The Sine Saloum is a really beautiful and peaceful area near the Petite Côte, where two rivers meet. Formed by beaches, mangrove swamps, dunes, salt wells and little islands, it's a wonderful place to rest, to watch the many bird species that can se seen in the area or simply explore the area and watch the daily life of the locals.
Near a little village where we stayed, the boys usually take the horses by the end of the day, so that they can have a bath, something they seem to enjoy in the hot days.
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jcpix (6640) 2013-10-16 19:05
I would imagine that would be quite refreshing for both on a hot day! :) Love these kinds of local scenes, the customs and every day life is always interesting to witness...and this gives a good representation of those aspects. Whether it's processing or not, the water is a strong blue color, which I believe adds to the notion of cooling off. Sharp focus, distinct detail and well balanced exposure...this turned out very well! Have a great day ahead.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-16 20:33
you've certainly made good on your time here, wonderful set of photographs.
they should find a way to feed that horse a little bit more, seeing the rib cage isn't so great.
but perhaps its not possible.
I like that you left out the sky, by doing so only 2 colors are visable. great idea.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-10-16 21:18
Beautiful image of the horse and the boy taking bath in the river.The colors of the skin of the boy and the horse look very similar and contrasts very well against blue waters.very well done.TFS.
daddo (20645) 2013-10-16 21:30
Hi Ana. Burnished copper both the boy and the horse. They look like finely chiseled statues.The horse looks past its prime and a little tired.Lovely colour combination. Well seen. Regards. Klaudio.
lousat (64295) 2013-10-17 4:06
Hi Ana,really nice this minimalistic composition,a beautiful capture of the daily life of Sine Saloum,perfect exposure,details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (8216) 2013-10-17 4:19
I was a bit silent during past days (without Internet-lot of traveling); just yesterday I came back from my Kerala trip, and it was excellent. My silence is broken. I've already started posting photos from this trip.
Thanks for very interesting introduction note.
This is a superb photo with excellent details. The horse and the small boy are in excellent light. The view down is also very good. I like the composition with the boy and horse surrounded by blue water. Perfect exposing, nice reflections.
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-17 4:57
I really like your composition on this, the boy and horse are placed perfectly in the frame giving a very fluid sense to the whole image. I love they are looking at each other too, perfect timing!
All the best
Romano46 (11607) 2013-10-17 5:53
questo soggetto ti ha affascinato e d'altrond anche io avrei avuto la stessa reazione.
Il Bambino ed il cavallo sembra che si siano voluti mettere in posa per te e sarebbe stato un grave errore non riprendere questa bella scena, alla quale peraltro, hai dato forma in una eccellente composizione nella quale la cura della nitidezza e del colore hanno dato maggior vigore.
Un lavoro eccellente per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buona giornata
Energysavingelk (725) 2013-10-17 11:28
just a boy and his horse amidst the waters. Nothing else? Look at the horse which seems undernourished: you can see and count the ribs. And only a poor, thin rope to guide him. The boy's underwear is definitely not from Calvin Klein. The only exception is the decoration on the animal's eye protection. Pride and poverty. Well seen!
Regards from Rhineland
mesutilgim (73080) 2013-10-17 14:53
What an amazing capture ! Face to face :-)
Very good layout.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (32680) 2013-10-18 17:41
Hi Hola dear Ana, how are you?
This week I wa so busy so I overlooked many great postings from you, now I will follow up them. This one is very ipressive image at all. Sharp and clear focusing and color touch. Very thin horse is very appealing me too.
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO
olive224 (2583) 2013-10-19 2:01
Nice match between colors, the boy and the horse seem to have the same colour ! THe posture of both of them is great too ;)
dekanski (1085) 2013-10-19 14:09
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo!
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-10-20 7:51
Charming shot, lovely to observe how they behave, reckon the horse does not look very happy at all after being forced to water then to drink it as well. I think boy is still too young to understand as the saying goes "you can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink...." ha ha.
I really like the details of both of them as if communicating to each other. I love especially the detail in the muscles of the graceful horse. It's well captured in the lovely evening light perfectly. You obviously enjoyed a fruitful and rewarding visit to this amazing location! It's beautifully taken image in wonderful natural environment. Congrats.
ourania (18738) 2013-10-26 13:20
a lovely scene captured effectively in a simple and straightforward composition. I like very much the interaction of just two colours in the frame. The luminous blue makes a wonderful backdrop for this intimate and amusing face to face between the little boy and his horse. It's like they're having a conversation. There's great depth and you've captured fine details and attractive textures. You've also exalted the quality of the light. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-27 1:33
Blue and black, combines an attractive, eye catching and spectacular, unmatched clarity and good quality, good job
Best wishes to you
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-11-10 23:41
another fantastic shot taken in an
artistic way I like theri position
into the framing and the vivid
everything is artistic in this
composition first shot quality
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-11-15 3:10
it is a nice shot. I have also one such type shot about horse bathing. You got a nice frame with excellent depth and superb colour tone. Tfs.