A simple daily scene in the beautiful and colourful Island of Goree.
Situated near Dakar, this small Island with no cars is today a World Heritage and a symbol of the slave trade. First ruled by the Portuguese and then by the Dutch, English and French, this was a point of departure for many African slaves from 15th to 19th centuries.
In spite of its sad history, Gorée is a very beautiful Island with colourful houses and besides the impressive places where slaves were kept, we can also see many nice houses built for the slave traders, churches...
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Nicou (127734) 2013-10-31 4:28
merveilleus eiamge dans cette rue sueprbe compo de cet dame avec leurs beaux hatis colorés quelle scène et image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (65153) 2013-10-31 6:10
Quel beau moment de la vie quotidienne. Ces dames ont des vêtements traditionnels de toute beauté et on dirait qu'elles font une parade de mode. J'aime beaucoup la luminosité sur l'ensemble.
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-31 6:41
A colorful and living shot !!
Kamilutka (8103) 2013-10-31 8:54
looking at your recent photos I think you have very good eye for the every day scenes. You somehow manage to capture this something extra which makes the ordinary quite special. I love the colors in this picture and the carefully planned composition.
Thanks for sharing
siudzi (34131) 2013-10-31 9:37
What a beautiful scene you have taken! This group of ladies looks superb here and very natural. Their colorful clothes make the view truly spectacular. Like it a lot! Well done.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-31 9:53
anche in questa la principale caratteristica è la semplicità.
Le tue foto di questo viaggio sono tutte riprese di vita quotidiana ed anche per queste ancor più belle perchè al reportage hai sempre unito una otytima composizione ed un eccellente uso del colore.
Ciao e buona serata
Periko (3267) 2013-10-31 11:23
Bella composición. La ropa de las mujeres es interesante y las fachadas muestran unas ventanas típicamente francesas.
jjcordier (78360) 2013-10-31 23:34
Une image de la vie de tous les jours de cet endroit mais rendue très attrayante par la présence de ces femmes aux habits colorés.
papagolf21 (89033) 2013-11-01 0:47
Très bonne représentation d'une scène de la vie quotidienne.
Nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être sur place.
Très bonne journée.
Gigidusud (17615) 2013-11-01 1:46
Another splendid daily life scene great captured. I like the colors and the atmosphere. I like it!
lousat (81017) 2013-11-01 2:44
Hi Ana,a beautiful composition from Goree',the colorful clothes of local women are always beautiful to see,i like a lot the street scenery too,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (15126) 2013-11-01 4:33
Excellent colourful snapshot in very good light. I like the women natural position, without posing for your camera. Also the surrounding with small houses and the greenery is very nice. Typical photo from rural Africa.
I never been in Senegal, I was only in Kenya and Tanzania. Your photo remind me very much to my stay in Tanzania (only the soil in Tanzania is more red, otherwise not much difference). Thanks for posting it.
Wish you a nice weekend.
dekanski (3916) 2013-11-01 9:53
The three women look very happy, I hope that they really like that. Usually from this part of the world only ugly pictures come to me. This one is so positive!
abmdsudi (45630) 2013-11-01 10:54
Good street people photography filled with vibrant colors with so much detail around to view while keeping those three wise women as central focal of interest. Indeed lots of stories or perhaps gossiping going on there that catches our attention, interesting colourful characters too and the big mama is eyeing on you Ana! This is an attractive daily life depicting the local going about her daily lives and a good spot to shoot make them tell the story. Great work with the camera, focus and dof are just spot on, I love the richness of colours surrounding them, A very well done effort and tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (37302) 2013-11-01 16:21
Hi Hola dear Ana
Sorry for my late reaction as so busy recently.
Your great Senegal sereies is so fantastic to see.
I have not yet there, so I have so much nostalgy for your various marvelous shots. Happy smiles and very bright color clothes are so fantatsic to see.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
holmertz (43663) 2013-11-02 10:51
This is a very fine photo of these well dressed women among the old buildings. The woman walking towards us expresses a lot of self-confidence and dignity. Travelling through a lot of African countries I have been deeply impressed by so many strong and proud women who have been working hard to keep not only their families but the entire society together in times of war or just poverty. Too many times I have seen men destroy and women rebuild.
Technically this is also a very good photo with fine colours and sharpness and very well handled light.
Fis2 (88763) 2013-11-03 4:02
Good frame and super colors.
Curious reportage photo.
I like this daily life shot.
adramad (39770) 2013-11-03 9:23
Una composicion fabulosa con este rincon tan autentico de este remoto pais, la presencia de estas mujeres con sus vestidos tradicionales, con tanto colorido da un bonito cromatismo a la imagen.
Bien hecho. Me gusta.
Magnifica gestion de la luminosidad y una buena nitidez.
Ten una buena tarde.
Saludos muy cordiales.
cornejo (34626) 2013-11-05 8:08
Oi Ana, muito boa imagem desta cena interessante da vida cotidiana do lugar, muito bem levados neste quadro muito bom e agradável, com boa nitidez, luz e cor. Muito bom e bom trabalho bem feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este trabalho interessante.
Boa tarde e semana feliz.
Saudações do sul da Espanha.
s_lush (16134) 2013-11-15 12:15
This colorful and high-quality picture represents architecture, street design, daily life and traditional clothing in Goree. Lovely colors, nice atmosphere, well-balanced composition and perfect framing!
SWEETFREEDOM (23240) 2013-11-16 5:18
wonderful dresses with nice colors and features.
ourania (35009) 2013-11-16 6:11
I love this picture of a simple daily life scene that looks to me fascinating like a work of art. You've captured the scene with impressive timing so that the ladies are placed excellently. Their postures and interaction are interesting and the scene is so natural and vivid. There's remarkable balance and rhythm due to your well considered framing that has made the most of the setting, the movement, of eye-catching elements as well as details. I like very much how the ladies are surrounded by this richness without being overwhelmed. Lighting and colours are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
dta (70313) 2013-11-18 7:28
Hola Ana ,
Your travel serie from senegal and Gambie is very intereesting and full of colors . I like especially this picture , because we can see both the superb architecture of Gorée , and the elegant afraican women in their colorful clothes .
fotka (3863) 2013-12-03 7:03
I like this daily life photo of women in their beautiful African dresses. Your composition is great that include local architecture. Well done, good quality picture.
Angshu (56450) 2013-12-03 21:15
Ola dear Ana
Fascinating pictures from Senegal...all of them
Loved the dresses they are weraing...so gorgeous and rich!
The fworn out facades are nice with traces of pastel shades...
Its interesting to note that people who practised the horrendous job of slave trading build churches
tatadalou (6749) 2013-12-11 13:00
Nice dailylife scene, with beautiful colours. This place looks so quiet and so sweet, despite of its sad history. Great sharpness,
jmdias (58131) 2014-01-17 15:25
o enquadramento está magnífico, gosto da maneira como vc posicionou as personagens em cena. elas parecem naturais, bem iluminadas e perfeitas. a imagem´é digna de parecer uma pintura clássica. bem feito.
serp2000 (41626) 2014-08-27 6:12
Simple but very picturesque daily life shot, the colors and details are great! We have not often see the photos from Dakar. Thanks for this short but very interesting note.