In the last century, one of the most well known customs and habits of K'hor people (central highland of Vietnam) was ears stretched. That kind of adornment took many years to stretch their ears as long as possible. In special occasion as traditional festival, K'hor women would bear the ivory (or silver) rings by their stretched ears.
Today, there were only a few left and all over 90 years old...
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Dpbours (222) 2007-06-20 5:54
The light is just wonderful here. How it shows the structure, the age, the character of her skin. Very nice. Wonderful shot!
capncrisp (65) 2007-06-20 5:57
made creative use of lighting and facial expression to create a mood of uncertainty on the subject. The texture of her skin tells the story of her life through the years.
hattori (0) 2007-06-20 6:08
an excellent portrait, sharp details with useful note
best regards from turkey
sidstakes (772) 2007-06-20 6:21
This is GREAT! The lightweight mood, the soft oblique light, the skin tones, the detailing..perfect almost... :)
puzzle (700) 2007-06-20 6:33
great portrait photo,very nice use of light..her posture looks very confident maybe the result of years..
i read that this custom is a sign of respect and attention received from men,and also in some small clans of Africa,women do the same stretching with their mouths..it is incredible..
so women are women everywhere :)
Aliine (2663) 2007-06-20 12:29
Beautiful light, expression and framing.
Her ear is incredible ;)
crisnique (857) 2007-06-28 17:14
Perfect light and good sharpness with clear details. Useful notes.
Greetings from Italy!
AnaFrantz (636) 2007-07-23 0:35
What a great portrait you have here Hoang! I am surprised no so many people stopped to look at it.
Very good work.
ilvao (2306) 2008-02-26 13:32
i really apprecaite the sharpness of the grey hair and light and colors
thnaks - all the best - olivier
ruisc_pt (10527) 2009-05-15 7:07
Impressive lighr and sharpness
akh (277) 2010-09-15 1:56
Wonderful portrait with fabulous light. Absolutely love it!
- Copyright: Hoang Long Ly (LyLong) (1890)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-15
- Camera: Nikon D 200, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
- Exposure: f/11, 1/10 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - portraits/people 01 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 5:42
- Favorites: 8 [view]