15 June 2009

I ♥ Faces - Week 23: Sepia Toned









I've been lurking around the I Faces site and it was so interesting looking at all those wonderful photos. I've decided to join in the fun.

This photo was taken on our trip to Myanmar (Burma) back in 2001. We were visiting yet more temples that day when I saw this old lady just sitting there on the step, with apparently no better thing to do than to light up and smoke this fat cigar.

This is one of my all-time favorites, from all my travel photos. As a Christmas gift that year, Chris had it blown up and framed. Now it hangs, nicely framed, in our hallway.

Do head on over to
I Faces for more interesting and beautiful faces!

27 COMMENTS:

MrsW said...

Stunning stuff. Just what is the etiquette when photographing strangers? Do you stand really far away with a 300mm lens or do you ask first? And what if you don't share a language? I've always wondered and just been too woose to go out there and snap the more interesting people who live round me.

TidyMom said...

That's a wonderful picture!!! My picture is of a stranger today as well!!

Glad you decided to join in at I ♥ Faces!! you'll have lots of fun!

~TidyMom

Lindy said...

What a great shot...and thanks for the website link. Apparently the rock I've been living under is rather large.

Annette said...

Holy Smokes that's a big cigar!

Yelena R. said...

Awesome image! Like MrsW above me, I also wanted to ask about photographing strangers. It seems like the hardest thing to do for me.

LPC said...

Nice photo. Of course had you been in Jamaica this would have been a spliff. Excuse me. My 1960-'70s California childhood is showing...But seriously, nice photo. I had never heard of I heart faces.

The Animator's Wife said...

Whoa, great shot. That is a serious cigar! This works perfectly in sepia too!

Glad you jumped into the fray this week! Be careful, it's addicting... :)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

yes, I would have framed that one too!

Melanie said...

Fantastic. My camera is begging me to get over to that side of the world...soon. Thanks for sharing!

Kate - k8tography said...

Perfect shot!! Sepia compliments it soooo well!

Cascia said...

Wow, that is a great photo. I bet that trip was quite the experience for you.

Jessi said...

This is really incredible. I have got to work up the nerve to take pics of strangers.

Hans and Shinta við Neyst said...

Wow! That's one awesome picture! I love it!

Herb of Grace said...

This is so funny! I just found your blog yesterday, while looking for some Asian Mommy Blogs. We are moving to China next year with our two children and I wanted to have some blogs in my reader that might give me some good perspective on the culture. And now here you are on I Heart Faces! I super love that shot, btw.

JG said...

What a poignant photo. Beautiful moment you captured.

Cathy said...

Wow - that's amazing.

And like others... I've wanted to take pictures of strangers, but never had the nerve!

sunnymama said...

This is such a cool photo! I'm sure it looks fantastic framed in your hallway :)

Michelle KK said...

This picture is just FABULOUS!! LOVE IT!

Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful pic!!

Shae said...

i love the way it tells us a story.

Foursons said...

Wow- what a memorable shot!

Carrie said...

WOW, what a cool shot! Great work :)

♥Rocío♥ said...

AWESOME PICTURE!!! Very Unique!

Alice said...

what a wonderful photo! and it looks awesome in sepia. i'd like to see it in color, too.

AJ said...

What a fantastic shot!

Jo said...

I love the pensive look on his face - people watching no doubt while smokin' a really big cigar.

American in Norway said...

Love this! What a great photo, ( So glad hubby blew it up for you!)

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