement colorées.
Bravo!... et bonne journée de la femme,
ChrisJ (105379) 2012-03-08 21:45
A good daily life scene from Malaysia of this adorable child. Excellent shadow detail & nice use of a narrow dof with perfect fg sharpness & a soft oof bg. Good color saturation & framing. I might try a workshop using levels on the highlights. Tfs!
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-08 22:09
Aaah, Lisa, A cutie certainly, great the folks gave permission, so difficult taking these without.You have captured her in a great pose, fantastic colours, pin-sharp, would be interesting to hear about the head paint.I think you did very well considering the time element with kids jumping about. Well done, Cheers Iain.
dkmurphys (53455) 2012-03-09 2:25
Funny shot. I like the colors and thegood mood atmosphere. I wonderf, why would they shave the girl's head?
Enjoy the weekend.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-03-10 7:29
Yes cutie pie this child enjoy it. The clothes are beautiful and all these colourful bracelets will make alot noise i think?
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-27 11:02
Ola Lisa ,
Belo retrato desta menina com a cabeça pintada , boas cores e luz , interessante esta cultura asiática , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Noel_Byrne (27732) 2012-12-27 9:38
Cutie pie is the perfect term for this girl, she seems to be bursting with so much life and energy, and has a very interesting expresison on her face. Stunning colours and wonderful light make this a really beautiful capture.
All the best