Lovely children's photos taken in Mali by Gaby Gobou (gaby) who is the pride of TE have kept enchanting me for a long time. I visited a village not far from Mopti to meet them across the Bani River.
They are very friendly, and allow me to take their smiles in photos. They never demanded the chip for photographing. Our tour guide presented them a box of candies and nuts according to Gaby's advice.
I can not distinguish which ethnic group they belong, Bela, Peule, Malinke, Bozo and so on.
PP: I tried to make their skin smooth and to create a three-dimensional effect with the same software as Gaby.
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wolf38 (29666) 2011-01-19 23:15
Hi Hisashi. Mail. Locals in traditional dress. Happy faces. A wonderful snapshot of an exotic country. It is pleasant to look at this beautiful photo. Very informative text. Rgds, Wolfgang.
abmdsudi (35366) 2011-01-19 23:54
Capturing villagers from remote land is always a rewarding experience, carefully executed will produce such a very fine and satisfying result as depicted here. This makes us smiles too! Lovely capture of reality, genuine and gentle smiles. What really attract me is their eyes and orange color of the lady, these are effctive strong elements IMO. Good crop straight on
shot and spectacular details and sharpness . Exposure is fine with good contrast. Well done, good effort my friend! Congrast. Best rgds
williewhistler (10899) 2011-01-20 1:40
Hello Hisashi,the clarity and colours are of exceptional quality and very pleasing,there is some lens distortion but not enough to distract from this lovely street scene.
jhm (130662) 2011-01-20 3:45
All these people see very healthy and happy.
The smile of the mother with the naked teeth is very nice.
Splendid portrait picture.
Very well done, TFS.
SnapRJW (26134) 2011-01-20 3:48
Hello Hisashi - What a lovely family group! Bright eyed and beautifully dressed in vibrant colours which you have captured so well. Super. Best regards Rosemary
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-20 4:11
beautiful family portrait! Very radiant, very smooth!
Good work, Ivana
BennyV (13354) 2011-01-20 7:33
Great to see how Gaby's shots inspired you and lead to this great result. The faces (especially the eyes and mouths) and the soft skins are really superb. Well done & domo arigato for sharing it.
vasilpro (40685) 2011-01-20 14:33
Superb composition with lovely faces, beautiful expressions, excellent portraits, wonderful light, contrast and colors, fine photo work!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
polpo56 (15134) 2011-01-20 23:33
a beautiful picture that shows the joy of living of these people, despite the poverty.
A great reportage's photo.
My best regards!
bukitgolfb301 (33532) 2011-01-21 6:11
Hi my dear HIsashi-san
Another great shot by so vivid color presentation. Best framework by wide focus appraoch as you like and talented, so clearly sharp focusing and very well considered composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good last day of a week and best regards,
sacimar (25971) 2011-01-21 9:37
good image of these people, seeing the picture the seem friendly as you say, well done,
Have a good weekend,
delpeoples (50271) 2011-01-22 1:05
HI dear Hisashi
I can see why - and how - Gaby has inspired you. Gaby's photos are beautiful and so skillful. You have done us all proud with this quadruple portrait. Your subjects are beautiful (especially that gorgeous little baby). Their skin tone, sharpness and colours are flawless. I have tried to do portraits in the past and find them difficult to do for many reasons. I can tell that you have created a beautiful relationship with your subjects, which is what travel, portrait photography and TE are all about. Congratulations.
Nicou (109742) 2011-01-22 1:34
merveilleuse scène colorée et animée, sueprbe quelle couleur, quels sourire, splendide scène africaine.
Bravo et amitié
peppe59 (14551) 2011-01-22 1:45
very beautiful scene, photographed with great quality.
compliments beautiful colors.
yquem46 (37514) 2011-01-22 1:49
A splendid family portrait, natural and in real life situation, even if I'm a bit disturbed by the totally burnt out sky behind them
My preference goes to to the smile of the mother
have a nice WE
claudeD (28273) 2011-01-22 8:06
I like this portrait shot very much.Excellent colors and perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
bebbetto (12) 2011-01-22 10:17
What a beautiful portrait !
Spontaneous smiles, excellent framing and well saturated colors !
leo61 (0) 2011-01-22 10:25
This great shot reminds me to TE member "Gaby" who posted many wonderful shots from there.
A good multiple portait full of joy and emotions.Love their big eyes and colorfull cloth.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-22 16:23
a superb photo with attractive composition and beautiful details, the atmosphere of the photo is great, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
SWEETFREEDOM (20590) 2011-01-23 1:07
very good group's portrait and colors. i like in particular the little one on the right.
Urs (14082) 2011-01-23 3:52
These eyes are amazing, I like them so big and shiny. Very good action shot with very vivid dolor hues and high sharpness.
Many hawkers along the streets in Bangkok were face masks because of the exhaust.
corjan3 (1993) 2011-01-23 4:46
Wonderful picture full of expression and colour. Very good composition. The bright background is typical of the harsh African light and that just adds to the atmosphere. VERY well done. Neels.
patdeph (35744) 2011-01-23 8:44
this is really superb!I particularly love the softness of the skin (I have to look to your software),and the colorful clothes that ,with the large smiles of the people,give a joyfull atmosphere.Excellent!
adramad (32897) 2011-01-23 16:13
That wonderful image, a magnificent portrait of the group, and those eyes that say so and that seems to look at us with such intensity is quite an achievement.
