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A boat going into a coastal storm
A coastal sunset near Assawoman Bay
Wild horses by the bay during a sunset
An ocean storm approaching
A baby turtle exploring my brother's hand
Mushroom at Twilight
Flying past a lightning storm
A sunny day rock climbing at Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
A Raven and the Moon
A Raven at Canyonlands
Bighorn Sheep at Zion
Love Yourself First
A sunny day rock climbing at Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
Bread baking.
Deep discussions.
Men in Flesh
Nature's Watercolor
Leaving the station
The Crossing
Trio of porch cats resting after a rainy night in Uruguay.
Elegant locust on a wild field flower
Innocence eyes
Siberian Tiger
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Love Yourself First

The photograph shows a woman in hijab (Muslim head covering for women) in an unusual way. The scarf is draped over her face as to keep her identity anonymous. She seems to have appeared out of nowhere from the bamboo tree. This enhances her modesty and beauty. The words on her scarf say "LOVE YOURSELF FIRST" and this is evident in the confident and graceful way that she stands amongst the trees, unafraid of anything or anyone. The photo has a strong cultural element to it.

TAGS: Bamboo, Blue, Love, Muslim, Nature, South Africa

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Lenasia, Johannesburg, South Africa
Member since 2017
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Ra'eesah Hoosen.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Total Views: 27
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 650D
Focal Length: 42mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1600
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