A morning scene in a Fula village, not far from the border with Senegal, a little goat was resting between two mortars and also a pestle lying on the ground. These objects are used to to husk and dehull grain and they can be seen in every African village. In background, we can see a traditional house. 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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point-blank (156) 2013-11-07 22:03
This a very simple and ordinary routine scene. But the way you have composed it makes it really beautiful. very well done.
lousat (91332) 2013-11-08 1:53
Hi Ana,so you been in Gambia too...hehe..nice capture of this poor house,i like the diagonal light to create a beautiful 3D effect so well exposed,perfect colors and bright details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Didi (60588) 2013-11-08 2:12
La lumière rasante met en valeur cette scène locale avec ce jeune animal
Une image appréciable
Sergiom (79601) 2013-11-08 5:10
On dirait la crèche du petit jésus.Un beau moment attendrissant où la chèvre prend le soleil calmement. On perçoit bien la texture sur les murs de terre. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
jhm (152874) 2013-11-08 5:20
This must as western woman give a very rare feeling these small clay houses with a goat before the entrance.
You picture shows us perfect the situations with a good sharpness and clarity
Excellent captured, nice composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
williewhistler (16394) 2013-11-08 14:08
you have conveyed the simple beauty of an everyday scene ever so well taking full advantage of a lovely light that shows the warmth and textures of the environment perfectly.
Really nice photography.
Kind regards Les
ikeharel (71365) 2013-11-09 0:57
The young goat is an evident about life in the village, Ana, as well as the carpet/mattress on the doorstep.
Nice clear pic. show simpple and maybe poor daily-life in that part of the world.
Bom fim de semana,
abmdsudi (54055) 2013-11-09 8:37
This image stimulates all kinds of emotion about real life on this planet, and this just tugs on my heart-strings; An image that gives a really good insight into other cultures and how the other half lives it is so difficult to imagine living like this. I love the feel of a lazy day...the kid having a nap with the mud walls and the thatch it reminds me of the village huts of Bishnoi village in Jaisalmer Rajasthan, a rather warm light and great contrast with lovely shadows and textures that seems to work, in that it accentuates the apparent harsh conditions. Your framing is great -- putting the essential mortars and pestle in the context of life and daily routine. Fabulous, its wonderful to see other countries and peoples customs full of information, Congrats.
josepmarin (58357) 2013-11-18 10:27
Olá, amiga Ana,
me gusta la sencillez de esta composición minimalista, con un encuadre cerrado sobre la pequeña cabra descansando entre los dos morteros tradicionales, y la cabaña de barro detrás.
El juego de luz y sombras, la nitidez de la imagen, la buena luminosidad y los colores naturales, aportan una alta calidad a la foto.
Pili e Josep
kato (11630) 2013-11-23 18:41
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the typical house in this village and life tools of mortars and pestle. It's also cute and smiley scene to see the spectacle in which a goat is resting on pink mat. And, the light is managed beautifully bu shadow and highlight.
EstudioChispa (2174) 2015-03-05 9:45
This image makes my mind swim through time! With the possible exception of the blanket the goat is on (funny that it would choose to lay on a blanket rather than the ground, no?), this image could be from 100 years ago, or 5,000 years ago! Fantastic!
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- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (45337)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-07 15:48