Thanaka is primarily used as a protection from the sun, but is also used decoratively, and sometimes just smeared over the face and overdone :).
A young girl we encountered waiting for the bus in Hinthada, a small nondescript town boasting no sights, but where we had a wonderful few days.
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emka (100865) 2014-05-09 22:57
BeaUTIFUL POTRAIT OF THIS bURMESE GIRL BUT SHE EXAGGERATED WITH THANAKA INDEED. IMPRESSSIVE EYES.
wARM REGARDS MALGO
BennyV (18109) 2014-05-10 1:22
A great portrait, Elaine. I like the way the cloth frames the face and, above all, the sharpness on the lines of the face. The thanaka results is a desaturated feel of the colours, with only the yellow around the neck the exception.
Nice idden self portrait in the eyes too :)
Have a fine weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-10 3:47
an intriguing but also beautiful study this. The character and beauty still shine through here despite the overdone protection. Fascinating and wonderfully original imagery! Any idea what protection factor this is? 250? :-).
Enjoy your weekend - B.
samson (1836) 2014-05-10 8:18
Lovely portrait. Underdone or overdone....as long as one gets a smooth facial complexion.
Glint (6171) 2014-05-10 13:37
this is a lovely portrait of a beautiful child. The thanaka gives this image the texture of an oil painting. Indeed this is a painterly portrait.
kabel (1930) 2014-05-11 8:41
Hello, a wonderful portrait of this young lady. Your photos are very telling about the culture in which you and your camera portray...Perfect exposure and color,
Nard (6972) 2014-05-11 13:35
splendid portrait, I like it
abmdsudi (55618) 2014-05-17 10:19
A brave forty two mm is so very close, a deep encounter into her facial landscape and a joyous moment well reflected in her lively smiling eyes so sharp in focus with wonderful shiny catchlight! A timely shot that really makes us love her priceless expressions and her photogenic look, extremely a high quality shot full of fascination and gorgeous to look
Remarkable !! My compliments
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15238)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-09 22:45