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#2 Himba women

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 25 August 2014 in People & Portrait.

The Himba is the famous tribe of ’red people’ in northern Namibia. Women paint themselves twice a day with red clay mixed with butter. They wear short skirts made of goat skins and long red clay covered plaits of hair ending with tassells.

Canon PowerShot G12 1/125 second F/2.8 ISO 80 7 mm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful group portrait. I like how the foreground woman balances the group further back.

25 Aug 2014 6:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, I like the capture with the lady holding her finger up. Did they mind having photo's taken and did you buy some of their wares

25 Aug 2014 6:45am

@Doug: You are right, it did cost me. I asked to take their photo and she said only if we bought some bracelets.

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice woman and shot

25 Aug 2014 7:35am

gerard1948 from Spain

Very nice composition and superb group portrait, the colors are beautiful, I like a lot.
Have a good week.

25 Aug 2014 8:19am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent documentary shot.

25 Aug 2014 9:44am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I think that tells you something! Maybe I do not want pictures? Africans generally do not like to make them photographs! Best regards, Adela

25 Aug 2014 9:47am

@Adela Fonts: I asked permission to take their photo and had to buy some bracelets in return.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

25 Aug 2014 11:22am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful image !

25 Aug 2014 11:58am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic portrait with beautiful details. Excellent composition.

25 Aug 2014 1:58pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

25 Aug 2014 2:37pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wonderful image! The skin tonalities are beautiful.

25 Aug 2014 7:55pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Aug 2014 12:33pm

Canon PowerShot G12
1/125 second
ISO 80
7 mm