Prices for haircut: patron - means someone important - 500 CFA , adult 300 CFA , child 200 CFA, beard - 150 CFA. 1 Euro is 655 CFA . Barber salon in Zinder, Niger. / www.nygus.info
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verswe (7330) 2007-04-29 18:22
Hé, i like this one very much; good light and sharpness;
The expression on the faces, the look in the mirror (window?) in the right corner ...
good note too!
scalerman (26900) 2007-04-29 20:33
Nugys: great management of light! Culturally potent shot! regards, c
Kenggaroo (849) 2007-04-30 5:18
Amazing barber, Swiatek
I am amazed how they 've a haircut in a dark room like this. But anyway, the image is so nice in this low light condition. You produced good details in your shot. Even the reflection in the mirror is still visible.
Good note too.
Darren (6823) 2007-04-30 9:43
Terrific use of low light; I like how you have let just enough detail come into the shot. The only thing I don't like quite as well is the window on the right; I do like that there is someone visible through the window, but I think that the brightness draws too much attention overall. Nice shot.
Luko (14000) 2007-04-30 12:42
Love the lighting here though a little more general brightness would help the reading consequently, just a little more...the looker through the window is a very nice detail.
I suppose you know that patron in french means "boss", hence the most expensive is the "boss haircut", which I believe is the same than the regular one, except that they call you "boss" in the meantime.
It's no secret in french Africa that whenever someone calls you "Patron", it's in order to charge you a small fee over the regular price. A patron is supposed to be wealthy, right?
hackman (151) 2007-04-30 18:57
A powerful shot with a real message ... very good I like this shot ..Mike
PeterC (2242) 2007-05-01 11:58
Really amazing use of low light. I love the onlooker in the window aswell!A great shot.
eleparc (24063) 2007-05-04 13:48
nice difficult shot given the light.. i tried to shoot some interior shots while in Burkina faso, but it is darn hard!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-05-04 23:48
Wydobyte na powierzchnie przy minimalnej ilosci swiatla...Ale co za rezultaty tego wydobycia (:-))))
jak zwykle - caly pysk makaka usmiechnietego
pawelx (11) 2007-06-22 12:02
One wouldn’t believe the level of detail you've achieved with this little light available, not only doesn't it stop you from taking a sharp, good quality photo but also it enhances the ambiance, fantastic. Then the entire situation being shot, the setting is very interesting, I always crave for daily live scenes from far flung locations, documentary almost, most often you come across various type of portaits (including your very good collection), well shot daily scenes are much less common. I don't know why, maybe because Africa is such an un-photogenic location to shot in..
Anyway, great photo.
Bardzo fajne zdjecie, jedno z ciekawszych z twojej kolekcji. Dawaj wiecej!!