Well, I'm still thinking of how to deviate from my usual posts for the meantime. So, It came to my senses and I wonder what life could this people have if modernization didn't arrive in the indigenous parts of the world, and in this case, in the Philippines. Not only in this country but, now we see the first nations, indigenous tribes, well in this photo, dyed hair, wearing western shirts, shorts, footwears, instead of their orthodox lifestyle. I hope they could still preserve their own traditions through out the years.
This was taken 2 years ago (wow, time flies so fast) during my trip to this volcano in the middle part of the northern main island of the Philippines. Spotted this Aeta, a local/indigenous people who were residents of the area.
Aeta-are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of Luzon, Philippines. They are considered to be Negritos, who are dark to very dark brown-skinned and tend to have features such as a small stature, small frame, curly to kinky afro-like textured hair with a higher frequency of naturally lighter hair color (blondism) relative to the general population, small nose, and dark brown eyes. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations.
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siudzi (29619) 2013-07-08 10:19
Love this shot as well as your interesting note submitted to the post. The boy looks quite strange. I'd say that without a smile on his face he looks really sad... anyway it's superb portrait picture! Perfectly done as always.
subhendu_bagchi (24381) 2013-07-08 10:32
excellent portrait. Love those lively eyes... Great colours. Nice background bokeh... Overall a superb portrait photography. Tfs.
timecapturer (41826) 2013-07-08 10:42
a stunning study this and a lesson in portrait photography. Superb detail and character here and fascinating notes to accompany this excellent image.
Have a good week - Brian.
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-07-08 11:09
beautiful and expressive in its message portrait!
Portraits should convey feelings and emotions and your photo does it excellently!It´s well framed and what´s even more important in this kind of photography-perfectly timed.
Have a nice evening
jjcordier (70549) 2013-07-08 23:05
Ce petit garçon a une belle "bouille" et tu en as réalise un bon portrait.
macjake (49318) 2014-03-21 20:30
great to see you critiquing, but it would be greater to see you posting new shots too! but i think you're kinda busy! haha
this one has to be hdr processed? no??
I think its most evident in the red shirt and the white color above and around the lips.
very cool though, you know i enjoy my HDR :)
hope all is well your way...cheers