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    Throughout Central Asia long braids are symbols of beauty, often with tassels plaited in as adornments.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 5
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 3
    Story 4

    I love that through this faceless portrait, we are learning both about this woman and her physical adornments but also the history of symbols of beauty in her culture. This photo is all about the details but they tell us a story of dedication, beauty and culture. I love it, Aya.

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 8, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2016
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO: 640
    Copyright: © Aya Okawa
    Categories: Culture, Style, Fashion
    Assignments: Close Encounters, Hair