in Djenne, a coranic school or medersa out in the street and little boys learning their sourats ( coranic versets) on wood boards and learning to write arabic at the same time. I focused on his hands and the board.
ps thru neatimage, no cropping
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olli (2091) 2004-03-04 6:52
What an excellent shot; very interesting subject, very beautiful tones (and they really work with each other) and great bold framing. Very-very well seen and captured, eric. One of my favorites...
spence (65) 2004-03-04 6:53
I absolutely love this photo. The subject, the colours, the composition. Wonderful.
FrancisSanto (525) 2004-03-04 7:04
Today I see almost only great photos
avigur_11 (21954) 2004-03-04 7:08
Excellent shot. I like the pale yellow, all the rest is almost b/w. I like the writing, the cropping, the angle, the hands. Very very good shot.
clodreno (0) 2004-03-04 8:20
very nice shot Eric. I love the idea, but I like the realisation even better. Very, very good.
eelliott305 (776) 2004-03-04 11:58
An excellent shot Eric. I love the original way you have composed it and the dusty colours are beautiful.
Surfer31 (0) 2004-03-04 12:00
This picture is very strong, because we only see the hands. And we can learn a lot about someone, only by looking at this hands. Wonderful approach. Keep up the good work.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-03-04 12:46
These hands are so gracefull and yet full of strenght. The cropping is great and the yellow adds a touch of color. Brilliant work.
lukasfoto (3078) 2004-03-08 17:13
woooooooowww... what a great photo! excellent composition and colours! well done! :))
ianmcall (1213) 2004-03-10 9:06
Very good idea, well captured. The hands are really interesting; I hope to see a picture of their owner too!
Laurence (0) 2004-03-11 7:34
Wowww.... Non seulement l'image est magnifique, mais l'info qu'elle transmet est rare. Comme j'aurais aimé réaliser cette image... Bravo Eric !
arodriguezc (162) 2004-03-15 19:26
A fascinating photo. You captured a beautiful moment in this photo.
roconnell (327) 2004-05-02 23:48
The desaturated and contrasting colors are very striking. The focus on his hands has captured his body language nicely. Wonderfully detailed. Well done.
Curioso (9271) 2004-05-12 15:27
How did you come to the idea of framing on his hands and writings ? That was smart and this makes the picture unique. You were absolutely right because the graphism of arabic is a real subject by itself. The dustful hands also embodie the long hours spent by this boy to learn the writing; the finger on the right paper seems to show the dedication. A picture full of symbolism.
bfly (5773) 2004-05-12 17:50
excellant shot Eric...nothing needs to be added on top of all written..adorable..
- Copyright: Eric LE PARC (eleparc) (24063)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-02-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon F70, 35-105 Nikor, Fuji Velvia 100F, 81A
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Hands, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando” [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-04 6:45
- Favorites: 4 [view]