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habesha again

habesha again
Photo Information
Copyright: Swiatek Wojtkowiak (nygus) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 12] (383)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Woman of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-04 4:03
Viewed: 4180
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of the girl I posted yesterday.

a girl in a mountain hut, extremely poor village on the mountain trail. In the night it is freezing cold, and in the day there are hundreds of flies outside and inside their rough shelters. Those people hardly can afford fuel for their fire at night, cos this is is national park and it is illegal to cut most of trees. In this village, unlike most of Simen, they are Muslim.

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I think this is a great portrait of a real person... not a fashion style, but a deep look, the fly is a details that tell us what what you wrote in the note...
well done

If we see this in the National Geographic we are not amassed. Powerful and strong work.
A strait A or 10

nice portrait, simple, powerfull... I agree with Ruud, a photo that the National Geographic could share.. Congrats

I have to be honest ~ this is a very difficult portrait to find any fault with.
One of the best portraits I have seen for a long time.
Great tones and details.
Superb work.

Very good Document of the human condition there.
I love your work.

at first I thought the fly was on my screen,a great shot.so from the life,a real capture,just for trekearth indeed.nice shadows as well,I don't think the religion has any importance in this compo but the poverty.


what a picture. I like portraits and have quit a few but I am jaleous about this one. what a picture. regards frans

Hello Swiatek...

Your use of light in this photo is amazing, I love the look of it on her face, reflecting in her eyes and especially the glow of it on her left earring. And at last count, I see four flies, maybe five. :-) Your colors are very rich as well. Nice work!

Sophia Lakhouiri

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