When you travel you test in a more concrete way the action of the Rebirth. You have to face new situations, the day pass more slowly and, in the most greater part of the cases, you don't understand the spoken language. It's really what happens to a just-born-child.
So you are forced to give a lot of more importance to the things that surround you, because your survival depends on them. You starts to be more open to the others, because the others can help you in the difficult situations. And it is welcomed any small favor of the gods with great joy, as if it dealt like an episode to remember for the rest of the life.
At the same time, since all the things turn out as new, you perceives only the beauty, and you feel more happy to be alive.
My first day in Senegal in search of good light on the way to Mauritanian border at barrage de Djama, not far from the colonial town of Saint-Louis.
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dwaipayan0 (165) 2009-12-16 13:17
excellent expression, superb focusing, grt capture
papera (13918) 2009-12-16 13:40
mi sembra che la tua ricerca sia stata premiata da questi occhi il cui sguardo e' difficile da interpretare - eppure proprio per il loro non essere compiacenti nei confronti del fotografo, ancora piu' belli da guardare.
splendido il fuoco selettivo.
leo61 (0) 2009-12-16 17:59
Two hours ago I returned from Cape Verde,many people from Senegal there.
A good portrait of this curious and shy looking boy.
eversmile (11628) 2009-12-16 23:28
Funnily, I thought I could attrubute this image to devimeuxbe. There is a singular sensation of a brotherhood with his last picture ! Whatever, I like this one very much too. I like the sharpness on the face, its genuine expression, the shyness, the wide opened look, and the pattern of these colorful tracks on the wall, that drive us to him... The bokeh behind is perfect, with its clear hues, to highlight the outline of the boy's head. I am not sure that the yellow part on the left is really necesary, but anyway, I like it so. Congratulations.
BennyV (13546) 2009-12-17 5:08
Mmmm...that's another beauty, Luca. Great division of the frame, perfect (lack of) depth to create blur in FG and BG! The blurred colours remind me of modern art.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-12-17 6:21
very beautifull pôrtrait
the cropping and the composition is perfect.
You found a nice expression
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-12-17 8:49
mi piace molto, l´alta definizione, l´esspressione del bambino.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-12-17 12:34
Trés beau portrait , bien net, les yeux sont superbes, les couelurs extras, le cadrage est original, et la compo sympa.
yaya13baut (3344) 2009-12-18 3:23
good portrait of this little child with nice expression in the look : curoisity, play and shyness.
good focus on his face.
jjcordier (73704) 2009-12-18 23:29
La composition est très originale avec ce flou du mur à droite de l'image qui suggère encore plus la timidité du "modèle" dans le regard duquel on sent quand même la curiosité.une très belle photo.
smarcell (19963) 2010-05-09 8:39
Fcendo un giro fra le tuye foto c'e' sempre molto da imparare.
Qui la linea sul muro che punta al viso e agli occhi in particolare, e' perfetta.
Un ritratto di alta classe.
daddo (22898) 2011-01-10 14:42
Ciao Luca. Paolo's words are beautifully illustrated by this lovely face, the curiosity and gentleness of the expression and her eyes in a way match yours as you wonder along the streets, seeing things for the first time. Beautiful moment of contact. Klaudio.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-19 10:28
I love how this boy is looking to you, halh hidden behind the wall.I love his shy but curious expression, with his opened wide eyes.Excellent!
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 80-200 f2.8D ED
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): mon hommage à l'Afrique, Devimeuxbe's favorites childhood portraits ( II ) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 13:08
- Favorites: 2 [view]