This photo has been taken in the Black Dragon Park in Lijiang. The Naxi women were standing on the bridge and teasing one small boy (which has not been included in the picture). I loved their outfits with all their colors.
There are 306,000 people in Lijiang. It is home to people of more than 20 minority ethnic groups, the bulk of whom are the Naxi. Each of these ethnic groups has a unique culture and history, which match into the beauty of the land, setting an example of a harmonious relationship between man and nature. China's languages are classified into four major linguistic families, and the Naxi belong to the Sino-Tibetan group. It is not uncommon to find those among the Naxi who can fluently speak two or three languages.
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Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-26 4:17
A very interesting photograph. The lady in the front is trying to tell you something.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-03-26 4:22
ciekawa scenka z zycia codziennego,dobry kadr i ladna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
Sergiom (65271) 2014-03-26 4:47
J'aime beaucoup le sourire de la dame à l'avant plan. J'aime la diagonale que forme la belle clôture dans l'image ainsi que le choix de profondeur de champs. Les couleurs sont très belles.
rbassin (19481) 2014-03-26 5:21
Une très belle prise de vue sur ce groupe de femmes;
toujours intéressant de voir les habits et les couleurs d'autres régions, c'est bien vu!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-26 6:16
a wonderful study this and captured uniquely. A real sense of these ladies character and their enjoyment at teasing a young lad. Lots of detail, colour and traditional elements. Fascinating!
Regards - B.
imageme (1790) 2014-03-26 7:15
Hi Kamila, Lovely shot of this daily life scenery. l also like their costumes which with idyllic mood. The woman in the front looks very energetic and she is having a lot of fun with the boy. Nice light and casual colours. Thank for sharing
Fis2 (88823) 2014-03-26 7:27
Kobieta ladnie spojrzala w obiektyw.
Podoba mi sie kadr i glebia ostrosci.
jjcordier (78372) 2014-03-26 8:00
Une belle rencontre pour une photo de très bonne qualité.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-26 8:19
Beautiful composition with lovely play with the dof. The beautiful colours and the nice sunlight provide warmth and vibrance to the image. Nice details on the balustrade in the foreground. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-03-26 8:36
A pleasant picture with these colourful ladies. An interesting documentary scene.
Nicou (127852) 2014-03-26 9:29
très très bel hommage à ces personnages âgés qui ont de la peine à marcher avec la barrière blanche et le habits coloré ce visage quelle vue c'est toujours intéressant de rencontrer ces personnages elle ont tellement de souvenirs.
ikeharel (61453) 2014-03-26 10:43
It is known that oriental ladies, especially from rural lands, a fond on being photographed and the big smile on this lady on left says it all.
Nice taken the moment, a bit in a rush, to my hu=mble opinion - but not a grand issue about.
I like this scene a lot.
cornejo (34626) 2014-03-26 11:40
Hi Kamila, very good picture of these older women with the history of their land on their backs, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
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Gigidusud (17615) 2014-03-26 11:44
Nice scene with these woman in beautiful traditional colorful clothes . Great typical capture!
holmertz (43707) 2014-03-26 12:45
A very interesting, colourful and charming photo. You managed a very lucky combination of graceful old ladies, the fine details of the bridge and the nicely shaped roof in the background. The woman looking at you makes me think of a bottle of good wine: ageing very well, getting better all the time.
Silvio1953 (128399) 2014-03-26 14:00
Ciao Kamila, lovely composition with nice scene, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (37258) 2014-03-26 15:22
bella scena e bei colori, queste donne sembrano felici di essere fotografate.
Bella anche la scenografia, una splendida ambietazione per questi ritratti.
photoray (13192) 2014-03-26 15:50
Fine candid of the Naxi women in the classical and colorful clothing, especially the head gear. Blurring the background historical architecture adds a bit of mystique.
ChrisJ (102789) 2014-03-27 3:13
Good use of a shallow dof to accentuate and emphasise the old woman at right and make her stand out from the crowd. On a bridge in Yangshuo a similar group of old ladies tried to tell my mother if she bought some jade from them she would have a long life. She told them 'but I have had a long life already', so no sale :-) Tfs!
mohammad_H (9706) 2014-03-27 4:40
Sorry for the interruption to see your photos
Social documentary, you look good
Beautiful views of people living in China
Eye-catching with good resolution
Good luck have a nice day
Giustiniani (3532) 2014-03-27 6:50
un magnifique portrait très coloré de ces femmes Naxi. J'aime beaucoup l'expression du très beau visage de la femme de droite. Une très belle capture.
Oceania (5174) 2014-03-27 7:52
It's a very nice capture of Naxi ladies in different postures. Naxi is one of the ethnic minority groups in China. It's population very small. I do not know them very well. Their head-dressing is quite colorful as this picture showing. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (39770) 2014-03-27 10:35
Superb portrait of these ladies, with their colorful costumes and head adornments appear younger and give a vital touch to the composition, the typical roofs we see the bottom, put the Orientalist touch to the composition.
