When I reach Evatra
I was delighted
by the quiet
of the place.
I cannot stop on the banks
for long as I planned
the loop walk until Lokaro bay
but I cannot get out of taking
a shot of this child fishing
on the wooden quay.
A peaceful image
of a simple and poor childhood
but isn't this the kind of place
we dream when we are at home
in our busy and polluted cities?
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markstaples (15670) 2006-06-16 13:22
This is excellent. The boy is perfectly placed in the frame, the jetty forms a nice diagonal, the sky and the sea with its reflections are marvellous. The very best work.
bfly (5775) 2006-06-16 13:25
it is very much a place I dream..
I like the boy playing alone and probably dreaming too :)..pile of clothes under his arm adds to its story..compo is good with left and right bottom objects framing the kid..I like the photo a lot :) thanks..
Bien (4745) 2006-06-16 13:31
Hi Luca, The smile you just put on my face after opening this photo is the highlight of my week, truly. It's heart-warming, cute and funny how this little boy is inspecting his catch, equally his size. Such a beautiful image, with loads of sensibility. The composition is great including the tip of the canoe, the immense depth of the lake up to the mountains and than the hunch of the bridge this young man is standing on. I like how he got his jacket tucked under his arms. A very charming and wonderful image, thank you! Sabine
PS I thought it was also funny that your boy has some similarities with my boy last posted. Both of them are wearing green trousers and white shirt and they have the same long shadow as well - but yours is wandering around in a more uplifting environment as mine with that super background you captured.
gsimon (387) 2006-06-16 14:18
Lovely simple capture
Great pov and clarity
Did the boy catch any fish....
sam224 (6215) 2006-06-16 14:21
Un altro bellissimo scatto Luca. Il bambino sul molo con la sua esca improvvisata di fronte al bellissimo panorama delle montagne in lontananza coronate da candide nuvole ne fanno un'immagine decisamente attraente.
lasscor (7640) 2006-06-16 16:03
Wonderful peaceful composition.
I like much this very young fisherman with their clothes or "doudou" under his arm.
Nice tender portrait.
Baileys (667) 2006-06-16 16:10
your picture really made me smile :-)))
The compo and colours are very good, but what I like the most is the atmosphere of peace, calmness and joy derived of simple, small things.
Excellent - and very true - note.
Thanks for sharing.
lemurbaby (76) 2006-06-16 16:45
Beautiful photo. Really touching subject, well seen. Thank you.
king (2907) 2006-06-16 17:03
What a perfect picture
I like specially your low point of view : a bridge between me, adult, and the little boy.
My TE-picture of the week!!
daddo (26368) 2006-06-16 23:29
Hi Luca. A picture of wishful thinking, of unrealised hope? Will he catch anything? Will the world ever seriously help Africa in a fair and unexploitative way? The light is wonderful and the little one so endearing. Well spotted and composed.Regards, Klaudio
jjcordier (79289) 2006-06-17 0:32
Lovely simple picture, Luca! very nice colours and composition.
Furachan (0) 2006-06-17 3:32
Another charming, well composed scene from Madgascar, Luca. It's been a great series all the way. I like the proportions here, how you've made the little boy BIGGER somehow through your framing, how he dominates the landscape.
startacked (1355) 2006-06-17 3:46
Excellent shot! Show from the same height as he is to see the beautiful landscape. Good light on him and you clearly see what he's doing. Very good, TFS, Gilbert
leiju (1697) 2006-06-17 4:53
This is exquisite!
The composition is magnificent, the boy in the most perfect of places, the BG so clearly visible yet a strong and powerful presence right up at the front. The textures are marvelous and the colors simply *mmmh!* :D
The promise of future fishing is reinforced by the bark on the right.
Simply exquisite, I don't know what else to say! :D
everlasting (14734) 2006-06-17 5:00
Just lovely, so endearing, with his coat tucked under his arm he inspects his little catch, a tiddler for a tiddler. Wonderful clarity and colours, Luca.
My photo of the week.
Floydian (30970) 2006-06-17 9:03
What a beautifil image, the whole colour range is perfect, just as the composition....great shot..!!!
Prisley (1485) 2006-06-18 17:48
Excellent point that you've made here!Simplicity.
We busy people living in cities, seek for a quiet place like this one to rest for their holidays.
I like the POV and DOF here.
I'd maybe cut the piece of palm tree in the upper right corner, but that's nothing important.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-06-19 3:56
This is one of the best images on TE today. Everything so perfect about this. I just had to stop by and applaud. The boy seems like an interseting character. Wonder what he was doing with all those clothes under his arm.
With Greetings from India
osse (2808) 2006-06-19 9:22
Beautiful composition. Great colours and DOF.
Well done Luca
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-06-20 12:56
Luca, this image is so quiet. Peaceful. And fragile.
Fragile as the blue colour is in the sky.
As a child, rich or poor, is.
As this pendulum, hanging in the air.
Beautiful and meaningful, Luca, as always. --amz
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-16 13:18
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