Foreigners rarely come to these villages, so the locals are so curious about us as we are about them. I'm preparing a big selection of portraits to send them, they usually like to see their own photos!
This is still the same Bedik village of my last post. It's a magnificent place but it's a hard way to get there, as the Bedik villages are usually at the top of the mountains and there are no roads, only a hard way, with lots of rocks that we need to climb.
The Bediks are Animists who kept their traditions thanks to their decision of living isolated, this way escaping slavery and avoiding the influence of Islam. Some of them became Catholic, as it was the case of this village where there is a little church.
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-11-29 6:45
A good report on how life can be so different in countries after all so close to us in terms of airplane flight time !
Shot in natural daily life situation
A very good shot
Have a nice WE, best regards
ourania (51103) 2013-11-29 9:18
it must have been a great pleasure to reach this remote village, find these interesting and friendly people there and take beautiful photos that you will share with them too. I like very much the composition of this spontaneous capture, how the pole in the middle of the frame separates the two portraits. The lady and the little girl probably feel the same perplexion but their expressions differ. The colours are wonderful and the way the people stand out makes the scene more vivid. The rendering of the textures is superb and enhances the comprehensibility of the picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
emilbo (22616) 2013-11-29 9:27
Une photo intéressante qui nous montre bien la vie quotidienne dans les montagnes la-bas. J'ai eu l'occasion de voir semblable dans les montagnes de la République Dominicaine. Excellente présentation accompagnée d'un bonne note explicative.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,
holmertz (59750) 2013-11-29 11:52
It must have been a great experience to visit this village. The woman looks like she thinks the visitors are strange people, maybe slightly ridiculous, whereas the girl looks mainly shy and bewildered. Her pink and green outfit looks very good though. A very interesting document from a place not yet totally absorbed by the Coca-Cola culture (I hope).
williewhistler (16496) 2013-11-29 12:35
another fine upload,this time the little girl with such large eyes adds her charm to a well composed scene.
Again the environment is superbly pictured.
papagolf21 (110342) 2013-11-29 14:28
Un reportage photographique de qualité nous plongeant au coeur des villages.
Une image prise sur le vif avec talent.
Très bonne soirée.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-11-29 20:33
A nice and interesting picture of the elderly lady and the young girl from Senegal with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color.Executed and presented superbly. TFS.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-11-29 23:41
Une jolie rencontre et un beau portrait de famille qu'ils seront heureux de contempler bientôt.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-30 4:25
an amazing place to visit and a beautiful shot to commemorate your visit too! Full of wonderful character and a glimpse of another world all captured perfectly. Stunning!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
adramad (49962) 2013-11-30 8:12
Un esplendido retrato el de esta mujer y la niña, captadas de maravilla en el entorno de su propia vivienda, todo muy rudimentario y supongo que unas dificiles condiciones de vida. La vegetacion que aparece por la esquina hace suponer que su entorno es muy verde.
Muy buen colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Disfruta del fin de semana.
Todo lo mejor.
annjackman (21903) 2013-11-30 9:04
I do enjoy your reporting from Senegal. This is another wonderful image. The double portrait shows the two different generations sympathetically. Showing them in their natural surroundings was a great idea. A very clear image - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (59846) 2013-12-01 4:32
Hola dear Ana
This is such a beautiful and compelling double portrait. The skin tones and definition are excellent. And you caught the character of your subjects superbly. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-01 5:30
This is a terrific snapshot of rural people. I like the small girl with brilliant eyes, excellent direct eye contact. All in superb light & clarity. Well done.
danos (103212) 2013-12-03 3:02
nice the snapshot from this unknown area of Senegal with the old woman with the little girl to look so curious you as your camera too.
I like the excellent light and colour management as enhance the beauty and the traditions they have inherited.
Silvio1953 (154087) 2013-12-08 9:12
Ciao Ana, lovely daily life composition with nice people, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (27752) 2015-01-04 11:21
Corn was planted in that village backyard Ana, authentic capture taken in eastern Senegal, your characters pose naturally, your picture depicts a hard life in the countryside