This is the same Fula village, not far from the border with Senegal, but this time it was taken by the end of the day. We spent the night on a tent near this village and we spent the evening with them. I keep the best souvenir of this place.
In background, we can see the same traditional house of my previous photo.
The Fulas or Peuls, are one of the largest migratory ethnic groups in the world and they are spread over many African countries, such as Senegal. It was a great experience to visit many of their villages and contact with them, as they are really nice and usually welcome visitors really well.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-10 3:26
I love this! Such a candid and fascinating shot. You have captured the very essence and atmosphere of this place in this brilliantly composed image. A flawless execution and endearingly beautiful presentation. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Gigidusud (17673) 2013-11-10 3:49
Great capture of this typical scene with nice détails and beautiful colors. I like it!
Have a nice Sunday,
papagolf21 (89716) 2013-11-10 3:54
Très belle scène de la vie quotidienne. L'ambiance générale est parfaitement restituée.
Note très bien rédigée.
Très bonne journée.
PaulVDV (24191) 2013-11-10 4:22
Very beautiful daily life-picture showing these people in their colourful clothes and their traditional houses.
The typical African patterns on the clothes are very nice.
Only the dog is looking at the camera.
Best regards, Paul
Sergiom (66255) 2013-11-10 4:50
Quelle belle image. Les dames qui ne regardent pas dans ta direction témoignent d'un certain ennui vis à vis de la situation. Le bébé et le chien complètent bien l'ensemble. Le tout semble très naturel.
dekanski (4057) 2013-11-10 5:26
I can not repeat and constantly praise you. I'm impressed with your photos and your travels!
Nicou (128896) 2013-11-10 6:03
quel portrait e tiamge de ce deux dame collée contre le poteau de bois, elles ont l'air tristes quel habits colorés image touchante sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-10 6:36
dalle tue foto scattate in questo viaggio si comprendono le tue emozioni nel corso di esso.
Sei rimasta particolarmente colpita non solo dal paesaggio ma soprattutto dal diverso modo di intendere la vita da parte di queste popolazioni e sei stata brava nel soffermarti su di essa cercando di far comprendere questa loro diversità.
Ed a mio parere ci sei riuscita in pieno perchè hai fatto questo lavoro mettendoci l'anima e non solo il fredo obiettivo di un qualsiasi fotografo.
I miei complimwnti.
Ciao e buona domenica
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-10 8:27
nice and interesting study of daily-life!
The life looks to go very calm there-even the dog seems to enjoy the day(he poses really lovely to your shot:)
You were able to convey here well the atmosphere of this scene and that moment.I like it!
Have a nice evening
holmertz (44458) 2013-11-10 10:42
This is a very nice photo with a lot of interesting and typical details. Especially the young woman standing poses very well (probably unintentionally). She is wearing a fantastic combination of colours, at least some of them matching the surroundings very nicely.
My experience of Africa has been that although life looks so different from that in Europe, and the conditions of life are so very different, it is often more easy to feel "at home" than in many parts of Asia. I don't know the reason, but there is something with the attitude to other human beings that I find so pleasant in many parts of Africa. A gentle, uncomplicated and undemanding friendliness.
worldcitizen (7505) 2013-11-10 12:39
Thanks for showing us this remote and lovely village. I like many things about this photo: the colorful clothes of the women, the small child in the doorway of the house, and the smiling dog. :-) Everyone looks so relaxed, but I'm sure there is a lot of work to do in this village.
Vasa (16816) 2013-11-10 16:46
your witness from Africa is great. I would like to follow your feet. For photographic adventure. Many thanks for all last pictures!
bukitgolfb301 (37542) 2013-11-10 22:22
Hi Hola dear Ana
Wow so wonderful image of so sharp and clear prsentation at all. Very vivid and fantatsic prime color world in the west Africa. I like this sereis so much.
All the best and have a good start of new week! Takero
jjcordier (78388) 2013-11-10 23:04
Une jolie composition, riche en détails (chien, poule, enfant....), pour cette intéressante photo de ce village gambien.
abmdsudi (46196) 2013-11-11 9:02
A humble looking down to earth village scene where there are two strong focal of interests here and they are obvious magnets to this scene with lots of fine interest around. This pov is great that is a great idea to frame it this way as the striking subjects and colors add to this cheery image although there's no direct direct eye contact. A diff rural scene and the essence of daily life so well captured. Pleasure to view, Congrats and tfs
williewhistler (15413) 2013-11-12 8:33
I do enjoy everything about this lovely shot,the well considered composition which includes the two ladies in their brightly coloured dress and the naked child in the doorway shows the nature of the surrounding environment perfectly.
The little terrier is the finishing touch to a beautiful photograph.Simply stunning.
Kind regards Les.
cornejo (35123) 2013-11-12 9:09
Oi Ana, muito boa imagem desta cena interessante da vida cotidiana do lugar, muito bem composto e capturado nesta imagem bonita, com boa nitidez, profundidade, boa luz e cor. Excelente e interessante trabalho perfeitamente feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este belo trabalho.
Boa tarde e semana feliz.
Best regards do sul da Espanha.
jemaflor (88787) 2013-11-15 23:46
Good double portraits, well composed with the view of a part of the environement, beautiful colors.
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-11-17 19:13
A nice and interesting picture from the African village with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color.Executed and presented superbly. TFS.
ChrisJ (103565) 2013-11-24 4:24
Good colour contrasts between the yellow plastic petrol container and the blue attire of the women. Also the orange vs blue and the hot pink magenta vs the blue. A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and realistic saturation of the colour. The small boy in the shadowed door top left lets us know the mothers are probably the same in the fg. Tfs!
ourania (35852) 2013-12-13 11:42
another interesting and delightful insight into the daily life of this remote village that you gave us the opportunity to visit through your lens. Your composition is well framed and solidified through a great arrangement of verticals and shapes, a fine placement of the two girls off centre and a wonderful distribution of points of interest all over. Depth and clarity are marvelous, textures and colours have a stunning naturalness that makes our perception of this scene so effective. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (40392)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-10 3:18
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