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Saturday, 16 August 2008

The Himba Tribe (& Shadow Shot Sunday)



Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday photo for Hey Harriet! Its a different take on 'shadow'. Instead of taking a photo of a shadow I decided to put this photo of a womans arm resting in the shadows and light of the sun.

I really like this photo. I'm not sure why. Maybe because of its beauty in its simplicity.

I took this photo last year when we visited the Himba Tribe people in Namibia. It was a thoroughly interesting visit to meet this group of nomadic people and learn about their life and traditions.

But at the same time it made me think more about the impact this modern world is having on traditions - theirs, mine, yours, ours. Is it for the better or worse and do we really have a choice?


Three different stages of life as revealed by hairstyle and jewellery

14 comments:

allie said...

I absolutely love these photos! Two of my children are also awake, and they think the photos are wonderful! It is a dream of mine to go to Africa some day - just not possible in my life right now. I also agree with what you said about our modern society and traditions. It makes me feel sad too. Your photos are really amazing. You have made three people in Alabama smile today!

High Desert Diva said...

I love the shadow photo...all your photos.

What an remarkable experience this trip must have been.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shadow shot..Usually I get carried away with mine..
The sad thing about this world, you can't stop progress, even though many people get hurt in the process..

Caroline said...

Beautiful photographs!

Judi FitzPatrick said...

The photos are wonderful, esp. the shadow shot.
Such a fabulous experience to visit with people whose lives are so different from ours. Somehow I think they are better off without all the modern trappings.
Peace, Judi

Sandra Ree said...

You like this photo because it's beautiful, just like all your photos! I'm happy that you take such stunning pictures on all your travels and share them with us! :)

annette said...

What an amazing place to visit, it is such a warm photo the colours are beautiful and a lovely take on SSS. annette :0)

Gina said...

They are all stunning pics..and your SS is very beautiful.. I love the warmth and earthiness..you have captured it perfectly! What an experience :D

Lisa B. said...

That is a great shot! The woman's skin is so beautiful!!

Ali said...

This is such a gorgeous photo - the colours and the warmth are beautiful!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your take on shadow is fascinating! There is a soft sensitivity in that pic! And love the final pics too!

Sweet Repose said...

The warm, organic shot of the desert tribes-woman is beautiful, I especially love the three stages of a woman...stunning.

sharon

Paz said...

Beautiful!

Paz

M.Kate said...

what beautiful photos!!! Lucky lucky you!! I'd love to go there...your photos are absolutely outstanding :D