My last pic from the Gambia, taken by bus with children who greet and we often pursued in hopes of having some candy as a gift.My last tribute to a beautiful land, not rich of photographic opportunities as a city or other states, but with a really fantastic people.
La mia ultima foto dal Gambia,scattata dal bus con i bambini che salutano e che spesso ci inseguivano nella speranza di avere qualche caramella in regalo.Ultimo omaggio ad una terra bellissima,non ricca di opportunita fotografiche come citta' o altri stati ma con una gente davvero fantastica.
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larhrissiHicham (577) 2013-06-29 16:37
Très belle prise...si authentique et si pleine de vie. Les enfants restent les mêmes quelque soit l'emplacement sur cette terre auquel ils appartiennent.
Beaucoup de métier mon ami, très beau cadrage et intéressant POV...tout en équilibre. Bravo et "hats off".
drt100 (2109) 2013-06-29 18:13
Very nice catch of daily life here. One can see the story in this photo. The point of view is really on you as all eyes are looking your way. drt100
Silvio1953 (152867) 2013-06-29 22:30
Ciao Luciano, fantastico addio, non potevi scegliere una scena miglòiore per mostrare l'anima di questo popolo, deliziosi i bimbi che ti salutano, gran bella scena, bravissimo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-29 22:36
Pour rester dans l'actualité du moment, une petite similitude avec les spectateurs du Tour de France quémandant un petit cadeau lors du passage de la caravane publicitaire -)Une intéressante image de ces bambins gambiens.
siudzi (34141) 2013-06-30 0:40
This is very charming post! The small kids look so cute here and I am sure it was very nice to see a good bye sign from them. Very well executed pic with superb sense of moment. Sharpness was managed perfectly. TFS.
Have a lovely day!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-30 1:15
namaste, a nice daily life indeed. Something special in it which made it so catchy. The high POV works well. Nice to see the childrens with the rural path at background. Excellent shot. Tfs.
papagolf21 (109194) 2013-06-30 1:46
Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Encore une prise de vue très réussie montrant la vie quotidienne des enfants !
Merci, Luciano, de nous faire profiter de ces bons moments de voyage et de découverte.
Très bonne journée.
Indrasish (2943) 2013-06-30 1:50
Great shot here.. Very eye-catchy image with a good composition.. superb photo quality.. Keep sharing.. Very well done and thanks..
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-30 2:17
I think you couldn´t choose more appropriate picture for your last shot from Gambia.
This one is so expressive and meaningful.The kids running behind the bus and waving convey perfectly this specific kind of nostalgia when we leave our holiday destination.
Quality is of course superb,but I think in this case it´s not so important as the emotions it convey.
Have a nice sunday
snunney (106459) 2013-06-30 2:38
I have enjoyed this series of shots from Gambia, a country I have never visited. The people seem full of life and are good ambassadors for tourism. Charming capture of this group of little boys hurrying to say goodbye.
luciola (2970) 2013-06-30 2:43
Beautiful pic, meaningful symbolism.
ktanska (29241) 2013-06-30 3:02
Excellent high viewpoint. Good spirit of children is well visible. Dusty reddish landscape is so typical Africa.
ikeharel (78229) 2013-06-30 3:05
Obviously the bus raised much dust in the air, and the view of children running after is telling how dependant they are not to say too desperate. Tourists for them is a hope, maybe a source of needed income.
That's what I grasp from this lovely photo.
danos (103094) 2013-06-30 3:37
nice the snapshot from this advantage point with the little children to run and salute the leaving bus.I imagine your experience you have gained knowledge from this journey in Gambia.Excellent presentation as a good reportage shot from the country.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-06-30 3:42
Great shot by bus of leaving Gambia.The boys do not want you to leave them.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
jmdias (68615) 2013-06-30 4:00
some years ago my Portuguese uncle visited my town and poor children was ever persecuting him because he used to give sweets for them. in these last years they don't do this because brazil is a "rich country" haha.
excellent image, the life is here and the small tragedy of this moment too. in some aspects the happiness of children can be not proportional what they have and even they can be more happy than rich ones. the children portraited by palizzi lived in such conditions too.TFS.
jacquest (19047) 2013-06-30 5:02
The mood of your note is very well represented in your image that tells the story of a moment in the life these children. Good natural colors and an interesting angle of shot.
Nicou (150964) 2013-06-30 5:39
quelle vue et captage tous ces enfants qui courent sur cette terre et vue de haut touchante image splendide.
Bravo t amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-30 6:13
a glorious shot this, full of the innocence of youth and also a touch nostalgic. The characters here are so endearing and the image has a raw and evocative quality about it. Like the sense of movement and a really expressive shot. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
williewhistler (16490) 2013-06-30 6:19
Hello Luciano,the waves of the children to the departing people is very touching,despite the obviously harsh surroundings they give the picture a great charm.
Nicely timed and well presented.
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2013-06-30 6:58
A great scene with which to bid farewall to this land, and a great demonstration of the friendliness of the people. I love in particular the pose and smile of the little dude in the lower right corner, he looks like he could chase you for miles :)
Thanks for sharing your very special shots of this place.
All the best
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-06-30 9:25
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people. I think those children were sad to see you go. Good timing and good action shot. Nice lighting and good details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (51079) 2013-06-30 9:48
molto interessante ed emozionante quest' ultima impressione di Gambia, rimarra' con noi a lungo. La profondita' e la chiarezza ci portano nel quadro. L' incontro breve fra abitanti e visitatori e' terminato. L' atteggiamento dei bambini ha spontaneita' e interesse ma il bambino che sta correndo guardando direttamente nel obiettivo e allo spettatore fa un impatto accattivante. La luce e' fortissima, i colori ed i contrasti naturalissimi, tutti gestiti con abilta' notevole. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona settimana,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-30 9:52
ormai mi ero assuefatto al Gambia e associavo la tua persona a questo paese, ma con questo saluto a questo paese per interposta persona (questi simpatici bambini) dovrò modificare l mia abitudine.
