Photographer's Note

It's not actually easy to capture images like these here (and the Middle East in particular)! Reason? More often than not, such faces remain behind the veils!! And otherwise also, it's usually not allowed to take their photos!!

I spotted these three free-spirited ladies sitting on the rocky fence by the side of Qurum beach having a good time!! By sheer luck my camera caught these beautiful ladies during an animated posture!!

The one in the left is licking her finger, the lady in the centre could be seen rolling her tongue while the third one is engrossed sipping the last drop from her can!!! It was a pleasure to watch them (from a distance though) being so carefree in a society which otherwise is restrictive to women!!!

In a way, the photo has a story to tell!!! These young women follow the tradition of veil (by choice or by compulsion) but deep within they have the desire to break free as is seen by the careless manner of these ladies in the picture!!

And strictly from the point of view of a man who admires beauty and aesthetics, it's quite unfortunate such expressive faces have to remain behind the veils!!

I must confess, I took a risk... and succeeded!! I apologise for the poor quality of the photo, which is owing to the distance.

I've kept this photo in b/w because I felt the theme deserved it!! However, I've posted the original colour photo in the w/s for reference.

Hope u like the photo!

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