In far Nigerian city there are no toys for children. However children are all the same cheerful and always frolic. Some of them collect to themselves small carsfrom cans. Others construct from tins on more - small drums. This boy in a photo drives about on the big court yard on a bicycle collected from any inconceivable piece of iron.
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ellie (60) 2006-10-20 16:22
This is an incredible photo as is your commentary -- telling us so much about Nigeria, its people, the wonderful inventiveness of children. The bright outfits stand out so well against the red earth, and I love the child holding a child on his side and to the side of the picture.
sarahnatalie (697) 2006-10-27 1:18
This is indeed a very beautiful photo. I am sorry to see there are so few comments. It is a great daily life shot, and teaches us so much about the country. I like the somewhat over-saturated colours. They really add to the mood of the scene. Great work!
zips (1958) 2007-02-11 23:26
A great daily life shot. You just missed the person on the left's left eye, which would have made the photograph publishable IMHO.
Imagery such as this is powerful but not too popular here on TE for some reason.
es_ra (0) 2007-08-25 7:32
This is a really beautiful photo. The colors and the subject are especially fascinating for me.. (By the way this is my first critique here as I have just joined as a member. Nice to share.)
spoon (0) 2007-11-19 8:38
its amazing shot with bright colours and the boys look is very deep, kind of 'knowing'. I'd prefer not to have the other two kids in the foreground (just plainly for aesthetical reasons) but it would make it maybe too 'postcard' looking then.
I wish you'd post more from Nigeria. Regards
- Copyright: Alex Vshn (skinalex) (424)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus SP-350
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Toys from Around the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 13:15