Usualy morning scene in Ode Remo, Nigeria. One woman helping another to prepare good coiffure.
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filipas (124) 2006-09-20 16:21
Picturs is very creative,
rewshearer (682) 2006-09-20 17:18
Simple but delightful.
Anybody who thinks the West is Best should see the scowls on the faces of hair salon customers (and see the prices)- this scene looks so relaxed and happy.
Thanks for sharing
ellie (60) 2006-09-30 12:12
Hello, Alex. I love the warmth of this scene, shown in th expressions of the women, the barefeet, and the lovely blends and variations of orange throughout. Cropping out the whiter part to the left might make bring the focus in even better to the women themselves, but I'm not sure. Again, you have really caught a beautiful and enlightening moment. -- Ellie
PS -- I see that you have never rated the usefulness of your critiques (seen to the right of each). Thought you might have missed this as I did when first on this website!
serp2000 (39558) 2006-10-15 14:24
Привет, Алекс! Классный кадр. Приятные дамы. А как они относятся к белым мужчинам?На английском говорят? Я так понимаю, это не туризм был.
Спасибо. Узнал из записей много нового.
ruisc_pt (10527) 2006-10-16 3:13
A little more contrast will result perfect.. :)
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-10-26 0:07
Great shot of daily life. Good colors. I may not have centered the woman but still nice work. I look forward to seeing more from Nigeria.
Sorry :) dry
rio_de_janeiro (2091) 2006-11-11 17:59
Great daily life scene you captered Alex. She seems reaally enjoying this "normal" service ...
thanks for sharing and greetz from brazil
Becky (334) 2006-11-27 17:39
Beautiful colors, very lifelike, the facial expressions are calming. Thanks for sharing!
abaca (18) 2007-01-11 3:12
Nice moment! the colours are worm and sunny!
boromare (366) 2007-01-24 18:11
well captured,nice colors and beautyfull subject.jean.
polter (7239) 2007-01-26 8:38
Beauty picture. I do love the warmth of colours and tender look of both girls' faces. A marvel. As I'd liked to see if one can improve composition here I did a little WS.
Ralfhar (728) 2007-01-29 15:43
Belle image douce de l'afrique.
laetans (48) 2007-03-15 3:43
Отлично снято, Алекс. Замечательные персонажи в своей среде обитания.
Nutella123 (212) 2007-03-18 15:48
Congratulation for impressive picture, fantastic domination of orange and brown and great colour harmony, and also for the perfect light, not to sharp, gentle and soft.
very well done
quetzal (3467) 2007-05-29 15:40
Very nice composition of daily life with splendid colors and excellent framing to give interesting atmosphere.
danbachmann (1746) 2007-05-29 17:31
Lovely warm colors, expression and pose. Beautiful.
furja (127) 2007-06-10 4:52
dobre zdjecie - piękne kolory. tylko czemu kompozycja jest taka centralna?
troche to psuje efekt.
maredeniz (1016) 2007-06-26 7:26
Perfect colora and composition.
erhan1958 (15033) 2007-07-19 7:34
Gierlinski (946) 2007-08-25 8:00
I like pictures with interesting atmosphere and scene. This for sure has both. In some cultures cutting hair is a very private "time" or ritual I would even say.
You spotted a very nice situation. Good work.
As for the picture I think it would look good too if you cut the left side of the picture, just along the edge of the bright wall placing the main object a bit off centre, but that is just a suggestion,
izmirli (3987) 2007-08-26 13:14
wonderful coiffure and composition.magnificent naturel colours.well done.
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-09-04 13:38
Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
aralda (1240) 2007-09-19 2:07
Nice scene. Love their smiles. The earth tones are also wonderful.
Kerengo (110) 2007-09-22 11:19
Beautiful colors and good composition. Not to sharp, but this is good, because the women skin like more soft.
kwazireal (181) 2007-11-17 2:47
I have NO criticism of this image, which I think is terrific in every respect. I did want to address others whose criticism and workshop suggested off-centering the subjects, however.
Reading the photographer's response to one critique reveals this was an impromptu shot, making it true photojournalism. Because of this, the "rules" can be relaxed, especially the rule which mandates mandatory off-centering-the-main-subject rule (and I am being deliberately redundant about this statement).
The important aspect of having these women front-and-center in this image is the essential CONTEXT provided by all of the background taken together. The recessed doorway, the stoop, the angularity and scope of the walls, and, the coloration of the whole scene. None of that could have been cropped without detracting from the editorial value of this scene.
One workshop shows the image cropped in full faithfulness to that rigid-rule-requiring-offsetting-the-subject-from-the-center rule (deliberately redundant statement). Take a look at the result: the aspect ratio of the image is so out-of-wack that the whole "look and feel", the whole sense of place and the relaxed mood of the original have been cropped away and thrown on the virtual digital editing floor. Nah, that was a poor crop, causing a much bigger problem only to satisfy some Photography 101 basic "RULE".
alaindiveu (210) 2008-03-03 17:13
Very nice shot.
Nice colors, nice framing, nice girls...
Everything is good on this picture
Thank you Alexander
tanthainium (24) 2008-05-09 7:41
Beautiful color tone in the picture. They're all get along so well accept a little cream box in green but luckily this box is so tiny and it doesn't disturb picture much. I love this pic a lot. Congratulations !!!
sweet_universe (1697) 2008-05-12 8:43
Very good shot. Colorfull daily life is a real scene from Africa.
I like that.
ReneDechaine (52) 2008-05-14 9:02
The photo is well-framed, with the door edging the top and the womems feet defining the bottom. Maybe a little more color tweaking would pull out the warmth. Overall, a warm freindly picture.
Ural (24) 2008-10-24 7:40
The photo looks like very intersting it is not issue that what they are doing, I think the meter is how looks lıke they are. It seems that photo of happniest. Thanks for your sharing
jayasen (37) 2009-01-11 5:50
HELLO SIR,VERY NICE PHOTO...
THANKX A LOT FOR SHARE THIS PHOTO...
WISH TO SEE MORE PHOTOS LIKE THIS IN FUTURE..
afshinazizi (6) 2009-03-04 13:42
Really beautiful Documentry photography.Perfect saubject and well showed.
silvie (42) 2009-12-26 14:51
Beautiful colours! Nice shot!
vsr1976 (15) 2010-07-10 1:29
This photo is having significance of dress code,culture,way of life style how people will live in Nigeria. Thanks for nice sharing of this photo.
- Copyright: Alex Vshn (skinalex) (424)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus SP-350
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Hairdressers - Coiffeurs, Kasia's Favourites 2, Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-20 16:15
- Favorites: 2 [view]