Magnificent colorful, very effective tones.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
All the best.
lousat (81112) 2014-03-28 5:27
HI Kamila,truly beautiful this scene of daily life,these colorful old women are perfect to create a nice composition,great DOF on the right to create this magic blurred effect in background,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
rychem (26798) 2014-03-28 10:12
Ciekawy kraj, ciekawi ludzie, czysta egzotyka, bardzo ladny portret zbiorowy w miejscowym anturazu, a ciekawy szczegol to ten zdobiony mostek
pili51 (1487) 2014-03-28 10:28
Beautiful shot full of amazing details, textures and tones! Eye-catching scene absolutely and worth to be presented. Great picture. TFS.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-28 10:40
This is a delightful shot of these elderly woman in traditional attire. You have used this ornate railing very well to frame these four women. I like the selective focus to maintain sharp focus on the lady in the immediate FG. Love the different facial expressions you were able to capture. All the women have very colourful and attractive head gear. Nice DL shot, thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (26567) 2014-03-28 11:41
This is beautifully taken. The ladies are in perfect depth of field and arranged inside the frame in a wonderful way, while the woman on the right looking right at you makes this so much more interesting. I am trying to read her expression, but cannot work out how she is feeling. That makes the shot more intriguing for me. You also took in a perfect amount of the buildings behind to set the stage for this fine group portrait.
Really nicely done, thanks for sharing.
All the best
COSTANTINO (58723) 2014-03-28 13:25
Hello dear friend
that s why i love TE because I can travel
all over the world through photos and
learning traditions and civilazations
lovely and interesting shot
showing traditional elements
have a nice weekend
Royaldevon (32627) 2014-03-28 15:36
This is a lovely, candid shot.
It reflects the enjoyment of these ladies!
I love how you have given such special priority to the first lady by your use of shallow dof.
The angled composition works really well.
Have a lovely w/e,
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-28 23:24
Wonderful capture of these colourful old ladies, love the expression of the closes one.
Very informative and interesting note,
Well managed and presented, super Pov, Tfs,
mesutilgim (88186) 2014-03-29 3:20
Hello dear Kamila,
Women are women; if rich or poor or if young or old !
Amazing their head decorations.
Another nice entry from China with good pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jhm (142852) 2014-03-29 8:20
A wonderful portrait of these old lady, excellent isolated against the background.
This is perfect seen alone the first lady in de corner.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
abmdsudi (45694) 2014-03-29 9:10
A cheery people portraits in vibrant colors and bags of detail to view within this well cropped frame. Clarity is just nice that you managed harsh light pretty well.
A joy to view, Congrats
williewhistler (15265) 2014-03-29 12:30
a classical portrait with the main subject,the elderly lady in the FG being pin sharp and very clear whilst the other ladies are a little OOF yet still bring an enormous amount of charm and interest to the scene.
The colourful traditional clothes are a delight to see.
Kind regards Les.
mirosu (15126) 2014-03-29 19:05
Nice daily life snapshot in very good light. I like the partly diagonal arrangement with the four women and the background typical Chinese houses.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
PaulVDV (24015) 2014-03-29 21:33
Indeed, these older ladies are dressed very tastefully and they enjoy to wear colourful clothes.
The woman at the right has a friendly face and an interested look.
Beautiful with the clear details of the bridge on the foreground and with the beautiful roofs behind the woman.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (110295) 2014-03-30 4:55
Une belle présentation de ce petit groupe de femmes, j'aime le sourire et le regard sympathique de la première dame, belle présentation
ourania (35080) 2014-03-30 5:53
I like very much the way you framed this scene, giving a wonderful context to the group of ladies who spend their time together in the sunshine. The bridge provides a very attractive framing element and the background is significant and intriguing too. The ladies are very well placed, the one attracted by your camera, in the immediate foreground, establishes a strong contact with the viewer. Colours and atmosphere are delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
npecanhuk (69146) 2014-03-30 6:38
What a lovely, charming and very beautiful picture!
All those ladies, they look wonderful!
And you photographed them in such a talented and attractive way!
TFS - congrats,
nikkitta (16230) 2014-03-31 15:39
A colorful shot of the women in their traditinal choths, framed with the side of the bridge
Great to obtain such a charming smile of the woman at the front
Informative note about ethnic groups, in Chine
Well done, regards
Sonata11 (33526) 2014-04-02 22:36
bardzo podoba mi sie ta scenka z tymi kobietami. Szczgolnie na pani na pierwszym planie zachwyca mnie swoja uroda, ktorej pozostaly piekne rysy. Musiala byc kiedys piekna kobieta. Bardzo ladne zdjecie. Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-04-03 4:10
a nice daily life shot is here. Presented with nice photographic quality. I enjoyed the expression of the woman in front. Excellent shot indeed. Tfs.
tenretin (2537) 2014-04-12 14:25
You made a great shot, clear and with beautiful colors. the composition is interesting and the first woman to a catchy look. The rating is instructive.
Good weekend to you and full of good things.
serp2000 (41680) 2014-04-23 6:55
Wonderful photo from China! This place looks like Gugong. Perfect quality! Thumbs up! Good management, I like your idea to focused of the one lady. She is a main character of the composition. Special thanks for so interesting note about Naxi.
macjake (59970) 2014-07-12 4:58
looking at that lady on the right...it put a smile on my face right away :)
i take it the head pieces they are wearingn are apart of their cultural heritage?
nice to see some of the architecture in the bg as a complimentary subject as well.
fun photo, its easy to see why this scene caught your attention :)
enjoy your weekend
danos (89625) 2014-07-20 7:07
nice the view as the presentation of the Naxi women with their colourful cover of thier head to be a god optical effect.I like the creative perspective as the excellent presentation.
- Copyright: Kamila Zadora (Kamilutka) (8103)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 4:06