This Touareg man may wait up to 5 days for help because his car broke in the middle of the desert. Two other men went by foot to the nearest village to ask for help and get some car parts. The shade he stands in is probably the only shade that can be found. It is an unbeliavably hot day. They probably already spend the night here - some cooking has been done on the fireplace.
This car is transporting valuable wood to small villages in the desert.
Life is beyond tough in the african desert and this is definitely a daily life scenario.
"Survivor" fans may find this appealing. No million dollar prize though ;-).
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tropicalrips (0) 2005-07-07 10:41
i like the composition very much
good details and colors
sarju (5324) 2005-07-07 11:14
nice settings of the scene that you have captured here .... yes these are the real world survivors who don't get any prize though ...he he
good note and composition
cheers ... sarju
PS: were you travelling with these dudes on a truck too or where on on some other vehicle?
lestans (17130) 2005-07-07 11:29
I think that the composition is good also becaure the truck is in a side and not in the middle: this gives the idea of the wide space below and around,
I like this kind of photo, very well done and very informative. Important notes. Thank you! Livia
Wolle (148) 2005-07-07 11:53
Classic shot, Krzysztof. I like your desert motive very much. And your note helps to understand, what I see.
Fortunately the man drives an old Truck, so he can be sure to get it repaired without all the hightech of the modern world....
gaudi-spirit (187) 2005-07-07 12:28
Nice shot :) The composition is very good and your colors are wonderfull. Poor man, I hope he didn't wait for 5 days finaly :S
faubry (35405) 2005-07-07 18:25
i hope he are waiting not long time!!! it's very hot, good desert colors and details, thanks for your note
brajesh (192) 2005-07-07 22:46
Krzystof, a great capture of the realities of life! I also like the wide composition (as previously critiqued), TFS!
nerve (10231) 2005-07-08 7:27
Very good crop Krzysztof..
Composition is just beautiful in this way..lovely colours too..
Very nice work.
kdien (9295) 2005-07-11 1:49
PiÍknie pokazana scena. PiÍkny dokument, pe≥en koloru. Dobra robota, Pozdrawiam
Hanssie (10419) 2005-07-11 15:05
What a world they live in, waiting for 5 days.....
But you have a great shot in this lonely desert, nice colours and a good light !
Polonaise (5802) 2006-02-24 12:29
Your note helped a lot to realy understand the drama the photo relays to the world outside that desert.
Bloody journalistic shot
PS: BTW...Did you manage to help this poor fellow with his troubles?
davy (231) 2006-06-11 12:21
You've really captured the mood here. Even before I had read the note I thought "man, they are in the middle of nowhere and it lloks like they've been there a while"
Well done, Davy
mrbialy (2568) 2006-12-04 19:11
Kolejne bardzo dobre, podoba sie, wszystko jest tam gdzie ma byc.