taken near the boat landing for Amarapura.
And, to answer Gloria, the mud make-up, or thanaka, is a sunscreen of sorts, but I think it's become an aesthetic expression too.
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Jeppe (18654) 2003-12-13 13:24
Great shot - sharp and with good colours - I like the reflections from her hear decoration.
clodreno (0) 2003-12-14 4:37
Nice shot Caleb...I like it, the picture is sharp and she has a lovely face.
philip_coggan (11) 2003-12-14 5:57
Hi Caleb. All these faces! The thanaka is worth recording of course. There's a little line under he chin, shadow, left by the flash - get a diffuser to go over the flash head, it's meant to soften the flash shadow in situations like this. If you want to go further and burden yourself with equipment, a small folding reflector would be even better - you get someone to hold it up to one side (you, the subject, and the reflector make the points of a triangle), and point your flash at the reflector instead of at the girl - softer more natural light.
The softness of the lighting on a subject depends largely on the size of the light source - a flash is a tiny source, makes stark shadows. A reflector is a larger source, makes softer shadows. But it's more kit to carry round.
touristdidi (8583) 2004-01-02 4:23
very interestng makeup? Do you know why? Very good photo!
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-00-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Contax T3
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Portraits, Burmese thanaka faces [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-13 12:42