The 17th of August 2007 I was part of a group of people ivited to the inaguration of a water supply system. We were a little bit late and as we arrived the major of the village cut the rope (or whatever it is called in english) of a water fountain...and the system was inaugurated. People had waited for several years to the complition and about 30 women with yellow jerry cans stormed the 6 taps to fill them with water. Today the dwellers of this area have access to several public fountains and there is no need for them to walk and wait for 2 hs to get its water. This little boy is one the beneficiaries of this system.
cheers and hope you like it
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emn (251) 2007-08-22 8:06
This is an amazing picture cause i can see through his eyes. I think it's you photografing him. It has soul, good expression.
holmertz (43293) 2007-08-22 10:24
Fint porträtt. Är det du som syns i hans ögon?
DKarine (3903) 2007-08-22 10:34
Magnifique portrait de cet enfant aux yeux .. couleur perle de Taïhiti! le reflet est bien vu, la lumière est excellente.
Vivement la suite!
picardo (2459) 2007-08-22 11:28
Me gusta mucho la foto por la intensidad de colores y lo que transmite.. se ve claramente en la mirada (la cual considero que esta increiblemente captada) que el niño esta feliz de tener agua potable despues de tanto tiempo.
cessy (13647) 2007-08-22 14:18
the eyes so captivating
very nice portrait, Rolando
we can even see you on his eyes :)
faubry (35405) 2007-08-23 12:07
wowwwwwwwwwwww, superb eyes... beautiful and deep glanze, really wonderful shot
pboehringer (770) 2007-08-24 6:13
quite interesting to read your text to this amazing kid. It gives some clues to what you're doing in this quite battered place of Africa. Amazing effect that you achieved with the sky reflecting in the boys eyes. Is that the joy of the potable water that is now available?
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-08-29 9:53
Hola Rolando, i see you've already travel in very exotic and far in all senses countries ! Eritrea, not an easy travel, and i see an interest for portraits, this one is good, i like it for sure.
Do you know Daniel (rbcy) ?
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-08-29 15:45
A great shot Rolando...maybe your best yet. The boy's eyes are engaging, staring right through the viewer. Sharp and detailed with nice color also. The one thing I like the most is the reflection in his eyes, where there is blue sky, the land and your reflection also.
Can't wait to see what you do with an SLR.
evanrizo (456) 2007-08-30 7:28
Wooooh Rolando, it is superb, it is stunning image, especial the reflections on his eyes!
A very lovely face.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-08-31 0:51
Increibles los ojos de este nino, me gusta mucho como has capturado lo que reflejan. Una foto muy bien lograda
carlab (2095) 2007-10-11 0:58
yoxim (274) 2007-11-10 7:45
the reflection and clarity of his eyes is amazing. he was looking straight to the lens. fabulous work. tfs
Cloud__Warrior (387) 2008-07-04 12:37
Super potrait, the eyes on this boy's portait are something special.
terez93 (1160) 2008-09-06 14:33
Fantastic portrait! Very sharp and clear, which is difficult to achieve in closeup shots. I was just thinking that the boy's eyes look just like black star sapphires, where the light radiates out from the center. Amazing photo; thanks for sharing!
markellae (0) 2008-09-20 12:37
it's amazing!the colours are fantastic,the expression and the way he stares are great...and the colour in his eyes because of the reflection of the sky,this wonderful blue-green is great...
no words...perhaps one of the best photos i have seen here :)
claud26point2 (1418) 2009-02-13 15:42
What a wonderful portrait of this boy. Looking in his eyes, I can see not only the sky's reflection but also that of you, the photographer!
manatee (4668) 2009-02-13 16:23
Amazing simly amazing picture, is so clear with so muhc details and very simplistic, this makes a grate pic I like to see you in the reflex of his or (her) eyes. I love his, her eyes, I dont know is is a male or female because has something in his lobules in the ear.
I wish you have a woderful San Valentines day and take care
Greetings from Mexico