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Himba Boy
2nd PlaceHimba Boy
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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Namibia
Date: Oct 11, 2006
Aperture: F/4,5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

The nomadic Himba people live in northern Kaokoland, Namibia, and this is a young boy of the tribe with traditonal pearl necklace. Most of his face covered with dust. I was there early October with a delegation from the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) that has started co-operation with the Himba people.
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I like to express my gratitude to all of you who wrote these wonderful comments and gave my photo top score, my highest ever. When I joined DPChallenge late last year I never dreamed of ribbon and 7+ score. Now that has happened twice. This feels so good!

The photo is dedicated to Himba people of Kaokoland and especially to this little boy. Unfortunately I donīt know his name. The agency Iīm working for, ICEIDA, is supporting the small Himba communities in northern Namibia and we spent two hours with them one day early October. We are supporting them with f.ex. tents for two preschools. I took some portraits of the children and also photos of some other members of this spectacular tribe. I will soon share more photos with you.

Thanks again.

PS: Crop, Levels, Curves, Hue/Saturation, Resize, USM, Frame & Save For the Web.

Camera Model: E-500
Equipment Maker: OLYMPUS
Date Taken: 11.10. 2006 8:08
Color Representation: sRGB
Subject Distance:
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 150 mm
F-numer: F/4,5
ISO: 160
Exposure Time: 1/500sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Compensation: 0

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 625
Avg (all users): 7.4402
Avg (commenters): 8.7073
Avg (participants): 7.4578
Avg (non-participants): 7.3721
Views since voting: 10231
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 209
Comments: 96
Favorites: 42 (view)


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03/17/2010 04:09:05 PM
Excellent
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01/27/2009 02:51:48 PM
I stumbled on to this image, and really glad I did. This is wonderful, love everything about it. I noticed that you and I use the same tools, wish I used mine as well you. Thanks for sharing this.
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04/22/2008 02:44:20 PM
This child is not male. This child is female. You can tell by the hair.

Males children keep their heads mostly shaved, with a thin line of short hair running down the center. Female children wear their hair in braids until puberty when they change their hair style into the traditional long braids covered in the ochre-butter mixture. The number of braids a female child has tells about her family members. Forward facing braids tell about her parents (whether she has both or just one) and back facing braids tell about the grandparents.
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05/10/2007 12:24:38 AM
Sharp as a tack.
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04/25/2007 12:23:14 AM
i sooo like this! what an expression! love your work too.
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04/22/2007 05:56:58 PM
your photos are amazing!
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11/11/2006 01:45:28 AM
Gunnar, many, many congratulations! Excellent work.
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11/11/2006 12:08:04 AM
Talk about high definition ! Great details and thanks for the oppurtunity to travel to other lands and meet it's people. I would love to work for your company one day.
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11/09/2006 06:38:12 PM
what a wonderfully emotive image. great job.
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11/09/2006 05:44:59 PM
Very welldone ! Nice Image
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11/09/2006 05:40:52 PM
Til hamingju Gunnar með þessa frábæru mynd
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11/09/2006 05:23:59 PM
Til hamingju Gunnar virkilega flott mynd.
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11/09/2006 02:11:40 PM
Very touching photograph, with amazing technicals. Congrats on the red ribbon!
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11/09/2006 12:31:45 PM
The textures, tones, and clarity are amazing. Looks like the cover of National Geographic. Congratulations.
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11/09/2006 04:24:13 AM
This is a lovely photo, full of expression, and meaningful to me, because I lived with the Himba, in Opuwa, and Ehomba, in the Koakoveld, for 4 months, in the late '80s............a time full of so many memories.
Very well done.
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11/08/2006 08:56:46 PM
Woah....so much texture. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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11/08/2006 08:55:25 PM
wonderful shot...you have a wonderful eye, and know how to avoid all the over-processing traps...
this is an image that sticks with me...
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11/08/2006 08:29:40 PM
Now, this an image that etched itself in my mind while voting. It feels as if I am touching the lovely feautures with my fingers. An image that clinges to the viewer. Awesome! Congratulations on your Red.
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11/08/2006 06:50:55 PM
I could have sworn this was a Goodman. Great shot. Congrats.
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11/08/2006 06:03:55 PM
Til hamingju Gunnar, verulega fín mynd. Ekki amarlegt að toppa gott ferðalag með borða í free study. Svo er ekki á hverjum degi sem mönnum tekst að vera fyrir ofan Manny.
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11/08/2006 05:28:20 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this Wonderful shot!! Great work!
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11/08/2006 03:39:36 PM
Very nice image and congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2006 02:21:07 PM
Beutiful shot!!! congrats. that expression is priceless.
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11/08/2006 01:19:25 PM
Beautiful picture Gunnar, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2006 01:04:43 PM
Congrats on your ribbon with this striking portrait that reminds us of the startling diversity of the human world.
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11/08/2006 12:31:06 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon
Til hamingju með æðislega mynd
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11/08/2006 12:26:53 PM
I know this will go on top.
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11/08/2006 11:58:05 AM
Well done and congrats of the Red sir!!!
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11/08/2006 11:34:03 AM
this image is accessible.
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11/08/2006 10:51:12 AM
congratulations! the word "Spectacular" most accurately describes this!
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11/08/2006 10:13:18 AM
Wow, what a fantastic photograph. Congratulations Gunnar on a well deserved ribbon, and an incredible score! Really outstanding.
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11/08/2006 10:08:22 AM
Amazing shot man! This was my pick for the blue. Nice finish anyway.
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11/08/2006 10:03:59 AM
unbelievable shot. superb!
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11/08/2006 09:37:45 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this is a fantastic image!
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11/08/2006 09:31:42 AM
Really awesome. Congratulations!!
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11/08/2006 09:06:53 AM
Til hamingju. Þú ættir kanski að flytja til útlanda, svona til að fá fleiri borða :)
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11/08/2006 09:05:13 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. This was my top pick - what a great shot you have here.
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11/08/2006 08:57:37 AM
Sweet!! Glad to see this on the front page - congrats on the red ribbon!
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11/08/2006 06:37:50 AM
Til hamingju!

