We've watched the monks make their morning rounds for alms, and drunk our tea and eaten our "donut"'. Always in Burmese tea shops a plate of assorted snacks, fresh and otherwise are bought to table, you take what you want and are charged as you leave. The fried batter donuts are always fresh and hot in the morning and are after a couple weeks of travelling "lekker"'.
Anyway as I say we've had our tea and now climb the dijk to where the morning market is held, the green and red shade awnings throw a strange light on the scene, but I do my best.
First stop - the thanaka stall, as most of you know thanaka paste is used to protect the skin from the sun and derives from a tree. Here its displayed, different sizes, different quality. I have to wonder how long a piece would last.- months, years............? I have no idea.
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Angshu (54999) 2014-08-20 23:46
Seen lots of thanakas applied to the Burmese faces...but for the first time seeing the 'source'...is it similar ro sandalwood?
Loved the early morning light and her smile which lights up the picture as well. Fine exposure control!
PS : Are you back from Ecuador already?
Morac (27663) 2014-08-21 0:51
Belle photo de vie quotidienne sous une très belle lumière
Gerrit (45195) 2014-08-21 3:01
fine portrait of this happy saleswomen and her remarkable merchandise.
Excellent light management,
abmdsudi (40576) 2014-08-21 10:35
Another lovely shot from the ordinary live, the face marking, the thanaka woods then the genuine smile of a sweet woman and combined by such subtle warm light and colours; the result is 'Charm of Exotic Burma' that I'll never forget. Remarkable capture, TFS
InasiaJones (31442) 2014-08-21 12:02
The mix of colours work so nicely, with these golden/beige tones against the green canvas and a touch of purple. The way the light fall on the scene is also very attractive, providing an atmospheric quality.
I also like the full frontal point of view, that makes us focus on your subject.
dekanski (2628) 2014-08-21 14:13
wonderful, as photo, as well as note!
swapankumarroy (1420) 2014-08-22 7:18
A beautiful morning light bounced on her face and you very much efficiently captured this light, very nice look. Good contrast and natural color.
with warm regards,
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14367)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 23:38