A second image from the same visit to the malian friend near Bandiagara, meeting the Pheule tribe settled in front of his own camp... This blue dressed Man is the chief of the tribe.. I still don t know if he knows we were much more honnored to visit them then he was...He friendly agreed to stand for a portrait, despite his misconsideration of his "old" own image, and again I thank him for this moment!
(NB: pic taken with an old Sony DSC camera from 1995, I am so sorry for the technical mistakes of this pic, like burned part of the pullover, but I hope it can be appreciated despite of it...)
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holmertz (44596) 2013-12-07 4:43
This is a fine and unusual portrait, taken in difficult circumstances. The dark shade from the man's hat was a bigger problem than the strong light on his white pullover, so I agree with the ws made by pajaran. But many photos have qualities that go beyond mere technical aspects and this is certainy one of them. The man's gesture is a fine detail and he has a very dignified look.
lousat (81830) 2013-12-07 15:23
Salut Sebastien,la lumiere difficile qui est passe' par le chapeau a cree une espece de masque sur le visage,une solution tres originale et interessante,qui volent la scene aux mains qu'on va regarder apres en lisant le titre..ehehe...mes compliments et bon Dimanche,Luciano
danos (89953) 2013-12-08 1:01
very nice the portrait of this native man with the characteristic movement to show his hand as his blue cloth.Good the light and the colour management of the scene.
boa (6271) 2013-12-09 11:38
i agree with Gert(holmertz). I many situations the technical quality is less important if there is an interesting situation and that is the case here. I don`t think the quality is bad here. The shadows in his face looks natural, sharp with good colors also. Good shot from an interesting part of the world!
Have a nice evening.
jcpix (13812) 2013-12-12 14:59
You know...I'm sure there are many who would look at this picture and pull it apart piece by piece for any technical flaws, and sure, my first notion was to think that the shadow is far too heavy and has concealed his face...but your note overrides any those kinds of details.
"I still don't know if he knows we were much more honored to visit them then he was" That says all I need to know about this photo. You understand the emotion behind it, and it's special for you, which is then conveyed with the picture and provided text. No need for anything more than that. So yes, I certainly do appreciate it!