This is a fantastic image. The expression on the boy is draws you in and overall it feels very real. Great capture and a well deserved ribbon. Love the skin and hair texture as well
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11/08/2006 06:24:39 AM
Til hamingju með borðann, hann er sannarlega verðskuldaður.

Congratulations! on a well deserved ribbon.

Myndin er einstaklega áhrifarík.
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11/08/2006 06:09:00 AM
fantastic, excellent ... congratulations !
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11/08/2006 05:01:01 AM
Wow, this one is yours... Stunning in every way. Congrats on your ribbon, very well done Gunnar.
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11/08/2006 04:54:36 AM
This is such an excellent shot - truly stunning in every way. Huge congratulations on your red ribbon.

Message edited by author 2006-11-08 07:52:16.
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11/08/2006 03:45:07 AM
wow, this is great portrait, congrat!
great lighting and processing and composition
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11/08/2006 03:35:20 AM
Congratulations Gunnar! This is indeed a fine image and the story behind it so interesting. Good luck with you endevours..Til hamingju, þessi mynd er alveg stórkostleg, gangi þér vel..
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11/08/2006 03:25:09 AM
thanks for sharing a great story, for the great work you do and for your fantastic ribbon achievement...2nd out of 619 is quite an effort...congrats!
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11/08/2006 02:22:29 AM
This was my favourite. Glad it did well and congratulations on beating me;-)
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11/08/2006 01:54:56 AM
congrats, never knew you went to namiba, its a great place isnt it!
great photo, you did them good. :))
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11/08/2006 01:46:26 AM
very wonderful shot.
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11/08/2006 01:09:47 AM
This was my pick for the ribbon..... Wonderful story, wonderful image, and a wonderful result, and I just I love this one so much.....
You are "TOPS" in my book, thats for sure.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:38:38 PM
This shot is excellent! On my short list at the top! Good luck!
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11/07/2006 08:31:39 PM
Amazing. You get a 10.... I will be shocked if this doesnt ribbon. VERY POWERFUL shot, simple, sharp, amzing subject.
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11/07/2006 06:31:59 PM
Perfect portrait . My fav.
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11/07/2006 05:02:17 PM
expressive and engaging portrait -- one of my ribbon picks
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11/07/2006 12:25:53 PM
Wonderfull photo. 9
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11/07/2006 12:09:12 PM
Excellent textures in this photo. I love it. 10
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11/07/2006 03:20:23 AM
Excellent portrait.
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11/06/2006 07:53:52 PM
Wonderfully captured and such an interesting little character! Back to bump you up to 9.
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11/06/2006 07:27:29 PM
Fantastic color and textures...very well done.
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11/06/2006 04:59:57 PM
Could be in National Geographic....great shot!
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11/06/2006 03:13:06 PM
This is a wonderful portrait! I love the expression you've captured.
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11/05/2006 11:13:13 PM
nice portrait, i like the crop.
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11/05/2006 10:18:27 PM
This is still my number one pick in this challenge, after all my voting and comments, thats for sure..... I do hope it wins the "BLUE".....
Awesome..... and yes, this is it....that for sure...Yes this is the winner of this challenge, I believe..... Tops in my book, and my "first" and only "10".....Definately the "BLUE".....
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11/04/2006 08:52:43 PM
one of my favorites in this challenge, love the texture
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11/04/2006 08:26:32 PM
Definitely the top 3, if not first place! 10 from me.
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11/04/2006 05:53:14 PM
There is so much personality in this image I really enjoyed it.
