Photographer's Note

Day 10 - Still at the weaver's cooperative where we got to know the fantastic work of a group of some local women. Despite the changing on the way the majority of artisans do their work in Peru, this group still keep the traditional dyeing and weaving process, using local plants to dye the textile and traditional loom to weave them.
Here we can se the oldest in the group weaving a belt on a portable loom (for more about the weaving process please see previous post). She was a very skilled lady and I was fascinated by her hands at work. Her costume was the only one in black among the women (sorry, but I don't know if there was a particular reason for that).

I used a different setting for this shoot, it was on shutters speed priority and ISO 400 so the light areas were a little overexposed. I increased the contrast of middle tones to get a metallic bright on her hands and on the black dress. Besides that, the picture was only resized for the web.

bombilla, zips, zenskat, quillo, gabrielpat, lucski, albertopiubello, arturo, Click3, JEPC has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 2464
Points: 24
Additional Photos by Flavia J Soares (Flavia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1871 W: 87 N: 2339] (10352)
View More Pictures