Tibetan woman portrait


We were on a bus driving to the Buddhist settlement of Larung Gar lies between the rolling hills of the Larung Gar Valley in China.  On the side of the road, we spotted a very interesting woman and her son.  Natives of the Northern Tibetan region of China.  We pulled over and spent some time chatting with her with the help of a friend of mine that spoke Tibetan (the official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China).

Her portrait tells a thousand stories.  The weathered and worn look on her face tells a story of the harsh mountainous region of Tibet.  The daily hardships of living in its hills and valleys take a toll on one’s psyche and body.  

Gear: Nikon D4S Camera, Nikkor 70-200mm lens. 
Settings: Focal length 200mm; exposure 1/200 sec; f/8; ISO 110.

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