Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
2 Likes  #1
Samburu Village
Lens: Sigma 18~250 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Kenya 
Posted By: WPRESTO, 03-10-2014, 07:19 AM

Pictures taken at a Samburu village in Kenya last month (FYI: The Samburu people are closely related to the Masai). They danced for us, and the children from the school came out and did recitations and songs. I particularly like the loving expression on the "headman" (senior "elder") as he looks at the children.

Last edited by WPRESTO; 10-29-2014 at 04:17 AM.
Views: 646
03-10-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coastal Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,790
Simply delightful series - I dig the bright colors juxtaposed against a rather barren-looking background. Amazing community.

03-10-2014, 07:53 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
slowpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Carolina, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 18,407
Wonderful series on the tribe. Those colors are, like Jer said, stand outs from the background. Thanks for sharing these.
03-10-2014, 08:53 AM   #4
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 16,401
Really showing the bright colours and wonderful bead works used for festive occasions. Thanks for taking us with you

03-10-2014, 10:49 AM   #5
Veteran Member
GeoJerry's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,158
Some great pictures here. I really liked the second to last… a little different from our first grade class photo! Fascinating to see life in other lands.
03-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 45,612
Original Poster
Thanks for kind comments. The children were impossibly delightful. The headman afterward requested donations for a new school building, and I for one opened my wallet. BTW, One of our tour group was obliged to use the outhouse that serviced the school. Would not under any circumstances want to repeat the experience. No such thing as either electricity or running water, despite those absurd IBM ads showing people entering stick-mud-cow dung huts such as these and communicating with folks in the USA. BUT, cells phones were ubiquitous.

Aside from the wonderful colors - the men have an air of quiet self-assurance and casual dignity, and the women, seen far afield in other contexts, are like coming across a beautiful flower just opened in a dismal forest.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, children, photo, samburu, village
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black & White A village in France JimKnopf Post Your Photos! 10 07-24-2018 11:20 AM
Landscape Italian Village R.W.G. Post Your Photos! 3 05-04-2013 06:17 AM
Night East Village Bike Tour Dynasty Photo Critique 5 08-27-2012 11:43 AM
Landscape Village Life, Cows & Horses minahasa Post Your Photos! 6 04-19-2012 07:08 AM
Landscape Village Jimbo Post Your Photos! 7 04-15-2012 08:02 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:51 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]