Flower girl (after)

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Uploaded 3 May 2008 — 7 favorites
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© Richard Seah
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I was trying to pick an image for the theme Fabulous. None seemed right and I decided to think about it further... I went to lie down and, within a minute, she came to mind.

To me, she is the most fabulous looking beauty that I've ever photographed!


Flower girl was taken at the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, in Singapore back in 1985.

The festival itself is quite dramatic and possibly scary, with Hindu devotees piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers.

While photographers naturally focus on them, I make it a point to also look for interesting scenes on the side, like this Indian beauty who was there to support a devotee.

When my buddy Larry helped me to clean and restore my old slides, he initially could not produce a decent scan of this slide. It came out very dark and, when he tried to brighten it, the digital noise was unbearable.

If you read my article about restoring my precious old slides, this image eventually prompted Larry to buy a new scanner!

8 responses

  • Bhasker

    Bhasker (Deleted) gave props (3 May 2008):

    Very cute and cool picture... Reminds of me of my home country.. am assuming this was taken in India

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (3 May 2008):

    Wow, you added a comment almost immediately after this pix was posted. You must be home sick thinking about India.
    No this was taken in Singapore ;-)

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    very, very beautiful...

  • Tony Edwards

    Tony Edwards (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    Women are Beautiful.

  • Krissi Carson

    Krissi Carson said (5 Jun 2009):

    This is beautiful. I love India's color.

  • Veronica Toral-Granda

    Veronica Toral-Granda   said (13 Jun 2009):

    wonderful photo! it speaks on its own...

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Tremaine

    Tremaine gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    You captured quite a moment there. I can't stop staring at it.

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