For Nuer people in western Ethiopia, as for many indegenous societes in the World, cows are everything - they provide food, clothing and pride.
People here don't use modern ways of saving money - like in banks, they keep their cattle instead. If they need anything, they sell a cow and buy what they need.
The smoke is used to keep mosquitos and other bugs away.
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mwaite (221) 2007-11-09 8:55
I like it. A well composed photo with good colors and a story giving perspective on the photo.
holmertz (50766) 2007-11-09 9:16
A wonderful picture from this Nuer village. Along with the note it is a very informative photo. It shows the ever important cows, the construction of huts, the smoke, the sparse vegetation - all in the very soft and warm colours of late afternoon (or maybe early morning).
Really well done,
Mocuishle (115) 2007-11-09 9:33
Absolutely wonderful. I can keep looking at this picture. It's warm, but more than that it has soul.
Thanks for sharing.
wolf38 (31296) 2007-11-09 10:40
Hello Antoni. An impressing and very descriptive photo. There is an idea of a village. The photo is very alive and outstanding composed. The smoke of the open fires makes it tendencyful. Very beautifully. An exemplary photo also for Trekearth. Best regards, Wolfgang.
flory (4848) 2007-11-09 10:56
thanks for show us their life,here is the most important life of them..hm
like this warm light.
all the best!
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-11-09 10:57
Excellent shot Antoni. The colours and feel are wonderful. The composition is excellent and I can almost smell (ahem!) the place. Well done for being there and for capturing this scene. Best wishes, Paul.
Leonie (8809) 2007-11-09 13:24
Hi there, amazing picture! The composition is great and the cows are just more than photogenic! Very good colours...just everything fits here! Well done!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-11-09 16:22
It is a great photo with excellent saturated colours and a good composition. It is amazing to see how they live with all the animals around their huts. Looking at your gallery it seams that you tend to over-saturate your pictures but they also look very nice. Well done.
Lee30 (78) 2007-11-09 17:03
What can I say..."Simple life" would be an understatement! Intrepid travellers like you are THE BEST contributors to TE, Well done and keep up the great work.
mirarer (4751) 2007-11-09 17:39
Una foto de gran calidad y muy cálida. Bonita perspectiva y excelente colorido.
eleparc (24063) 2007-11-11 8:10
those earthy colors are so synonymous of Africa for me! I just love them! I can smell the dung and the wood that just burnt... TFS Antoni and nice to see you back;-)
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-11-15 12:07
A nice life's scene with a good POV in middle of cows. The little boy gives color, I like your shot.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-11-27 4:10
Very well composed, you have done a great job capturin these people's living conditions,
very well done