I took this shot on the floating islands on Lake Titicaca in Peru. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigatable lake in the world at over 13,500ft and the Uros people have built islands out of reeds which they live on. Their lives are closely tied to the lake that they live on, but now they are becoming more and more reliant on tourists visiting the islands. I can only imagine how this woman's life has changed.
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truly excellent portrait, rob! does national geographic have any openings? :) i'm always a little torn about how much surrounding context to include in a portrait, but there's more than enough detail here to keep it interesting.
michael on 31st October 2005 @ 2:38pm
the story is in the lines of her face. great detail!!
owl and dragon on 1st November 2005 @ 1:35pm
go work for National Geo.
Unky T.T. on 17th November 2005 @ 7:20pm