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This is Secret.

I found her walking with her hooded ilk around the back streets of Mumbai. Usually when I see a cadre of the enshrouded, they are accompanied by Muslim man that is glaring at almost everyone. This time there seemed to be no alpha around, so I asked her for her name. She looked at me and smiled (I think) and then looked furtively around to see if anyone was watching. I got the distinct impression that since I was a white oddity that actually spoke to her that she wanted to talk, but then thought better of it and made a slight bow before gliding away.

This comes from my portrait series here: www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/sets/721575942039392...

from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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  1. Simon Downham 42 months ago | reply

    A very charming capture and story that goes with it.
    Just one question ... are you certain that she wasn't a he?!
    :)

  2. stpauliesgirl(so busy but trying to catch up) 42 months ago | reply

    I am so very glad I came across your photostream. Your art is fantastic!

  3. Jay Rajamanickam 40 months ago | reply

    Beautiful capture indeed!

  4. Zalacain 39 months ago | reply

    Fantastic portrait, really!

  5. by Ophelia photos 38 months ago | reply

    love it stunning!

  6. ZANSKAR.2010 37 months ago | reply

    Ohhh ! good shot !!!!!! and very original photo ! congratulations !

  7. Artiom Ponkratenko 36 months ago | reply

    super eyes! Great shot!!!

  8. katijakoff [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

    Of Bin that hid under mounts of Tora Bora a desert to Afghans,
    Of Bin cruelly so damaged peace of Free World unbelievable hideous Crime,
    Of Bin in Crime jointly like coward bid other Lemmings to do his will,
    Of Bin in shame scurried away from battle to nation without Law or rules,
    Of this who now has been this Bin now truly torn apart by sea creatures of deep,
    Of so deserved was an end with joy in Peace seeking Nations celebrated.

    Of no mater how Civility fights threat of bandit Bin and his Mindless morons,
    Of no reason how gracious Diplomatic one says this thug Bin justly rewarded,
    Of no motives how sociable Ambassadors these goody-two-shoes might object,
    Of no need to examine how battles against Dark Islamic Age now so shamed,
    Of this who now from limb to limb shredded in frigid deep by shark teeth,
    Of so deserved was an end with joy in Peace seeking Nations celebrated.

    Of Liberty and the Liberals allowing even annoying WASPS to dominate,
    Of Right to prevail when so much of a joke it had been made by this Bin,
    Of tortures to squeeze the information and of Gatmo to house messed up Holligans,
    Of Jhadists in Explosive Belts on move without cause due to this Bin now gone,
    Of this who now drawn quartered and fed to Nature’s recyclers in Liquid salts,
    Of so deserved was an end with joy in Peace seeking Nations celebrated.

    Of Bin that hid under mounts of Tora Bora a desert to Afghans,
    Of Bin cruelly so damaged peace of Free World unbelievable hideous Crime,
    Of Bin in Crime jointly like coward bid other Lemmings to do his will,
    Of Bin in shame scurried away from battle to nation without Law or rules,
    Of this who now has been this Bin now truly torn apart by sea creatures of deep,
    Of so deserved was an end with joy in Peace seeking Nations celebrated.

  9. Nano Perea 36 months ago | reply

    impresionante

  10. Bruna Di Pietrantonio 35 months ago | reply

    This excellent photograph has been seen


    All Around the World...

  11. OscarBR 35 months ago | reply

    Stunning picture, everything done right.

  12. kizeme 35 months ago | reply

    La tua foto è un dedicata all’uomo e al suo mondo
    Your photo is a tribute to man and his world

    Seen in
    Fotografi senza frontiere

  13. j/\x80 34 months ago | reply

    great capture!

  14. Kholoud Abdulazizاللهم أرحم أبي 34 months ago | reply

    Amazing Amazing Amazing

    I love that

  15. eagle69er 30 months ago | reply

    Magnificent capture. You can see reflections in those beautiful dark eyes and even with the scarf covering her face you can tell she is a very beautiful young lady. Thanks for sharing.

  16. kissoflif3 26 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot.

  17. Mark Soon 19 months ago | reply

    This one is awesome Trey.

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