Mermaid of Kiwengwa #2.1 by Ruoxiang Chau

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Women are “the majority of world’s farmers”.
This lady spends her day, hands in the sea, tying knots and seaweeds to her ropes, bending over her urchin fields.
Urchin farm of Kiwengwa, east coast of Zanzibar.
Tanzania. November 2008.

Samsung NV10
7.4mm 1/320s f/7.1 100iso


  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 4 years ago

    a wonderful photo!!

  • Thank you very much Solomon. Your comment led me to your marvellous gallery.

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago

    So stunning – just the right amount of b/w, and beautifully composed

  • Hello Simone. Thank you again for passing by and commenting my work. Hugs!:)))))))

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Aconcagua
    Aconcaguaover 4 years ago

    Yes ,this is a great capture !! Awesome work !!

  • Thank you very much James for looking at my work!:)

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Durham White
    Durham Whiteover 4 years ago

    love the tones here, the lighting… so powerful!! really is beautiful to look at!!

  • Thank you very much! I think the rendition is good because the woman was absolutely beautiful and wearing also a very nice dress. She was smiling, focussed and happy doing her work. You add on the top of that, the amazing scenery of Zanzibar, the sun in Africa and that’s what we have!

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • jimbeamgirl22
    jimbeamgirl22over 4 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Hello Melissa! Thank you very much! I enjoyed a lot watching your son! You 2, seem to have so much fun!

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Kristi Bryant
    Kristi Bryantover 4 years ago

    fantastic portrait, and wonderful tone, focus, and light- I love this series =-)

  • Thank you Kristi. Appreciate every single word of you.

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Esther Johnson
    Esther Johnsonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!! Love the light and contrast! : )

  • Hello Esther!! Thank you very much for your visit and lovely comment!

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Excellent Black and white and just a wonderful Image of this woman

  • Hello Kym!! Thanks a lot for passing by and dropping this message. I need to have a tour of your gallery, already love it!

    – Ruoxiang Chau

    NAGILLAHover 4 years ago

    Great image…………great series!!

  • Thank you!! Thank you!!!:))

    – Ruoxiang Chau

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayerover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Hello Igor!! Thanks a lot for the visit and commenting my pictures. I am glad you like this portrait.

    – Ruoxiang Chau

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