This is a scene of the Bandiagara Escarpment rising above Dogon village of Teli, where is stuated between Kani Kombolé and Endé in the Dogon country of Mali.
Remnant dwellings of the ancient Tellem people can be seen under the overhung cliff. This "Cliff of Bandiagara" is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A cow cart is carrying our sleeping bags, ingredients of meals and so on. It get cold at night though it's extremely hot in daytime.
PP: I tried to reproduce this scene with a taste of slide film, using DxO Optics Pro 6 and Photoshop CS2.
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siolaw (38292) 2011-01-16 20:36
You have superb, rich colours and good contrast level, plus a well composed scene with the bull cart placed in a strong point.
Sharp and clean work
vishaal (1042) 2011-01-16 21:17
This is fantastic. The contrast of the cliff is wonderful against the clear blue sky.
I can see your stuff on the cart, and the presence of the moving cart is very lively here.
An excellent compo. Well done.
abmdsudi (48769) 2011-01-16 22:20
Breathtaking scene of this interesting landscape in deep color, good reproduction and pp. Picture with good depth, well balanced composition between main subject and sky area. A dynnamic picture with good diagonal path and the cart timely captured at the third leads eyes into the focal point, this enhanced the perspective further. Crispy shot with good lighting and textures while those trees are attractive additional subjects in the frame. Good notes, Awesome shot Excellent photo work my friend.
ManuMay (36097) 2011-01-16 22:28
Very beautiful view over this place, perfect colours and contrasts and very good definition in details, good composition too , and exact subject placement to balance the overall image...Good work!!
Have a nie day...
dta (73021) 2011-01-16 23:05
Hello Hisashi ,
Superb colors for this fine rural scene . The contrast between the orange rocks and the blue sky is amazing .
cyborg83 (4669) 2011-01-16 23:12
very exotic picture for me,
I like the nature, interesting colors and great light.
It had to be very interesting trip,
wolf38 (31284) 2011-01-16 23:12
Hi Hisashi. Exciting title. Instructive text. African landscape with oxen. Rock, blue sky. Excellent composition, light and colors. Rgds, Wolfgang.
annjackman (21360) 2011-01-16 23:20
There is an interesting subject. The cart is in a good position and you have sharpness throughout the picture. The dwellings are clearly visible. Very well done.
chewy_candy674 (471) 2011-01-16 23:25
excellent landscape photo with superb color n compo
BennyV (15017) 2011-01-16 23:39
I just noticed your recent Mali posts. Terrrific pictures from a terrific place. My wife and I once went on a 10-day walking tour in this area and your shot brings back some great memories. A fine view of the Bandiagara falaise and the cart is placed just perfectly. Judging from the shadows it was about time you reached your resting place. Nearly there...
Thumbs up from me & thanks for sharing.
Nicou (133434) 2011-01-17 1:03
fantastique compo, quelle couleur de la terre et de la roche, quelle luminosité, avec la charette qui passe dans ce décor de rêve, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
yquem46 (38750) 2011-01-17 1:41
Strong colors and contrasts and very hard light, giving a clear idea of the temperature out there at this hour of the day
Well composed with the cart at the right place
Have a nice day
Juntas (7960) 2011-01-17 3:06
Hi Hisashi. Sharpness is the big point here but also colors and light are very good. Composition is great with the cart well placed on the scene. Well done, great work.
Have a nice day.
holmertz (47100) 2011-01-17 3:07
Again you have captured the magnificent scenery and the intense heat very well.
SWEETFREEDOM (24104) 2011-01-17 3:15
amazing the colors of the sky and of the rocks.
superb sharpness and interesting landscape.
sabermonajati (10869) 2011-01-17 3:44
amazing place you captured.
bartekp (4746) 2011-01-17 9:09
Good composition, that 'cliff" catches eye and orange color too.
Have a nice evening
jafadabret (56501) 2011-01-17 10:22
Le post-traitement est très réussi, on croirait une diapositive.
J'aime les couleurs du ciel et de la falaise. L'attelage est bien placé pour donner de la vie au paysage.
ilDottore (5252) 2011-01-17 10:43
Excellent view, captured in warm colours (you can almost feel, how hot is African sun...). Incredible rock formations and sky as blue as it is possible... :)
Greetings from Dublin!
jurek1951 (42196) 2011-01-17 21:05
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.
Excellent point of view,
asajernigan (21427) 2011-01-18 2:50
This is a fine landscape shot. The deep blue sky provides nice contrast for the red cliff. The ox cart adds a nice point of interest for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
mauro61 (52855) 2011-01-18 2:54
bello il cromatismo dell'immagine con il rosso tipico di queste terre.
Ottima l'inclusione del carro al passaggio con un bel cielo azzurro di fondo,
delpeoples (56014) 2011-01-18 3:51
This shot is flawless, so rich in colour, exact framing and beautifully thought out. A fascinating place for sure, with beautiful textures and tones. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a beautiful day.
Nard (6972) 2011-01-18 11:54
Still beautiful picture from Mali with incredible golden an blue colors. The cart on the foreground completes perfectly the composition adding a part of life. TFS
TopGeo (38216) 2011-01-18 23:34
Hi Hisashi! A successful conversion of a beautiful image from Mali with an incredible blues BG. The first plan in conjunction with the color of the area perfectly complements the composition by adding one part of life. Impressive choice of location of the shots! Excellent performance!
Graal (101108) 2011-01-19 0:08
amazing african landscape. Great nature and interesting scene about daily life theme. Superb colours and sharpness. I like it.
