Taken in 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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Sergiom (53863) 2013-11-26 5:01
C'est tout un voyage que tu t'est offert. Très dépaysant a tout le moins.On est loin du cinq étoiles. Un beau portrait en pied et une dame qui ne sait pas trop ce qui lui arrive.
olive224 (2719) 2013-11-26 10:09
A great portrait, well framed, with nice greys around and cool textures ;)
I like the teapot on the floor too !!
jjcordier (72680) 2013-11-26 22:52
Très bon portrait "en situation" de cette femme Bassari aux vêtements colorés.
dekanski (2202) 2013-11-27 3:05
Delightfully!!! I'm beginning to envy you!
willperrett (5648) 2013-11-28 9:06
This is a fine ethnographic photograph, with sufficient environmental information to allow us to situate it. Well framed and candidly grabbed! Like Olivier, I enjoyed the kettle.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-11-29 1:15
hai fatto un ottimo reportage di questo tuo recente viaggio nell'Africa occidentale, tanto più bello in quanto concentrato in gran parte sulla popolazione più che sul paesaggio.
Hai così potuto documentare un modo di vivere che stride con il nostro occidentale anche perchè fatto di grande poverta alla quale però non manca la disbità.
Complimenti asnche per questo tuo ultimo scatto dove composizione e colore concorrono in eguale misura alla bellezza della foto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Nicou (115408) 2013-11-29 5:17
Ave cla théière par terre quelle vue de cette dame en bel habit typique ce tons tons son sur habillement et la roche la formes de ces rochers avec la maiosns à côté sueprbe vue et scène.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (38884) 2013-11-29 10:05
We dont see this kind of picture everyday on TE, it's a great humanity subject I love to capture and learn. Your focus of her renders a pin sharp detail at this size, the crop and the comfortable off centre composition is spot on leading the eye to concentrate on the fig. The pale background makes her stand out strongly aided by her bright colours of the clothes. You have shown it to perfection and lots of natural even light to portray her elegance. This is superb shot - of interest is the nose job- that reflects local tradition and culture really well. Fabulous capture I love it. Congrats and TFS
williewhistler (12152) 2013-11-29 12:31
looking at your exposure settings it would appear that this was quite a dull day which may have helped to portray the lovely colours and fine details that you have captured here.
It`s a fascinating photograph full of charm and interest,not least those huge boulders so near to the buildings.
A lovely,lovely travel photograph.
Oh,I do like the colourful kettle.
Kind regards Les.
nikkitta (12834) 2013-11-29 15:08
What an interesting and adventured trip to the isolated places of Africa, Ana
Very informative note catholic and animist, a good mix of believes
The ambiance is quite primitive and rustic, like the way she is dressed with matching colors of the ketle
Congrats for arrive there climbing
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (33954)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 4:53