08 July 2010

Photo Challenge : Sepia




For the photo challenge over at In a Yellow House, I am entering one of my favorite photos of all time.  It’s a shot of an old woman smoking a cigar on the temple grounds.  This was taken on my trip to Burma in 2001 –back when I still used a film camera. The original is in color, but I’ve edited in the sepia tones using Photoshop for this entry.  To see the original in color and see other wonderful faces of Burma, please click here.

Burmese woman with cigar 

13 COMMENTS:

blueviolet said...

It's fantastic. Good luck!

blueviolet said...

Ok, that scared me for a second. I'm used to comment moderation and it freaked me out to see my comment appear before my eyes. LOL

Kasie said...

wow. what an amazing capture. this one has to win. Awesome job!

Lynda said...

That's a great photo. It works so well in sepia!

Anita said...

That is indeed a striking photo. I wonder what her life was like.
The sepia tone takes away all distractions.

Wanda said...

As before - I love this shot! And it's works so well in Sepia. Good job.

Serline said...

Excellent work! Reminds me of one of my hubby's shots from his high school photo club days: a macro of the lined face of his maid's 80-year old Pathan (tribe at the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan) father...

Raven Mathis @ LMMP said...

Amazing photo. Really great use of a sepia conversion!

Ashley Sisk said...

Wow - absolutely incredible shot. I wish I could find my old film photos. I'm so inspired by this. Great work.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I remember this one from before. It is a phenomenal photo and I love the sepia.

Becky Jane said...

Wonderful photo, I agree with Anita...wonder what stories she could tell about her life...

Bird Nest Photos said...

Beautiful photo!

Lindsay said...

Wow! The treatment works so well on this shot - just beautiful!

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