Thanaka paste is worn on the skin of women, children and some men, and is used for skin protection in Myanmar. It also seems to be worn for decoration with everyone having different patterns on their faces. Made from a tree root and water, this tradition is very popular and quite unique with the majority of people wearing it every day.
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abmdsudi (57176) 2010-07-03 5:25
beautiful portrait of this young girl. full focus isolating it from the much bg. sharpness is good and texture well capture to give much detail. i like her bright eyes looking straight into u, good eyes contact. and so responsive, very photogenic. very pleasant cool color tones and good compo. congrats, tfs
everlasting (15358) 2010-07-05 2:01
Good DOF and tones here David.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-07-07 1:16
Very fine kid, nice face, superb eyes, original portrait. Good capture. Very good sharpness.
Waylim (25436) 2010-07-07 18:18
Great portrait shot, one of the thing I like very much about Burma, the tanaka paste and the men wearing salong, the tradition that keep in tact, not like many other countries in Asia. Super clarity, great details, and his eyes are just so clear and the looks is engaging.
SteveH (6405) 2010-07-11 0:07
Hi David, I like this one a lot (can't understand why it has received such a small response). Fine composition, with the texture of the wall contrasting with the child's face which is well placed in the frame. Great work. cheers, Steve
- Copyright: David Lazar (dvlazar) (6662)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Burmese thanaka faces [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-02 0:25