Not far from Isalo National Park, Ilakaka is a new town. Few years ago there were just few houses here but, since the discovery of an important alluvional sapphire deposit, the population boomed at more than 60.000 people in the last years. The world "sapphire" is everywhere in town and still people gather here from all over the country desperately in search of fortune.
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holmertz (38579) 2010-07-04 13:27
Not a very pretty place, as far as I can imagine, but a pretty picture, taken from a very good POV that shows us the crowded street right up to where it ends. Fine depth and lots of colourful dots all over.
Adrian_S (1173) 2010-07-04 13:31
the boy in the front makes the whole picture. He compensates for the very extreme, yet effective DOF. The photography is really expressive!
sayeed_rahman (6207) 2010-07-04 22:14
the dof is truly remarkable and thats a big unit you are using. very well visualized and presented with the little boy leading us far into the scene..nice one Luca
dkmurphys (47628) 2010-07-05 3:11
Beautiful view, I like the way you've composed the whole image. A very picturesque place, great job.
BennyV (13548) 2010-07-05 5:32
This has a frontier feeling to it, like Africa meets the wild west. Great pov, with the boy walking into town, a stretch of houses, with its limits already visible before the horizon. A fine piece of work, thanks for sharing it.
smarcell (19963) 2010-08-05 0:46
Perfetta la composizione, con il tele che schiaccia la prospettiva sulla strada e le baracche.
Alta classe come al solito...