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Multani Mitti (Fuller's Mud)

Multani Mitti (Fuller's Mud)
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-26 9:44
Viewed: 13756
Points: 10
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I found this heavy deposit of "Multani Mitti" clay being used commercially next to Indus river bank close to Srinagar highway in Leh.


Also known as The Fuller's Mud, Multani mitti was one of the earliest substances to ever be used as a beauty mask. It consists of a lime-rich clay from the far northwestern region of India to which is added rice bran and milk. Although it is an effective clay for improving the facial complexion, it is also used to draw toxins from the skin of the entire body. Scientifically, it has been shown to be bacteriostatic against gram positive bacteria; it can even be administered internally in cases of poisoning to decrease the absorption of the harmful substance

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I have some red French clay which has cured my psoriasis . so medicinally, geologically and in perfect lesson format this image is a three star winner.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2009-04-26 10:42]

Hi Subhash

I agree with Bob!
I like the composition you did and the notes
good sharpness and light.
A very hot environment ...


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-26 11:16]

Hi Subhash,

A very beautiful scene and fascinating notes. The colors and clarity are magnificent. The composition is excellent with the snow covered mountains and lovely clouds behind the lowest levels of the mud deposits.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-04-27 0:09]

Hi Subhash,
Excellent capture.POV,large DOF,sharpness and composition are oerfect.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting.

Yet another superb shot, Ranjan...
Multani mitti is good ok! But this shot is actually much better!

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