A giudicare dalle foto è stato un viaggio ricco di avventura e pieno di interessi che sicuramente ci saprai riproporre con qualche altra meta, una delle poche che ti sono rimaste dopo i numerosi viaggi in giro per il mondo.
Ciao e buona domenica
carlo62 (54900) 2013-06-30 10:14
una scena che sembra creata apposta per la tua partenza.
Meglio di così non poteva andare (fotograficamente).
Fanno tenerezza questi bambini, vedono fuggire l'opportunità di ottenere ancora qualcosa.
bayno (18344) 2013-06-30 13:34
FAVOLOSA....stupende le tonalità, il momento colto con grande bravura, perfetto il fuoco e la profondità....il taglio...sicuramente una delle tue ultime migliori....almeno per i miei gusti...
tyro (26142) 2013-06-30 16:22
Ciao caro Luciano,
Oh, dear, this picture brought a tear to my eye!
A most endearing photograph of this little group of happy children chasing your 'bus! They might be begging for sweets or money, but here they appear to be waving you "Bye, bye" as though they are asking you to return to see them again some day.
A wonderful capture of these happy children caught in bright sunlight with perfect exposure and beautiful colours.
delpeoples (59772) 2013-07-01 2:17
Un bellissimo omaggio a questa terra che ha toccata il tuo cuore. Questi carini non potrei darti un regalo piu' bello. Adoro i colori e come hai gestito la forte luce. ottimo lavoro e ti auguro una buonissimo viaggio in Tunisia.
macjake (72491) 2013-07-01 5:56
again, i have SOOO many questions for you about Gambia, but too many to list here.
for now i'll just sit back and enjoy your photography and enjoy the people.
even looking at this scene i get the sense the kids are chasing....great shot!
whats next on your travel list??
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-01 7:50
This last photo from your trip is perfect.Nice expression on these lovely children.Perfect colors and atmosphere.Excellent POV and framework.
Have a nice week
amaryllis (37039) 2013-07-02 5:45
une photo superbe de cette scène de "au revoir" et non adieu...avec ces enfants qui couraient derrière, c'est émouvant et tu nous as montré une belle série sur ce pays si beau et accueillant
merci de ces partages
Cricri (125818) 2013-07-04 11:43
Adorable scène, très touchante et belle a voir.....bonne profondeur, des couleurs chaudes et sec de paysage...avec les ombres, très belle image
mohammad_H (10072) 2013-07-04 21:54
African children, cute, beautiful views, good resolution, the hope that African children living in relative prosperity and peace
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-07-05 23:26
con i bambini si va sempre sul sicuro. quello in primo piano attorniato dalla polvere del bus e' troppo simpatico.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-07-06 9:59
Very good daily life scene with children of Gambia. A real reportage picture. Well done!
Buon fine settimana!
kordinator (22515) 2013-07-07 1:51
Fantastic pic from Gambia.
I like children on the photos.
Impressive atmosphere with this colors.
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-07-08 19:16
it is true. Every where are beautiful people. We are all human. This picture of saying bye, bye is emotional very touching. You express the feeling very well by this photograph. Perfectly well done. I like it a lot. Tfs. Luciano.
Fis2 (106292) 2013-07-09 5:13
A very interesting shot.
Good colors and light.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice afternon my friend.
Angshu (56760) 2013-07-09 7:06
Nice picture you have taken with the joyful kids taken from your high POV. The scene has good a rustic flavour and the light, though strong is good.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-07-10 14:42
Superb shot with feelings and nostalgia
The children are not happy that you leave that place
Superb presentation, light and pov
mcmtanyel (28962) 2013-07-10 19:27
This is a very fitting scene for a farewell photo. Excellent timing. You caught the cute little fellow (closest to the camera) right in the middle of a step, very precious!
PS. I could not figure out who submitted the workshop, so I can't reply to them directly. I will make my comment on the workshop here: The photo is distorted. The aspect ratio was changed not by cropping but by uneven scaling.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-11 5:04
It's action time, I love it, you really did not wait a second but you got them sharp and running. Superb POV and spot on settings. Well done
nikkitta (17068) 2013-07-13 16:25
A pity, no more interesting captures from Gambia and his people and animals
Photo well taken of a known subject , children asking for money or sweets
Like the more the contrast between them and the orange earth
Good way to say Good Bye at a country
kato (11630) 2013-07-13 19:29
You're capturing well this sentimental scene by a good comosition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle as a movie scene in which kids are telling "Good bye" to you taking and leaving in this place by bus. So, you show in here the atmosphere of this country in dried ground and cute kids. And, the shadow projected to the ground draws out a good effect in this image.
ciakgiak (30433) 2013-07-16 9:04
semplicemente favolosa, ed anche molto emozionante... bravo!
adores (46363) 2013-07-16 14:04
It must be a fantastic experience for them to see tourists arriving. Here you captured a very good moment, with a very simple background, but full of emotion. I like the little one running to you, surrounded by dust, while the others stay in background, saying goodbye.
frunchy (1800) 2013-08-11 5:15
i love to be taken to far away destinations!
This is a really nice goodbye Picture as it Shows so much Beauty in this barren land!
pajaran (65694) 2017-02-23 23:10
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa decom. Deca su nase najvece bogatstvo i buducnost.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje, srecno.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work , shown a nice, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured with children. Children are our greatest wealth and future.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best, good luck.
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (97515)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-25
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony DSC HX1
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-29 16:09
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