Have a nice day.
yeln (11516) 2011-01-19 3:08
izjemen pogled na skalno steno z lepim POV!!!
več so mi tople pečene barve in super modro nebo!!
ljudje se trudijo v tej vročini in delajo.
lep dan, vojko
jhm (146618) 2011-01-19 3:33
Splendid scene with a wonderful landscape image.
Steel blue sky, wonderful rock massive.
Sharpness and clarity make you picture very attractive.
Good perspective and depth picture.
Very well composition, good presentation too. TFS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-19 4:49
The diagonal composition from this cart is effective and induces a lot of depth. It is an interesting description of this place. The light and colors are nice, good post-processing. Bravo.
Have a nice day
adramad (42015) 2011-01-19 10:50
Superb composition in this rugged landscape, beautiful range of colors especially in the land and sky blue, light too sensational. Well done.
TRB (13974) 2011-01-19 13:36
Sharpness, colors, frame, and the composition is excellent, with super-sharing exposure.
adores (42267) 2011-01-20 2:57
Great scene!The boy leading the heavy cart in this arid land makes a great composition. Very good colours, I like the contrast of the land and rock with the blue sky!
Silvio1953 (133778) 2011-01-20 10:42
Ciao Hisashi, lovely scene in a fantastic landscape, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
tober (8797) 2011-01-21 5:07
Hello Dear Hishashi, impressive shot from a deserted but interesting landscape. I can even feel the heat of sun from the ground. The cow-carriage car is a unique detail which adds dynamism to your composition. The yellow texture of the landscape makes a nice contrast against the blue sky. Best regards, Tolga
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-21 10:19
A very intersting shot with the presentation of this place. Nice shot too with a very good managment of light under a beautiful sky. this good light give very plesanat warm colors. good balalnce in the composition too.
Have a nice WE,
vladic (4537) 2011-01-21 11:19
Je suis impressionné par cette superbe photo, vraiment bien composée et mettant en valeur de magnfique nature. Je viens me réchauffer un peu dans cette image aux couleurs chaudes...
Salutations amicales de la Pologne,
jemaflor (91279) 2011-01-22 7:57
Perfect light and colors managment, interesting composition with beautiful minéral landscape and life with the human presence well situated in the left side.
bebbetto (40) 2011-01-22 10:19
superb photograph. Absolute sharpness. Gorgeous colors
robmal (2018) 2011-01-23 2:46
Fantastic mountain landscape photo with interesting color and great lights, super sharpness and fine composition, congratulations.
danos (92602) 2011-01-23 9:43
nice the snapshot with the passing by carriage in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.I like the great contrast of the colours as the brilliant light of the scene with the clarity of the reddish rocks to be superb.
paura (47186) 2011-01-23 12:47
A charming countryside scene shown from an excellent framing. well done!
vasilpro (41187) 2011-01-24 12:47
Superb daily life composition, wonderful landscape, excellent light management, very good contrast, lovely natural colors, very nice POV.
kordinator (20337) 2011-01-26 1:38
Fantastic landscape composition from Mali.
Wonderful nature with famous colors and perfect light.
The contrast of the cliff is wonderful against the clear blue sky.
foozi (7101) 2011-01-27 5:37
Hello Hisashi ,
excellent rich colours and the view is breathtaking. I like the way you place the guy with the cart at the best place.
Such a special shot that render pleasant daily activity.
the bright and strong sunlight gives this presentation an effective view.
sacavem (18620) 2011-01-27 13:56
I ask I eat I am that a person who lives in Japan decides to make one travels to the Mali :)
I hope for you've been a good trip.
Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
Angshu (56740) 2011-01-27 21:53
Good to see the wide angle view of the ancient rock dwellings of the Tellems. The red soil & rocks, the strong sun & the excellent contrast with the polarsed blue sky makes this very attractive indeed! The bullock cart is well placed in the frame & provides good scale. A fine documentary style post with brilliant colours!
PS : It's in fact my honour to have you in my humble list of favourite photographers. If only I can learn more seeing your pictures, that's my wish!
danyy (0) 2011-01-27 22:49
le monde de la débrouille et du bricolage, preuxve qu'on peut recycler beaucoup de choses avant de les détruuire définitivement. Jolies couleurs, opposition entre bleus et ocres.
mkamionka (33685) 2011-01-28 1:49
great well saturated colors here. I like the red earth. The presence of people makes not only a nice scene but also gives idea about the scale.
Very nice capture,
marina7 (8055) 2011-02-01 10:13
What a great scene under the scorching sun! The sky's blue is fantastic. And the man with his cart and cows - a little story unfolding... Marvelous shot, thanks for sharing.
josepmarin (58087) 2011-02-02 0:40
an interesting and spontaneous scene of the daily life in this place, beautifully caught.
I like the select framing, in which you have included the cow car that gives dynamism and vitality to the image.
The warmth of the colors, the great light and the sharpness works perfectly to create a very attractive composition.
siudzi (34141) 2011-02-03 2:32
Wow, what a great color contrast between golden rocks and clear blue sky here! Very interesting and eye-catching work. Well done.
Thanks for sharing.
leo61 (0) 2011-02-09 11:05
This oxcart is at the perfect position and colors and contrast are amazing.
faletiz (10759) 2011-02-26 5:02
is the first time I meet your beautiful gallery, full of light and color. I loved it! This image is beautiful, I love the cart going up, slowly and painfully down the slope. The landscape is stunning, amazing colors and lights. Well done!
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-26
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 20:11