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As the ladies of the Karen get older, the neck is extended further.
Originally from Myanmar (Burmah), but now residing (refugees) in Northern Thailand due to the troubles in their own country.

1/125 @ f4 Tv
iso 200

Camera:EOS 20D
Lens:24-70 L
Recording media:Iso 200
Title:Long Neck Karen
Username:pcheywood pcheywood
Uploaded:6 Apr 2007 - 1:59 PM
Tags:Hill tribes, Karen, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Thailand
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Votes:21
Voters:danmclean · cats_123 · exposure · kitsch · Anouska · Cole · ade_mcfade · helena · andrewrobson · culturedcanvas · MediumSizeUnavailable · User_Removed · bliba · clevercloggs · Rogerex · colin · Billlee · francisg · colin beeley · Bravdo · spaceman ·
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Rogerex
Rogerex  931 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 2:10 PM

Good b&w portrait. Looks uncomfortable. I think I read that it doesn't actually elongate the neck, but pushes the shoulders down.
Roger

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pcheywood
pcheywood  101300 forum posts England
6 Apr 2007 - 2:16 PM

Thanks Roger, you are right in the fact that the neck is not actually elongated but this is the illusion created. The apparel is amazingly heavy.

Paul.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

excellent photo Paul. Classic pose, but just the right dof and exposure.
Also read somewhere that as soon as the rings are taken off, their neck is not able to keep straight as its muscles have lost their supporting strenght. Wouldn't know it it is true though.

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Cole  1153 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 2:21 PM

nice travel shot
like it

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clevercloggs
6 Apr 2007 - 2:30 PM

heard that about the weaker neck muscles too.
Wonder how much the shoulders can be pushed down. Seems more difficult to do than to increase the distance between the various neck vertebrae.

Good photo, the eyes are a bit too white to my liking

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helena  11134 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 - 3:33 PM

Excellent image, haven't seen the long necked tribe but have seen some of the other tribes. Tara x

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6 Apr 2007 - 3:44 PM

Amazing!

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ade_mcfade Plus Member 1115184 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 4:07 PM

human giraffe!

there's some off practices out there

love the shot though, nice and calm, spot on record shot.

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cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 5:58 PM

super presentation

jeff

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 7:27 PM

great dof and exposure.....a excellent portrait!!!


ATB


ollie

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kitsch  9439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 7:36 PM

wow.. wonderful portrait, and not just because of the neck rings, she has a very serene look and i love the DOF and tone of this

excellent!
jo

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exposure Plus Member 112682 forum postsexposure vcard England
7 Apr 2007 - 9:38 PM

Beautiful tones lovely light and detail and a lovely composition.
Pauline.

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andrewrobson
8 Apr 2007 - 4:25 PM

Wow... erm... wow! Super shot in mono and incredible subject. Very, very well done.
Andrew

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danmclean
danmclean  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2007 - 1:37 PM

Wonderfull shot, I was just watching a documentry about this and they commented that these rings are kept on for life due too the length that their necks reach.. Fasinating picture indeed.
Also thanks for the comments on my Auschwitz,,

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Billlee  95545 forum posts England
14 Apr 2007 - 5:43 PM

Another cracker of a record! The monochrome conversion works well. Just hope she doesn't dislodge that earing, she would need a blacksmith to retrieve it ;o)) Bill.

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colin beeley Plus Member 121100 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2008 - 5:13 PM

hi just found this . i bet it would look better in colour.

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