I took this photo as we passed on a little road, very close to the Niokolo Koba National Park. It's one of the most common scenes we see when we drive along the little roads of the Eastern part of the country, where tourists are rare. Mainly the children, they start waving their hands as soon as they see us approaching. This little girl was part of a little group that was gathered near the water well. Getting water is not a very easy task in most part of the African countries. I've been there by the end of the rain season, but even so, in the countryside we sometimes see women and children walking long distances to get a bucket of water from the nearest water well. They had one here, that's why we see these buckets on the wall.
And I've noticed later that green is really the colour here!
Have a great New Year!!!
Let's hope 2014 may be a fantastic year for all of us!
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bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2013-12-30 16:45
Hi Hola dear Ana, how are you?
Greatest moment and exposure you did get and convey to us. Wow so well heratwarming image at all. I can share with thier life so well.
All the best and have a good last day of 2013! Takero
worldcitizen (6655) 2013-12-30 16:46
This is another great African view. You are right, there's a lot of green in this photo! The yellow bucket adds a bit of extra detail, and this young girl seems happy to see you. Wishing you a happy new year! :-)
abmdsudi (41284) 2013-12-31 8:59
I love this humanity subject depicting daily event and probably that's the only common precious water source serving the whole surrounding villages. I am attracted very much by the soul and the empty buckets, interesting that we sometimes take our access to clean water for granted. The very meaningful of day-to-day scene, where water scarcity is one significant challenge to our world today. Hopefully the new year will be better with new opportunities to make their lives better. Good contribution, Congrats.
Best Wishes & Have A Brighter Day Tomorrow.
A Very Happy New Year
mvdisco (17678) 2013-12-31 15:48
Hi Ana, Bonjour,
Water is the most important for all the peoples,
Nice daily life scene and composition,
beautiful tone of colors and light,
Happy New Year 2014.. for you and family.
vishaal (1030) 2013-12-31 23:46
A wonderful photo with a friendly gesture of the little girl. Really fantastic color composition. Great sharpness.
I wish you a very happy new year. Happy 2014 !
emka (75143) 2014-01-01 0:02
Nice photo from Africa. Indeed, there is a lot of green here. very nice photo of this African girl, life is hard there and she is smiling. heartwarming image.
I wish you happy, prosperous 2014!
Nicou (118192) 2014-01-01 2:19
Il va cherche de l'eau espérons qu'il en trouve l'eau c'est tellement important et nous avons de la chance, sueprbe vue de ce jeune.
Très belle année 2014 tous mes vœux.
Miguel82 (21778) 2014-01-02 5:40
A remarkable and authentic daily life scene, a kid going to take water in the well, a common scene in many countries of the world Ana, happy new year 2014 to you and people in Portugal, all the best, warm regards
Waylim (25172) 2014-01-02 9:51
What a lovely shot and I love the girl attitude, so cheerful and friendly, it makes me smile when encounter such friendliness. Love how can still balance the stuff on her head while waving at your. Excellent daily life image with such good quality. thanks.
nikkitta (13953) 2014-01-03 12:16
Spontaneus waiving girl, not yet contaminated by turism, about water, same proble as in India, people walking to carry it
An indian told me each time there was an election, some politician come to promise electricity and water
Like the wide color green ranges , to begin with the colors of the clothes, as you said
Good the add of the plastic recpients at the sides for contrast
Have a great 2014
ikeharel (54229) 2014-01-06 7:58
Water is a growing problem, and especially in Africa, and the title tell a lot about - though we do not see anyone carry wate on this picture. Nevertheless, a happy kid waved at you, in most cheerfull attitude.,
Nicely spotted and rendered.
Angshu (55035) 2014-01-08 21:42
A beautiful picture and a delightful picture at that! Her smiling face, her waving hands...bordered by the two bright buckets. The fence in the BG also looks good.
PS : Wish you and all your loved ones a very happy & healthy 2014
ourania (28400) 2014-02-02 10:07
I like very much how this frame is dominated by the hues of the greenery and the structures placed there to make daily life more convenient. For a spontaneous capture the layout is superb, the elements that consist this setting are very well balanced. You handled the soft lighting very aptly, achieved excellent clarity and brought out textures and details, rendering the scene very vivid. I like very much how discreetly the little girl stands out and how she acknowledges your presence. Her expression is interesting and touching. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,