Superb picture quality that makes us enjoy the beautiful colors and designs are so unusual in their dresses. Great job, congratulations.
Have a nice start to the week.
P / D. Thanks for your nice comments on my photos.
Nard (6929) 2011-01-24 2:31
Very nice and colored picture. Mali seems to be realy a beautiful country. I like your framing, the colored clothes and the smile of the woman.
paninho (2931) 2011-01-24 5:42
Merveilleux portrait de cette famille malienne. Très belles aussi les couleurs et la définition! Very nice work my friend!
silvan (1786) 2011-01-24 6:37
Beautifull faces suggesting they are clean in their interior too. Compliments for your beautifull shot.
Silvio1953 (109341) 2011-01-24 10:16
Ciao Hisashi, beautiful portrait of lovely family, splendid smiles, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Colombiana (2949) 2011-01-24 19:23
Beautiful family portrait. Their expression is warm and welcoming and you captured very well the essence of the moment.
Waylim (24346) 2011-01-24 23:16
I have always known you as a landscape and cityscape photographer. Here you did really well with portrait also, very impressive. I know first hand that dark skin people like African are not easy to photograph. I was in Kenya and Tanzania and I took a few photos of people and the contrast between the highlight and the dark skin is very difficult to control. You did a fantastic work here. This photo is exuded with joy and the smile that brighten up the world. thanks.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-01-24 23:51
C'est bien une photo dans la veine de celles de Gaby. J'aime beaucoup la joie exprimée par ces visages.
yeln (11504) 2011-01-25 6:53
druinska fotografija veselih in srečnih deklic in (upam) fanta. izjemna ostrina in čudovite ivahne barve!! lepo delo in hvala, da to delite z nami!!
lep pozdrav, vojko
Cricri (95421) 2011-01-25 8:54
Quatre beaux portrait, j'aime la fraîcheur de leurs peaux, les vêtements colorées et le grand sourire de la maman très agréable a regarder
TRB (13260) 2011-01-25 12:02
Simply amazing. Four great portrait, perfect exposure. Congratulations, Greetings
siamesa (27701) 2011-01-26 3:41
Bom dia Hisashi
It's a lovely image. The smiles in the faces . Wonderful picture. TFS
raszid62 (18583) 2011-01-26 10:12
Great family portrait. People really amazing beauty. Leather like with them as with a bar of chocolate - smooth and beautiful color. Excellent quality.
ktanska (23144) 2011-01-27 1:22
Woderful closeup of this woman and the girls.Light looks like magic on their faces, I wonder how much that SW changed the original. Black people make photogenic portraits, but it is often a challenge to exposure between bright tropical sunshine and dark skin in shadow.
Juntas (7958) 2011-01-27 2:34
Hi Hisashi. A very nice family portrait you got here. The clothes colors are amazing and you caught them very well. Great expressions, good framing. Well done.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-27 10:32
An excellent portrait of this sympatice portrait with the expression and the attitude of the peoples very well collected. Very well coloured image too.
Have a nice evening,
danyy (0) 2011-01-27 22:48
de bien jolies personnes avec un rictus agréable de sourire. A happy family, semblerait-il.
De très bonnes lumières pour une scène sympathique.
bergese (6699) 2011-01-28 2:18
Personnages beaux et naturels.Belles couleurs et une super netteté.
Bonne journée Isabelle
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2011-01-30 8:10
The faces...amazing. I really love this kind of daily-life picture.
Angshu (53665) 2011-01-30 20:22
Interesting to read about your PP...when you say 'create a three-dimensional effect' would you mean making the faces stand out from the BG? If that is so, you've succeeded well. You used a lowish POV to capture this at eye level. Bright eyes they've got, all the kids & the mother. The use of the wide lens is optimal here in full format. Excellent daily life shot, which radiates exhuberence!
npecanhuk (58246) 2011-01-31 7:59
Lovely family portrait!
Colors, brightness, chosen pov and composition... they all pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
ebingul (1834) 2011-02-01 2:29
First of all thanks for your kind remarks about my photo.It is very nice and encouraging to hear these words from a good photographer like you.
When I look at your pictures,I generally see stunning colors and good compositions.In this picture the use of DOF and sharpness are fantastic.
Congrats and TFS.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-03 2:04
splendido gruppo di famiglia ripreso con un'ottima definizione e una grande brillantezza di colori.
Immagine gioiosa che fa bene al cuore di tutti,
daddo (21282) 2011-02-04 2:07
Hi Hisashi. An optimistic, colourful and lively shot.Every face arouses my interest, even the one peeking over the shoulder. expressive eyes. The little one looks healthy and well nourished- great to see considering how poor Mali is. I love the colours and the spontaneity.Regards. Klaudio.
JCG (35129) 2011-02-14 10:40
A beautiful photograph of family full with colors and generous smiles, especially I like much the face of the baby. A beautiful whole of portrait and a friendliness which gives pleasure, thank you Hisashi.
With all my friendships and with soon,
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9619)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 20:11