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11/04/2006 01:55:02 PM
Incredible Detail. 9
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11/04/2006 04:32:53 AM
crystal clear focus.. really good shot
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11/04/2006 03:19:01 AM
Straight out of national geographic - wonderful
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11/03/2006 02:51:13 PM
wow great image. Alot of character in his face.
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11/03/2006 02:02:53 PM
Excellent! So meaningful and technically well executed.
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11/03/2006 01:51:23 PM
Awesome shot. I love the expression on his face.
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11/03/2006 11:28:42 AM
Simply amazing! Great crop, can't think of anything else to say but 10!
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11/03/2006 10:53:43 AM
Excellent work. Sure to do well.
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11/02/2006 10:54:56 PM
Like looking at a cover from national geographic. Expressive tack sharp to observe all the wonderful facial feauture.
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11/02/2006 07:29:10 PM
Love this, excellent composition and clarity.
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11/02/2006 04:35:56 PM
WOW!!! Awesome - this is just amazing - I love everything about it. Excellent work!!!
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11/02/2006 01:31:10 PM
Exquisite detail and tones. The dark shadow on the right is disturbing and I would have cropped it off even at the expense of centering face.
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11/02/2006 12:56:35 PM
Wonderful tones and textures.
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11/02/2006 12:16:47 PM
best of show
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11/02/2006 11:29:37 AM
Outstanding!! The tones and lighting are perfect!
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11/02/2006 06:00:24 AM
Beautiful portrait. Love the texture of his skin you captured. Love the expression and the duotone. Now the nit pick: I would have included all of the neck collar instead of cutting it off, use a small amount of fill flash to reduce the shadows around the eyes. This has Goodman top ten written all over it! ;)
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11/02/2006 05:36:17 AM
Early congrats on what should easily be a top ten image.
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11/02/2006 03:48:28 AM
well composed, excellent sharpness and color. wouldn't have cropped the necklace.
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11/02/2006 03:21:07 AM
Excellent portrait.
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11/01/2006 11:54:31 PM
fantastic subject and a great exposure to go with it. BUT - its too sharp and that takes away from the natural feel that this shot should have.
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11/01/2006 07:43:58 PM
AMAZINGLY sharp. Love it!!!10
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11/01/2006 07:05:01 PM
Wow... incredible image. Very powerful. Sharpness, color, and composition are spot-on. Good luck in the challenge, but I suspect I'll see this again on the front page next week. ;)
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11/01/2006 04:58:31 PM
Bravo, this is so good.
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11/01/2006 03:39:07 PM
The detail in this shot is fantastic. Great job 9
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11/01/2006 02:48:00 PM
stunning image IMHO 10
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11/01/2006 11:27:03 AM
My turn to bet. I'll see your Librodo AND raise you three Goodmans that this is on the front page next week.
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11/01/2006 11:10:19 AM
I love this. It's gritty, detailed and has some oomph. Great composition. If I could change anything, I'd not have the shoulder(?) to the right but if you cloned it, then you'd be dqed and I like the composition the way it is. Good job.
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11/01/2006 09:59:22 AM
Perfect :o) love it...
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11/01/2006 06:11:16 AM
great sharpness and tones...there are a coule of distractionbs in the bg but wonderful image...9
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11/01/2006 12:24:13 AM
Fantastic. Very Nat'l Geographic...except better!!!
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