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Proud Maasai - Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Photographed Tanzania 2012. Available light. Hand held 1-5 sec. We were invited in to the house of this proud Maasai man. It was very dark and smokey. One post ...
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Photographed Tanzania 2012. Available light. Hand held 1-5 sec. We were invited in to the house of this proud Maasai man. It was very dark and smokey. One post card window for light. As we talked he occasionally leaned forward in to the beam of light. I groped for the settings on my camera and held as steady as I could. He was pleased with the shot! I was just a bit thrilled especially given the difficulty of getting it.
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barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock July 22, 2013
Very effective lighting
marcelfens
 
marcelfens July 26, 2013
Great picture!
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naturisk April 20, 2016
A great portrait!
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon January 01, 2017
A portrait to make proud any Maasai man.
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wildpainter January 01, 2017
It was a shot I had to get!
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sue-zon January 02, 2017
Lived in Southern Africa for several years, so I know how the indigenous peoples feel about having their photos taken. This photo, and others of yours, are truly sensitive and inspiring.
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GigiJim08 March 22, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
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lamarh March 28, 2017
excellent capture of the lighting on this portrait.
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wildpainter March 28, 2017
Thanks LaMar!